Hundreds of runners don red coats and white beards for Thetford Santa Run

The Thetford Santa Run
Byline: Sonya Duncan
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Hundreds of runners dressed as Father Christmas turned out for a 5km challenge in Thetford.

The Thetford Santa Run
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017

The Thetford Santa Run Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

More than 170 runners took on the Santa Run for charity which took them from Guildhall in King Street, around Thetford and back again.

This is the first time a Santa Run has been held in the town as part of the Winter Wonderland weekend.

Organiser Sharon Nash said: 'Thetford has so many green areas just minutes from the town centre so the run was able to take in loads of sights.

'We had the route go back on itself so runners were waving and laughing to each other.'

The Thetford Santa Run
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017

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The event raised around £500 for the Mayor of Thetford Denis Crawford's charity fund which supports various charities.

Mrs Nash added: 'We have raised so much from such a small event, it has been great.'

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The run is hoping to return next year.

The Thetford Santa Run
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Copyright: Archant 2017

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The Thetford Santa Run
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