With just under two months to go until their annual Santa Fun Run on Sunday 5th December, KEMP Hospice are encouraging local running groups to sign up and do their bit for local hospice care while having some festive fun!

One such group is local business Human Everything whose co-founders have launched a Couch to 5km running programme, aimed at getting adults in Kidderminster running fit in order to take part in the KEMP Hospice Santa 5km run in December to help raise much needed funds for the hospice.

Beginning in early October, Lucy Edgar and Colin Noble began leading run-group training sessions twice a week from Crossley Retail Park for adults who are new to running. Following a 9-week programme, the ‘graduation’ run will be the KEMP Hospice Santa Run.

KEMP’s annual winter event, kindly sponsored by Blisstech Solutions and Eureka Financial Solutions, which for many local people marks the start of the Christmas countdown, has attracted hundreds of runners for 14 years, and KEMP are encouraging their Wyre Forest community to sign up to have some fun whilst supporting local hospice care. Supporters can opt to take part in a timed 10k, a 5k race, and for families, a Kids 1k Santa Dash around the park. For supporters who can’t make it, they can join in virtually and take part in their own time throughout December, choose their own fitness activity – from running, walking, cycling or skipping – and get involved in a location they choose.

Everyone who signs up to take part in the 5k or 10k in person or virtually, will receive a much-coveted Santa suit as well as a certificate and medal for completing – and all fundraisers who smash a £75 target will receive a special limited-edition KEMP running t-shirt!

Ticket sales are now open, and supporters can enjoy 20% early bird prices until Sunday 31st October with special promo code: EarlyBird. Regular prices are £20 for the timed 10k run, £15 for an adult and £10 for under 16s for the family 5k, and £5 for the Kids 1k Santa Dash.

Everyone who signs-up will receive a free Santa suit to wear which will be available to collect from the hospice (dates to be confirmed) or opt to have them posted.

KEMP Hospice stress to everyone taking part: whether taking part in person or virtually, to make sure you follow the latest government guidelines, stay safe and look after one another.

All money raised will go towards KEMP Hospice, helping to provide free-of-charge specialist care and support to families and their carers across the Wyre Forest who are experiencing life-limiting illness and bereavement.

Register online at or call KEMP Hospice Fundraising on 01562 756066.
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