Santa will be racing to a photo finish at Exeter Racecourse by @ExeterRaces
7th December 2011
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Exeter Racecourse is calling all wannabe Santas to take part in a run down the home straight in aid of Children’s Hospice South West at its Christmas meeting on Thursday December 15th.

It’s the first ever time a Santas on the Run has been held on a racecourse and with racing celebrities like Tom Scudamore and David Pipe supporting the cause it looks set to prove a spectacle worth watching as dozens of Santa lookalikes make a run for it to the winning post.

Tom Scudamore is a supporter of Children’s Hospice South West and says: “I for one am really looking forward to putting my costume on and taking part. Hopefully we’ll drum up a bit of support from the jockeys too and I’ve heard the staff at Exeter are geared up for joining in the fun!”

The children and families who use Children’s Hospice South West’s hospices face their own, sometimes very difficult journeys. They come to Little Bridge House in North Devon, Charlton Farm in Somerset and Little Harbour in Cornwall for a range of palliative, emergency and respite care in a loving, caring environment where they can relax and enjoy spending time together as a family, away from the stresses and strains of everyday life. 

Alice Everitt, General Manager, at Exeter Racecourse says: “Children’s Hospice South West is such a good cause and we’re delighted to be supporting it. We hope as many people take part as possible and then enjoy a day at the races.”

Anyone wishing to take part must register at  or call 01271 325270 and entrance is just £15 which includes a Santa’s suit and a ticket to come racing for the day. Registration opens at 10am with the fun run starting at 11.30am


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