RUNNERS dressed like Father Christmas will be out on the streets in Bromsgrove to raise money for Primrose Hospice.

This year’s Santa Fun Run will take place on Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6 and has had to undergo a few changes to keep participants safe.

Runners are asked to take part in their own area and can choose which day, where and when they cover the 10k or 5k distance.

The Santa Fun Run is open to everyone and people can choose to run, jog or walk either on their own or in their household bubbles.

Lucy Perkins, Primrose Hospice fundraiser, said: “We look forward to Santa Fun Run every year as it is great fun and puts everyone in the festive mood.

“This year will be no different because, even if we have to all do it separately, you can still don a Santa suit, a pair of antlers or even some elf ears and take part.

“You can do anything from running a 10k route or go on a 5k family stroll, the family dog can even get involved.

"As well as having a lot of festive fun you'll also be ensuring that people with life-limiting conditions and their families receive the care and support they need."

Participants will all receive a medal on completion while children aged under 10 will receive a goodie bag and a letter from Father Christmas too.

This year’s event has been sponsored by Co-operative Funeralcare.

Michelle Varney and Vicki Barry, funeral directors from Co-operative Funeralcare, said: "Co-operative Funeralcare is proud to sponsor Primrose Hospice's Santa Fun Run.

"It's a fantastic event full of festive fun and supports an incredible local charity.

"It would be great to spot Santas out for a run or a walk across Redditch and Bromsgrove on December 5 and 6.

"We hope lots of people get involved and have a little fun and raise a lot of money after such a difficult year."

To sign up to this year’s Santa Fun Run, visit