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Step into spring with 5k Santathon

You may have put away your Christmas tree and decorations but we are inviting everyone to step into their very own Santa suit this spring for our 5k fun run. 
Debney's Dashers close up - resized (cropped)
More than 400 supporters were left disappointed when icy weather conditions and an unexpected downpour of snow forced the charity to postpone the annual event in December.     

But the exciting news is that it has now been rescheduled for Sunday, March 25th and once again it will start and finish at Dagenham and Redbridge Football Club.    
Debeney's Dashers L-R Andrea Kapusta, Barbara Foreman and Lisa Shukri - resized
Former England and West Ham legend Trevor Brooking will also be there to motivate the Santas before sending them on their way!     

"This is an event not to be missed," Sarah Williamson, Head of Corporate, Community and Fundraising at the hospice.    

"Watching 400 Santas run through the streets of Dagenham is always a spectacular sight to behold and we are calling on families, friends and colleagues will be there to join in the fun as they raise eyebrows and laughs while helping to make a difference to people affected by life limiting illnesses.
                                                                         L-R: Debney's Dashers Andrea Kapusta,                                                                                               Barbara Foreman and Lisa Shukri

"Santathon is for everyone whatever your fitness level so whether you want to run, walk, scoot or be pulled along by your dog, you will receive one of our fabulous medals the moment you pass the finish line.     

"So make room for your Easter eggs and sign up today for a fun day to remember!" 

Entry costs just £10 for adults and £5 for under 16s and includes a free Santa suit.     

If you signed up for the December date you are automatically registered to take part but if you haven't booked your place, click here or please call our events team on 01708 771 427.