Reindeer run to go ahead whatever the weather

RNLI mascot Rookie Reindeer at the Bramham Park Reindeer Run, which features the 10K run alongside a 5K route and a 3.5K Santa Saunter walk for little legs.

RNLI mascot Rookie Reindeer at the Bramham Park Reindeer Run, which features the 10K run alongside a 5K route and a 3.5K Santa Saunter walk for little legs.

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Yorkshire runners left disappointed by the cancellation of last year’s Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) Reindeer Run at Bramham Park can sign up now for this year’s event – which will go ahead whatever the weather!

The RNLI’s inaugural 10K Reindeer Run at Bramham Park had been due to take place at the start of last December but was cancelled due to the snowy conditions.

This year, the event is scheduled to take place in early December but, should the weather once again conspire against it, organisers have promised that it will only be postponed instead of cancelled as it was last year.

RNLI Events Manager Lisa Connor, said: “It was so disappointing last year to have to cancel the Reindeer Run but the poor weather conditions really left us with no choice.

“Quite apart from ensuring the safety of participants, the cold would have been debilitating for the runners so we’re hoping for much more seasonal weather and better running conditions this year.”

She added: “In the event that winter does come early and take us by surprise again though, we have a contingency plan in place and runners will be asked to defer their places until February when we will attempt to hold the event again.”

Last year, more than 300 runners had signed up to run alongside RNLI mascot Rookie Reindeer at the Bramham Park Reindeer Run, which features the 10K run alongside a 5K route and a 3.5K Santa Saunter walk for little legs.

Lisa added that the Reindeer Run will be a great opportunity for the charity’s supporters in Yorkshire to see the otherwise private grounds of Bramham Park, on Sunday 4 December,

Entry fees for the Reindeer Run are £18 for the 10K, £16 for the 5km and £7.50 for the Santa Saunter, with under five’s entering for free.

To register go to www.rnli.org.uk/reindeer, email RNLI Events Coordinator Tabea Heckrodt at tabea_heckrodt@rnli.org.uk.