Santa fun run returns in aid of Wyre Forest hospice charity

This December sees the return of the annual KEMP Santa Fun Run in aid of the Wyre Forest Hospice charity. Taking place on Sunday 3rd December 2023 at Brinton Park, Kidderminster, entrants can sign up to join the fun and choose from a timed 10k, a 5k fun run or a 1k kids Santa dash. Your four-legged friends can also be a part of the fun at the brand new 1k doggy dash.

The popular event attracting hundreds of runners in Santa suits and festive outfits will once again be hosted by local radio legend Dicky Dodd. Vicki Wootton-Champion, KEMP Community & Events Fundraiser said, “We can’t wait to hold our Santa Fun Run again. The festive atmosphere is always something we look forward to and it’s so much fun to see everyone getting into the spirit of the season.”

The annual Santa Fun Run is an important event in the calendar for KEMP Hospice each year as Vicki explains, “This is one of our flagship events and each year helps us to raise vital funds we need to continue to provide our care and support services. We never charge for our care, so the funds raised through sponsorship by those taking part, contributes towards the £1.5 million we need to raise each year to ensure we can continue to be there for the Wyre Forest community.”

Once again people can choose to register with or without a Santa Suit giving the option to choose their own festive fun run outfit if they prefer. Vicki said, “We want to give everyone the option to register with or without a Santa suit again as we know from last year some people have their own fancy dress outfits. We also have several Christmas jumpers available in our shops so participants can support KEMP even further if they buy from one of our retail shops.”

Time is running out to register for the event so to be a part of the festive fun, you can register online at or call KEMP Hospice Fundraising on 01562 756066. Every penny and pound raised will help KEMP continue to provide valuable care and support free of charge to people across the Wyre Forest, who are affected by a life limiting illness or bereavement.

The Santa Fun Run 2023 is kindly sponsored by Talbots Law, Kidderminster and Trueline Products.