THE Santa Fun Run will be returning to Winchester City Centre this weekend.

Naomi House and Jacksplace, local hospices for children and young adults, will welcome hundreds of Santas to the annual fun run 5k fundraising event on Sunday, December 3.

Hampshire Chronicle: The fun run is returning on SundayThe fun run is returning on Sunday (Image: Stuart Martin)Dressed in Santa suits, the runners will begin with a festive Zumba warm-up at 8.55am, before taking on the route through the city and past a number of Winchester’s most famous attractions from 9am. The race then finishes outside the Guildhall in a flurry of artificial snow.

The event will see the Broadway closed to traffic from 6am to 12noon while the event is underway. At time of writing, other road closures are yet to be announced.

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Naomi House and Jacksplace is a charity that provides expert hospice care for children and young adults who have complex care needs. They support more than 550 families across central southern England.

Earlier this year Charlotte Patrick, events team leader for Naomi House, said: “We are extremely excited that our Santa Fun Run is returning to Winchester, it is our jolliest event of the year with hundreds of Santas running the streets.

"The fundraising efforts from the runners so far have been amazing. Everyone who takes part, or who supports a participant with sponsorship, really helps to make a difference for the children, young adults and their families here at Naomi House and Jacksplace.”

There is still time to sign up for the event, with a £15 registration fee for anyone wanting to take part.

For more information, visit the Naomi House website.