St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice held its annual ‘Santa’s Day Out’ at Oulton Park Racing Circuit on Sunday 8th December where over 300 energetic Santas took part in a race to support the hospice.
Easily the biggest and best yet, local people and businesses donned their Santa suits and either ran, walked, scooted, cycled and even rollerbladed around the iconic racing track.
With entrants varying from just a few months old to ‘you’re never too old’, people from across Cheshire and the Wirral joined forces to show their support for St Luke’s in the action-packed day out.
The fun-filled event also included a Santa Hospital Bed Push which saw teams of four Santas pushing mini santas on a bed across a 500 metres track and a buckle-busting, Santa Vs Mince Pie eating competition which saw Santas eating as many mince pies as they could in 10 minutes.
Luke the Bus, St Luke’s iconic double-decker London Routemaster, also made an appearance and was transformed into a magical Santa’s grotto allowing the youngsters to meet the real thing on the day.
Jane Thompson, Head of Event Management said:
“This year our Santa’s Day Out was themed around people having fun and joining together to support St Luke’s Hospice and we did just that!
Families took to the race track with their cycles, scooters, roller skates, pushchairs and endured the 3km or 5km race.
The Hospital Bed Push race brought out a lot of competitiveness especially amongst the men.
Our Santa Vs Mince Pie challenge was a particular highlight with the winner wolfing down six mince pies in just three minutes!
“On behalf of St Luke’s Hospice, I would like to thank everyone who registered and took part in this year’s Santas Day Out. We are truly grateful for any donations made and hope that next year is just as much of a success.”