When does Hartlepool's 2018 Santa Run take place and how do I take part?

It has quickly become one of the highlights of Hartlepool's festive calendar.

Friday, 30th November 2018, 3:31 pm
Updated Friday, 30th November 2018, 3:50 pm
The Santas prepare for the start of the 2017 run.

The 11th annual Hartlepool Santa Fun Run takes place this weekend. Here's all you need to know about the event.

The 11th Santa Fun Run takes place on Sunday, December 2, at 11am in Ward Jackson, Park, Hartlepool. Here are just some of last year's runners.
Yes. Join the 150 people who have already pledged to take part by signing up at the Place in the Park, inside the park, from 10am. Entertainment to keep you warm includes Higham Disco and a youth choir.

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Eight pounds for adults, who receive a full Santa suit, or five pounds for children, who receive antlers and a flashing nose. You could, of course, come prepared like these lads back in 2009.
Not in the strictest sense. Hospice community fundraiser Janice Forbes said: "It is an event for the family. Some people run, some people walk around the course with their dogs."
One lap of the park lasts less than one mile. Entrants receive a free mince pie courtesy of The Place in the Park as a reward for finishing.
The money will be used by Hartlepool's Alice House Hospice to help fund patient and family support. Organisers are hoping to raise 5,000 from the event.
Hartlepool's own World Boxing Association Inter-Continental Female Super Middleweight champion, Savannah Marshall, is starting the run. It is sponsored by town companies OConnor Roofing and Publicity Seekers.
It's Christmas fair takes place at the hospice, in Wells Avenue, Hartlepool, on Saturday, December 1, from 11am-3pm. Entry is free with attractions including stalls, raffle and tombola.
By following our coverage on Sunday on this website and on our Hartlepool Mail Facebook page. We'll also have a full report and pictures in Monday's paper. Here's former Hartlepool Mayor Stuart Drummond, left, in 2011.