Cranbrook Christmas Cracker

Nov 27, 2023

Cranbrook will look particularly festive next weekend, as a host of Santas take to the country park to participate in the town’s Christmas Cracker fun run.

The event will take place on Saturday 2 December and organisers are hoping for fine weather as runners dressed as Santa take to the track.

The family fun run and 5km event is organised by Cranbrook Running Club and Move More Cranbrook, the organisation which aims to support people to lead more active lives in the town.

Matt Rowett, chair of Cranbrook Running Club and the Move More Cranbrook steering group, said that this event is for runners and non-runners alike, and that it has the overall aim of helping families in Cranbrook to be active whilst having some festive fun in the process.

He added: “The emphasis here is on the word fun. The family fun run is non-competitive and all participants will be rewarded with a medal and a hot chocolate, regardless of their speed or level of fitness.

“For the 5km we’re hoping to see lots of local participants, from those who are used to a bit of running, or our loyal parkrun participants to anyone who fancies a challenge.  We may even some graduates of a recent Couch to 5km programme that has taken place recently. We can’t wait to see everybody dressed up and taking part.”

James Bogue, from the Move More Cranbrook steering group, said that this event sums up the aspiration of a healthy and active Cranbrook.

He said: “Encouraging people to move more isn’t enough – we all know what we should or could be doing to lead more active lives. In Cranbrook, we’re going a step further and putting on an entire programme of events that the whole family can take part in. It kicks off a series of events which will take place in Cranbrook across the next year.”

Places are still available for Saturday’s Santa Fun Run and 5km race, and can be purchased at: More information about Move More Cranbrook can be found at:

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