Rookie the Reindeer invites runners and strollers to Baggeridge Country Park

RNLI mascot, Rookie the Reindeer, will be helping everyone get into the festive fun run spirit

Baggeridge Country Park near Sedgley is the venue for this year’s reindeer run – a fun event for all the family in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

Runners and strollers are invited to take part in the charity’s first ever Reindeer Run fun run event, which takes place this Saturday, November 26. People of all levels – from beginners to experts – are invited to join in the festive fun and help raise vital funds for the charity that saves lives at sea.

Mascot Rookie the Reindeer and the RNLI team will be visiting Baggeridge for the first time and enjoying the breathtaking surroundings of this popular area of natural beauty. Baggeridge Country Park, which is run by South Staffordshire Council, has received the prestigious Green Flag Award for 13 consecutive years and welcomes more than 145,000 visitors a year. Rookie has already visited the course this week to ensure that all runners and supporters have the best family day out possible while supporting the RNLI.

Santa Saunter

The RNLI Reindeer Run is a 5k and 10k fun run suitable for all ages and abilities. There’s also a chance for the volunteer lifeboat crew’s younger supporters to join in the festive fun by taking part in the charity’s unique Santa Saunter– a walk or jog around Baggeridge Pool.

Charlotte Bird, RNLI events manager says: “Registration is now open for the RNLI Reindeer Run at Baggeridge Country Park. There’s a warm welcome for runners, walkers and strollers of all ages and abilities to join in the festive fun at the country park this November. Join the RNLI in this unique Christmas event and help save lives at sea across the UK and Irish coast.

‘There will be plenty of festive entertainment for family and friends to enjoy within the grounds as they support their loved ones across the course. Entry fees for the Reindeer Run are £18 for the 10K, £16 for the 5km and £7.50 for the Santa Saunter, with under fives entering for free. All participants will receive a T-shirt and a free pair of reindeer antlers and flashing red nose to speed them on their way and a mince-pie and hot drink at the finish line.”

To find out more about the RNLI Reindeer Run or future RNLI events contact Hannah Carling, RNLI events co-ordinator on 0121 780 6960 or e-mail events_west@rnli.org.uk.

Alternatively, visit the Baggeridge Country Park Facebook page or the RNLI website for further information.

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