Your race number and santa suit will be available for collection on the morning of the race at race HQ (The Memorial Hall)
Toilets will be open in the public park and extra toilets will be placed in the walkway next to the start
As the race is run on fully closed roads, headphones are permitted under UK Athletics rules. It’s still important to be able to hear your fellow runners, and instructions from marshals, therefore we recommend “open ear” bone conduction headphones for enjoyment and safety.
If you do wear in-ear headphones, please leave one out so you can hear the sounds around you.
Dogs and Buggy
No, it is not possible to run with a buggy, or with a dog.
Travelling from the south – Can we encourage you to use the central car park on Salop Road, SY11 2NR
Travelling from the North – Can we encourage you to use the Bailey Head car park SY11 1PZ
Travelling Locally – Can we encourage you to walk into town parking on the outskirts of town outside the 10k course.
Athletes with a disability
We want disabled athletes to have a safe and enjoyable race. If you have a disability please contact Alan Lewis so we can understand your needs.
There is not a wheelchair race, but accompanied wheelchairs, visually impaired and learning disabled athletes are welcome. Choose your start position with care, to avoid jostling it is usually safer to line up at the back of the race – we have chip timing so your race time won’t be affected. Let us know and we will endeavour to make your race run smoothly.
There are some speed bumps on the course.
If an athlete needs a carer or guide to accompany them during the race, the carer is entitled to a free place in the race. To apply for this, or if you have any questions about the suitability of the route, contact Alan Lewis
No results will be issued as this event is a festive fun run.
There will be kilometre markers, every kilometre.
There is no relay class at this event.
Each runner will be issued with a Santa suit – Collection in Oswestry leading up to the event or collection on the day will be an option. Runners will be told in an email about the collection option.
In common with the vast majority of events, we do not offer refunds or deferrals. However, you can transfer your entry to another runner. To do this, at no extra cost, please contact and choose to update my entry or email Alan who will be happy to help you. All name transfers must be complete no later than 14 days before race date.
Do I have to run for Charity?
No, but we would love you to raise funds for a local charity at the Shropshire Santa Run.