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Reindeer Run for Eden Valley Hospice

On the afternoon of Friday 10th December, the children of Castle Carrock will be completing a ‘Reindeer Run’ to raise money for our fantastic local charity the Eden Valley Hospice.

Children of all ages are welcome to partake and everyone who can raise more than £1 for the cause will get a set of antlers to run in. To further the festive feel, we thought we would tie the race in with our Christmas Jumper Day too.

There will be three different routes.

  • Route 1 for Class 1 will be a shorter route of laps around the Marr.
  • Route 2 will see children heading up ‘The Muddy Lane’ and along to the Cumrew road before retracing their steps back (Just over 1mile).
  • Route 3 is the longest option (2.5miles) which will be for regular Running Club attendees and KS2 will be the Music on the Marr Loop (up to the Reservoir entrance before a clockwise loop of the reservoir and back to school down the Muddy Lane) 

Please find sponsor forms attached to this letter and there is a large box of antlers sitting in my classroom! Could I ask that children bring an extra pair of shoes to either change into afterwards or to run in. The ‘Muddy Lane’ is, as the name suggests, muddy!

Make sure you look the part- we’re looking forward to a charging herd of Christmas jumper-wearing, tinsel­-clad, festive reindeer running around the village!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Dave Kirby