THIS weekend a South Lakeland village is hosting its very own Santa Dash with hopes of raising money for a good cause.

Cartmel is encouraging runners and walkers to come together for its annual festive event.

Christmas fancy dress is essential and prizes will be handed out for best dressed for adults and children.

The run is being held on Sunday December 2 and registration is open from 10.30am at the Cartmel Cricket Pavilion.

The Santa sprint, a two kilometre run, will start at 11:15am and the Santa Dash, which is approximately five kilometres will start at 11:45am.

Both races are open to all ages and abilities but children under the age of 11 should be accompanied by an adult for the longer race.

Entries, which also includes a medal and a Santa hat are £5 for adults and children under 16-years-old £3.50.

There will also be mulled wine, hot and cold drinks with lots of festive treats and cakes for sale.

All profits will go to Cartmel Primary School.

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