New coastline route for Otterton reindeer run

PUBLISHED: 14:32 05 December 2018 | UPDATED: 14:42 05 December 2018

The Reindeer Run in Otterton. Ref exe 49 18TI 5968. Picture: Terry Ife

The Reindeer Run in Otterton. Ref exe 49 18TI 5968. Picture: Terry Ife

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A new route for East Devon’s famous festive run got the thumbs up from event competitors on Saturday (December 1).

The Reindeer Run in Otterton. Ref exe 49 18TI 5976. Picture: Terry IfeThe Reindeer Run in Otterton. Ref exe 49 18TI 5976. Picture: Terry Ife

In a departure from tradition Otterton’s annual Reindeer Run adopted a new course for its 10k route that took in a stretch of the coastline - to the delight of hundreds of runners who enjoyed fantastic views over Ladram Bay.

More than 350 competitors, many in festive costumes, enjoyed the event on Saturday which consisted of 10k and 3k routes both starting and finishing at St Michael’s Church, and raised around £3k to help fund state-of-the-art ICT provision at Otterton Primary School.

Race director John Hiles said: “The new route was well received by runners, we’ve had really positive feedback on what was a brilliant event with a great turnout and its usual wonderful atmosphere.”

He thanked all volunteers and the events main sponsors, Ladram Bay Holiday Park, Ashbury Dental Care and Aspect Windows.

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In aid of the local school two Fun Runs are held each year, a 3 kilometer for children and 10 kilometer for adults. Runners come from miles around and it attracts several hundred runners each year. Picture: Peter BowlerIn aid of the local school two Fun Runs are held each year, a 3 kilometer for children and 10 kilometer for adults. Runners come from miles around and it attracts several hundred runners each year. Picture: Peter Bowler

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