Festive runners at the Hooky Christmas Canter

Hooky Christmas Canter ready for the off again

Fun and fancy dress at this festive run.

A little over a month to the Hooky Christmas Canter on Sunday 19 December and excitement is building ahead of this multi-terrain event with its scenic course, friendly atmosphere and mulled wine. The issue for many runners will be what costume to wear on the day.

Fancy dress is one of several highlights of the Hooky Christmas Canter which has grown in popularity over the years with places snapped up as soon as it goes live. This year’s event has already sold out.

One of two races from Hook Norton Harriers, it is open to all and an enjoyable end to the year – which is needed after 20 months of Covid-19! Runners can look forward to a hilly course on a mix of road, tracks, field and trail including a few obstacles to climb over and if the weather is wet and windy, will be muddy underfoot. Conversely, the conditions could be very cold with snow and ice as might be expected in December. 

Participants can expect plenty of support from smiling marshals and words of encouragement to keep them motivated and moving over 7 tough miles (approx). Whilst there will be those keen to race many others are happy to get round, dressed as Santa, an Elf or a Christmas tree in the company of like minded souls followed by mulled wine and mince pies at the finish plus your free photos from Barry Cornelius of Oxon Races.

This event will get you in the mood for Christmas...

The action begins at 11am from Hook Norton Sports and Social Club, Oxfordshire.

Photo by Barry Cornelius.

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