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12:03am 30th November 2014

Santa is putting down the mince pies so he can beat his elves and other festive characters in this year's Christmas pudding chase across Weymouth Beach.

The 5K run supported by Wessex FM is hoping for record breaking entry numbers to help raise money for local water sports charity Will Mackaness Trust.

People are invited to come along and watch the event along Weymouth seafront at 11am.

This year's Chase the Pudding will be started by Wessex FM breakfast presenter James O'Neill along with Weymouth & Portland Mayor Cllr Kate Wheller and stars from this year's Pavilion Theatre Pantomime Aladdin.

Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Tourism and Culture brief holder Cllr Rachel Rogers said: "The borough is well known for hosting a great festival and events programme throughout the year and Chase the Pudding is definitely a festive favourite.
"Local events generate pride, awareness and help raise money for countless charities and good causes throughout the area. The council is thrilled to support Chase the Pudding and would encourage everyone to go down to the seafront on 21 December to support this great event."

Pam Govier, Will Mackaness Trust secretary said: "We are hoping to build on the great success of previous years and we want to create a festive atmosphere both on and off the beach."

"It will be a great day with the wonderful sight of hundreds of Santas chasing after the pudding and Ed Hintze playing Christmas Carols in the Ocean Room for when the runners set off and return."

It costs £10 for adults (£15 with Santa suit included) and under 10s go free with a family member.

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