RNLI Clacton launch Reindeer Run at Air show

Lifeboats News Release

During one of Clacton’s prestigious events, the annual Air show, volunteers from Clacton lifeboat station launched an exciting and fun ‘Reindeer Run’ event, due to take place on Sunday 20th November 2022. So, grab your antlers. Lace up those hooves. Be a lifesaver.

Stormy Stan and Rookie Reindeer Kick of Clacton's Reindeer Run Launch

RNLI/Mark Walsham

Stormy Stan and Rookie Reindeer Kick of Clacton's Reindeer Run Launch

The event which aims to raise vital funds for RNLI Clacton consists of two ‘races’ – a 10km run along Clacton’s seafront promenade to Holland Haven and back, and a slightly more relaxed ‘Santa’s Saunter’ at 2km for families who just want to enjoy the fresh air and lovely surroundings.

Spokesperson for RNLI Clacton, Mark Walsham said ‘Every time our RNLI crew launches, they are determined to save everyone. But they can’t do that without you. The Reindeer Run is a fun, festive way to get active and be a lifesaver. Because you’ll be raising the vital funds that power our people - and this year it’s easier than ever to get involved.

Anyone can come along and join in the fun, be it those from the vibrant running scene in Clacton to families and friends of the RNLI who just want to take a stroll along our beautiful coastline.

Why not check out or website:


To register and take advantage of our Early Bird prices available for a limited time only. We want to see Clacton’s iconic promenade filled with runners and walkers alike wearing their reindeer antlers, taking part and helping us to save lives at sea by raising funds.

You can also volunteer for several supporting roles too that will help run and manage the event on the day – why not look?’.

RNLI media contacts

For more information please contact:
Mark Walsham, RNLI Clacton volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07468511158, or

[email protected]

Reindeer Run Poster

RNLI/Mark Walsham

Reindeer Run Poster
Clacton-on-Sea Boathouse Open Day and Air Show 2022

RNLI/Mark Walsham

Clacton-on-Sea Boathouse Open Day and Air Show 2022

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