EPILEPSY Action's popular Reindeer Stampede returns to Bradford this weekend with hundreds of runners expected to take part in the festive fundraising event.

The 5k family fun run is being held in Lister Park in Manningham tomorrow at 10am, with runners of all ages and abilities welcomed.

Anyone entering the run receives a pair of reindeer antlers and fancy dress is encouraged too. A medal and a mince pie will be on offer to those crossing the finish line.

Runners will be raising funds to support over 600,000 people affected by epilepsy in the UK. There are over 21,000 people living with epilepsy across West Yorkshire.

Over the past nine years, the Epilepsy Action Reindeer Stampede has built up a steady following, with last year’s event attracting more runners than ever before.

Carl Foster, fundraising events manager at Epilepsy Action, said: “It’s shaping up to another great festive morning in Lister Park. Thanks to everyone who has signed up so far.

"We’ve had over 250 sign-ups and people are still welcome to join us and register on the morning too. What better way to help people with epilepsy, bring the community together and also give yourself a healthy, Rudolph-style glow?

"We’re looking forward to seeing everyone in their Christmas outfits too!”

Since the Reindeer Stampede started in 2010, runners have raised over £43,000, which has helped to make a huge difference to people affected by epilepsy.

It means Epilepsy action can give support, advice and information when people need it most.

The Reindeer Stampede is open to anyone over eight years old. Advance entry costs £14 for adults and £8 for children aged 15 and under. People can also sign up on the day for an additional £2.

Younger children can take part in a mini Reindeer Stampede of 400 metres, which is for under eights, and costs £3 on the day. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration starts at 9am on Sunday with the race starting at 10am.

Non-runners can get involved in volunteering.

For more information or to sign up, visit epilepsy.org.uk/reindeer or contact the events team on 0113 210 8851.

Epilepsy is a serious neurological condition that anyone can develop at any time in their life. Every day, 87 people in the UK are newly diagnosed.

Epilepsy Action is the UK’s leading epilepsy organisation which exists to improve the lives of everyone affected by epilepsy.