Photo Gallery: A look back to the Ashby Santa Fun Run & Walk at the Bath Grounds where 900 people took part in a sea of red

By Graham Hill

11th Dec 2022 | Local News

All photos: Ashby Nub News
All photos: Ashby Nub News

Last week's Ashby Santa Fun Run & Walk was declared a huge success by organisers with over 900 people taking part in the event - which started and finished at the Bath Grounds.

The three kilometre annual charity event returned to its pre-Covid levels of involvement as the Ashby community responded in style.

People were asked to take part dressed as Santa and they provided an amazing sight on the day.

Kevin Sanders, Event Director for the Ashby Santa Fun Run & Walk told Ashby Nub News: "We were really pleased, we had about 800 people last year, so to get 900 this time was fantastic, we're bucking the national trend as well.

"The trend has been downwards for running events.

"Someone told me Loughborough got around 600 for their Santa event, so this was great for a town the size of Ashby.

"The turnout from the community was fantastic - that was what made it.

"We're supporting Hospice Hope, Wishes 4 Kids and Ashby Foodbank.

"We always support three local charities so that people giving money know that's where it's going.

"I wasn't sure how many we'd get taking part, we kept the prices deliberately low as times are hard - we pitched it at £6 again and it seems to have worked."

Here are some photos from the day, see if you can spot yourself.


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