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Despite the chilly weather, more than 200 residents of all ages took part in the fourth annual Festive Family Fun Run on Sunday 4 December in Hinckley town centre.
Hosted by Hinckley BID and the Borough Council, families, groups and individuals laced up their trainers and came along dressed in their best festive costumes to run through the streets of the town.
Runners dressed as Santas, snowmen, Christmas decorations and elves, while many more ran in Christmas jumpers and crazy Christmas hats.
Many spectators lined the route, cheering on the runners. Some of those taking part even raised money for a charity.
Hinckley BID awarded two £50 voucher prizes, one for the best dressed individual and another for the best dressed family group, while two runners-up received a £25 voucher. All other participants were awarded a commemorative neck medal by the Mayor of Hinckley and Bosworth, Councillor Dawn Glenville.
To celebrate the 70th anniversary of Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland, there was also a brand-new category, the best 'Mad Hatters Christmas hat’, where the lucky winner also received a £50 town centre voucher.
Toni Scott, event manager of Hinckley BID, said:
Thanks to all those who took part, many in amazing festive costumes, and the ‘sweet stop’ on Castle Street proved particularly popular with the youngsters who took part. Many thanks to all the team and the volunteers who ensured a great time was had by all, and to our excellent Mayor, Councillor Dawn Glenville and Consort Councillor Barry Walker, for presenting all the neck medals and the winning prizes.
Winners on the day included Richard Brown, who won the best ‘Mad Hatters’ prize for his homemade hat, while Liam Bieleit won the best individual costume for dressing as a human snow globe. The two runners-up were Elijah, who came dressed as an elf, and Zoe, who dressed as a giant Christmas present. Finally, the Wren-Lester-Moore family group won best dressed family for their Christmas presents and Christmas tree ensemble.
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