First festive run hailed a great success

Published Monday, 10 December 2018

Hundreds of people took part in the first Festive family fun run in Hinckley on Sunday (9 December).

Hosted by Hinckley BID and the Borough Council, the free event invited families, groups and individuals to lace up their trainers and come along dressed in all their festive glory to pound the streets of Hinckley town centre.  

Runners dressed as Santa, Christmas decorations and elves while many more ran in Christmas jumpers or festooned with tinsel. Many more walked the route, some with youngsters in pushchairs while others brought along their dogs and enjoyed a stroll through the town.

Friends and family more lined the route, cheering on the participants. Some of those taking part raised money for a charity of their choice. 

Hinckley BID awarded trophies and a £50 voucher prize for the best dressed entrant, and also a £25 voucher for each of two runner-ups. All other participants were awarded a commemorative neck medal by the mayor.

Steve Wegerif, Director of Hinckley BID said:

It was a fantastic turn out with 240 plus entrants, many in amazing festive costumes and the ‘sweet stop’ proved particularly popular with the children. Many thanks to all the staff and volunteers who ensured a great time was had by all, and to our Mayor Jan Kirby for presenting all the neck medals and trophies.

Congratulations to overall winner the Wren Family, and two runner-ups Jennifer Williams and Dawn Steptoe.