Second annual festive run hailed a great success

Published Monday, 09 December 2019

More than 200 people of all ages took part in the second annual free festive family fun run on Sunday 8 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 all their festive glory to pound the streets of Hinckley town centre.  

Runners variously dressed as Santas, reindeer, Christmas decorations and elves while many more ran in Christmas jumpers or were festooned with tinsel. Two even ran inside giant turkey outfits!

Hundreds more lined the route, cheering on the runners. Some of those taking part raised money for a charity of their choice. 

Hinckley BID awarded two £50 voucher prizes, one for the best dressed individual and another for the best dressed family group, and a £25 voucher for each of two runners-up. All other participants were awarded a commemorative neck medal by the Mayor.

Steve Wegerif, Director 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 92 children 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 Lynda Hodgkins for presenting all the neck medals and the winning prizes. Liam Bieleit won the best individual costume with his homemade Santa’s sleigh, and the two runners up were ‘Tinsel Hollyberry’ and ‘Charlie the Reindeer’. Finally, despite stiff competition, the Johnson-Hurst family deservedly won the best dressed family group!