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2019 Santa Fun Run

Photograph: Children talk to someone dressed as a dragon.Hundreds of red clad runners took to the streets of Lutterworth for the 11th Annual Santa Fun Run again in good weather. To date we have been lucky with the weather only having one year with a covering of snow in 2010.

A sea of around 600 Santas’ set off from and finished at Lutterworth College having a choice of two routes of either 5.7 km or 4 km both routes being marshalled at each junction on route.

Mark Thompson (who has replaced John Turner this year) said the event had again been a huge success.

The run has become a regular fixture on Lutterworth’s social calendar and is organised in partnership between the Rotary Club of Lutterworth and Lutterworth Wycliffe.

The event this year was raising money for several charities including

  Air Ambulance (Derby, Leics. and Rutland)
  Mind
  Cystic Fibrosis
  Twenty Twenty
  Lutterworth Town Mayor’s Appeal
  Other Rotary approved charities and good causes

Photograph: Runners registering at a desk before the Fun Run.Mark Thompson said that the event is now in its 11th year and, this year, has raised around £ 5,500 for charities. He went on to say that the two Lutterworth Rotary clubs enjoy organising the event and that the community that partakes seems to enjoy supporting the event year by year by getting involved.

May we also say thank you to our sponsors for whom without them the event would not run.

Thank you all for supporting us each year.

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Photograph: People in Santa suits warming up before the start of the Fun Run.
Photograph: The runners are off. Santa suited runners leaving the starting gates.
Photograph: Runners on Bitteswell Road approaching the end of the course and still smiling.
Photograph: Lutterworth Town Mayor gets ready to blow the horn for the start.
Photographs: Even more Santas leave the start line.
Photograph: Almost at the finishing line, children running.