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A ‘Festive Fun Run and Family Snowman Stroll’ took place at Queens Park in Crewe on Sunday 4th December 2016.
There was a 5 kilometre festive fun run and a 2.5 kilometre family snowman stroll, which both followed routes within the Park. The runners and walkers received an energetic warm-up to Christmas music by Emma Wilkinson from Clubbercise, before everyone moved to the start line.
First to finish in the 5 kilometre festive fun run was 12 year old Jack Harrison, who is a pupil at Malbank School. Jack’s mother - Claire Harrison – was the second person to cross the line.
Fancy dress included several Santa Clauses, Mrs Clauses, snowmen, reindeer and elves. On finishing participants in the fun run received a medal and mince pie and participants in the snowman stroll received a mince pie and a visit to Santa’s Grotto for a gift.
There were also tombola’s, craft activities from Creative Crewe and owls and a bird of prey from Wings & Things. Mayor of Crewe Councillor Marilyn Houston was also in attendance.
The day was brilliantly organised, there was a great atmosphere and participants and spectators were treated to blue skies.
Proceeds will be split between the NSPCC and funds for new disabled fishing bays in Queens Park.
The event was supported by UK Triathlon, Cheshire East Council, NSPCC, ansa, Creative Crewe, Emma Wilkinson & Clubbercise, Wings & Things and Friends of Queens Park.