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Cheeky Santa Dash returns to Avenham Park as Ben Ashworth prepares to do TWO laps of the Guild Wheel

Posted on - 11th December, 2015 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Christmas, Events, News, Preston City Centre
Chorlton runners supported Ben and donned the bum pants Pic: Peter Kelly

Chorlton runners supported Ben and donned the bum pants Pic: Peter Kelly

Bottoms will be on display in Avenham Park again to raise money in the fight against bowel cancer.

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Ben Ashworth, Preston’s marathon cancer hero, is leading off a 5km Cheeky Santa Dash.

Bum shorts are the outfit needed to take part in the 5km route.

As you complete the circuit you’ll see Ben finish the second of his laps around the Guild Wheel.

The 37-year-old has run 18 marathons despite being diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer.

Ashworth has decided to do an additional marathon

Ashworth is taking on the 42-mile challenge once more

Ben said: “There’s a lot of taboo around Bowel cancer symptoms because it involves poo and bowel habits and things like that.

“So wearing the bum shorts helps to break down the taboo and gives people an excuse to chuckle.

“Having 200 people running a 5k circuit in Preston last year (with the bum shorts on) was just hilarious.”

The Cheeky dash takes place on Saturday 19 December and costs £10 for adults and £5 for under16s.

Will you be running this year? Did you do it last year? Let us know in the comments below

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