In pictures: Ben Ashworth and bum pants runners take over Avenham Park

Posted on - 17th December, 2016 - 9:16pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Charities, Christmas, City Centre, Photos, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Ben and his wife Louise before the Santa Dash

Ben and his wife Louise before the Santa Dash

More than 120 runners took to Avenham Park and showed more than a bit of leg.


The park was taken over for Ben Ashworth’s third Cheeky Santa Dash.

Ashworth, who has terminal bowel cancer, has run marathons across the UK and Europe, to raise money for cancer charities.

He originally set out to run six marathons in six months and he’s now on his 24th.

In the summer Ben had surgery on his liver.

Watch as Ben Ashworth and family open up on bowel cancer fight

Avenham Park is his home turf to run on, and he was joined by hundreds of Prestonians wearing their bum pants to say they won’t back down to bowel cancer.

These pictures from Grace Ashworth show the fantastic atmosphere at the park for the warm up, race and medal giving afterwards.

If you’re move by Ben’s story, you can donate via his VirginMoney Giving page – any money raised is split three ways to three cancer charities.

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