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Spot yourself running Preston’s Cheeky Santa Dash

Posted on - 8th December, 2018 - 1:29pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Christmas, Parks, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Recreation, What's On in Preston
Runners dressed up to show their support and festive spirit Pic: Paul Melling
Runners dressed up to show their support and festive spirit Pic: Paul Melling

Hundreds of people braved a blustery morning in Avenham Park for the annual Santa Dash.

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The run, now in memory of Ben Ashworth and his battle with bowel cancer, sees lots of runners don ‘cheeky bum’ pants to show their support.

The two-lap 5km race is organised by Ben’s widow Louise and their daughters.

Now in its fifth year the race helps raise money for Rosemere Cancer Foundation where Ben received treatment.

Read more: Preston Santa Dash to take place at Preston Docks

He passed away aged 37 after a five-year battle with bowel cancer which during his treatment he ran countless marathons and long-distance races to raise money for charity.

See if we spotted you during the Santa Dash in the pictures below from Paul Melling:

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