Hundreds take part in Saint Catherine's Festive Fun Run in Scarborough

Hundreds of people braved a chilly December morning to take part in Saint Catherine’s Festive Fun Run on Sunday (December 9).

Monday, 9th December 2019, 3:38 pm
Updated Monday, 9th December 2019, 3:40 pm

People of all ages donned their best festive fancy dress to take on the challenge of running 2K, 5K or 10K in aid of patient care.

Costumes included an inflatable turkey, Christmas crackers, elves, reindeer, a stack of Christmas presents and even a juggling Snowman!

The first runner over the line in the 10K was Jamie Costigan, who was dressed as Jesus. He has also supported Saint Catherine’s by taking part in the Great North Run earlier this year.

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A person in inflatable turkey takes part. Picture by Richard Ponter

Organiser Rhiannon Hunt said: “Thank you so much to everyone who took part – and to all the volunteers and businesses who supported us. We loved seeing everyone’s brilliant fancy dress outfits and there was a fantastic atmosphere!”

All the money raised will go towards caring for patients living with a terminal illness across Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Filey, Hunmanby, Bridlington and Driffield.

Saint Catherine’s would like to thank event sponsor UPM Raflatac. The event was also supported by Sea Life Scarborough, who gave all participants free entry after the fun run.

Runners brave the weather. Picture by Richard Ponter
The Saint Catherine's team at the start line. Picture by Richard Ponter