Rugby’s most colourful event of the year
organised by Rugby and Northampton Athletic Club, with help from the Rotary Club of Rugby, saw a record
number of Santas (over 800!) take part in Sunday’s 6th annual Santa Fun Run.
In ideal weather – dry, cool, and frost free – a sea of red took to the track and the streets crossing the finish line to the sound of the Bilton Silver Band, with medals and
mince pies for all and trophies and prizes for the winners.
Winner of the turkey prize and the trophy for first place in the 5K run was Adam Wright and first lady home was Julie Guard. First junior to cross the line was Cian
Hutton whilst 11 year old Georgia Gercs took the junior girls trophy. Matilda Jones
and Lyle Lambert finished first girl and boy in the one mile Santa Dash respectively.
Mini Lap winners: Amy Ingram, Ollie Brown, Hannah Thomas, Oliver Phillips,
Scarlett Tracy and Harry Wolsey.
Prizes were presented by Mayor of Rugby, Councillor Mrs Belinda Garcia and MP
Mark Pawsey who once again ran in the 5K race.
Myra Potter of RNAC was thrilled to see so many families participating and
said “As well as the sheer enjoyment of the event, record profits have been raised for
local good causes. We’re so grateful to our main sponsors Xercise4Less and John
Nicholls Building and Plumbing Merchants, and to many others who contributed
generously to make it all possible”
Proceeds and sponsorship money raised will go towards improving facilities at
RNAC and The Rotary Club of Rugby, who support various local charities.