Sunday 20th December 2020
All Change for Ashby Santa Fun Run & Walk 2020
In what has been a really difficult time, due to the continued Covid-19 pandemic we have had to take the inevitable and sad decision to cancel the 2020 Ashby Santa Fun Run & Walk in it's usual format. Clearly, the current world is no place for mass participation events, even in the open air and in fact current government rules preclude us from holding an event like this. Clearly this will be disappointing to the 1400 - 1500 Santa's who enter this event each year as we know how much in many cases it marks the start of Christmas for people in the town.
However, we're not ones to take this lying down and recognising how much this event means to many families and individuals alike across the local area we're intent on still holding a fun event and lets face it we could all do with a bit of cheer in the world at the moment! Therefore we would like to introduce you to the one off 'Ashby Santa Family Fun Workout 2020'.
Based around a 'Joe Wicks' style online fun Christmas workout suitable for all ages, this promises to bring a bit of Christmas cheer and fun to what has been a really difficult time for many people. We will still be trying to raise some money for charity but this will be on an entirely voluntary basis with people able to contribute by a voluntary donation or business sponsorship and we will also be selling a limited number of Santa Suits for people to take part in if they wish. Any funds raised this year will be donated to Ashby Foodbank in recognition of the difficult times many people and families are currently going through in these difficult times.
We will be streaming the Ashby Santa Family Fun Workout on Sunday 20th December at 11 am to kick Christmas off in style! This will be via YouTube and we will issue the link for it in advance for people to join in and take part in what we hope will be a great mass participation event from the comfort of your own home or garden! You don't have to enter, just visit our YouTube page just before 11am on the 20th and take part in our Family Fun Christmas Workout! If you wish and are able to make a charitable donation towards the Ashby Foodbank then we will be offering a means to do this in advance via a JustGiving page and we'll also be offering bank account details for those who would like to donate via BACS. Full details of this will be released in the coming weeks as we sort all details out of the event.
As we mentioned we will also be offering people the opportunity to purchase Santa suits with a minimum donation of £5 to enable you all to dress up in our traditional costume to take part in this event. We would also love to see your photos and videos submitted to us dressed up and taking part for us to share via our Facebook page!
We thank you all for your support over the last 5 years and hope that you can join us for this one off event before the return of the traditional Ashby Santa Fun Run & Walk 2021!
The Ashby Santa Family Fun Workout is a fun Christmas themed workout for 2020 only and is suitable for all of the family of all ages in support of Ashby Foodbank
Thankyou to our main Sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible:
Ashby-de-la-Zouch Town Council
Artisan of Ashby
Design & Landscaping