Nearly 300 adults and children turned a Salop Leisure red and green as they dressed up as Santa and his elves to take part in the charity fun run in Shrewsbury on 1st December.  

Organised by caravan and motorhome dealership Salop Leisure and the company’s Love2Stay resort, the Salop Santa Dash and Elf Dash attracted 280 runners and raised money to support the work we do at Shrewsbury Town in the Community. 

£500 was raised through the event to help fund over 39 different projects across the whole of Shropshire.  

The Salop Santa Dash took a sea of red runners along a five-kilometre course around the beautiful grounds at Salop Leisure, the company’s Love2Live fitness and wellness centre and Love2Stay, where the event started and finished. 

The Salop Elf Dash, a new addition this year, saw 40 children under the age of eight complete a 1.1-kilometre course. 

Ed Glover, Salop Leisure’s marketing manager, said: “The event was a great success and we had excellent feedback from everyone who took part. The Santa runners loved the course and parents liked the idea of the Elf Dash for their children. 

“We had lots of families taking part, some corporate groups, couples, friends, runners with prams and dogs and even one lady with a Zimmer frame. There was a mixture of ages and the atmosphere was great as people joined in the festive fun. 

Jamie Edwards, CEO of Shrewsbury Town in the Community said, “It’s great to have the support of local businesses such as Salop Leisure. We’re very grateful for the donation and the continued support we gain from them as one of our Friends of the Community.” 

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