Added on: 10th December, 2018 by O1
Festive feeling went up a gear in Orpington High Street on Sunday, as hundreds of men, women and children, and the odd dog, painted the town red for the second ever Orpington Santa Dash, organised by Orpington 1st in partnership with MyTime Active.
The 2km fun run saw participants don their Santa suits and make their way round Orpington’s Priory Gardens, up the High Street, finishing in Market Square where they were welcomed by the sound of seasonal song from an acapella choir.
Runners were rewarded with a souvenir medal and a well-earned drink in a special reusable Santa Dash water bottle.
Orpington mum Jill commented, “The whole family ran this year and we’ve all had a brilliant time, such a lovely festive atmosphere. My girls absolutely loved it.”
BID Manager for Orpington 1st, Chris Travers, said, “A big thank you to all the runners and their supporters for being part of a great day. It’s particularly pleasing to see so many Santas and their families using the high street before and after the dash. We'd also like to thank the Bromley Fire Cadets for for helping us make sure the event ran smoothly.”
Paul Robson, manager of Mytime Active’s Walnuts Leisure Centre, said “We’re delighted to have partnered Orpington 1st in bringing this celebration of fun, fitness and festive spirit to Orpington town centre. We’ve had a huge increase in the number of santas registering to take part this year and we look forward to seeing the event continue to grow.”
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