Santa Dash

Lots of Santas running down the High Street

Caution: Santas dashing!

THIS flurry of Father Christmases put a dash of fun into the run-up to the festive season as entrants in Dunfermline’s first-ever Santa Dash.

The Rotary Club of Dunfermline brought scores of Santas under starter’s orders for the festive fun run, which was staged at 1pm on Saturday, 17th November, as a novel curtain-raiser for the switch-on of the city’s Christmas lights.

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The non-competitive event saw participants cut a dash in Rotary-supplied Santa suits as they ran from the top of New Row to the Glen Gates...in the fore-runner for a possible annual addition to the city’s festive calendar.

All the event profits will be channelled into the club’s charity trust fund, which donates to good causes in Dunfermline, Fife and beyond.

In directing prospective individual and team entrants to the registration portal at dunfermlinerotary.org.uk,community convener Graham Steedman pointed out that the dashing Santas could also put a jingle in the stockings of their favourite charities.

“For the entry fee of £10, we provided the Dashers with a Santa suit to keep and a finisher’s medal,” he said.

The Dash was open to all over their eighth birthday and the field of subordinate Clauses set the scene for the later arrival of Father Christmas aboard the Rotary Club’s special sleigh for the celebrity switch-on of the 2018 Christmas lights.

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