The 6km Mental Elf Run started and finished at Bradley Stokes’s Meadowbrook Primary School. The route took runners through the Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve up to Primrose Bridge, where ‘The North Pole’ was the halfway point, and back again. Participants were dressed as Christmas elves and many Santas marshalled the course, providing a fantastic fun, atmosphere for all levels of runners and walkers, spreading lots of Christmas cheer.
Each of the 85 finishers was awarded a wonderful medal designed by Alexander, a pupil at Meadowbrook school.
As well as raising funds for the Mental Health Foundation through the fun run ticket sales, there were hot drinks and homemade cakes to buy, resulting in a total of £1,002 being raised for the charity.
Photos: 1 Runners stream out of the school en route to the ‘North Pole’. 2 Participants line up for a photo ahead of the start. [Hi-res versions available on Facebook]
This article originally appeared in the January 2020 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine (on page 29). The magazine is delivered FREE, nine times a year, to ALL 8,700 homes in Bradley Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.
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