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Cheeky Santa Dash Preston

  • Type Sporting events and tournaments
  • Venue Avenham Park
  • Address South Meadow Lane, PR1 8JT
  • Start 08 Dec 2018 10:15
  • End 08 Dec 2018 11:15


Preston’s Avenham Park is to host its fifth annual Cheeky Santa Dash next month and the bottom line is, sign up now to keep the legacy of its founder, the inspirational Ben Ashworth, alive!

To register for this event go to www.bookitzone.com and type into the search box Cheeky Santa Dash Preston to find the event. For more details and updates on the Dash, visit and like the Cheeky Santa Dash Facebook page.

Ben ran 24 marathons after being diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2012, raising more than £40,000 for various cancer charities, including Rosemere Cancer Foundation, which is the beneficiary of this year’s dash.

Sadly, Ben lost his courageous battle against the disease aged just 37-years-old in summer 2017 but not before he had helped possibly thousands of others beat their bowel cancer by doing his best to raise awareness of its symptoms and break taboos surrounding its treatment through his website “Ben’s Bowel Movements” and his humorous Facebook posts and Twitter tweets, which also led to him featuring on national TV and radio plus in newspapers and magazines.

Everyone who takes part will receive a medal and a mince pie plus a drink at the end of the dash back at the pavilion. Entry is £10 for adults and £5 for children (up to age 16 years and under) with entry for little ones in prams free. Fancy dress is optional. Participants can run, jog or walk.