Winning Santas pictured with the Mayor of Skegness Coun Trevor Burnham, the Carnival Princess Summer and the Jolly Fisherman.

PICTURES: Sea of red at Santa runs and events across Skegness area

Santas were out on force at the weekend spreading festive cheer.

Monday, 6th December 2021, 11:12 am
Updated Tuesday, 7th December 2021, 8:11 am

In Skegness the 15th Annual Santa Fun Run took place along the seafront, with many families turning out in the cold to support the event and raise money for Rotary charities.

Winner was Stephen Banham who steamed to the finish line ahead of families with pushchairs, dog walker and even a sleigh.

The event on Sunday was organised by the Rotary Club of Skegness who commented: "So many lovely people did their bit for charity today, in spite it being cold and wet.

"Did it matter? No!

"So many people went to so much effort.

"Our marshals and first aiders were there to ensure the safety of the entrants and everyone enjoyed the route along the seafront and the Bracings.

"Thank you everyone who took part.."

Mayor of Skegness Coun Trevor Burnham started the race, supported by the Jolly Fisherman and the Carnival Princess Summer, who handed out the medals.

Duncan Moffatt supplied the microphone and sponsors were Fresh Fitness and Sills & Betteridge.

In Wainfleet, the Bateman's Brewery Rosey Nosey Fun Run was held on Saturday in aid of the Fire Fighters' Charity.

The route of the two races started at the brewery and wound around the streets of Wainfleet, adding to the festivities in the town square.

The square had been transformed into a winter wonderland for the Christmas Market, complete with a large variety of stalls and Santa's grotto.

A carousel was a stunning centrepiece for the market and also there to make some festive noise was Festive Fabuloso's magical music machine.

Coun Wendy Bowkett commented: "We held our Wainfleet winter wonderland on Saturday.

"It was a fantastic day with the town coming alive, lots of stalls and a fantastic carousel which everyone loved.

"It was hard work but seeing the little faces meeting Santa Claus make it all worthwhile. Thank you everyone who came to support us."

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