Festive fun run in Ballyshannon

Festive fun run in Ballyshannon

Festive fun run in Ballyshannon

BY DERMOT CARR

Santa has come to town early this Christmas as the annual Ballyshannon Santa 5k Fun Run and Walk took place last Saturday.

Over sixty participants who took part in the family fun run event got into the Christmas spirit by dressing in their best festive costumes as they ran through the town.

The fun kicked off at 2pm outside the Abbey Centre with Christmas music playing on the streets of Ballyshannon as the competition got underway.

Local man Paul Ward won the overall mens and the overall ladies was won by Judy McMullan.

Further prizes went to the McGlynn family who won the overall family and the overall junior boys and girls award went to Ronan McMullan and Ruby Hurst.

This was the third year the fun run has taken place. The event was organised by the Ballyshannon Business Chamber to raise funds for the Ballyshannon Christmas lighting.

Organiser Sinead Donagher said: ‘‘Everyone had a ball and there was a great buzz throughout the day.''