Shaftesbury’s first Easter Fun Run is a runaway success!


Almost 150 runners participated in the first Easter Fun Run organised by Shaftesbury Rotary Club, raising The event raised more than £800.
With 5km and 10km versions of the race on offer, runners took part to raise funds for local charities, including the Stars Appeal at Salisbury Hospital.
The weather stayed dry ( a rare occurrence this spring!) and Virginia Edwyn-Jones, the Mayor of Shaftesbury, was helped to strat the races by Easter Bunny RotaKids – Marley from Abbey Primary and Charlotte from Shaftesbury Primary.
Local charity HOPE was on hand to supply refreshments, and runners from as far as Weymouth and Eastbourne joined the locals; some raced with friends, some with their parents/guardians and some just took their dogs on the circuit around the town.
RotaKids from Abbey Primary and Shaftesbury Primary provided water and Jelly Babies at the halfway point, and the Mayor and the RotaKid Easter Bunnies were on hand at the finish line at the top of Gold Hill to award runners with their medals. Shaftesbury Rotary Club strongly hopes that the run will become an annual event. If you want to know more or to get involved with Rotary, please contact:

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