500 people take part in Barry Island Santa Fun Run

On Sunday (3rd December), almost 500 people took part in the second Barry Island Santa Fun Run.

The event which is organised by Barry Town Council started in 2016 with just 290 participants, growing to almost 500 this year.

Participants take part in a 2k fun run around Barry Island dressed as Santa to raise money for the Mayor’s chosen charities which this year are Tŷ Hafan and British Heart Foundation.

The event was hosted by Bro Radio and supported by volunteers from Barry Round Table, Tŷ Hafan and the British Heart Foundation, with support from Barry Island Traders and Barry Town Councillors.

Watch: 500 Santa’s warm up ahead of the 2017 Santa Fun Run

Barry Town Mayor Councillor Nic Hodges said “The Santa Fun Run was a brilliant event that relied on groups and organisations from all over Barry. The sight of 500 Santas of all ages and running abilities crossing Barry Island was wonderful to see.”

Councillor Nic Hodges is continuing the raise money for Tŷ Hafan and the British Heart Foundation throughout his year as Mayor of Barry.

His next event is Mulled Wine and Mince Pies at Barry Town Council Offices on Wednesday 13th December, from 4pm to 6pm. The event also celebrates Councillor Hodges Birthday.

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View all the pictures from the Barry Santa Fun Run at facebook.com/broradio

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Nathan Spackman

Nathan is the Sales & Events manager at Bro Radio. You'll occasionally find him with our street team and hosting at local events as well as presenting our facebook live videos.