It was the perfect way to work off any festive flab.
Stainland Lions’ Boxing Day fun run is always a popular event and this year was no exception.
More than 200 people, aged from four to 70, took part in the festive fun.
The three-mile run which attracts people from the Aire Valley, Huddersfield and Halifax is renowned for its fun element with runners competing for the best fancy dress prize.
This year’s contenders included a striking looking man dressed up in a St Trinian’s outfit complete with blonde wig and a couple of brown bears, Super Mario characters and a Santa or two.
The fun started off, as is traditional, from the 1885 pub at 11am and runners headed off towards Outlane in the 28th running of the annual event.
Around £50,000 has been raised from the previous events by the Lions for children’s charities and this year the chosen charity is the Huddersfield-based Forget-me-Not Childrens Hospice.
Race director Karen Thorne told entrants beforehand: “Fancy dress is encouraged with special prizes for the best costumes and all the family can take part.
“It’s a fun event which you can run, walk or crawl depending on the previous day’s consumptions and all finishers get a medal.”
A massive charity raffle took place after the race with all proceeds going to the children’s hospice.
Alison Pearson, a runner with Stainland Lions, said: “The course can be quite demanding at first as it is all uphill to start with and that can be a shock to the system.
“We have had a fantastic turnout today, there has been a lot of people getting in the spirit and wearing fancy dress.
“A lot of people enjoy bringing their kids and that’s always good to see.”