ORGANISERS of a festive fund-raising run around Helensburgh say they are still hopeful of collecting as much cash for charity as possible - despite Covid restrictions forcing a change to the traditional schedule.

The 2020 Santa Dash, organised by the Helensburgh and District Round Table, is still going ahead, however, participants are being asked to complete the route in their own time between now and Christmas Eve.

Entry is free but anyone wishing to donate will see money split between mental health group Males Tales and local charity Helensburgh and Lomond Autism.

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If you cannot travel to Helensburgh then runners are advised to do a 5k in their own area and send in photos to the Round Table. Prizes will be handed out for the best Santa/Mrs Claus/Little Claus/Baby Claus/animal Claus/hats and accessories, while details will also be posted of a town treasure hunt in the coming days.

To register visit and send photos via Messenger to ‘Helensburgh & District Round Table’ on Facebook.

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