That figure is expected to rise as sponsorship money continues to flood in from the 400 runners who took part in the event at Tapnell Farm – the first of its kind in the UK.
The 5km course featured 4 fun and festive interactive zones, including giant waving snowmen, a cosy log cabin and an 8m igloo full of icicles.
Lorraine White, Wessex Cancer Trust’s Community Engagement Manager, has said:
“Frosty 5k was such a fun way to get the festive season started and, despite the poor weather leading up to the event (which meant we had to replan most of the site at the last minute) everyone really embraced it – puddles and all.
“All the runners were full of festive cheer, our carol singers were in fine form and the fancy dress was just incredible, we couldn’t have asked for more.
“To all our sponsors, supporters, dedicated volunteers and, of course, all our amazing runners, thank you for playing your part in the success of the UK’s first Frosty 5k and helping us raise a really impressive amount for Islanders affected by cancer.”
Photos from the event are now on sale at https://robincrossleyphotographer.shootproof.com/gallery/frosty5k/ with some of the proceeds being donated to the charity.