The Santa Dash is now in its 18th year and is it is a fantastic day out for all of the family. The race is run, walked and toddled by people of all abilities with a Mini-Dash especially for children up to 12 years of age.
The 5K fun run starts in front of the iconic Liver Building at the Pier Head when the whole area becomes a sea of Santas, mostly in traditional red but with a sprinkle of blue among them!
The route takes you through the city centre, passing through the Royal Albert Dock and back along the waterfront before finishing in front of the Town Hall.
Runners are greeted with giant Christmas characters and a flurry of snow on the finish line where they pick up their medal. This event really does kick-start the Christmas festivities in Liverpool.
Everyone who enters receives a Santa suit as part of their entry fee and there are 500 blue suits available on a first come first served basis. Santa suits are collected from St. Johns Centre in Liverpool city centre between 1st November and Saturday 4th December. The venue is open seven days a week during this time.
The Standard red suit entry fee for the £23
The Standard blue suit entry fee for the £25
The Standard mini dash entry fee for the £11
If you receive a postal pack with your number, then you will need to bring the Santa suit collection card with you when collecting your suit.
Once the pop-up shop is open on 1st November then you can also enter in person. You don’t need to enter online from 1st November. You can but you will need to wait to receive you race pack and then come in with the collection card.
The Liverpool Santa Dash is not only a fantastic day out for the family and a way to mark the start of Christmas, it’s also a brilliant way to raise money to help people who need support due the loss of a loved one. Liverpool Bereavement Service is a charity dedicated to supporting people who are suffering due to bereavement. We also provide support to children and young adults who need specialist support via our Oakleaf service.
As a charity we are dependent on the generosity of our fundraisers to keep providing this much-needed service. The Santa Dash is a fantastic way to have a fun day out, get a bit fitter and raise money for Liverpool Bereavement Service by running the event for us.
If you would like to help support Liverpool Bereavement Service, then please do get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.