Liverpool Santa Dash

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The Santa Dash is always a festive spectacle with thousands of Santas running for fun around the streets of Liverpool city centre - and you could be one of them!

This year promises to be the best Santa run that Liverpool has hosted in 17 years.

We really missed it in 2020 but we can really celebrate Christmas this coming Christmas!

Created by BTR Race Director Alan Rothwell, the Liverpool Santa Dash was first staged in 2004. A separate 1K Mini Dash for under 12s was added in 2007, and blue Santa suits were introduced three years later.

Plans are well underway to bring the Liverpool Santa Dash to life once again as a public event after being staged virtually last year. Organisers are pulling out all the stops to enable participants get their Santa Dash fix in real-life. Any Covid-19 guidelines required at the time of the event will be followed.

BTR Liverpool is the leading independent organisation for creating, managing and delivering headline race events across Liverpool City Region. Its extensive portfolio also includes the BTR Liverpool Skyline Half Marathon; BTR Mersey Tunnel 10K; BTR Port Sunlight 5K and 10K; and 52-mile BTR Tour Of Merseyside.

BTR Race Director Alan Rothwell said: “The Appreciate Group Liverpool Santa Dash is family friendly, special, full of energy and laughter – so we’re thrilled that Alder Hey Children’s Charity has joined the Liverpool Santa Dash family for what promises to be a very special year. And we’re thrilled that Betty and her family will be joining us on the day to help start the Santa Dash. Christmas is all about youngsters so this is the ideal opportunity to sign up, pull on your Santa suit, and dash round the city to raise funds for Alder Hey. Help make a real difference to support children and their families in their time of real need.”

The 5K route includes city centre landmarks Museum Of Liverpool, Grade I Listed Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, and a grandstand finish outside Liverpool Town Hall featuring stilt walking festive characters and ‘real’ snow.


How to run for Alder Hey at the The Appreciate Group Santa Dash

Register through the BTR Liverpool website and once you've have signed up, please email us or call us on 0151 252 5716 so we can send out a fundraising pack as well as a special Alder Hey green hat which you can wear with pride around the course.

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