Ah, the iconic Santa Dash. Not only is it a run for charity, but Glasgow’s streets will be flooded with thousands of Santas once again this December. This year, The Santa Dash is back for the first time in years and will take place on Sunday, December 11. The route will take a new shape through Glasgow Green, and around 6,000 people dressed as Santa are expected to be flooding the streets and spread some festive cheer in support of The Beatson Cancer Charity.
The 5k family run will take Santas around Glasgow Green and the Gorbals where runners will be raising money for their chosen charities. All the money raised will go to either The Beatson Cancer Charity or Lord Provost’s Children’s Fund, so participants are encouraged to enjoy themselves with a clear conscience.
Why Was The Santa Dash Cancelled Last Year?
The Santa Dash tradition started in 2006, and has become the city’s beloved event every year. Unfortunately, it was cancelled during the pandemic due to restrictions, but we’re glad it’s finally back this December. The event has raised a whopping £350,000 since its beginning, helping various charities and organisations.
Where and when is The Santa Dash happening?
The race starts and finishes at Glasgow Green at 10am on December 11. There is a £15 fee for adults to sign up, and you will receive a Santa Dash T-Shirt, the race number and a medal. And if you don’t want to run for the nominated charities, you can always choose your own. What is more, runners are welcome to bring their babies and dogs so no one gets left behind.
Glasgow is ready to be flooded with thousands of Santas this December, and so are we!
You can register for the run here.