Santa Dash for St Leonard’s Hospice

The St Leonard’s Hospice Santa Dash is back! Put on your Santa suits and snowy white beards and dash, skip, hop or stroll around the grounds of York Railway Institute, Hamilton Drive, Acomb. It’s a lovely festive way of raising money for St Leonard’s, a wonderful place that does amazing things. This event really is suitable for everyone, whether you like running or would rather just walk and take in the scenery!

Catch the Turkey
Can you catch the festive turkey and win a meat hamper just in time for Christmas? The Turkey will start off the race with a head start, and if you catch the turkey, the first the prize is yours!

Present Pick Up
For younger dashers! Santa has dropped his presents around York RI! Silly Santa. Make your way around a special course and pick up Santa’s presents to claim your prize.


St Leonard’s Hospice Christmas Fair 
Every dasher will get free entry into the Christmas Fair, taking place at the RI from 12noon until 4pm. There’ll be lots on offer for all the family, including festive stalls and games and even the chance to meet Santa himself. There will be a café open on the day serving a selection of hot and cold food and a BBQ selling bacon and sausage butties which will be available for dashers from 10 am.

The Dash
Registration opens at 10 am and the dash starts at 11 am. You have a choice of a one-lap dash, two laps or a 5km route. If you would prefer not to wear a Santa Suit you can come along in your own festive outfit but you will still need to book your place online. Please note dogs are not allowed at York RI.

Don’t forget to ask your friends and family to sponsor Santa and help raise vital funds for the Hospice. Why not set up a Fundraising Page and set yourself a target. If you can raise £50 or more before the dash (and show us evidence of this) then you will be entered into a prize draw to win a Christmas hamper (adults and children’s prizes available.)

Adult plus Santa suit £10*
Adult in own festive outfit (Santa suit not included) £8
Child (aged 9-14) plus Santa suit £7*
Child (aged 5-8) plus Santa suit £7*
Child (under 5) plus Santa suit £5*
Child (under 14) in own festive outfit £5
Child (under 5) in own festive outfit FREE

*Please note you will need to collect your Santa suit on the day at registration from 10am at York RI. (Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult)

Visit the St Leonard’s Hospice website for more details

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