Woodlands Hospice | Hospice Care for North Liverpool, South Sefton and Kirkby in Knowsely

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Liverpool Santa Dash 2021

Support Woodlands Hospice in the Liverpool Santa Dash, 5th December 2021

The annual event was yet another victim of the pandemic in 2020 so we are really looking forward to seeing the city centre flood with a sea of red and blue supporters again to officially kickstart the festive season.

What is the Santa Dash?

The Santa Dash is a 5k fun run set in Liverpool's City Centre where runners famously dress in Santa suits. It starts at the magnificent Pier Head in front of the famous Liver Building and by 9.30am the whole of the public space is completely full of Santas, many bedecked in traditional red with some blue among the mass crowd.

​The 5K route through the city centre passes through the Royal Albert Dock, along the main waterfront roads and finishes in front of the Town Hall.


When will it take place and what's the cost?

The 5K Fun Run will take place on Sunday 5th December at 9.30am

The Standard red suit entry fee is £23  |  The Standard blue suit entry fee is £25


Can children take part?

There will be a Mini Dash for children at 11am which is a smaller 1K route for children upto the age of 12.

Parents are required to run with their children but parents do not have to enter. The Mini Dash is for children only. All children taking part will receive a special commemorative medal. Mini Dash suits are not available in blue. The finish line of the Mini dash is the same as the main 5K. The Standard mini dash entry fee is £11


How do I sign up?

Head to the official Santa Dash website here: SIGN UP and follow their steps to register for the event and secure your suit and wristband (details of both below).

Then please contact us at Woodlands Hospice to let us know you've signed up and we'll send you your own unique link to start your fundraising! Email jonathan.burgess@liverpoolft.nhs.uk to get your link or call us on 0151 529 5243 if you have any queries.



Santa Suits:

​Everyone who enters the Santa Dash will receive a Santa suit as part of the entry fee. There is a one size adult suit, a large child suit (age 9 -12) which will fit a small adult and a small child suitable for age 6 - 8.

​​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.

​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. 

​Wrist Bands:

​When you collect your Santa suit you will be given a wristband which you must wear on race day. At the end of the 5K run you will need to hand in the wristband in return for your medal. Please be aware that the events states NO WRISTBAND, NO MEDAL. ​It is your responsibility to make sure you bring your wristband on the day.