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Liverpool Santa Dash


3rd DECEMBER 2023

RACE START: 9.30am



The deadline for securing a personalised run number for the Santa Dash is

5.00pm on THURSDAY, 19th October.


Entries taken after this time will receive a standard event number only.

The BTR Liverpool Santa Dash is the biggest and longest established Santa Run in the UK and in just the second year (back in 2005) achieved Guinness World Record status for the Biggest Santa Gathering.

The 5K fun run 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 flows through the city centre passing through the Royal Albert Dock and back along the main waterfront roads before turning into the tightly packed streets to finish in front of the Town Hall.

Runners are greeted with giant Christmas characters and a flurry of snow right on the finish line.

It really kick starts Christmas in Liverpool every year and this run has everything for all the family, even a 1K Mini Dash for under 12s which happens at the conclusion of the main 5K.

BTR LIVERPOOL MINI DASH - is primarily for kids up to 12 yrs old

Parents / guardians DO NOT NEED TO ENTER but are required to accompany their children around the course.

This short fun run starts close to the event finish at approximately 11.00am once all 5k runners are back.


All participants are required to collect their Santa suits from the event pop-up shop in Liverpool city centre from 1st November. All event information will either be posted or emailed to you depending on when you enter.


The location of the pop-up shop and opening times will be confirmed nearer the event date and it will be open seven days a week from 1st November.

Please wait for your event pack to arrive once you have entered.


Emails or phone photos of cards cannot be accepted as evidence of your entry.


You can collect for other entrants but you will need their collection card.

The pop up shop location is in St. Johns Centre on the Williamson Square side.


It is above Wetherspoons and opposite Matalan and the LFC shop.

The pop-up shop is open seven days a week between Tuesday 1st November and Saturday 3rd December.

Opening times are Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 5.00pm and Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm.



If you are entering in person then you can take away your Santa suit and run number at the point of entry.

You don't need a collection card.


The blue suits are restricted to 500 and are allocated on a first come, first served basis.


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. NO WRISTBAND. NO MEDAL.

It is your responsibility to make sure you bring your wristband on the day.


What’s the cost?


The standard red suit entry fee is £25

Adult Santa suits are one size only.


The standard blue suit entry fee is £27

Adult Santa suits are one size only.


The standard Mini Dash entry fee is £13

Child Santa suits are available in ages 5 - 8 years and 9 -14 years.

Child suits are available in red only.


There is also an additional small fee to pay when entering online.


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IMPORTANT Terms and conditions of entry.

You enter BTR events on the understanding that once the entry is accepted it is not possible to provide refunds, deferrals or entry transfers outside your statutory rights period. Refunds provided within the statutory rights period will be subject to a £5 administrative charge. Changes in personal circumstances prior to the event cannot be taken into account.

This includes injury or any other medical condition arising once your entry is accepted.

Full terms and conditions can be found here.

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