Liverpool Santa Dash

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5th DECEMBER 2021

RACE START: 9.30am

The 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.

Now in it's 18th year the event is enjoyed by runners of all abilities as they take part in a day of enjoyment and atmosphere right in the heart of Liverpool.

We are delighted to welcome 'appreciate' on board this year as event sponsor and you can find out all about them (HERE)

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.


Everyone who enters the appreciate 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.

Once the pop up shop is open on 1st November then you cal also enter in person. You don't need to enter online from 1st November. You can but you will need to wait to receive you race pack and then come in with the collection card.


The blue suits are restricted to 500 are 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.



In addition to the main 5K run there is also a 1K Mini Dash especially for children up to 12 years of age. The Mini Dash starts at around 11.00am once the main 5K has cleared and the start line is on Castle Street close to the finish line.

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.


What’s the cost?

The Standard red suit entry fee for the £23

The Standard blue suit entry fee for the £25

The Standard mini dash entry fee for the £11


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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