Join TEAM SANTA dashing over the iconic Silver Jubilee Bridge this Christmas. It’s a tradition!
The event will see hundreds of local people dressed in Santa suits taking part in the 3km fun run from West Bank Boat Club Café, Spike Island in Widnes to the finish by Costa in Runcorn on Sunday 10th December at 10am. We encourage Santa’s to arrive from 9am to sign in and enjoy the pre-Dash entertainment.
The Silver Jubilee Bridge will be closed to allow the Santa’s to run across the centre of the bridge.
All the money raised will go directly to the Hospice allowing them to continue to provide a peaceful space, specialist end of life care and support to patients and their families.
The Santa Dash entry fee is £18 for adults, £10 for children (up to 16 years old), under 5’s are free (no Santa suit provided), dogs £2 and a family ticket is £47.
Santa suits can be collected on the morning of the event at the start area or prior to the event from Halton Haven Hospice Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm or from Hankins Traditional Sweet Shop, Widnes Market.
The registration cost includes a Santa suit and a medal on completion. Under 5’s are encouraged to come along in their own fancy dress.
A Huge thank you to Santa Dash 2023 sponsor Merseyflow.
Tina Gill, Community Fundraiser at Halton Haven Hospice said, “It is always an amazing sight, seeing hundreds of Santa’s running over the Silver Jubilee Bridge in support of our local hospice. This is your chance to be part of something special! Pick up your Santa suit, have fun and raise some money for your much-loved Hospice.”
To sign up visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/santa-dash-2023-tickets-732701539027
Alternatively you can collect a registration form and sponsor form from Halton Haven’s Main Reception, Hankins Traditional Sweet Shop, Widnes Market or at our Halton Haven Shop, Queens Avenue, Widnes.
Can anyone take part in the Santa Dash?
Yes, the Santa Dash is a fun run. It is open to everyone and children under the age of 5 can take part for free.
What is included with the registration fee?
Registration includes a Santa Suit and this year’s festive medal on completion.
How can I register?
The simplest way is online at https://www.haltonhaven.org.uk/the-events/santa-dash or you can collect a registration form from the hospice reception or our Halton Haven shop on Queens Avenue in Widnes, WA8 0DE.
If I have already registered what do I need to do on the day?
If you are registered you will still need to sign in on the morning of the event so we know who is taking part for safety reasons. There will be a sign in and new registrations area.
What happens once I’ve registered?
Once you have registered you will receive an email confirmation proving you’ve purchased a space(s) for the Halton Haven Hospice Santa Dash 2023. This will then be followed by an email that will include event information and a sponsor form to print. If you require anything via post, please let us know.
How and where do I get my Santa Suit from?
Suits will be available to collect on the day of the event.
You can also collect your Santa suits prior from Halton Haven Hospice Reception Mon-Friday 9am-4pm. (Please note collection times are subject to change or cancellation due to visiting restrictions at the Hospice).
Santa suits can also be collected from Hankin’s Old Fashioned Sweets in Widnes Market.
You will need to bring along your confirmation for each person you are collecting a suit for.
Why do I need to raise sponsorship and where does my money go?
Your registration fee is absorbed by the costs of running such a special event. These vary from buying the Santa suits to closing the roads. Every pound of sponsorship goes towards supporting your local hospice to continue to provide specialist care and support to those living with terminal illness and their families in the local community.
How do I raise money for Halton Haven?
The simplest way of raising funds is via Just Giving. Go to www.justgiving.com and follow the instructions choosing Halton Haven Hospice to start fundraising straight away.
You will also receive a sponsorship form with your welcome email should you wish to fundraise this way. If you would like any advice on how to raise as much as you can for Halton Haven Hospice, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I enter with a team?
Of course! If you are entering as a team, please call 01928 712728 to let us know. If you are raising sponsorship as a team, try setting up a Just Giving page – just make it clear you are taking part in the Santa Dash.
Can I bring my children?
The Santa Dash is a family event, we LOVE to see all the family take part! We have a limited range of child size Santa suits available so please enquire as soon as possible after registering to get hold of the right size. All children under 5 can enter the Dash free of charge but do need to be registered so we know for numbers on the day.
No suit is included for under 5’s but we do encourage fancy dress!
What time do I need to arrive for the Dash?
Please try to arrive in plenty of time for the 10am start at West bank Boat Club Café, Spike Island. The sign in/new registration area will be open from 9am. We would advise at least 30 minutes prior to make sure you are all ready to go.
You may like to grab yourself a cuppa from the Café before also.
Will there be parking available for me on the day?
We have no designated parking for participants on the day.
Anthony’s Travel have kindly offered to transport participants from the finish area back to the start.
Will there be refreshments available?
There will refreshments available to purchase at West Bank Boat Club Café at the starting area and there will also be water available for all participants at the end of the Dash. Costa Coffee will be open by the finish line and Ten Lock Flight pub opens at 12 midday.
Is there anywhere where I can get changed?
No, unfortunately there are no changing facilities at the start of the event. Please make sure you are suitably dressed for the dash and please make sure you take the weather into account when getting ready on the morning.
What should I do if I have a query on the day of the event?
Please come and find our information point and ask one of our Santa Dash Team, hopefully they will be able to help. Please note, any child lost on the day will be taken to this point and will be looked after by our team.
There will be a lost child point at both start and finish areas.
Can my family and friends come and watch?
Absolutely, the more the merrier around the finish line to cheer our Santa’s through!!