Glasgow will once again host Individuals, clubs and charities in their festive fundraising event- Santa Dash.
On Sunday December 10th Glasgow City Council will see participants gather to run the 5K route around Glasgow Green and the Gorbals for their chosen charity at 10 am, while having fun with friends, family, or colleagues.
Babies and pets can also join in the fun with the last group in the run open for prams and dogs.
The profits for the event, will be split between the Lord Provost’s Charity Fund which helps the city’s vulnerable citizens and children and Beatson Cancer Charity.
Last year saw the city light up with almost 4000 runners young and old dressed up as Santa, elves and even a dinosaur.
With frosty weather, Christmas tunes and gatherings of families and friends; the first live Santa Dash since the Covid-19 Pandemic went off with a carnival atmosphere.
Since the first Santa Dash in 2006 the fundraising event has raised over £400,000 for various charities.
Maisie McCormick, community fundraising manager at Beatson Cancer Charity, said: “We are so excited for the Santa Dash to take place again this year.
“Last year’s event was a great success and we loved seeing everyone in their festive t-shirts and outfits at Glasgow Green.
“Santa Dash participants have helped raise over £400,000 for our charity since 2016, which is absolutely incredible.
“Everyone who signs up to take part this year will be continuing to support cancer patients and their families across Scotland.”
Glasgow’s Lord Provost, Jacqueline McLaren, will start the event which is expected to be a real Christmas cracker!
Glasgow’s Lord Provost, Councillor Jacqueline McLaren, said: “Glasgow’s Santa Dash is a wonderful, uplifting family event which gets children and adults into the festive spirit. It is a great morning with plenty of fun and laughter and the sea of Santas running the route is a truly impressive sight.
“As well as being a lovely Christmas event, the Santa Dash helps people raise funds for a whole range of charities which help those in need in Glasgow and further afield.
“I’d encourage anyone interested to register as soon as possible and join the fun while doing their bit for charity.”
Participants will be able to enjoy free bus travel to and from the event courtesy of First Bus again this year. Registered runners can download the First Bus app and enter a code which will be included in their entry pack to receive free bus travel on the day.
There is still time to take part in the Santa Dash by registering on www.glasgow.gov.uk/santadash
Entry costs £16 per adult and £6 per child under the age of 16 years.
Run numbers and T-shirts will be available for collection from a store in St Enoch’s Shopping Centre, Glasgow, ahead of the event. Further details will be included in registration packs.
Registration will close on Friday December 8th at 4pm.
Anyone keen to raise sponsorship for the Lord Provost’s Charity Fund can do so via the JustGiving page www.justgiving.com/lordprovostfund-forvc
Donations can also be made via Beatson Cancer Charity’s JustGiving page https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/glasgowsantadash23