Nothing gets The Myton Hospices fundraising team in the Christmas spirit like seeing hundreds of Santas and elves taking over Victoria Park in Leamington Spa!


Our festive 5k saw over 1,000 people take to the streets of Leamington Spa dressed in Santa and elf suits on Sunday, and we are well on our way to meeting our £38,000 target!


After the snow put paid to our original event last year, the Myton Events team breathed a sigh of relief on the morning of Santa Dash to see not a single snow flake had fallen over night! Instead, everyone who took part enjoyed a crisp, sunny morning for this year’s Santa Dash!


Santa Dash - The Myton Hospices - Event


Everyone took part in a rousing warm-up led by Mel Pitter and Simon Button returned once again as our festive MC!


The Royal Spa Brass band filled Victoria Park with Christmas ditties and the 100-strong Rock Choir continued to keep people singing in Jephson Gardens! And as they returned to Victoria Park, Santa and his elves were treated to delicious food and drinks from Red Banger, The Spice Truck and the Pug Pubs.


Photos by Viv Porteous Aviation Photography below...

Assistant Events Manager at The Myton Hospices, Rebecca Richards said:

Seeing so many Santas and elves take on this year’s Santa Dash really brought the Christmas spirit to Leamington. We cannot thank everyone enough for their support, without our participants, volunteers and suppliers events like this would not be possible.

This time of year can be quite tough for some people; we just hope that the spectacle of hundreds of Santas running around Leamington Spa to raise money for The Myton Hospices will bring a smile to someone this Christmas!

Myton photos below...

We want to say thank you to...

The Royal Spa Brass band, Rock Choir, Red Banger, The Spice Truck, the Pug Pubs, Mel Pitter, Simon Button, Waveform Productions for PA support, Viv Porteous Photography, Honey Mustard Media for filming on the day, our wonderful event sponsors Denis Eagle and to all the volunteers and participants – we couldn’t continue to put on such wonderful events without you all!


Santa Dash - The Myton Hospices - Volunteers - Event


Supporter photos from the day below...