Santa Dash 2018

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  • Date:

    9th December 2018 9:00 am

  • Price:

    Adults £15 - Children £5

  • Location:

    Victoria Park

  • Summary:

    Get in the festive spirit by taking part in Myton’s famous Santa Dash in Leamington Spa!

  • Get in the festive spirit by taking part in Myton’s famous Santa Dash in Leamington Spa!

    Nothing says ‘Christmas’ quite like pulling on a Santa suit and running, jogging or walking 5k for charity. So whether signing up gives you the perfect excuse to lace up your running shoes despite the cold weather, or if you want to get the family together for some festive fundraising, this is the event for you!

    Taking place on Sunday 9th December at Victoria Park in Leamington Spa, you will take on a 5k run, jog or walk.

    We are hoping to raise £38,000 from your Santa Dash sponsorship this year so we can continue providing our services to people with terminal and life limiting illnesses, and their families, over the festive period. Join hundreds of other Santa’s and Elves and do something amazing for your local charity this Christmas!

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    Adults £15 - 

    Each adult will receive a free Santa suit!

    Children £5 -

    Children aged 3-5 will receive an Elf Suit and Children 6 – 17 will receive a Santa Suit.  Think of the photo opportunities! Please note to be classed as a child you have to be under 18 years of age on the 9th of December 2018.

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    As well as playing host to hundreds of Santa's and Elves, Victoria Park will be filled with festive music and refreshments!

    This event is the perfect way to kick start Christmas for the whole family, dogs are welcome and you can even dress them up too if you want to!

    Please contact the events team: / 01926 01926 838891 for more information or any assistance!
  • FAQ's

    Check in:

    Check in on the day is from 9am for people running at 10am, and from 10am for those jogging or walking at 11am.

    Check in will be clearly signposted and located in Victoria Park, Leamington Spa. When you check in please let us know how much sponsorship money you have raised so far; this will help us estimate how much the event has raised in total.

    Pre check-in:

    This year you will have the option to check-in in advance to collect your Santa suit and/or elf suit.

    Pre check-in will be at Warwick Myton Hospice (Myton Lane, off Myton Road, Warwick, CV34 6PX) on Saturday 24th November from 10am to 1pm. You don’t need to bring anything with you, just give your details and the details of anyone else whose pack you might be collecting on their behalf.

    Please note: if you check-in in advance you won’t need to do so on the day itself (which means at least another 15 minutes in bed!)


    We ask that all our Santas and elves gather at Victoria Park (CV31 3PH). If you have never seen hundreds of Santas gathered like this before you are in for quite a treat!


    Starting at Victoria Park, Santas and elves will complete two laps of the park and surrounding areas. There will be clear signage throughout the route and there will be plenty of volunteer marshals to direct you and cheer you on!


    There are plenty of parking facilities in Leamington Spa which are just a short walk away from Victoria Park:

    • St Peters multi-storey CV32 5EL (access via Augusta Place)

    • Adelaide Bridge CV31 3PD

    • Bedford Street CV32 5DT

    • Royal Priors multi-storey CV32 4XT

    Please note that there will be temporary road closures along The Parade due to the Christmas market. See more parking options and charges at

    The Suits:

    All adult Santa suits are one size fits all and include adjustable trousers, a jacket and even a beard (so you don’t need to grow your own!) Please bring your own belt and make sure you wear suitable footwear and clothes underneath to keep you warm.

    We also have Youth and Junior Santa suits which include a jacket, trousers and a hat.

    As we all know Santa couldn’t get ready for Christmas without his elves so younger children taking part in the dash will receive elf suits.


    There will be portable toilets located in Victoria Park.

    First Aid:

    If you are feeling unwell or need first aid please call the events team mobile: 07599 752835. Warwickshire Ambulance Association will be on hand to deal with any incidents.

    Please be aware that as the event is held in winter the weather conditions are likely to be more adverse, so please take care along the route and make sure you wear suitable footwear.


    It is no secret that we love dogs here at Myton! We would like to welcome all well-behaved dogs to this year’s event, but please bear in mind the event will be very busy and there will be lots of other dogs on site.


    We always like to make sure our supporters are well fed when taking part in our events so there will be tasty bacon or sausage sandwiches available to buy throughout the event as well as a range of hot and cold drinks to keep you hydrated before and afterwards!

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  • No doubt Christmas feels like a long way off, but plans are well underway for our annual Santa Dash – the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit!

    Our events would not be possible without the support of our amazing volunteers! If you wanted to volunteer on the day then please click here.

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    We have the following roles available...

    Set-up, 7.00 – 10.00am 

    This will involve assisting the Events team with unloading the vans and setting up equipment.

    Marshals, 9.30am – 1.00pm 

    Your role will involve cheering and directing participants along the route.

    Host Back markers, 10am start and 11am start 

    This role is really important as it means we can keep track of all our participants and ensure that we know they have safely completed the route! It will involve following the last participants and standing down the marshals.

    Merchandise, 8.15 – 11am 

    We’ll have an assortment of merchandise including Christmas dog outfits that we will be selling on the day.

    Hosts, 8.30 – 11.00am 

    This role involves greeting and assisting participants with questions and directions.

    Photo station, 10.45am – 1.00pm 

    This will be made up of the Myton logo backdrop and props. Please encourage people to dress up, take photos and #Santa Dash.

    Bag drop, 10.45am – 1.00pm 

    This will be an allocated space where participants will be able to drop off their bags in a safe place, whilst the event is taking place.

    Real Santa, 8.30am – 1.00pm 

    Well, it just wouldn’t be right not to have him there!

    Santa’s Grotto helpers, 8.30am – 1.00pm 

    Please help Santa with his visitors and collect donations for entry in the bucket provided.

    Signage, 8.00 – 10.00am 

    This will involve putting up signs along the route.

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