Lancaster University Running Club to host Santa fun run

Every participant will receive a Santa hat, medal, mince pie and a bottle of water

All those with a love for Christmas, running and raising money for charity should get their skates (or sleighs?) on and register for Lancaster University Running Club’s Lancaster Santa Dash taking place this Saturday.

The Santa Dash is a Christmas themed three kilometre (which is about 1.9 miles) fun run, aimed: to encourage people to get fit and healthy, to raise money for Defying Dementia and to bring Christmas spirit to Lancaster.

Upon paying a £5 entry fee to participate, runners will receive a Santa hat, medal, mince pie and a bottle of water in addition to a position in the fun run.


One of the main organisers of the event, Callum Barltrop said:

“It started off as an idea for the Just Play group which we organise – we wanted to try and encourage more people to get into running and we thought what better way to do that then dress people up in Santa Hats for a Charity fun run?

“Then, in the early stages of planning, we spoke to some members of the Defying Dementia student group who were keen on putting on some sort of Christmas themed fundraiser. This gave us an idea; why not incorporate them into our event and use it as a way to raise money for charity the Christmas time?. So that’s what we did.”

The run is taking place on the 3rd December at 12 Midday, starting and finishing at Lake Carter near the sports centre and you can sign up here.