On Dashers: Santas storm to streets of Lancaster


On Sunday 15th November, the streets of Lancaster are paving the way for The Santa Dash 09 and Reindeer Run.

The family-friendly fun-run lasts 1.5 miles and is fully accessible for both wheelchairs and pushchairs. It starts at 11.00 am from the Salt Ayre Sports Centre and finishes in Market Square, Lancaster. The day will draw to a close with the switch on of the Christmas lights at 4:30 pm. The event will include a host of festive fun and games to be enjoyed and will also signal the opening of the Christmas shopping season.

This is the first time The Santa Dash has taken place in Lancaster, although sister events have taken place in countries all over the world from America to Germany.

When asked why The Santa Run was coming to the city of Lancaster, Jeff (SURNAME), who has helped in the organisation of the event, stated: “The Santa Run makes a change from the formal Christmas light switch and it is a great way to get everyone involved. Hopefully, this will be come an annual event.”

Commenting on why students should take part, (SURNAME) said “It will get them all out of bed on a Sunday morning and it is all in the aid of a local charity”.

Entry is £12.50 each and all the money raised from the fun-run will be donated to Cancer Care, a local charity dedicated to the support of people with cancer, their families and carers and those bereaved by cancer. All the Santa suits, antlers and noses are provided and you can hop, skip and jump your way to the finish line, or just simply walk.

If you are interested in taking part visit the website www.thesantadash.org.uk or drop into LUSU and pick up a registration form.

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