4k Walk or Run Saturday 23rd November 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Everything you need to know about your place in the Barrow 4KM Santa Dash
Join us for an afternoon of fun to get you in the festive spirit and raise vital funds for St Mary’s Hospice. It’s not a race, but there will be the opportunity to time your run – so you can run, jog, walk or jingle all the way!
- Logging of participants: Arc Building (Shop at the entrance of Barrow Market) Portland Walk, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 1HU
- Timings: Our Log In Desk opens at 1.30pm and Santa Dash starts at 2.30pm with a warm up beforehand at 2.20pm
- Timing Chips will be issued at Log In.
- £15 per adult with a minimum £30 sponsorship
- £5 per child (under14) with a minimum £10 sponsorship
- £25 per family of 4 with a minimum of £50 sponsorship
This price includes a free Santa Suit, timing chips and a medal at the end. During online entry registration you can elect which St Mary's Hospice shop you wish to collect your Santa Suit from, the shops are in Barrow, Dalton, Grange over Sands, Millom and Ulverston.
It is also possible to register on the day, but will have to take pot luck on suits being available.
Who can take part?
Everyone! The route through Barrow Town Centre is flat and accessible. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. No dogs sorry.
Can I bring friends and family along?
Of course! To avoid disappointment, anyone wanting to take part should register before 16th November. If you register on the day we cannot guarantee to time your run or have a suitable size santa costume. There will be entertainment and refreshments throughout the town centre, so be a fun day for all the family.
What should I wear?
A Santa Suit of course (included in your entry fee) and they can be picked up from St Mary's Hospice shops, just take along a copy of your confirmatory email of registration. But depending on the weather, we recommend warm layers and waterproofs (ponchos will be available for a small donation), as well as trainers or comfortable shoes.
All Santas should report to The Forum on completion of the "Dash" where they can exchange their timing chips for a Finishers medal. Afterwards, why not stay and enjoy the Christmas Lights Switch On !
Fastest Male, Fastest Female, Fastest Boy (under 14) and Fastest Girl (under 14) will be announced on social media and this website and prizes will be awarded !
How am I helping St Mary’s Hospice?
“As a family we were overwhelmed, we were lost. The St Mary’s Hospice at Home team came into our lives and gave us the help we needed to bring Lee home. Without their support, Lee would have spent his last hours in a place where he was unhappy and afraid, instead of at home surrounded by the love of his family” – Gill, mum to Lee, who passed away aged 27 from Leukemia.
St Mary’s was born from the belief that no one should face a life limiting illness on their own. Whether it is on our 9 bed inpatient unit, at home, on a Living Well programme or with Family and Bereavement Support, we will care and understand, give support and courage at the hardest of times. It costs £3.2 million every year to provide our services free of charge to the South Cumbria Community – so every penny you raise at this year’s Santa Dash will ensure we are able to continue to be here for as many people as possible when they need us for as long as they need us.