The Santa Dash is returning this year to help raise funds for Beatson Cancer Charity.
Join our Virtual Santa Dash from 11th December-18th December. Run, jog, walk or hop on your sleigh – it’s time to do 5k your way!
Show your support to patients and families affected by cancer this winter by signing up to this year’s Santa Dash. Once registered, you will receive a free Santa hat with a Beatson Cancer Charity badge on it, to help paint your town red and yellow.
Maisie McCormick, community fundraising manager at Beatson Cancer Charity, said: “Events like this are hugely important to us as a charity, the impact of Covid over the past year and a half has been huge for all charities – we’ve had to cancel a lot of events and activities.
“This is a great way for us to be able to raise some money to continue to help patients and families who are living with cancer throughout Christmas and beyond.”
We’d love to see everyone’s best-dressed efforts and there will be a chance to win some top prizes. We can’t wait to see some Jack Frosts, Reindeer Clans, and other festive friends!
Paula McAleer, data insights analyst and supporter care team leader at Beatson Cancer Charity, said: “I just absolutely love the event – I love seeing everyone walking about in their Santa suits and their Christmas jumpers dotted around the city in parks- it's just a wee bit of Christmas magic to start off the festivities and a great way to support cancer patients and their families over the Christmas period.
“All the bookings all come through the supporter care team so it’s amazing to see the numbers racking up every week.
“As it gets closer and closer, you see the money coming in every week and you just think ‘oh wow – all these people are behind us this Christmas’ and it’s just so important that they are, and we’re so thankful for everyone who’s involved.”
Erin Phairs, owner of Beatson Cancer Charity’s Ambassadog Milo, said: “The Santa Dash is such a well-known event, so I’m absolutely honoured to see Milo associated with it this year.
“There’s no better time to get behind the charity and raise some money than at Christmas time.
“Milo and I will definitely be taking part with his brother Leo and we’re already looking forward to dressing up in our best Christmas gear for it!”
You can register for this year’s Santa Dash here.