Carlisle Santa Dash

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About
Take to the streets of Carlisle in the finest Christmas gear to kick off the festive season with an army of Santas. Run the 5k Santa Dash or take part in the 2k fun run/walk with the whole family. Come for the Santa suit, mince pies or to get that festive feeling.
Participants
Santa Fun Run/ Walk 2k, and Santa Dash 5k
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Calendar
Sun, 5 Dec 2021
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4.8
(7 Reviews)
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Where and when
Location
Bitts Park Tennis and Recreation Area, Dacre Rd, Carlisle CA3 8UZ, UK
Start times
Sun, 5 Dec 2021
Santa Dash 5k:
10:30am |
Santa Fun Run/ Walk 2k:
11:30am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Carlisle Santa Dash
Santa Dash 5k
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5km
£7.00 - £18.00
Santa Fun Run/ Walk 2k
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2km
£1.50 - £15.00
Route information
Runners for the 5k will start at the Sheepmount ring road, along Mayors Drive and finish in Carlisle city centre, close to the Town Hall. You will be running along open roads for some of the course so runners are advised to look out for other road users.
The Fun Run/Walk 2k will start from the Victoria statue in Bitts Park and follow Mayors Drive, Devonshire Walk and Castle Way heading towards the finish at the city centre.
What's included
  • Santa suit
  • Festive Finisher's Medal
  • Mince pies, treat and biscuits
  • Water station
  • Under 5s free entry
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Finisher's Medal
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How to get there
Bitts Park Tennis and Recreation Area, Dacre Rd, Carlisle CA3 8UZ, UK
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Address: Bitts Park, Dacre Rd, Carlisle CA3 8UZ
Parking
Parking in the surrounding area will be limited so please try to use public transport or car share where possible.
Event day logistics
10:30 Santa Dash 5k starts
11:30 Santa Fun Run/Walk 2k starts
*Update on Santa Suit Collections
Everyone must collect their Santa suits and race number prior to race day. There will be no need to register on the day just head to the start, wearing your Santa suit.
Here are the locations and times for collection:
  • Saturday November 27th – Morton Manor Car Park 09:30 to 11:00
  • Wednesday December 1st – Trinity Leisure Centre – 17:00 to 18:30
  • Saturday December 4th – Morton Manor Car Park 09:30 to 11:00
Children 5 years and over we will have suit sizes for 5-8 years or 9-14 years, and the adult suit is one size fits all.
If you already own a Santa suit and do not require one, please select the ticket without the suit.
Please note, all runners MUST be wearing a Santa suit for the 5k Dash and Fun Run/ Walk.
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FAQ's
Do I have to wear a Santa suit for the Carlisle Santa Dash?
All runners must wear a Santa suit during the run to add to the festivities of the day.
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Are there any age restrictions for the Carlisle Santa Dash 2k fun run/ walk?
This run is open to everyone, there are no age restrictions. Children under 5 can enter for free.
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Where will the Carlisle Santa Dash 2k fun run/ walk start from?
The start line will be in front of the Victoria statue in Bitts Park
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Reviews
4.8
7 reviews
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5.0
Did the Santa Dash 5k in 2021
A great way to get into the festive spirit and enjoy supporting a great local good cause. Definitely do it again!
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5.0
Did the Santa Dash 5k in 2021
Great run for a good cause. shame about no mince pies at the end but Covid has to be respected. Really good family event - I ran the 5k and then the 2k with my grandchildren. Volunteers were great - felt like Christmas had arrived.
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4.7
Did the Santa Dash 5k in 2018
A great family atmosphere - ideal for a family run or intro to organised running events
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4.7
Did the Santa Dash 5k in 2018
Great event for an amazing local charity. Really well done to all who played a part . Marshalls even joined in. Definitely do it next year
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4.0
Did the Santa Dash 5k in 2018
I'd recommend turning up early to get your number
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5.0
Did the Santa Dash 5k in 2018
It was great I live the finish in the town
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5.0
Did the Santa Dash 5k in 2018
Would like more information on if race times were record or not as nothing been published about results time.
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