Dinton Santa Dash


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An event for the whole family with a festive 5k run, open to all, on a path which winds around 3 lakes in Dinton Pastures Country Park as well as a 2k event consisting of one loop around a lake. Entry fee includes a Santa suit, Christmas medal and mince pie.
5k Dinton Santa Dash and 2k Mini Dash
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Sat, 18 Dec 2021
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Hurst, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis St, Hurst, Wokingham RG10 0TH, UK
Start times
Sat, 18 Dec 2021
5k Dinton Santa Dash:
11:00am |
2k Mini Dash:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Dinton Santa Dash
5k Dinton Santa Dash
£16.00 - £79.00
2k Mini Dash
£12.00 - £59.00
Route information
The 2k Mini Dash is a one loop course taking in sights of both White Swan and Black Swan Lake.
The 5k Santa Dash follows the Dinton Pastures 5k/10k Summer Series route, following paths around three of the lakes at Dinton Pastures Country Park; Black Swan, Sandford and White Swan and starts/finishes outside the amazing playground.
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What's included
  • Santa suit
  • Christmas Finisher's Medal
  • Mince pie
  • The Flatman Partnership water bottle
  • Free event photos
  • No minimum age
  • Fully marked and marsalled
Your Ticket Price Includes:
2km Mini-Dash –  include a Santa-suit, medal and mince pie (adults who enter the 5km Santa Dash are not required to enter the Mini-Dash to accompany a child under 8 years of age)
How to get there
Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis St, Hurst, Wokingham RG10 0TH, UK
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There is ample parking available on-site at Dinton Pastures. Charges apply – please pay either at the machine or in the Dragonfly Cafe. £1.50 per hour, up to 4 hours. £6 flat rate for over 4 hours.
Event day logistics
09:15 Registration opens in a marquee outside the Dragonfly Cafe (follow signs!)
10:15 Mini Dash registration closes
10:30 2k Mini Dash starts
10:45 5k Santa Dash registration closes
11:00 5k Santa Dash starts
Registration will be located in a marquee outside the Dragonfly Cafe. Here you will receive your Santa Suit and race number. You will be required you to complete medical details and emergency contact details on the reverse of your race number.
Santa Suit
Unisex trousers are ordered by default. If you prefer a female Santa dress, please specify when booking. Those aged 3 or under will receive a Santa t-shirt and hat.
On Site Facilities
There will be toilets in the Dragonfly Cafe. As you finish, you will get a mince pie or chocolate. Further refreshments can be purchased from the cafe.
Rules Of Participation
2k Mini Dash – Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult within an arm’s distance at all times.
5k Santa Dash – Under 11’s must be accompanied by an adult within an arm’s distance at all times.
Children strapped in buggies/pushchairs are allowed to be pushed around for both events.
No headphones can be worn during the run. This includes bone conducting headphones.
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Barnes Fitness
Fun, friendly and well organised running and multi sport events for ALL ages. Organisers of the well established Dinton Pastures Summer Series, Woodley 10km, Thames 5km/10km and Twyford Kids Triathlon to name a few! Run by husband and wife team; Ellie Barnes & Ian Gosling - both enjoy taking part in running and multisport events locally and internationally.
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Is there a minimum age to participate in Dinton Santa Dash?
No, this is an event for everyone! Children under 8 must be accompanied for the 2k Mini Dash and under 11 accompanied in the 5k Santa Dash.
Is the Dinton Santa Dash timed?
No, this is a fun run! Just come out and enjoy without the pressure of the clock.
Can I run in a Santa outfit for Dinton Santa Dash?
Yes! In fact you're encouraged to! All entrants will receive their Santa outfit at registration prior to the start.
4 reviews
Did the race in 2021
A lot of fun! A great way to get into the Christmas spirit. We'll organised and a mince pie waiting at the finish. We will be doing again next year.
Did the race in 2018
Toilets were quite a way from the start when you have young children in tow
Did the race in 2018
No we loved it
Did the race in 2018
Very well organised, quite slippy in places but marshalls placed in those areas. Great event
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Recent Questions
Megan Rumble
Can you do this run with a buggy?
Stephy Dennis
Hi there. Just to let you know that you can run this with a buggy
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