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A festive 5k run, open to all, on a path which winds around 3 lakes in Dinton Pastures Country Park. Also 2k event consisting of one loop around a lake. Entry fee for both includes a Santa suit, medal and mince pie.

Review summary

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3 Reviews
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  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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helen d
"Very well organised, quite slippy in places but marshalls placed in those..."

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Kirsty H
"Toilets were quite a way from the start when you have young children in..."
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How to enter the Dinton Santa Dash

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    Dinton Santa Dash

    Run 5km
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    2km Mini Dash

    Run 2km

Dinton Santa Dash routes

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The 2km Mini-Dash is a one loop course taking in sights of both White Swan and Black Swan Lake.

The 5km Santa Dash follows the Dinton Pastures 5km/10km 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.

Event Details

What’s Included

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)

5km Santa Dash – a gender specific Santa-suit, medal and mince pie

Rules Of Participation:

2km Mini-Dash – Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult – within an arm’s distance at all times.

5km 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.

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Raceday Logistics
EVENT TIMINGS:
9.15am - Registration Opens in a marquee outside the Dragonfly Cafe (follow signs!)
10.15am - Mini Dash (2km) Registration Closes
10.30am - Dinton Mini Dash (2km) starts
10.45am - Dinton Santa Dash (5km) Registration Closes
11.00am - Dinton Santa Dash (5km) starts

At registration you will receive your Santa Suit and race number which we require you to complete medical details and emergency contact details on the reverse.

Those aged 3 or under will receive a Santa t-shirt and hat.
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Kit List
NO HEADPHONES to be worn during this event, there will be enough of an atmosphere that you wont need any distraction.
All under 8's must be accompanied (within an arms reach of their accompanying adult) at all times during the 2km Mini Dash.
All under 11's must be accompanied (within an arms reach of their accompanying adult) at all times during the 5km Santa Dash.
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FAQs
TOILETS
There are toilets available in the Dragonfly Cafe.

BAGGAGE
There is no secure baggage area at this event. Please leave valuables in your car.

PHOTOS
Neil Fenwick will be taking photographs on the day which will be available to download FREE after the event on the Barnes Fitness Flickr group.

REFRESHMENTS
Each finisher will receive a mince pie and soft drink courtesy of Waitrose Wokingham & Waitrose Woodley. Other hot and cold refreshments are availble to purchase from the Dragonfly Cafe before and after the event as well as the various vendors for the Dinton Christmas Fair.

Questions & answers

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Megan R
Can you do this run with a buggy?

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Steph E
Hi there. Just to let you know that you can run this with a buggy

Dinton Santa Dash weather forecast

Light rain until morning, starting again in the evening.

9°C
Predicted highs
4°C
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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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Dinton Santa Dash reviews (3)

5 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the 2km Mini Dash in 2018

    Toilets were quite a way from the start when you have young children in tow
  • Did the Dinton Santa Dash in 2018

    Very well organised, quite slippy in places but marshalls placed in those areas. Great event
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