Santa Dash returns for St Catherine’s Hospice Christmas Festival

Posted on - 17th November, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Christmas, Lostock Hall, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Ready to run? Santa Dash runners at last year's festival

Ready to run? Santa Dash runners at last year’s festival

A sea of Santas will make their way around Lostock Hall for an annual charity fun run.


The Santa Dash is a highlight of the run up to Christmas.

St Catherine’s Hospice runs the two mile Dash as part of its Christmas Festival.

Including festival stalls, an ice rink and the half mile Rudolph Rumble.

Festival organiser Rachel Hewitt said: “Our Christmas Festival weekend is a wonderful occasion featuring a host of seasonal attractions to get everyone in the festive spirit.

“Our grounds are transformed into a winter wonderland for the first weekend of December, and one of the highlights is our Santa Dash on the Sunday. It’s a great sight as thousands of supporters don fancy dress for a two-mile run or walk around our grounds and Lostock Hall, helping to spread good will and festive cheer whilst raising vital funds for St Catherine’s.”

Read more: How you can help the Foxton Centre this Christmas

The Santa Dash takes place at 12noon on Sunday (4 December), with the festival running from 11am to 3pm on Saturday (3 December) and Sunday.

How do I dash?

Registration for the Dash is £10 for adults and £5 for under-18s. For the Rudolph Rumble it is £5.

All fees include a Santa suit or reindeer antlers and a red nose.

Register by visiting the hospice website, calling 01772 629171, or emailing

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