Red suits at the ready – it’s the annual St Cath’s Santa Dash!

Posted on - 6th November, 2019 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Lostock Hall, Preston News, Riversway, What's On in Preston
St Catherine’s Hospice Santa Dash

Get on your marks for the family-friendly St Catherine’s Hospice Santa Dash!


The popular festive fun run returns to the iconic waters of Preston Docks this December, with the whole family encouraged to take part or cheer on the hundreds of dashing Santas at this fantastic fundraiser.

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Supporters are invited to take on the three-mile dash or dawdle on Sunday December 8 in aid of the Lostock Hall hospice, helping the charity to continue providing specialist palliative and end-of-life care to local people affected by life-shortening illnesses throughout Christmas and into the new year.

Emma Jacovelli, head of community engagement, said: “The sponsored Santa Dash is a fantastic fundraising event which brings our communities together to have fun, get active, and help raise vital funds for our care of local people at the hospice and in patients’ own homes.

“It was an amazing atmosphere at Preston Docks last year when we held our popular festive fun run there for the first time, and we’re really excited to be heading there again this December!

“We’re looking forward to a sea of St Catherine’s Santas coming out in force for their much-loved hospice at this special time of year.”

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The sponsored Santa Dash is open to anyone aged eight and above, and everyone who takes part gets a Santa suit, hat, and a medal.

The run sets off at 11am from the Control Tower area. Registration is £10 for adults and £5 for children; under-18s must be accompanied by an adult.

To sign up, visit or call 01772 629171.

Will you be taking part in the St Catherine’s Santa Dash? Let us know in the comments section.

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