Santa Dash for St Catherine’s Hospice returning to Preston Docks

Posted on - 21st November, 2023 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Charities, Christmas, Kid's stuff, Preston Docks, Preston News, Riversway, What's On in Preston
Preparing to race around the Docks for the Santa Dash Pic: St Catherine’s Hospice

Hundreds of Santa’s will make their way around Preston Docks for the annual city Santa Dash.


Running to raise funds for St Catherine’s Hospice there’s almost 300 people already registered to take part.


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Emma Jacovelli, head of community engagement at St Catherine’s Hospice, said: “We’re already
seeing a really great response to our Santa Dash with almost 300 people registered. It’s going from strength to strength, and there’s still time for people to sign up.

“It’s two laps around the docks and people can run, jog, or walk, so it’s suitable for everyone – prams, wheelchairs, scooters and four-legged friends included!

“It’s a really great way to get the whole community together to do something festive and feel-good in the run-up to Christmas, with money raised helping to fund our compassionate care at this special time of year.

“More than 300 Santas dashed for St Catherine’s last year and we’re hoping to smash that target for 2023!”

Dashing around the Docks last December Pic: St Catherine’s Hospice

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She added: “It’s £15 for adults and £10 for children, which includes a Santa suit, medal, and a tasty treat at the finish line. There will be plenty going on to keep all the family entertained before and after the event at the Ribble Pilot pub as well.”

The Santa Dash takes place on Sunday 10 December from 10am with the run itself from 10.30am.

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Meeting point is PR2 2YN and to book a place visit the St Catherine’s Hospice website or call 01772629171.

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