• Event Details

    The Santa Dash returns for its eighth year!

    Register now at www.haltonhaven.org.uk/santa-dash.

    Date: Sunday 2nd December 2018
    Time: 11am start
    Venue: Victoria Park, Widnes, WA8 7SU
    Event sponsors: Quay Pharma (www.quaypharma.com)

    Taking place at Victoria Park in Widnes on Sunday 2nd December, this 4km sponsored fun run is a wonderful festive event for all the family!

    Every Santa Dash participant will receive a Santa suit to wear for the run, creating a fantastic sight on event day as hundreds of Santas dash the three and a half lap route around Victoria Park.

    There will be mince pies and a medal waiting for you at the finish line!


    You will receive sponsor forms and the opportunity to create an online fundraising page, allowing you to raise plenty of sponsorship for patient care here at the Hospice.

    Your sponsorship from the Santa Dash helps to fund patient care at the Haven. It costs 2.5 million to run the Hospice every year and we receive just half of that in government funding. We rely entirely on the local community to help us raise the remaining 1.25 million to ensure the Hospice stays open. Your support in raising sponsorship from the Santa Dash is hugely appreciated by all of us at Halton Haven.


    The Santa Dash is generously sponsored by Quay Pharma.

    Quay Pharma is an independent, privately owned company with the scientific expertise to respond flexibly to each new challenge, and give every project the best possible chance of a successful clinical trial.

    For more information, please visit www.quaypharma.com.

    A huge thank you also to Halton Borough Council for their continued support of the Santa Dash.


    The 4km route consists of three and a half anti-clockwise laps of the park, starting at the war memorial and finishing near the bandstand.

    There will be marshals on the route to guide you.

    All the route takes place on hard surface, not on the grass.

    – Start at the war memorial in an anti-clockwise direction
    – Veer right and exit the park at the first pedestrian gate (between Appleton Road and Greenway Road)
    – Turn left out the gate and continue on the pavement to the next pedestrian gate (between Greenway Road and Sycamore Avenue)
    – Enter this pedestrian gate and immediately turn right, running alongside the bowling green
    – Bend to the left at the top of path
    – As you pass the storage building, turn right and join the main path around the park
    – Continue on this path and curve to the left, keeping the play park and duck pond on your right
    – Continue on this path as you pass the bandstand on your left
    – As you reach the fountain, curve to your left and head back towards the war memorial
    – Complete three full laps of this route and begin a fourth lap. On your fourth lap, after passing the duck pond on your right, finish through the inflatable gantry near the bandstand


    Santa Dash registration is 20 for adults (16 years and over) and 10 for children (15 years and under).

    Register now at www.haltonhaven.org.uk/santa-dash.

    Online registration will be open until 12pm on Friday 30th November, after which you will only be able to register on the day.

    Prices will increase by 2 on the day: adult registration will be 22 and child registration will be 12.


    01928 712 728

    By signing up to take part in the Santa Dash, you confirm that you are medically fit and well enough to participate and that Halton Haven Hospice cannot be held responsible or liable for any injury or health issues sustained by your participation in the event.

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