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Santa Dash Liverpool

This year’s Santa Dash Liverpool takes place on Sunday 4 December 2022.

The Liverpool Santa Dash is the biggest and longest established Santa Run in the UK and in just the second year (back in 2005) achieved Guinness World Record status for the Biggest Santa Gathering.

Santa Dash Liverpool 5K fun run starts at the magnificent Pier Head in front of the famous Liver Building and by 9.30am the whole of the public space is completely full of Santas, many bedecked in traditional red with some blue among the mass crowd.

The 5K route flows through the city centre passing through the Royal Albert Dock and back along the main waterfront roads before turning into the tightly packed streets to finish in front of the Town Hall.

Runners are greeted with giant Christmas characters and a flurry of snow right on the finish line.

It really kick starts Christmas in Liverpool every year and this run has everything for all the family.

Santa Dash Liverpool Santa Suits

​Everyone who enters the Santa Dash Liverpool will receive a Santa suit as part of the entry fee. There is a one size adult suit, a large child suit (age 9 -12) which will fit a small adult and a small child suitable for age 6 – 8.​

If you receive a postal pack with your number then you will need to bring the Santa suit collection card with you when collecting your suit.

Once the pop up shop is open on 1st November then you cal also enter in person. You don’t need to enter online from 1st November. You can but you will need to wait to receive you race pack and then come in with the collection card.


​Santa Dash Liverpool blue suits are restricted to 500 are are allocated on a first come first served basis.


​When you collect your Santa suit you will be given a wristband which you must wear on race day. At the end of the 5K run you will need to hand in the wristband in return for your medal. NO WRISTBAND. NO MEDAL.

​It is your responsibility to make sure you bring your wristband on the day.

Santa Dash Liverpool Mini Dash

​In addition to the main 5K run there is also a Santa Dash Liverpool 1K Mini Dash especially for children up to 12 years of age. The Mini Dash starts at around 11.00am once the main 5K has cleared and the start line is on Castle Street close to the finish line.

Parents are required to run with their children during Santa Dash Liverpool but parents do not have to enter. The Mini Dash is for children only.

All children taking part will receive a special commemorative medal.

Santa Dash Liverpool Mini Dash suits are not available in blue.

The finish line of the Mini dash is the same as the main 5K.

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