21st November 2023

Get set for St Richard’s Santa Dash

Update 6 December 2023: The location for the Santa Dash has changed to Worcester Woods Country Park. Starting from: County Hall Car Park, Spetchley Road, Worcester, WR5 2NP.

A SEA of Santas will dash around Worcester Woods Country Park this winter to raise funds for a city-based hospice.

The annual St Richard’s Hospice Santa Dash takes place on Sunday, December 10 starting from County Hall Car Park in Worcester.

Participants can take on a jolly jog before crossing the finish line to claim a Santa Dash medal and festive treat.

Sofia Gunster, Events and Community Fundraising Lead, said: “We can’t wait to see all our Santas lined-up and ready for a jolly jog this winter!

“This really is such a fun, family-friendly event which gets us all in the mood for the festive season.

“Not only that, but it’s an important fundraiser for our care which is provided free-of-charge to patients and their loved ones when they need us most.”

Last year, 291 people took part in the Santa Dash and raised, after costs, £8,803 for St Richard’s.

The Santa Dash is sponsored by Spa Decorators.

Gary Rogers, Director at Spa Decorators, said: “Spa Decorators is proud to sponsor such a great event once again.

“We are really looking forward to seeing as many people there to raise as much money as we can for St Richard’s at such a wonderful time of year.”

The route begins at the County Hall Car Park, Spetchley Road, Worcester, WR5 2NP, with Christmas tunes, and a warm-up from dance instructor Ellie Hawkins.

The route is 2.5k around the woods, with participants able to do two laps if they wish to.

Attendees can wear their Santa suit from a previous year’s event, or come dressed in a festive outfit of their choice. Or, they can opt for the ticket with a Santa suit included. A child’s ticket includes a Santa hat.

Event registration is from 9am and the dash begins at 10am.

Adult tickets are from £13 while under 16s are £5.50. To book tickets visit: www.strichards.org.uk/event/santa-dash