Event of the Week

Radio City Liverpool Santa Dash

Paul Francis CooperThe countdown is now on to the Radio City Liverpool Santa Dash on Sunday 4 December – the UK’s biggest festive fun run. A group of 40 Santas toured Liverpool on an open-top bus on Wednesday (19 October) to launch this year’s event.

It was a case of all aboard when a whole host of familiar faces including actors from Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Benidorm and Love Island hopped onto the Liverpool City Sights open-top bus with Father Christmas to take the Santa Dash message on the road.

The Thomas brothers turned out in force to support the event – Ryan plays Jason Grimshaw in Coronation Street; Adam plays Adam Barton in Emmerdale; and Scott has appeared in dating series Love Island.

They joined Liverpool actors Philip Olivier and Kurtis Stacey, sponsors, and representatives and mascots from the event’s official charities – Radio City’s Cash For Kids, Everton in the Community, and Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice.

Organisers BTR Liverpool are encouraging Santas to sign up to make the 5K festive fun run bigger than ever before in a bid to win back the world title from Las Vegas. More than 1,500 Santas have already registered.

The Radio City Liverpool Santa Dash starts at Pier Head Liverpool at 9.30am and finishes outside Liverpool Town Hall. After dashing round the city, the Santas collect a commemorative medal when they complete the fun run. A Santa suit is included in the entry fee.

The little ones also have their very own fun run – the 1K Mini Dash is for youngsters aged 12 and under. It starts in Castle Street when the main Santa Dash has finished, and also finishes at Liverpool Town Hall.

For more information and to sign up, visit the BTR website. You can also follow the event on Facebook and Twitter.

Image courtesy Paul Francis Cooper