28 Nov

Calling All Mersey Santas

btr Liverpool

With organisers keen to set a record number for this weekend's Santa Dash, interested runners can still register for the race by visiting the btrLiverpool store. This year will also see the event celebrate its 10th birthday as Merseyside prepares to wrestle the World Santa title back from Las Vegas on Sunday.

The massed ranks of Santas taking part in the Liverpool Santa Dash this will also be in full voice as the event announced a partnership with Chellew Productions and Royal Court Theatre. At approx 9:15am choirs from across Merseyside will perform together before inviting the 10,000 Santas and spectators to join together in a rendition of Santa Claus Is Coming To Town ahead of the official start at 9:30am.

Chellew Productions Musical Director Jay P McWinen, who works with the Royal Court Theatre Trust is reaching out to the choral community and is calling on singers and groups to take part in a singing flash mob at the start line.

Approximately 100 singers from the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool Royal Hospital NHS, LIPA, Mersey Voices, Runcorn and Widnes Singers, Liverpool Youth Service, Totally U Dance and Drama and many local groups will inspire the crowd to join together in festive song in a capella style before joining in with music from the Liverpool Santa Dash stage.

For those interested in registering, the btrLiverpool shop, which is located at 23 Hatton Garden, Liverpool City Centre, is open from Monday-Friday 9:30-5:30pm, Saturday 9:30-4:00pm