24 Oct

All Aboard For Santa Dash

Liverpool Santa Dash - image by Paul Francis CooperThe launch of the 2016 edition of the Liverpool Santa Dash was suitably festive as 40 Santas toured the city in an open-top bus. Scheduled for Sunday 4 December, the event transforms Liverpool into a sea of red, blue and mini Santas for the UK’s largest festive run. 

A 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 group of Santas and guests met at Pier Head Liverpool, where the Radio City Santa Dash starts on Canada Boulevard under the gaze of the iconic Liver Birds and Three Graces – the Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building, and Port Of Liverpool Building. After posing for pictures with The Beatles’ statue, the Santas boarded the tour bus to take in the city’s key landmarks.

Organised by BTR Liverpool, the team behind the Vitality Liverpool Half Marathon, Tour Of Merseyside and Tunnel 10K, the Santa Dash will once again aim to become the world’s biggest festive fun. Each year, the Mersey event finds itself up against Las Vegas for the World Santa Challenge title.

BTR race director Alan Rothwell sounded a rallying call for anyone considering taking part and helping Liverpool wrestle the title back from Las Vegas: “The Radio City Liverpool Santa Dash, in association with Blue Air, is an event like no other. It really is a festive spectacular with the city being transformed into a sea of red, blue and mini Santas. It’s a spectacular sight and a real highlight in the BTR event calendar. Come and join the fun, it’s a day you won’t forget.”

Entries for the Santa Dash are now open: further registration details are available here