After three months of nominations, the shortlist for the Running Awards 2014 has been drawn up and BTR Liverpool has been selected alongside 11 others for the Best Fun Run category. The voting runs until 10 April, with winners announced the following evening at an awards gala in London.
The BTR Liverpool Santa Dash is a firm favourite in the City’s events calendar. Each December, thousands of red and blue Santas make their way round the route, which starts at the iconic Pier Head and finishes outside Liverpool Town Hall.
The event has continued to grow in popularity since being launched in 2004 and last year’s 10th anniversary Santa Dash attracted 10,299 runners. In 2007, BTR Liverpool also introduced a 1K Mini Dash to the race, especially for younger participants. The 2013 staging narrowly missed out on the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest Santa Dash as Las Vegas retained the title with 11,201 runners.
BTR’s Alan Rothwell commented: “We are thrilled the BTR Liverpool Santa Dash has been shortlisted in the Fun Run category in The Running Awards 2014 – as that’s exactly what it is, lots of fun. Race entries for both the Dash and the Mini Dash grow each year which is huge testament to how much people enjoy the event, with many participants enjoying a day out centred round the run. We’d urge everyone who enjoys the excitement of the Liverpool Santa Dash to vote and make it the Fun Run of the Year 2014.”
Vote for the BTR Liverpool Santa Dash by visiting the Running Awards.