The launch of the 2019 edition of the Santa Dash was conducted in a suitably festive spirit on Friday (23 August) when a group of budding runners donned a Santa suit to mark the 100-day countdown to the UK’s biggest festive fun run.
Highly regarded as the city’s kick-start to Christmas, the 16th annual BTR Liverpool Santa Dash will take place on Sunday 1 December 2019. This is the second year that the BTR Liverpool Santa Dash – the UK’s biggest festive fun run – will make its way round the Royal Albert Dock Liverpool estate as part of the 5K fun run.
Last year, the route changed for the first time in the event’s history due to the closure of the Churchill Flyover in Liverpool city centre. BTR Liverpool were forced to change the course, and Royal Albert Dock Liverpool stepped in to welcome the event and its thousands of Santas to enjoy the sights of the Grade I Listed attraction as part of the fun run.
BTR race director Alan Rothwell commented: “The Liverpool Santa Dash is a real annual highlight in the BTR portfolio – so what better way to launch this year’s event than to mark the official 100-day countdown to the UK’s biggest festive fun run.
“We’re delighted to once again be working with Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, who will be giving our Santas a very warm welcome as they pass through the Dock estate. We received really positive feedback from Santas last year who thoroughly enjoyed taking in the Dock as part of the new route."
Entries for BTR Liverpool’s Santa Dash are now open and available here. From 1 November, a Santa Dash pop-up will be open seven days a week at St Johns Shopping Centre, where participants can register in person and collect their Santa suit. Full details will be announced shortly.