December 8, 2011
Halton’s first ever Santa Dash, organised by local charity Halton Haven Hospice are asking you – the community of Halton to come together and join the team to make the inaugural event something to be proud of.
This Sunday 11th December 2011 will see hundreds of residents dressed in Santa outfits taking part in a 5k fun run through Widnes and Runcorn in aid of Halton Haven Hospice.
The Santa Dash entry fee is £20 for adults and only £10 for 9 to 15 year olds making this a family event. Registration cost includes Santa suit and a medal upon completion.
If you have not already registered – entry desks will be open on the morning of the event at 7.30am at Spike Island Visitor Centre.
The Dash will begin at 9am prompt.
The Runcorn and Widnes Jubilee Bridge will be closed for 20 mins in order to allow the group of Santa’s to run across the centre of the bridge in celebration of the Bridges 50th Anniversary.
Ciaran Clotworthy, Events Manager at Halton Haven Hospice, said “This is a really exciting event to be organising. Joining forces with the council is great and they’ve been so supportive in allowing us to close the bridge whilst the Santa’s run. This will be such an iconic event, one that’s never been done before in the area. We know we have competition with Liverpool, Chester and Warrington, but we’re asking for the support from our local community to get involved with this event. They never let us down.”
If you are already registered here are the details:
Santa Suit Collection
Santa Suits are now available for collection from the Events Team, who are based at the Widnes Shop, 67-71 Widnes Road, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 6AZ
The shop opening hours are 9 am – 4 pm Monday – Saturday
On Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th and Friday 9th December the shop will stay open till 7 pm in order for anyone who cannot get to the shop before 4 pm
Alternatively, if none of these times are convenient, the Santa suits will be available to collect on the morning of the Dash from the Spike Island visitors centre, please make sure you allow yourself plenty of time to pick up a suit on the morning if you are choosing this option.
Parking is available on Spike Island and once the car park has no more spaces we would ask you to use the surrounding industrial areas. If these areas fill up then you are to utilise the car parking facilities at the Municiple car park on Cauldwell Road, Widnes.
On the morning of the Dash please make your way to the Spike Island Visitors Centre, where you will be directed towards the starting line by the marshals on the day. The start time of the race is 9 am prompt.
The route is manned by marshals, who will be clearly visible along the route
The finishing line is just in front of St Paul Pharmacy on High Street, Runcorn. After crossing the finishing line you will be directed towards the Brindley car park where you will receive your finisher’s medal and a mince pie.
Transport back to Widnes
For people who are parking in Widnes and need transport back once the dash has been completed, Anthony’s Travel, a local coach operator has kindly offered to transport people back over the bridge free of charge. Please be aware that this service will wait for the coach to be full before travelling back over to Widnes.
If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Fundraising Team on 0151 495 2111
Thank you for taking part in this, the first ever Halton Haven Hospice Santa Dash. We are hoping it will be a great success and an iconic moment in Halton’s history to see hundreds of Santa’s running across the Silver Jubilee Bridge, celebrating it’s 50th birthday this year.
We look forward to seeing you all on Sunday!
All proceeds go to Halton Haven Hospice – thank you