Event Details
Event Date
09 December 2018
Event Type
Challenge, Corporate, Family, Sports Event
Event Cost
See booking form

About Leeds Santa Dash 2018

Sleigh Bells ring, are you listening? On Lands Lane, we’ll be waiting, a beautiful sight, seeing so many in red and white, dashing in a winter wonderland.

Have you heard the news? Santa Claus is coming to town! Here’s the catch; there won’t just be one, two or even 10 Santas heading to Leeds this year, there will be thousands taking to the streets for the Santa Dash in Leeds City Centre to raise money for St Gemma’s Hospice. This year we are hoping to make it our biggest event ever with over 1,000 Santas all coming together to support St Gemma’s Hospice.

So it’s time to dust the snow off your running shoes, earn those mince pies, and sign up for this amazing festive event on Sunday 9th December 2018!

Raising vital funds for St Gemma’s Hospice is a great way to start the festive season, helping St Gemma’s bring joy and happiness to their patients. Depending on your ability you can dash through the city, taking in the Christmas sights, for either 1 or up to 5k. The dash is suitable for Santas or elves of all ages and abilities on this wheelchair/pram friendly route.

Once again we will be rewarding our festive fundraisers who are able to raise over £10 in sponsorship by Sunday 9th December with a special Santa pin badge! All you need to do is bring your sponsor money or show your online fundraising page at the dash.

There will be lots of seasonal cheer from the crowds to get you on your way, with a warm up to loosen those limbs will take place at the start led by a live brass band to get you in the festive spirit. Plus hundreds of other Santas to dash, dance or prance the pavements with. Don’t forget to warm your fingers and toes with hot drinks and free food at Little Tokyo after the dash!

Make sure you end the year on Santa’s nice list by being part of this fun and festive event, embracing the spirit of giving.


  • £10 Adult including a Santa Suit (13+, one size fits all)  
  • £5 Adult without a Santa Suit but I will wear fancy dress.
  • £5 Child including a Santa Suit (4-13)
  • £free Child without a suit but I will wear fancy dress.

Please Note: Children’s Santa suits are suitable for ages 4-8, children 9+ will be given an adult one size fits all suit. We do not offer any group discounts for this event. 

The start line is outside WH Smiths on Lands Lane, Leeds City Centre, LS1 6AW. The run starts at 9.30am but we suggest arriving between 8.30 and 9am to make sure there is enough time to collect your Santa suit. 
Dogs on leads are more than welcome to take part in the run and the festivities of the day. 

If you have any questions or if you would prefer to register over the phone please contact the event organiser Alice Coggan on 0113 218 5570 or email Alice.

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