For the last ten year's the amazing Parkrun runners who meet at Heaton Park have supported Barnabus by holding a 5km Charity Santa Dash, generously raising funds to help us bring hope to people experiencing homelessness and sleeping rough in Manchester.

However this year due to Covid 19 Heaton Parkrun have been unable to meet as a group. So instead, the Parkrun organisers are inspiring runners to hold their own Santa Dash and be part of something amazing in a different way.

This could be anywhere; local parks, woods, country or your local streets to share in the experience and have some fun. Simply head out on the 12th or 13th December in a festive outfit, you and/or a socially distanced friend or someone in your household** can get involved and raise funds and awareness for people experiencing homelessness in Manchester. 

You don't have to be a Parkrun runner to join in, it's open to anyone and all abilities are welcome; adults, children and even your pet dog. Run, jog or walk 5km or more in this Christmas fundraiser and do something incredible for people less fortunate this winter.

You could even turn your festive dash into a sponsored event its easy to set up a fundraiser page on Just Giving just ask your friends and family to sponsor you, and perhaps set yourself the goal of running further than 5km if you’re feeling fit.

Adult entry £10 and children (under 8yrs) £5 -  includes free santa suit *

Please select your required size and quantities below, we just ask that you make a contribution to cover the cost of postage for each item. Hurry, we have a limited number of suits which means once they're gone, they're gone!

*You can also run in your own festive costume, to make this count and support our work, please register without choosing the additional santa suit postage.

** please follow government guidelines 

We would love to see your photos of your Santa Dash. Please share your photos on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages using the hashtag #freemyinnersanta so that we can celebrate and have fun with you.

Photos shown are from previous Heaton Parkrun Santa Dashes 

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