Join us for another exciting 5K Santa Dash in Heaton Park on Saturday 4th December. The fun run starts at 9am at the Boathouse Pavillion Cafe by the Boating Lake.

Every Saturday approx 800 Park Run runners take part in timed 5k runs at Heaton Park. And each Christmas they choose to support us with a fun and festive Charity 5k Santa Dash to raise much needed funds in support of our work with people experiencing homelessness in Manchester.

You don’t need to be a Park Run runner to take part, everyone is welcome and there will be runners of all abilities. Children and dogs are also welcome: children under 11 must run with an adult, dogs must be on a lead.

We raise funds through Santa Suit sales, donations and sponsorship.

Our Barnabus van arrives on the day from 8.30am with Santa Suits for sale

If you want to receive your Santa Suit in advance you can buy them here 

Adult suits are £10  and for under 8’s it's £5. Register with us below for an advance Santa Suit or just turn up on the day from 8.30am to buy yours by the lake from our van and take part with all the other Santa's. If you buy in advance just select your chosen size and enter your delivery address.

You could even turn your festive dash into a sponsored event it's 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. 

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.

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 

The closest Car Park is situated off Sheepfoot Lane, head towards the lake on foot from the car park allow 10mins to walk round the lake.

Turn left on the lakeside path signposted for boating lake and Pavilion Cafe to meet other Santa Dash Runners.

If you're looking for more festive fundraising ideas check out our Christmas appeal page here.

Book a place

Ticket Quantity Price

Santa Dash Adult registration

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Santa Dash Child registration (up to 8 yrs)

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Item Quantity Price

Adults Santa Suit Postage

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Mrs Claus Suit Postage

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9-14 yrs Santa Suit Postage

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5-8 yrs Santa Suit Postage

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