The Brighton Santa dash is on Saturday 8th December at 10.30am and is raising money for Passing it On. This charity helps to build schools in Africa. Some people may be facing a pretty tough Christmas this year. I reckon the least we can all do is chuck on a Santa suit, run 5km, raise some money and in doing so put a few more smiles on faces this Christmas.
"Go on then, how much is it?"
It only costs £14 to enter this superb event and that includes your race entry, your Santa suit and your bespoke medal, I know good isn't it!
We are also encouraging every Santa to try and raise a minimum of £20 for this worthy cause.
Where will all the Charity money raised go?
Every penny will go the chosen charity
Is there anything else going on?
If parents bring kids, we’ll probably hold a 400m kids race at 10:20am just before the main race – free to enter.
The Brighton Santa dash race route is a nice flat one out and back run so this is a course to get that elusive PB on, just make sure you're beard and Santa trousers are safely secured before take off.
The Adult Santa run Start and Finish line is 500 metres up from the Peace statue opposite Adelaide Crescent.
The course heads west up the Seafront Esplanade for 2.5k.Once you get to Hove Lagoon you turn around and head back to the Start / Finish line.
As well as the portable toilets at the start line there are also four other toilet stop opportunities on the course at 200m,1.5k, 3.5k and 4.5km
There are a number of NCP car parks within walking distance of the course.
There are multi store car parks on West Street, Russell Square and Churchill Square. There is also hourly parking on the Kings Road (seafront road) itself.
Travel by train
Brighton train station is situated in the middle of town at the top of Queen's road. From the station the seafront and our Santa dash venue is about a 10 minute (15 minutes if you are carrying a sack of presents) down West Street and along towards Hove. Keep your eyes out for a sea of red hats!
There are no changing facilities so we recommend arriving at the event in your sports kit. You'll pick up your suit at the start.
See you on the start line!