WITH the festive season just around the corner, it has been confirmed that the St Helens Santa Dash will be back in Victoria Park.

Organised by St Helens Borough Council’s Active Lives and Sports Development service, the festive family-friendly 4k fun run is suitable for all abilities and follows on from previous successful events in the borough.

Over the past few years, the fun runs have seen hundreds of people take part in Santa costumes or hats, with this year’s event forming part of Borough of Culture celebrations. 

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St Helens Star: The event has been a success in previous yearsThe event has been a success in previous years (Image: St Helens Council)
Councillor Anthony Burns, St Helens Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Wellbeing, Culture and Heritage, said:  “Our Active Lives and Sports Development team do a fantastic job of arranging affordable activities that provide the perfect mixture of fun and fitness – with the Santa Dash always a popular choice given the community and festive feel it brings.  

“It’s one I’m very much looking forward to myself and If you’ve never done it before – I’d urge you to sign up as it’s completely inclusive and a whole lot of festive fun.” 

St Helens Star: The Santa Dash's are designed for all the familyThe Santa Dash's are designed for all the family (Image: St Helens Star)
Entry to take part in this year's event is £5 for adults and £2 for children and young people aged 5-18, which includes a Santa hat and a medal.

All proceeds going to the Mayor of St Helens Borough’s chosen charity, the Deafness Resource Centre in Dentons Green.  

Children under 5 can take part free of charge. 

St Helens Santa Dash will take place in the green flag award-winning Victoria Park on Saturday, December 9 at 11am. To register, visit this site.