Dinton Santa Dash 2019

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“It was so well organised and had such a great, festive atmosphere. My daughter and I, along with another family we attended with, all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.”


A fun, festive family event for all!

We are excited to have set a date for the fourth running of our ever popular DINTON SANTA DASH. This year raising funds for local charity, Daisy's Dream which supports children and their families who have been affected by the life threatening illness or bereavement of someone close to them.


Saturday 14 December 2019


10.30am – 2km Mini-Dash
11am – 5km Santa Dash


The 2km Mini-Dash is a one loop course taking in sights of both White Swan and Black Swan Lake.

The 5km Santa Dash follows the Dinton Pastures 5km/10km Summer Series route, following paths around three of the lakes at Dinton Pastures Country Park; Black Swan, Sandford and White Swan and starts/finishes outside the amazing playground.

A really well organised and fun event for the whole family. Everyone gets in the spirit with a full santa costume provided by the organiser, including little ones. The course is well marked and all the Marshalls are friendly and encouraging. Dinton Pastures is a lovely scenic location. The touch of mince pies and christmas music at the end was lovely! This was my first time running with my 3 year old and she absolutely loved the whole experience and was completely thrilled with her medal and the cheers she got at the finish line. Very special experience for us both. Thank you.



2km Mini-Dash Under 8’s must be accompanied by a registered adult – within an arm’s distance at all times. (Adults who enter the 5km Santa Dash are not required to enter the Mini-Dash to accompany a child under 8 years of age)

5km Santa DashUnder 11’s must be accompanied by a registered adult – within an arm’s distance at all times.

Children strapped in buggies/pushchairs are allowed to be pushed around for both events.

No headphones to be worn at any time during the event — this is for your own safety and the safety of other competitors. We will disqualify any competitor we find wearing headphones.


This event will not be chip timed – the cost that would have been spent on chip timing is being donated to Daisy's Dream. There will be a timing clock on the finish line for you to take note of your time!


Festive prizes for the first three males and females to cross the line in the 5km Santa Dash & 2km Mini Dash.


Ample parking onsite – £1.50 per hour up to 4 hours, £6.00 flat rate for 4 hours plus


2km Mini-Dash – £12 per entrant to include a Santa-suit, medal and mince pie (adults who enter the 5km Santa Dash are not required to enter the Mini-Dash to accompany a child under 8 years of age)

5km Santa Dash – £16 to include a gender specific Santa-suit, medal and mince pie

Online entry will close at midnight on Tuesday 10 December if race limit is not exceeded prior to this. There will not be any entries on the day.

This was my first ever running race and being on 14 makes it one to remember. My mum enjoyed seeing me smile and next year I’m planning to do it with my dad. Everyone was so nice and friendly and would recommend to everyone I meet x


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