Dinton Santa Dash

“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 round three of our Dinton Santa Dash which is part of the Dinton Christmas Fair...

The event this year will be raising funds for Katie's Legacy - a fantastic cause close to our heart, remembering our dear friend and amazing triathlete Katie Henderson who tragically died in a car accident in 2015. Her legacy has enabled THOUSANDS of children in Reading to take part in triathlons for free at Queen Anne's School, Caversham and enjoy three fantastic sports; swimming, cycling and running. We want to help even more children experience her legacy and triathlon.

Katie's Legacy fund is managed by the British Triathlon Foundation Trust, Charity no.1138183 www.triathlontrust.org.


Saturday 15 December 2018


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.


2km Mini-Dash – Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult – within an arm’s distance at all times.

5km Santa Dash – Under 11’s must be accompanied by an 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 Katie's Legacy along with additional proceeds from the event.


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 – £10 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 – £15 to include a gender specific Santa-suit, medal and mince pie

Online entry will close at midnight on Tuesday 12 December if race limit is not exceeded prior to this. There will not be any entries on the day.

“Thank you for a lovely event this morning. It was my son's first 5k and lovely to run it with him in such a fun way. The mince pies were a bonus! Big thanks”

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Katies Legacy fund is managed by the British Triathlon Foundation Trust, charity no.1138183 www.triathlontrust.org

Santa's jumping
Group of Santas
Santa Sign

Katie's Legacy in action at Queen Anne's School, Caversham