The Race Organiser : Walthamstow Santa Dash
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Walthamstow Santa Dash

This is your chance to go DASHING THROUGH THE STOW and take over the spectacular Waltham Forest Town Hall site dressed as a real running Santa! Yule be sorry if you miss it!

Like no regular 5K run, this seasonal celebration sees hundreds of runners get together, dress up in identical Santa Suits (complete with beard, hat and belt!) and complete a chip-timed 5K. Ideal for runners of all abilities, this is an event for solo runners and families alike, whether you need to walk, jog or run for deer-life.

For just £10, every runner receives a Santa Suit, a chipped race number and a brilliant supported run around the iconic town hall site. But wait, there's myrrh. After the run, you'll be rewarded with a mince pie, goody bag and a unique Santa-themed souvenir finishers' medal!

If you plan on bringing the family along, our special £30 family ticket for 4 people (including one child under 16 years).

You won't get a better chance to take a Christmas (s)elfie. 

Spaces (and Santa Suits) are strictly limited (we can't have anyone feeling Claus-trophbic). Enter online before we sell out!

Kids Santa Suit Measurements

Jacket - up to 31 inch / 79 cm chest
Trousers - 18-26 inch / 46-66cm waist, 18 inch / 46cm inside leg, 29 inch / 74cm waistband to hem
Hat - 20 inch / 51 cm diameter

Unfortunately, suppliers (in the UK, the North Pole or further afield) only provide Santa Suits in two sizes, one for adults, one for children.

For smaller than the kids measurements, we'll still provide a kids suit, but you'll need to use the drawstring, belt - or bring something similar - if you want to suit to stay on whilst your kids move!
For any larger than this, you should request an adult suit, and use the drawstring / belt accordingly. 

Race Details

When: Saturday 7 December 2019 at 10.30am (right after you've opened your first Advent Calendar door, and late enough for Parkrunners to get their regular fix and still make it to us!)

Where: Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Rd, London E17 4JF

Timing: Chip-timed

Registration: 09:30 to 10:15

Race numbers: Available for collection from registration on the day (you won't receive anything in the post prior to the event).

Entries on the day: £2 surcharge, subject to race entry limit.

Course: The course is on a mix of tarmac, grass, athletics track. The course is made up of two laps. The course is marshalled, signed with arrows and kilometre markers.

Water stations: At the half way point, and at the finish. Plus, we provide a bottle of water and an additional drink in your race goody bag.

Facilities: Attended baggage drop at the Race Hub. Toilets are available, that are plenty and large enough to change in, but please arrive ready to run wherever possible.

Spectators: Spectators can watch from anywhere on the course.


Results, Rewards and Prizes

Results: Available instantly via print out at the race (subject to on site wifi connection) and posted online within 24 hours of the race with email notification by email to every runner

Medals and Prizes: A medal and goody bag for all finishers with prizes for the first 5 male and female runners in each race


Social Media

We love to shout out brilliant people who are running with us. Tag or mention us on any of our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts @race_organiser and we'll show support and share some love.


Entry Fee

Single: £8 Affiliated, £10 Unaffiliated, £2 surcharge for entries on the day



Waltham Forest Town Hall
Forest Road
Walthamstow E17 4JF

The Town Hall Car Park chargeable operating times are between 8.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday (evenings, weekends and bank holidays are free of charge and no permit is required).

Walthamstow Central station is served by the Victoria Line and London Overground Services from Liverpool Street, and is one mile from the town hall, around a 15-20 minute walk.

Bus services from Stratford, Ilford, London Bridge via Hackney, Chingford and Tottenham all serve Walthamstow Central, with some services stopping outside the town hall. 

To plan your journey, use the TfL Journey Planner