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Glasgow Santa Dash 2017

In 2016 the annual 5k fun run saw around 7,500 people take to the streets in a Santa suit - all in the name of charity.

The Santa Dash has raised more than £200,000 for various charities since it 'hit the streets' in 2006 and is now a firm favourite in the city's events calendar.

This year our nominated charity is the Beatson Cancer Charity.


Registration for Santa Dash 2017 is now closed. We cannot accept anymore registrations as the event is now fully subscribed.

Date: Sunday 10 December 2017
Time: 09.30 for 10.00 am start
Location: George Square

Please remember suits must be collected from the St Enoch Centre prior to the race. Instructions and shop opening times will be attached to your confirmation email.

Daily Record This link opens in a new browser windowSunday Mail This link opens in a new browser windowSt Enoch Centre This link opens in a new browser windowScottish Power This link opens in a new browser windowBeatson Cancer Charity This link opens in a new browser window


Once again First Bus is supporting our fundraising Santas by providing FREE travel for the Glasgow Santa Dash 2017 participants who board the bus dressed in full Santa suit to and from the event!

Plus - race participants holding a race card, their family and friends, will also get travel for just £1.40.

Find out more by visiting the First Bus website 

Prams and Dogs 

Participants with prams and dogs must start the race in the green group for the safety of other runners.

Dog owners are asked to make sure they have provisions to pick up any dog mess.

Big Wheel Offer

Santa Dash (under 16) kids go free with any full paying adult who has ran the Santa Dash and received a medal.

This offer is open only for participants of the Glasgow Santa Dash, and is only valid on Sunday 10 December until 5.00pm.

Sponsor Money

To enable the speedy distribution to the Beatson Cancer Charity of the money raised through sponsorship, can you please make sure that all money is submitted by 15 January 2018.

you can donate money on our Just Giving page.

Or alternatively you can take the money to any branch of The Royal Bank of Scotland and ask for it to be paid into:-

The Glasgow Santa Dash Account,
Sort code - 832108,
Account Number - 00741867

7,500 runners took part in 2016 and we hope for even more in 2017.

Thanks again for supporting the Santa Dash.

Photography Disclaimer

By attending this event, whether as a participant or otherwise (e.g. as a supporter), you acknowledge that images may be captured during the event using film photography, digital photography, video or other medium and may be used by Glasgow City Council to promote the Council, the City of Glasgow or other future events within the City, on the Glasgow City Council website, promotional leaflets and brochures and other publicity material (such as internal and external newsletters). The images may also be provided to the media for publication in local or national newspapers or magazines.

Glasgow City Council acknowledges its responsibilities in capturing images by photography or other means in particular with reference to:

  • The Protection of Children Act 1978;
  • An individual's right to privacy under The Human Rights Act 1998; and
  • The Data Protection Act 1998.

Where possible and practical to do so, the Council shall seek written consent in respect of image capture. Where this is not possible for practical reasons, unless express objections are received, individuals attending this event are deemed to have given their consent by attending or remaining at the event. No image shall be used by Glasgow City Council for commercial purposes without express consent of the individual(s) captured in that image.

Glasgow City Council shall take no responsibility for the capture and use of any images taken at the event by any third party not directly engaged by Glasgow City Council to do so and accepts no liability for the actions of such third parties.

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