Virtual Santa Dash brings Liverpool seasonal cheer this Christmas
Liverpool’s Santa Dash may be one of the seasonal spectacles missing from the city’s streets this year, but despite Covid there is still a chance to don a suit and do your bit for charity.
A virtual dash takes place this month and from today would-be Santas can register at a new pop-up shop in the city centre as well as online.
Organisers hope the BTR Virtual Santa Dash on Sunday, December 20 – where people can run wherever they are located while still following Government guidelines and maintaining social distancing – will raise much-needed funds for eight different good causes.
More than 1,500 people have already registered for the race including entrants from Australia, America, Denmark, Dubai, Germany, Sweden and Ireland.
And now people can also pop along to sign up at the temporary shop in Williamson Square where they can sign up and/or collect their Santa pack which includes run number, red or blue Santa suit and a medal.
The shop, sited near Matalan, will be open until December 19 and people can also drop off non-perishable goods to be distributed with the help of Fans Supporting Foodbanks.
The eight charities benefiting from this year's event - the 17th annual Santa Dash - are Alder Hey Children's Charity, Claire House Children's Hospice, Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, Marie Curie, North West Air Ambulance, Nugent, Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and Wirral University Teaching Hospital Charity.
BTR race director Alan Rothwell said: "Every Santa Dash place really does count as we're donating profits to our eight official event charities. They rely on fundraising and have been hit so hard this year.
"The more Santas we have taking part, the more the charities will benefit.
"We can't be together to Dash this year, but at least we can be together in spirit and goodwill. And we can still make this year's Liverpool Santa Dash a year to remember."
For more details or to register online visit the website HERE