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Santa Fun Run & Elf Dash

Santa Fun Run & Elf Dash

Sunday 15th December, from 8am

Santa Fun Run & Elf Dash

Run as Santa Claus for a most worthy cause. Our festive Santa fun run through the magical woodlands of Dalkeith Country Park is the perfect way to stave off those inevitable Christmas calories whilst doing your bit for charity; we’ll be donating a percentage of the proceeds to our chosen charity, CHAS (Children’s Hospices Across Scotland). Join hundreds of other Santas on this jovial jog along a 5km route, it’s sure to be a fantastic day out to enjoy with friends, family and loved ones.

Oh and your little helpers can get involved too. Let them loose in our 1km kiddies’ Elf Dash. Babies in buggies, littler legs (of 10 and under) and all your four-legged friends are welcome to run this accessible little jaunt along the park’s King’s Drive.

Ramping up the fun factor on this family outing – we are giving prizes for the best festively dressed child runner and most jolly looking dressed up dog.

Free Entry To Fort Douglas

As an extra special treat, we’ll also be offering FREE ENTRY to Fort Douglas for all entrants’ families on the day. Simply collect your wristbands when you register and look to fun in the Fort until 3pm (Fort Douglas will close one hour early for our festive Spectacle of Light event).

Supporting CHAS

Thank you for supporting CHAS through signing up for this race. If you’d like to help raise even more funds for this brilliant charity why not set up your own JustGiving page? It’s easy to set up and friends/family can donate online. Alternatively you can also download a Sponsorship Form and ask people to donate that way. Every little really does help – thank you!

Loyalty Cardholder

Loyalty cardholder? Your ticket entitles you to a complimentary hot drink from our festive Cabin in Restoration Yard’s courtyard after the run. Please ensure to provide your Loyalty Cardholder number at time of booking.

Event Info

Date: Sunday 15th December
Time: Registration for both runs 8am | Elf Dash starts 9.15am | 5km Santa Fun run starts 10am
5km Age: 11+ (children under 16 must have parental consent and a guardian to run with them. Please note the Santa Suits are one size fits all therefore may be too large for smaller children).
1km Elf Dash Age: 10 years and under children (please note that Elf hats are one size fits all so may be too large for smaller children).
What to wear: We envisage that some sections of the trail will be rough, uneven and potentially muddy. Please wear appropriate footwear and sports clothes under your suit. We are happy if you want to interpret festive in your own way with a self-designed costume. If your dog is happy to dress up we are happy to see that too because the more dressed up dogs, the merrier, we say.

Tickets and Booking

Cost: £15 entry per adult or child for the 5km includes a Santa Suit | £6 per child for the Elf Dash includes an Elf hat | £12 per adult plus 1 child aged 10 and under for the Elf Dash

Purchase tickets from Citizen Ticket.


CHAS is a registered charity (Scottish Charity Number SC 019724).