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Santa Fun Run & Elf Dash

Santa Fun Run & Elf Dash

Sunday 12th December, from 8:15am

Santa Fun Run & Elf Dash

Our Santa Fun Run, through the woodlands of Dalkeith Country Park, is the perfect way to kick start your festivities. Join in the fun on this jovial jog along a 5km route, for a fantastic event with friends, family and loved ones.

Enjoy running dressed as Santa and you’ll also be supporting a most worthy cause ~ we’ll donate a percentage of the ticket sales to our chosen charity, CHAS (Children’s Hospices Across Scotland).

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 yrs and under) and all your four-legged friends are welcome to run this accessible little jaunt.

And just to add to the fun ~ we’ll be giving away prizes for the best festively dressed child runner and most jolly looking dressed up dog. Dig out those baubles!

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. Every little really does help – thank you!

Event Info

Date: Sunday 12th December
Time: Registration for both runs is from 8:15am || Elf Dash starts at 9.15am || 5km Santa Fun Run starts at 10am
5km Fun Run is for adults and children over 11 years. 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 is for children age 10 years and under children. Please note that Elf hats are one size fits all so may be too large for smaller children. Adults accompanying children are welcome to participate by booking an Elf Dash Adult ticket. 
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

  • 5km Santa Fun Run ~ £15 entry per adult or child ~ includes a Santa Suit
  • 1km Elf Dash ~ £8 per child or £4 per adult ~ includes an Elf hat


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