Dust off your running shoes and join the ever-popular Dinton Santa Dash, on Saturday 14 December. Hosted by Barnes Fitness, residents across the borough are invited to take part in the third consecutive event this winter.
This year the run will raise funds for local charity, Daisy's Dream which supports children and their families who have been affected by the life threatening illness or bereavement of someone close to them.
This fun and festive run is suitable for the whole family. Little ones are invited to complete the 2km Mini-Dash at 10.30am, running a one loop course taking in sights of both White Swan and Black Swan Lake. If you’re looking to work off the mince pies, why not opt for the full 5km Santa Dash at 11am, following paths around three of the breath-taking lakes at Dinton Pastures Country Park including; Black Swan, Sandford and White Swan.
All entrants will receive a full Santa suit to wear whilst completing the race. If that wasn’t enough to get race goers in a merry mood, they will also receive a medal and a mince pie upon crossing the finish line. There’s further festive prizes on offer for the first three males and females to cross the line in the 5km Santa Dash & 2km Mini-Dash.
“We are delighted to once again host the Dinton Santa Dash. The event is well known with locals for its fun and festive atmosphere. I love seeing entrants dressed up in their Santa’s outfits running around the country park and crossing the snowy finish arch.” said Tanya Lee, the Dinton Activity Centre manager.
Race organiser, Ellie Barnes of Barnes Fitness, added: “It’s exciting to see the Dinton Santa Dash return for the third time. This year we are honoured to be raising money for local charity Daisy’s Dream. The work that they do with children and families who have been affected life threatening illness or bereavement is truly invaluable.”
Waitrose Wokingham is donating mince pies for participants to enjoy on the finish line. In addition, the event has kindly been sponsored by Nuffield Health and Toyota Jemca Reading & Bracknell. All entrants can enjoy a 7 day pass to any Nuffield Health Gym following the event. Runners have until Tuesday 10 December to sign-up to the race, unless available spaces fill-up prior to this date.