Still time to join the 2018 Sandwell Santa Dash

Councillor Bill Gavan, Councillor Elaine Costigan with Jack Rubery from Mytime Active promoting this year's Santa Dash event

There's still time to take part in the Sandwell Santa Dash through Sandwell Valley Country Park to get an early slice of fun in the run-up to Christmas.

About 500 people are expected to take part in a Santa costume in the fourth Sandwell Santa Dash on Saturday 1 December to give people the chance to get active before the Christmas break. The deadline for registration is Thursday 29th November.

The event is being organised by Mytime Active in partnership with Sandwell Leisure Trust, Sandwell Council and Sandwell Valley Country Park. It's the perfect way for families to get active this Christmas. Cabinet member for leisure, Councillor Bill Gavan, said:

"It's not a race, but a fun run, jog or walk around the 2 km course, allowing people to be part of a fantastic Christmas experience as one of hundreds of Santas taking part.

“This is not a serious running race and we recommend you jog or walk the course, taking in the atmosphere of the day!"

People who register for the run are emailed a voucher for the runner’s pack containing their own Santa suit and race number. Those who complete the course receive a souvenir medal. The Santa Dash is open to anyone fit and able to take part.

People can sign up a maximum of six people on each registration form. Under 12s must be accompanied by an adult on the day. Under 3s won’t receive their own race pack or Santa suit, but there will be a medal for them at the finish.

The course covers mixed terrain, and although pushchairs and wheelchair users are welcomed, please be aware that due to the nature of the course people will be asked to start towards the rear of the participants to avoid bottlenecks.

For more information  and how to register and pay, go to


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