The Glasgow Santa Dash

The Glasgow Santa Dash

When: 6th December 2015
Location: George Square

Tickets: £15 adults/£5 children (5 years +

Glasgow’s Santa Dash is back for another fun charity fundraiser! Get into the Christmas spirit with Glasgow’s funnest 5K fun run!!!

Make sure your name appears on Santa’s nice list this year!  Register for Glasgow’s Santa Dash and help raise money for charity.  This year’s nominated charities will be confirmed soon.

The 5K Fun Run will follow a route through the City Centre, both starting and finishing in George Square.  Santa suits are supplied with each registration, and are available in both child and adult sizes.


£15 for adults, and £5 for children (those under 16).  This includes your Santa suit!!!  Children can only take part if they are accompanied by an adult.

How to Register

You can register online on the Glasgow City Council websiteRegister today!

The race begins at 9.30 am. However you should be at the start for 8:45am for the warm up.

Santa Suits can be collected from a City Centre location. GLC will advise of the location once suits are available to pick up. Race packs will also include the location.


Christmas comes early for participants in this year’s annual Santa Dash. First Glasgow is allowing bus passengers dressed in a full Santa outfit to travel free of charge on First Glasgow services on Sunday the 6th of December.

Friends and family accompanying race participants or passengers dressed as Santa will also get to travel for £1.20 irrespective of the distance travelled.

Glasgow’s Santa Dash is organised by Glasgow City Council.

35 thoughts on “The Glasgow Santa Dash

  1. Baubles. I have to go to work 6am and the roads and motorway slip road is closed because of those merryfudgers. Will take me ages to get to work. fudgy crumpets.

    (Italicised parts of this comment have been edited by admin for a PG audience)

  2. I`ve just registered today will my santa suits n race numbers still come through in post in time for sunday???

    1. Registration opened around the end of October for the 2014 race. It will most likely be the same for 2015, but we’ll put the info up here & on facebook as soon as we know. You can raise funds for the charity of your choice.

    1. Not 100% sure, but probably. I got a medal when I ran the race a couple of years ago. Ultimately it’s up to the GCC.

  3. I have just registered and paid for two santa outfits for me and a friend. Should it have been a separate registration? The site allowed me to do it and i paid for two but will we get two registration numbers? Also can we collect from St Enochs on a Saturday? I was going to go in tmrw.

  4. Does anyone have recommendations on where to park an automobile for race participants? Also, would it be possible for someone else to pick up my santa suit?

    1. on street parking is generally free on Sunday’s, check the signs for restrictions though if you do park on the street, you don’t wont a ticket. It may also be hard finding a space on the street, depends how early you get there. Buchanan galleries car park is near by, it doesn’t open until 9am on Sunday’s, though you should still have enough time to get to George Square. There are other multi stories about – Glasgow city car parks.

      I’m not sure about the picking up your suit. however I’m fairly sure photographic ID is not required. (someone please correct me if I’m wrong)

  5. i live in fort William and would love to take part could I wear my own santa outfit as I would not be able to pick one up and does the travel arrangements just apply to glasgow or would I get free travel from fort William

    1. You can wear your own suit. You do however still have to register and pay for entry into the race. The Free bus travel is on First Glasgow services only.

  6. I paid for my entry on the 29th of November and my race pack still hasn’t arrived. I was wondering if there is somebody I could contact in regards to my race number. Thanks, early response would be appreciated.

  7. Can u tell me if there is a minimum amount u need to raise in sponsorship when doing the santa dash. Thanks

  8. I joined and paid for this activity two weeks ago, but I haven’t received anything till now.
    I wanna know if you start posting these days?
    thank you~

  9. Hi, All signed up but just wondering if there are details or the route? Also when do we get our Santa suits? Thanks – Really looking forward to my first Santa Dash!

    1. It starts and ends in George Square and in previous years takes you along St. Vincent street to the PC World at Finnieston and then takes you back along the Clyde side and then through the town back to George Square.

      Glasgow city council are in the process of making up the race packs and hope to start posting these out early next week (week beginning 18th Nov). The race pack will give all the details and instructions.

      Santa Suits will be available from the St Enoch’s Centre for collection.

    1. Registration will be open most likely until the day of the event, this will depend on numbers however. They have capacity for over 4,000 people to enter.

    1. The race pack will give all the details and instructions, these will be sent out soon. The Santa Suits will be available from the St Enoch’s Centre for collection.

  10. I want to register my school students. Do I need to do entry for each individual?or please tell me if there is way to do bulk entries !!!

    1. The online form is the only method Glasgow City Council are offering at the moment. You could contact them direct to see if there is anything they can do to help you. There is an email address listed on their Santa Dash page

    1. You can if you want. You will of course still need to register to enter the race, which currently costs £15 for adults. Once you have entered you can get people to sponsor you for what ever charity you choose!

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