From 10:30am to 12:30pm
On Sunday 9th December, walk, jog or run through the beautiful Priory Gardens for the Orpington Santa Dash, brought to you by Orpington 1st in partnership with Mytime Active. It's the perfect way for you and your family to get active this Christmas.
Following the popularity of last year's inaugural event, we're delighted to bring back The Orpington Santa Dash: a fun, festive, family orientated event over a 2km course through Priory Gardens, onto the high street and finishing in Market Square. It's not a race, but a fun run, jog or walk around the course, allowing you to be a part of a fantastic Christmas experience as one of hundreds of Santas taking part.
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The event starts with a mass Christmas-themed warmup to get you in the festive spirit, and after you’ve completed your run you will also receive your souvenir medal!
After you register and in plenty of time for the event, you will be emailed a voucher for your runner's pack (collection details below) containing your very own Santa suit and race number to be worn on the day.
Where and when?
The Santa Dash starts at 11am on Sunday 9th December at the Priory Gardens. Please allow around half an hour beforehand to get to the start point and take part in the fun warmup.
Full event details will be provided in the race pack, which will be available for collection before the event.
Who can take part?
The Santa Dash is open to everyone, as long as you and anyone else you are signing up to the event are fit and able to take part.
You can sign a maximum of six people up 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 we welcome pushchairs and wheelchair users, please be aware that due to the nature of the course you will be asked to start towards the rear of the participants to avoid bottlenecks.
Dogs (and reindeer) are unable to take part in the event due to the nature of the course.
This is not a serious running race and we recommend you jog or walk the course, taking in the atmosphere of the day.
How do I register and pay?
To register for the event, click HERE. Once you’ve completed your order your payment will be processed by PayPal. Don’t worry if you don’t have an account as you can pay using your debit or credit card as a guest user.
2018 entry fees
Under 12s: £4.50
Under 3s: Free
The deadline for registration is Friday 30th November. As there are limited spaces, don't leave it too late as you may miss out. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
There will be no registration on the day. All registrations must be done in advance as detailed above.
What happens once I've registered to take part?
Once you have registered and paid, you will receive a confirmation email and suit pack collection voucher to be used as detailed below. If you have any questions or problems, please contact us on 0208 323 1709.
When and how do I collect my race pack?
You will receive a collection voucher by email once you’ve registered, allowing you to collect your race pack before the event between Saturday 1st December – Saturday 8th December from The Walnuts Leisure Centre, so that you can arrive on the day suited up and ready to go!
Your race pack will also include joining instructions for the event, including final timings, meeting point maps and other details for the day.
What size are the Santa suits?
There are three sizes of suits, which you can request when completing the registration form.
The adult suits are 'one size fits all', but by picking them up in advance you will have time to customise!
This year there are two sizes of junior suits, one suitable for 4–7 years, and the other 8–11 years. Please note these ages are just a guide and not an exact measurement.
There are no suits for the under 3s, mainly because they just won't fit. However, they will still receive a medal upon crossing the finish line and they still need to be included in the registration.
Do I have to raise money for charity?
The Orpington Santa Dash is all about getting families and the local community active at Christmas, and as such there is no requirement to raise money as part of the event.
However, if you are interested in using the event to raise money for a charity of your choice, please feel free to do so. We recommend you contact the charity directly for details and support.
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If you have any other questions, please call 0208 323 1709 or email email@example.com