Festive Chester Charity Run Makes Welcome Return

Organiser and sponsors recently announced that Chester’s annual Santa Dash will once more take to the streets in the historic city. The renowned charity footrace is now in its 13th year and includes a 3.3-kilometre route which offers views of some of the city’s most popular sights. Clad in their best Father Christmas finery, runners will pass iconic landmarks like Grosvenor Park, the Eastgate Clock, Chester Town Hall, and Chester Cathedral as they rise to the challenge.

For the second year running, the festive event is sponsored by healthcare insurer Medicash and is designed to support two local charities in Chester, the Countess Charity and The Hospice of the Good Shepherd.

Andy Abernethy of Medicash commented:

“We can’t wait to see the hundreds of Santas getting fit and heading out through the streets of Chester to raise money for these extraordinary charities. As an iconic, family-focused event, the Dash is set to be an unmissable part of the run-up to Christmas.”

Last year’s event saw over 1,500 runners race through Chester raising much needed funds for the charities and organisers are hopeful that more than 2,000 Santas will sign up for the latest race.

The 2023 Santa Dash will now take place on Sunday, December 3, and those wishing to register to take part can join in the fun for a good cause at just £20 per person. Entrants can run solo or tackle the route with friends, family members or colleagues to offer their support.

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