London Santa Dash

Run together on Sunday 3 December and make a difference to the seriously ill children spending Christmas at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Our festive fun run is back for 2017! Join us on 3 December on Clapham Common for London Santa Dash and help GOSH make children’s experience at hospital as stress-free as possible this Christmas. Everyone is welcome to dash, jog, scoot or stroll our festive 5k or 10k routes in your free Santa suit.

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Event information

  • Date: Sunday 3 December 2017
  • Event village opens: 9.30am
  • Race starts: 11am
  • Location: Clapham Common, London

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Registration for London Santa Dash is open! 

  • Adults: £25
  • Children and young people (age 5–15): £15
  • Infants (age four and under): Free

Get your family and friends together to take part as a team – the more the merrier!

Your registration fee includes:

  • a complimentary Santa suit
  • a finisher's medal
  • a mulled drink and mince pie when you cross the finish line
  • a morning of fun in our Christmassy event village.

By taking part and fundraising you will help GOSH's specialist Play therapy team to make children's experience in hospital as stress-free this Christmas. There's no minimum fundraising requirement but we ask each Santa to raise £150.

How your money helps

At Christmas, time spent with the people you love is precious. For the seriously ill children at GOSH who are too sick to go home, this time feels even more precious. 

Even at this very special time of year, children, families and staff at GOSH are confronted with new challenges every single day. Every day, 618 children and young people from across the UK arrive at GOSH. Every day, doctors battle the most complex illnesses, and every day the brightest minds come together to achieve pioneering medical breakthroughs. 

By running together and fundraising, you will make a real difference to the seriously ill children at GOSH this Christmas. You’ll help fund our specialist Play therapy team, providing activities to aid children’s treatment, recovery and understanding of their illness, making their hospital experience as stress-free as possible.

Get in touch with the London Santa Dash team

If you have any questions about London Santa Dash then please read our FAQs.

You can also contact the team on 020 3841 3270 or email

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