Claire House Children’s Hospice has been announced as the official charity partner for the BTR Liverpool Santa Dash 2019.
Highly regarded as the city’s kick-start to Christmas, this year’s festive 5K fun run takes place on Sunday 1 December 2019 starting at 9.30am from Pier Head Liverpool.
Each year, Liverpool is transformed into a sea of red, blue and mini Santas enjoying the inclusive festive experience. The accessible event is open to everyone, and each year attracts thousands of walkers, joggers and runners.
The BTR Liverpool Santa Dash 2019 is the event’s 16th consecutive year and it is now the UK’s biggest festive 5K fun run.
With bases in Wirral and Liverpool, Claire House Children’s Hospice is inviting Santas to dash on their behalf to help raise vital funds at a time the charity is facing increased demand for its vital support and services. The announcement coincides with the launch of the charity’s very own festive fundraising campaign.
Claire House helps seriously ill and terminally ill children live life to the full by creating wonderful experiences and bringing back a sense of normality to family life. By providing specialist nursing care and emotional support, the charity strives to help families smile again when life is tough.
Over the past six years, the charity has seen an 84% increase in the number of children using the hospice – and therefore needs to increase the care it can offer families in their homes, help more children at its Wirral hospice, and increase the services it can offer in Liverpool.
An exciting 5K route will take Santas from Pier Head Liverpool, through the Royal Albert Dock Liverpool estate, and round Liverpool city centre. They will cross the finish line outside Liverpool Town Hall, where they will be greeted by stilt walking characters and ‘real’ snow, before collecting their commemorative Santa Dash finishers’ medal.
Last year’s BTR Liverpool Santa Dash attracted 7,000 Santas, including participants from France, Gibraltar, Norway, Switzerland and the United States of America.
First staged in 2004, the BTR Liverpool Santa Dash was created by BTR Liverpool Race Director Alan Rothwell.
BTR Liverpool is the leading independent organisation for creating, managing and delivering headline race events across Liverpool City Region.
Its portfolio also includes the long established BTR Liverpool Half Marathon which marks its 27th consecutive year in March 2020; Port Sunlight Road Race 5K and 10K; BTR Mersey Tunnel 10K; and the 52-mile BTR Tour Of Merseyside.
To join the Claire House team at this year’s BTR Liverpool Santa Dash telephone 0151 343 0883, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.clairehouse.org.uk for more details.
You can find out more about this year’s BTR Liverpool Santa Dash at https://www.btrliverpool.com/santa-dash
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