Red and white seafront for Santa Dash

Words and photo by Dave Barry 

Saint Catherine’s next big fundraising event is the Santa Dash on 9 December.

Hundreds of adults and children in Father Christmas costumes will walk and run along Scarborough seafront.

There are two options, both starting at the Sea Life Centre at 11am. The 5k route is to Hairy Bob’s skatepark and back. The 10k route is the same but twice.

The new 2k run is for children, parents, grandparents, families and friends.

After the event, the Santas will be given free entry to the Sea Life Centre; friends and families can get half-price entry.

Organiser Rhiannon Hunt says: “We are excited to see what this year brings. It promises to be a fantastic day full of festive family fun. It is always such a spectacular sight to see hundreds of Santas running along the seafront”.

The entry fees - £15 for adults and £5 for children - includes a Santa suit.

Entrants can register on the hospice website,

The event is being sponsored by Pinkney Grunwell.

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