Be a Claus for a Good Cause at Lancaster’s Santa Dash

on Monday, 24 October 2016. Tags Cancer Support, CancerCare, Lancaster, Lancaster Christmas Lights, North Lancashire, Santa Dash, Water Witch

It might only be October but CancerCare is urging families to get into the Christmas spirit ahead of a special festive fundraiser next month.

CancerCare's annual Santa Dash & Reindeer Fun Run will take place on Sunday 20th November, and invites families of all ages to walk, run, dance, prance, jog or jingle around the city centre streets in festive fancy dress to help raise vital funds in support of local people affected by cancer.

Santa Dashers on the starting line

Part of the official Lancaster Christmas lights switch-on festivities, this year’s Santa Dash kicks off with a fun warm up led by Snap Fitness at 1.30pm at Market Square and follows a flat 1 mile course, fully accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Entry also includes a FREE Santa Suit for participants aged 14 and over and Reindeer Antlers for the kids. 

Prizes are up for grabs for Santa’s & Reindeers who raise the most cash for CancerCare, including the chance to switch on Lancaster’s Christmas Lights on the Bay Radio stage later in the day.

 All proceeds from the Santa Dash will help to fund CancerCare’s vital support services for local families affected by the impact of cancer, provided at their dedicated centre on Slyne Road in Lancaster.

Sign up to the Santa Dash today and download a free sponsor pack or call 01524 381 820 for more information.


 This year’s Santa Dash event is sponsored by FGH Security and supported by the Lancaster BID.

CancerCare is a unique local charity dedicated to helping families affected by the impact of cancer across North Lancashire & South Lakeland, providing a wide range of free services including Counselling & complementary therapies.

 Support is offered completely free of charge to cancer patients, their relatives, carers and anyone who has lost a loved one to the disease.

CancerCare has two dedicated centres based in Kendal (The Lakes Centre, Blackhall Road) and in Lancaster (Slynedales, Slyne Road) and also provide outreach services in local hospitals and community venues.

 It costs £1million a year to provide CancerCare’s free services and the small local charity need to raise 80% of their costs themselves, receiving only a very small amount of funding from the local NHS.