Event Info

Saltford Santa Dash

The Saltford Santa Dash (and mini Santa Dash for youngsters) was established in 2013 to provide a community fun run and to raise funds in support of locally connected charities working with young people. The idea is to enable runners, joggers, novice runners, families and friends to enjoy an enjoyable community event in the aid of charity work. Our selected charity is Jessie May (Children’s Hospice at Home. For more information about this charity please click here.

Race Date: TBA

Location: The Saltford Sports and Social Club Ground, behind the Saltford Community Hall, Wedmore Road, Saltford, Bristol.

Postcode: BS31 3BY.

Registration: Open on: TBA

For those who are interested in taking part but have not run recently (never), you might find our training programme helpful, this comes in two parts.

Part 1. 11-week training schedule.

Download Here

Part 2. Simple race warm-up exercises.

Download Here

This programme is designed to take you from non-runner to ‘race fit’ in under 12 weeks. If in doubt please seek the advice of a medical professional.


Mini Santa Dash

One mile run/walk/toddler age up to 11 years old.

Starts at 10 am… The course is around Saltford Sports and Social Club Ground, located behind Saltford Community Hall.

Entry fee £6 (incl. Santa outfit and medal).

If you would like to accompany your child on the field an additional suit can be purchased for £6.00 – please see registration form

Mandatory for Parent/guardian to be in attendance at all times

Young Adults Santa Dash (12-16 yrs)

Five-mile course, Starts at 11 am, same as adults dash.

It is mandatory that runners in this category are accompanied throughout the race by an adult.

Entry Fee £12 (incl. Santa suit and medal).

We would like to encourage all runners to enter into the festive spirit of this event. For this reason, the wearing of Santa outfits is obligatory. The cost of the outfits is included in the entry fee.


Adults Santa Dash (for 16 years and over)

Five mile course.

Starts at 11 am.

Entry Fee £14 (incl. Santa outfit and medal)


5-mile course information

Starting and finishing at the sports ground, behind Saltford Community Hall, the run takes a figure-of-eight route through the lanes between Saltford and Keynsham.

The race sets off from point A. The out route is marked by the yellow arrows and the return route by green arrows to the finish at point B.



  • Hot drinks.
  • Light refreshments.
  • Warm up exercises.
  • Supervised indoor storage for personal belongings.
  • Toilets.
  • Festive entertainment to be announced.

Car Parking:

Please walk or use public transport wherever possible as parking is very limited.

Dash organiser: Paul Goddard

E mail: saltfordsantadash@gmail.com

Collecting your suits.


There will be a chart showing the approximate sizes of the 3 suits available. Roughly speaking most children would fit the under 8 age, the youth size would fit up to about 5’2”, the adult suit for those over 5’ 2”. Sorry, only the adult suits come with a beard.

All suits can be cut to fit – arm/leg length (they don’t fray).
Norville Opticians
69 High Street Keynsham
BS31 1DS
Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm Saturday 9.00 am – 12.00 noon

Davies and Way Estate Agents
489 Bath Road Saltford
BS31 3BA
Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 6.00 pm
Saturday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Santa Suit Collection Details : Download to be added when available

Important Information

  • Delivery of your ‘Dash’ numbers with the tear-off slip for collecting your Santa suits will commence at the end of October, for all those that have paid their entry fees and will continue until the closing date on 23rd November.  An email will be sent re the collection points, this is also available on our website.
  • The wearing of your ‘Dash’ number is compulsory during the event, please note your emergency contact name and number on the reverse.

If you have chosen to pay another way then your booking will not be confirmed until payment is received, your options are:

Bank Transfer – Details:

BACS payment to Acc No 93111792 Code 20.75.01 for all the entrants:

*Entrant fees for Mini Run and Santa Dash may be included in one payment

Please email us with confirmation/payment reference numbers.

Personal Cheque – Details:

Cheque, made payable to Saltford Santa Dash

Address to send to. Entrants SSD, 6 Banwell Close, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 1JX

If you have any questions please reply to this email.  ssd.entrants@gmail.com 

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