Frequently Asked Questions


We have drawn up these FAQs from question that have been asked over the years, if the answer to your query is not here then please email us at saltfordsantadash@gmail.com and we’ll try to resolve it.


Q When does registration open?

A 1st September each year.

Q Can I register on the day of the Santa Dash?

A No, all registration have to be completed prior to the day, please see the web site for the last day for registering.

Q Can I register after the closing date on the web site?

A Please email ssdentrants@gmail.com and we’ll try to help.

Q I’m having difficulty applying online.

A Please email ssdentrants@gmail.com and we’ll try to help.

Q Can I register children and adults at the same time?

A Yes, the new web site allows for all ages to be registered and paid for at the same time.

Q How will I know that my entry has been accepted?

A You will receive an email confirming this together with a unique reference number which you can quote if needed.                                                                      If you’ve paid through PayPal, there’s nothing else to do and if not please remember to send your payment either as a bank transfer or cheque in the post, you’ll need to quote your unique reference number so we can link it all together.

Q When will I receive my ‘Dash’ number, with the tear of slip to collect my suit.

A Distribution of these will start at the end of October for those that have applied by then, for those who register after this the numbers will be despatched (by second class post) on a daily basis assuming that all entry fees have been paid.

Q I’m over 12 years of age can I do the field event?

A Yes, the entrance fee is age dependant please see the appropriate age range for the cost, only 12 years and above can go on the road.

Q Can an entrant under the age of 12 take part in the road event?

A No, the age for participating in the road event is set by Bath and North East Somerset Council and our insurers and we have to conform to this.

Mini Dash

Q My child is in a pushchair can they still take part in the field event?

A Yes, no problem, we have quite a few pushchair entries.  It’s on grass so it might be a bit soft for the wheels!

Q My child is taking part in the Mini Dash, do I need to pay to accompanying them around the course.

A No, if however, you would like to purchase a Santa suit to get into the spirit of the event please apply on the booking form.

Q Do I have to accompany my child around the course for the Mini Dash?

A No, it’s entirely up to you, you know your child best, the field is quite safe and the course is fully visible, however they do all look the same!

Q Do I need to stay on the field whilst my child participates in the ‘Mini Dash’

A Yes, all children have to have an accompanying responsible adult with them at all times.

Q The Mini Dash course is a mile, does my child have to do all of it.

A No, two laps of the course completes the mile, children can stop at any point.  All we want is for them to enjoy themselves and no matter how far they run they all get a medal.

Road Event

Q Can a 12 to 16-year old enter the road event on their own?

A No, Bath and North East Somerset Council and our Insurers require that all in this age group are accompanied by a responsible adult for the entire route, so please make sure this person is named on their application.

Q Can my dog accompany me on the road course?

A Yes, providing it’s kept on a short leash, so as not to become a trip hazard to other participants.  Any fouling must be cleared up at the time, to prevent it being a hazard to others, so please carry the appropriate bags with you.

Q Can I take part in my mobility scooter/wheelchair?

A Yes, no problem, all we would advise is that you start from the road as the field can be quite soft and we wouldn’t like you to get stuck before you’ve started!

Suit Collection

Q When can I collect my suit?

A You will receive an email and details are also on the web site giving the when and where.  This usually commences on the Monday two weeks prior to the ‘Dash’ up to the day before the event.

Q Can I collect my Santa suit on the day?

A No, sorry we do not have the manpower for this and there are no changing facilities available, please see your email and the web site for collection points, dates and times.


At the event facilities

Q Are there parking facilities?

A Parking is very restricted so we would be grateful if you could either be dropped off or walk to the ground.

Q Is there anywhere to leave personal belongings whilst I take part.

A Yes, we operate a bag drop, but all items are left at the owners’ risk.

Q Is food and drink available on site?

A Yes, Saltford Sports Club is open for drinks of all kinds and operate a BBQ.


Q I would like to support a different charity to the one that the event is supporting is this ok?

A Obviously we would like as many people as possible to support our chosen registered charities but we do appreciate that participants in our event have charities that are close to their hearts so we have no objection to you raising funds for your choice of beneficiary.  We would be very grateful if you would let us know how much you raised and for what charity, this will help us assess the overall benefit of the event to the community.

Q Can I use your sponsor form for a different charity?

A No, our form is charity specific, please contact the charity you wish to support we’re sure they’ll be able to help.

Q Can I get sponsored so gift aid can be obtained by the charity?

A Yes, for the charity we are raising funds for there will be a sponsorship form you can download from our website and you can also link through to their donation page from the Saltford Santa Dash web site.

Q Can I make donations whether I’m taking part or not.

A Yes, you’ll find a charity linked donation page on our web site or we have a space on the entry form for adding donations.


Additional Information


  • Delivery of your ‘Dash’ numbers with 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.  An email will be sent re the collection points, this is also available on our web site.
  • The wearing of your ‘Dash’ number is compulsory during the event, please note your emergency contact name and number on the reverse

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