St Gemma's Santa Dash
Sat 16 Dec 2023 Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

St Gemma's Santa Dash

Get yourself in the festive spirit, don your FREE Santa suit and raise money for St Gemma's Hospice! Gather your group of Santas and walk, run, cycle, hop, skip or sleigh your way across Leeds!

  • Sat 16 Dec 2023
Woodhouse Moor, Leeds

St Gemma's Santa Dash



All ages

  • 5 km road running


Be a part of creating a 'Sea of Santas' across Leeds!

Between 13 November and 16 December, make Santa Dash your own. Pick your distance, time and location and walk, run, cycle, hop, skip or sleigh your way across Leeds, knowing that every mile you cover helps St Gemma's to continue supporting local people who need hospice care. You can even join a friendly, local parkrun!

Santa Dash

How it works

  • Set up your fundraising page
  • Choose your distance
  • Gather your friends and family
  • Pick a date and location
  • Get out and get in the festive spirit!
  • Share your pics at #StGemmasSantaDash
  • Support your local hospice

  • All fitness levels
  • Buggy friendly
  • Dogs allowed
  • Families
  • Fancy dress
  • Newcomers
  • Teams
  • Virtual option
  • Wheelchair users
Plan your Santa Dash

Option 1 | Virtual Santa Dash

Choose your own date, distance and location to complete your Santa Dash in your own way!

Option 2 | parkrun Take Over

Join other Santas at one of the nominated parkruns at 9am on Saturday 16 December!

  • Woodhouse Moor
  • Temple Newsham
  • Roundhay Park

If you would like to run ‘en masse’ rather than do your own thing, or if you would like to round off your challenge with a festive gathering, then you can also be part of the St Gemma's Santa Dash parkrun Take Over on 16 December!

The wonderful organisers at Woodhouse Moor, Temple Newsam and Roundhay parkruns will be helping St Gemma's host this. Just turn up at your choice of venue, ready to go at 9.00am and the team will be there to cheer you on and proudly hand out medals to all the wonderful Santa dashers!

  • Park
  • Urban

Event HQ

Woodhouse Moor
Woodhouse Lane
West Yorkshire

Run your Santa Dash virtually at your choice of location, or at one of these three parkruns:

Woodhouse Moor parkrun

  • 09:00 | Saturday 16 December
  • Belle Vue Road, Woodhouse, Leeds, LS31DY.
  • The event starts from the circular tarmacked area near Akmal’s Tandoori Bistro, just up from the A660 Woodhouse Lane. For reference, a nearby postcode is LS6 1AN, however, please note that this is not a good final destination to head for by car as there is no parking in the immediate area of the start.

Temple Newsham parkrun

  • 09:00 | Saturday 16 December
  • Temple Newsam Estate, Temple Newsam Road, Off Selby Road, Leeds, LS15 0AE.
  • The start is located within a few metres of the entrance to Home Farm.

Roundhay parkrun

  • 09:00 | Saturday 16 December
  • Roundhay Park, Mansion Lane, Roundhay, Leeds, LS8 2HH.
  • The start is half way down Carriage Drive within the park, approximately 80 metres down from the Mansion House towards the large lake.


  • Santa suit

    You'll receive your very own FREE Santa suit by post when you register!

  • Medal

    The St Gemma's team will be at each of the parkrun venues handing out medals to all charity Santas.

  • Online fundraising page

    Fully branded with the charity logo and your own optional photo.

  • Sponsor form

    To download or a physical one.

  • Fundraising pack

    Sent to you by post when you register.

  • Fundraising guide

    Full of festive fundraising tips.

  • Fundraising support

    A dedicated events team on-hand to help you.

Santa dog

Social community

Good Luck and don't forget to share your challenge! We'd love to see photos of you out and about, use the hashtag #StGemmasSantaDash on social media.

  • Fundraising incentives
  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising required
  • Fundraising support
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event

Getting started

  • Set your own fundraising target, or make a donation.
  • It's easy to set up your online fundraising page.
  • Teams of friends and family may have a joint fundraising page and fundraise together. This means the target is shared between you.

St Gemma's Hospice

Helping care for local people with life-limiting illnesses.

St Gemma’s Hospice is a local, independent charity and has been providing expert care to the people of Leeds for 45 years. They provide the best possible care and support for local people with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. They specialise in pain relief and symptom control to help people live as well as possible, for as long as possible.  All of their services are provided free of charge and £8m needs to be raised every year through events such as the Santa Dash to keep the services running.

  • £100

    Could provide a specialist bereavement support session for someone struggling to cope with the loss of a loved one.

  • £250

    For a St Gemma's community team member to visit a patient in their own home and provide clinical advice and support.

  • £500

    Funds care for one in-patient staying at the Hospice for one day, covering everything from expert care to pain relief and meals.

Thank you so much for supporting St Gemma's.

  • All ages
  • Enter on day
  • Enter online
  • Fundraising required
  • Race pack by post

It's free to get involved with Santa Dash 2023!