By popular demand, Mission EmployAble and Christ Church primary school PA are organising their third Santa Dash on the Common on Saturday, December 9.

There will be three circuits of 2.5km, 5km and 7.5km, with prizes awarded to the three fastest adults  and three fastest children under 12 (who must be accompanied by an adult). Children taking part in the 2.5km circuit will set off at 11.55am in pursuit of The Grinch (from the children’s book by Dr Seuss and animated film of the same name).

The Santa Dash starts with check-in at 11.30am on Saturday, December 9 at the Cricket Pavilion and ends by 2pm. Participants in all circuits can walk, jog or run alone, in pairs, as a family and even with their dog.

Proceeds will be split between Christ Church primary school PA and Mission EmployAble.

For Santa Dash tickets visit the Events page on