Get your suit on - Garstang Santa Dash is on the virtual calendar now

Fundraising mayor Coun Liz Webster was not going to let the pandemic stop the Garstang Santa Dash.

By Fiona Finch
Thursday, 3rd December 2020, 12:30 pm
Updated Thursday, 3rd December 2020, 1:09 pm

Garstang mayor Coun Liz Webster is inviting people to kick-start the Christmas season by still joining her town’s Santa Dash ... but in their own time and at a social distance.

Coun Webster said: “We cancelled the Santa Dash this year for obvious reasons - Covid, but then we thought, we can still organise this, but in a different way. So we came up with the idea of a Virtual Santa Dash.

"We are encouraging people to run or walk their own 3-5km dressed as Santa, whenever they like, wherever they like, subject to Government guidelines of course, from Saturday December 5 right through to Boxing Day.”

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Garstang Santa Dash 2019 Photo: Michael Coleran

She continued:”We hope people have fun, keep fit whilst raising money for two local causes. We have lowered the price to just £10 per adult and £5 per child. The entry fee includes a Santa Suit and bespoke Santa Dash medal. Collection is from Garstang.”

Proceeds will go to Mayoral charities the Garstang Millennium Green and the Garstang Christmas lights.

Coun Webster added: “It would be great if people shared their photos online and even by recording their dash on our Virtual Santa Dash on the Strava app.”

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