Glasgow Santa Dash 2023

Sunday 10th December 2023, 10am


It's that time of year again and we are asking Beloved Rabbits supporters to sign-up and help support Scotland's rabbits by taking part in Glasgow's iconic Santa Dash event.

The 5k dash can also be completed as a hop, skip, jump or even a gentle stroll, so no need to worry if your not a runner - it truly is an opportunity for everyone!

Sign-up and start getting sponsors to support your efforts through our Just Giving page.

This event is organised and managed by Glasgow City Council

Get your Beloved Rabbits promotional Santa Dash Hoodie, Sweatshirt or T-Shirt and show your support!

How To Take Part:

We've put together this easy guide to help you get the most out of your Santa Dash for Beloved Rabbits.

Total Time: 90 minutes

Registration Cost: £ 15

Things Needed ?

- Registration with Glasgow Santa Dash
- Just Giving and/or Offline Sponsor Forms

Event Details:

Date: Sunday 10 December 2023
Time: 10:00am
Location: Glasgow Green (Start and Finish)
Entry Fee (payable to Glasgow City Council): Adults £16, Children £6

Taking Part:

Step 1 : Register To Take Part

You need to register to take part in the Santa Dash.

Registration is now open.

Register via Glasgow City Council's Page.

Your registration is payable to Glasgow City Council and will be donated to The Lord Provost's Charity Fund and The Beatson Cancer Charity by them on your behalf.

Step 2 :Setup Your Fundraising Page on Just Giving

Now its time to get sponsorship for your participation.  This is the part where you can raise money for Beloved Rabbits!

Glasgow City Council encourage participants to raise money for their selected charities, but in their FAQs they do confirm that participants are welcome to raise money for their own charities too, and we'd love it if you could raise money for us.

The easiest way to do this is to setup a Just Giving page.  Just Giving is the biggest and best known crowd funding platform - they will do all the hard work for you.

Create your fundraising page on Just Giving.

Step 3 : Download Our Offline Sponsorship Form

Not everyone will want to sponsor you through our Just Giving page.

And its often easier to encourage folk to sponsor you face-to-face than it is through social media and email - its harder for them to say no.

Download our Offline Sponsorship form and capture more sponsors between now and the big dash.

Step 4 : Get Sponsored!

Now its time to share your Just Giving page as far and wide as you can.

Ask you friends, family, colleagues, doctor, postman.....the man that occasionally walks his dog on your street.  The more people you ask to sponsor you, the more money you raise, and the more rabbits we can care for!

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Step 5 : Sort Out Your Outfit!

Glasgow City Council include a Santa Suit T-Shirt and your Race Number as part of your registration fee.

As part of your pre-event pack they will provide the details of when and where you should collect your Santa Suit from.

It is not possible to have your Santa Suit T-Shirt delivered - you must collect it from the dedicated collection point. 

You are free to wear your own Santa Costume / Outfit, but you must wear the correct allocated race number during the event.  Why not dress as a Christmas Bunny?!?

We have created our own selection of Beloved Rabbits Santa Dash merchandise you may prefer to choose - Hoodies, Sweatshirts and T-Shirts available to purchase from our Drop-Shipping Partner directly on our website today.  Proceeds will go towards the rabbits in our care.

Step 6: Do The Dash!

Don't forget to actually show up on the day and take part.

Its an atmosphere like no other, and is great fun to be a part of.

Step 7: Collect Any Offline Donations and Donate Them To Us

Just Giving will deal with all your online donations and ensure these are passed on to Beloved Rabbits for you, including handling any Gift Aid claims.

But don't forget you will need to manage any offline donations.

Collect all the funds and send the donations to us at the address below, or donate the funds via our website.

Don't forget to send us the offline forms too so we can process any gift aid claims there too.

Beloved Rabbits
The Bunny Bothy
50 Eastside
G66 1QH

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This will be subject to availability and the discretion of Glasgow City Council/event organisers. We cannot guarantee that the event will not sell out before the day. You can check our website/social media channels for updates on this.

There is no discount for group bookings.

A child is anyone under the age of 16 unless they are in full-time
education, we will then allow them to pay a child entry fee up to the age of 18.

Babies do not have be registered however, they will not receive a t-shirt or medal.

Yes. The person registering the group should enter their own details on the form and order the number of tops they need for the group.

An email will go to the person who has registered the group to tell them when they can collect their tops. Remember, the email will go to the email address you registered with.

You get your Santa Dash t-shirt, colour-coded race number and medal.

Beloved Rabbits are not the organisers of the Santa Dash event, and cannot be responsible for any aspects of your registration.

If you are having difficulties registering for the Santa Dash, please email the event organisers at: [email protected]

Race information will be sent out by email week commencing Monday 13 November, if you register after this date, you should get an email as soon as you register to the email address provided when registering.

T-shirts can be collected from St Enoch Centre.

Remember to Carry a Carrier when you collect your T-shirt.

Colour coded race numbers will be allocated when you collect your T-shirt. It is important for Health and Safety reasons that the contact details at the back of these numbers are completed before the start of the race.

No – This would raise the cost of the event with less money going to charity

The Santa Dash is on Sunday 10 December 2023

Muster is at 9.30am where you will see your colour coded muster point which corresponds to the colour allocated on your race number.

The race will move off at 10am.

Glasgow Green

Yes – however everyone with buggies should run in last group

Yes – however you should run in last group

Yes. However, you must still pay the registration fee and
collect a colour-coded race number.

Glasgow City Council try to encourage everyone to run for the nominated charities, however, they do confirm in their FAQs that you can also run for your own charity.  By setting up your Just Giving page and your offline donation forms for Beloved Rabbits you will ensure that we receive your sponsorship funds.

There are no facilities to leave coats/bags/phones etc provided by event organisers.  However, there are several businesses in Glasgow City Centre offering Left Luggage services.