The Great Scottish Christmas Festival Santa Dash 2023

Sunday 3rd December 2023, 9.30am


For the first time, we are inviting Beloved Rabbits supporters to sign-up and help support Scotland's rabbits by taking part in The Great Scottish Christmas Festival (Santa Dash) event.

Offering various ways to get involved you, its an event for all the family that includes the Santa Toddle, 5k run, 10k run or a 10k walk.

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

This event is organised and managed by Great Scottish Events.

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: £ 18

Things Needed ?

- Registration with Great Scottish Events
- Just Giving and/or Offline Sponsor Forms

Event Details:

Date: Sunday 3 December 2023
Time: 09:30am
Location: Inverleith Park, Edinburgh
Entry Fee (payable to Great Scottish Events): Entrance rates vary £7.50 - £25

Taking Part:

Step 1 : Register To Take Part

You need to register to take part in the Great Scottish Christmas Festival.

Registration is now open.

Register with Great Scottish Events.

Your registration is payable to Great Scottish Events.

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!

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!

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 event organisers. We cannot guarantee that the event will not sell out before the day. We encourage registering in advance.

There is no discount for group bookings.

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.

  • Chip timing
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes for each race
  • Bespoke medal to all participants

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 contact Great Scottish Events

Make sure you are dressed adequately for the weather and the course.  It is likely to be cold at this time of year.

Otherwise you are free to wear whatever you feel comfortable in.  Dress up as a Christmas Bunny, or consider one of Beloved Rabbits Santa Dash Hoodies, Sweatshirts or T-Shirts.

The Great Scottish Christmas Festival is on Sunday 3 December 2023

9.30am for 5k Christmas Run

9.40am for Edinburgh Christmas Walk

11am for 10k Christmas Run

1pm for 1.5k Santa Toddle

Inverleith Park, Inbhir Lite, Edinburgh, EH3 5PD

Yes. There are no costumes provided as part of this event and you are responsible for organising your own outfit.

Why not consider one of our Beloved Rabbits Santa Dash Hoodies, Sweatshirts or T-Shirts

By setting up your Just Giving page and your offline donation forms for Beloved Rabbits you will ensure that we receive your sponsorship funds.