Skye Santa Dash 2023

Saturday 2nd December 2023, 10.30am


We are inviting Beloved Rabbits supporters to sign-up and help support Scotland's rabbits by taking part in this year's Skye Santa Dash event.

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

This event is organised and managed by SkyeEvents.

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: £ 10.00

Things Needed ?

- Registration with SkyeEvents
- Just Giving and/or Offline Sponsor Forms

Event Details:

Date: Saturday 2 December 2023
Time: 10:30pm
Location: Portree Town, Skye
Entry Fee (payable to SkyeEvents): Fees vary £3 - £30

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 Skye 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!

Event organisers are offering the opportunity to purchase Santa Suits when you register.

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, but there is a Family registration for up to 2 Adults and 2 Children available.

Kids aged 3 - 5 @ £3 each

Child aged 6 - 11 at £6 each

Youth aged 12 - 17 at £8 each

Adults 18+ at £10 each


Family Entry - 2 adults, 2 children at £30.

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.

  • Free Santa Hat
  • Hot chocolate and cookies at the finish line

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 Skye Events directly.

Registration for the Santa Dash is at The Fingal Centre, Portree High School, Portree, IV51 9ET. It's open between 5.00pm-7.00pm on Friday 1st December.

For those runners who cannot attend on the Friday night, there will be a further registration on Saturday morning between 9am-10am. Saturday Registration will close at 10am to enable our team to marshal at the event. Persons arriving after registration closure will not be registered unless by prior arrangement.

At registration you will collect your race number, Santa suit if you ordered one, and your Santa hat so you can jingle your way to the finish line [sponsored by Shanks Plumbing & Renewables]. This is not a chip timed race.

Please complete the contact and medical details required on the reverse of your race number to help us in case of an emergency.

The Santa Dash is on Saturday 2nd December 2023

Santa Dash Timings:

9am -10am, Saturday 2nd December, registration at The Fingal Centre for those unable to attend Friday 1st registration between 5-7pm
10am Registration closes
10am Muster in Somerled Square for Santa Paws / Fancy Dress Competition
10.25am Pipe Band will welcome runners to the start line. Once you hear them play, please move to your predicted time area
10.30am Santa Dash 1.75 race starts
10.35am Santa Dash 1.5 race starts
11.00am Hospitality
11.30am Race Ends
Prize giving directly after the last Dasher finishes [so stay around for that]

Registration is at The Fingal Centre, Portree High School, Portree, IV51 9ET

Yes this is a dog friendly event.

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

You can also purchase Beloved Rabbits Santa Dash Hoodies, Sweatshirts or T-shirts.

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.