Santa Dash Details

Common Q's & A's


When is the Santa Dash? Sunday, December 13th 2020

Where is the Santa Dash? Roald Dahl Plass, Cardiff Bay

What time does the Santa Dash start? Festivities will begin from 10am, the warm-up is 11.30am and the dash starts at 12:00 pm.

Who can take part in the Santa Dash? Anyone can take part, however, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

How far is the Santa Dash? Approximately 5K.

Do you have to run the Santa Dash? No, you can walk, run, skip or even dance your way through the dash. It’s all about having festive fun for a great cause.

Do you have to dress up for the Santa Dash? No, but wearing something festive is encouraged. Best costume wins a prize!

Can I bring my dog to the Santa Dash? Yes, dogs are welcome provided they are on a lead and looked after at all times.

Can I bring a buggy to the Santa Dash? Yes, buggies and prams are allowed.

Can I sign up on the day: Yes, however, once the event reaches capacity we cannot accept any more participants.

Will there be anywhere to leave belongings? We advise participants to bring minimal personal items. We will be providing bag drop for £1 per bag.

Is there parking available? Yes - parking is available at the Cardiff County Hall for £5.

How much sponsorship should I raise for Welsh Hearts? Every pound you raise is greatly appreciated and makes a huge difference Welsh Hearts. We would be grateful if each participant could raise £20 for Welsh Hearts.

How will my sponsorship support Welsh Hearts? £1500 could be enough to purchase a 24 hour public access defibrillator. £350 could allow us to hold a CPR and defibrillator training session. Your sponsorship will help to ensure our mission to save lives in Wales continues.

How do I raise sponsorship for Welsh Hearts? The best way to raise sponsorship is to create a Virgin Money Giving fundraising page on behalf of Welsh Hearts and then share the page with your Facebook friends and email contacts. 

Can I raise sponsorship with a sponsorship form? Yes, you can. However, if you are bringing sponsorship cash with you to the Santa Dash please all money in a sealed envelope with your name and sponsorship amount on the front. You can also pay for your sponsorship via card on the day.

You can download an event disclaimer here.


Wales’ biggest festive fun run is back for 2019!

The Cardiff Santa & Elf Dash Route

Enjoy a 5K jog, run or walk around Cardiff Bay with friends, family or work-mates!

10:00 am: Festivities begin

11:30 am: Warm-up

12:00 pm: Dash begins


Parking available at County Hall £5. 

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Fundraise for Welsh Hearts

Why not run for fun and give back to Welsh Hearts at the same time?


All monies raised will go towards heart screening in Wales, placing defibrillators in Welsh communities and providing free CPR & defibrillator training.

 Simply set up a FREE Virgin Money Giving fundraising page and share it with your Facebook friends!

You can also download a sponsorship form here 

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If you have a general enquiry or are interested in sponsoring the Santa Dash, please get in touch with the Welsh Hearts team.