Carlisle Santa Walk & Dash

Date Now Confirmed for 2017

Sunday December 10th

Entries will open soon

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Final Carlisle Santa Dash Results HERE

Please also be proud that you have helped to raise much needed funds for Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Charity.  We have attached (or see below) a sponsor form if you wish to raise more money for the Charity and below is the link to the event’s ‘MyDonate’ page, so anyone that would like to make a donation, can do so on-line.

My Donate link – https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/sportinaction

We would also like to take the opportunity to thank all of the Companies that have help to raise money towards the Santa Suits, medals and supply water, mince pies, treats and biscuits etc.  If you know anyone who would like to contribute to cover these costs, please ask them to email events@sportinaction.co.uk

Last thing before we get onto the event itself, we would like to thank Brian & Claire from Sport in Action, Kathryn & Darren from Carlisle Tri Club, Lindsay, Simon, Michelle & Mark from DH Runners & all the marshals and volunteers that will make the event possible.  We must not forget Carlisle City Council and Hope Carlisle, who have been very supportive in making the event possible.

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If you, your family & friends are taking photos and planning to add to any social media sites (Facebook, Twitter etc), please use #carlislesantadash so we can all share the memories of the day with as many people as possible.

More Info

Carlisle Santa Dash and Fun Run – This event has two simple objectives. Firstly and most import is to raise as much money as possible for the Jigsaw Charity,  Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice at a time of the year when children should be in the forefront of all our minds. We are hoping that 100% of all entry fees will go to The Jigsaw Charity.  For us to achieve this, we are seeking companies to support the event by supplying goods for the event or meeting the costs that will be incurred. So if anyone reading this owns a business or knows someone that would like to get involved please ask them to get in touch at info@Sportinaction.co.uk. Sport in Action, Carlisle Tri Club,  DH Runners and all marshals will be giving up their time free of charge. If you can’t take part and would like to marshal (Santa suits will be provided), then please get in touch and send us your details; Name, Mobile and Email address.

The Second objective is to have fun and enjoy the day, whatever the weather.

The Santa Dash is a 5K run and will be manually timed. ALL runners must wear a Santa Suit; all Santa suits will be size adult one size fits all. There will be no Winners prizes, Jigsaw will be the winner. We have decided to start the 5K up to 60mins before the Fun Run/Walk so all those taking part in the 5K can join friends and family in the fun run/walk.

The Fun Run/Walk -Santa suits will be provided to all entries. Children 5 years and over we will have suits for 5 – 8 or 9 to 14 and the adult suit is one size fits all. Please enter early to guarantee you get the sizes you are after. Entries under 5 are free and we are unable to provide a Santa Suit so we hope you will provide your own Santa suit or suitable seasonal alternative. Remember, as the weather will be cold at this time of year, we advise you wear suitable layers underneath the Santa Suit.

All Runners and Fun Runners/ Walkers will receive a Festive Medal on completing their Santa Dash that can be worn with pride and displayed on your Christmas tree for all to see.

All runners please be aware that the exit at the Tullie House Museum side of the underpass only has stairs or a lift to access street level. The lift will be marshalled so it is ready for use. If you have a buggy, wheelchairs etc. and would prefer to wait at the top of this under pass and join in with friends and family, then please feel free to do so.

Donations – if you would like to make a donation please click on the MYDONTE logo. We have also added a sponsor form if you would like to raise extra cash for The Jigsaw charity.

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Visit my fundraising page on BT MyDonate

Please enjoy yourself and take plenty of photos- what better sight than hundreds off Santa’s heading into Carlisle City Centre. Share your photos with us at our Facebook site, Instagram or Twitter page and let’s see the Carlisle Santa Dash become famous.

Provisional Santa Dash CourseHERE

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The route starts at the Sheepmount ring road, along Mayors Drive and round the back of the Sands Centre coming out at the Turf Pub, (You are now going to be on roads that are open to traffic so please take care). Cross the road onto Newark Terrace (back of DFS), follow the road round onto Dukes Road (Wickes).  At the end of Dukes Road move onto the pavement (Traffic free for a while) and proceed up Georgian Way to the under pass.  Go down and under the under pass (using the ramp NOT the steps) coming out on the other side of Georgian Way (using the ramp NOT the steps), head down Georgian Way round the back of the Civic Centre and go down the under pass (using the ramp NOT the steps).  Follow the path left past the fountain and into the Bitts Park Under pass (using the ramp NOT the steps) you then do a figure of 8 round Victoria’s statue.  Take a right then a left at the tunnel to the Sands Centre take a left then head to the Sheepmount ring road (you are now going to be on roads that are open to traffic so please take care). Head along Mayors Drive and onto Devonshire Walk, turn left onto Castle Way and head for the under pass going down the under pass (using the ramp NOT the steps) coming out at *Tullie House, head along Annetwell Street.  Turn left onto Abbey Street at the corner of Abbey Street & Paternoster Row.  Go straight over and into the cathedral grounds (taking extra care due to traffic although will be heavily marshaled), go passed the Cathedral and take a right onto Castle Street and the finish.

*The exit from the under pass at Tullie House does not have a ramp so the stairs must be used. Please take extra care going up the steps. Anyone that is unable to use the stairs can use the lift provided,.  We will have a marshal attending the lift to help reduce waiting time and any other assistance that might be needed.

Provisional Fun Run/Walk CourseHERE

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The route starts in Victoria park and heads along Mayors Drive and onto Devonshire Walk .  Turn left onto Castle Way (back on pavements) and head for the under pass going down the under pass (using the ramp NOT the steps) coming out at *Tullie House, head along Annetwell Street.  Turn left onto Abbey Street at the corner of Abbey Street & Paternoster Row, go straight over and into the Cathedral grounds (taking extra care due to traffic although will be heavily marshaled), go passed the cathedral and take a right onto Castle Street and the finish.

*The exit from the under pass at Tullie House does not have a ramp so the stairs must be used. Please take extra care going up the steps. Anyone that is unable to use the stairs can use the lift provided, we will have a marshal attending the lift to help reduce waiting time and any other assistance that might be needed. If people taking part have buggies/wheelchairs etc and would prefer to wait at the top of this under pass at Tullie House for friends and family, they can wait to join them and head to the finish.

Event Sponsors

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About Jigsaw Children’s Hospice

Jigsaw is Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice. We provide support to children and young adults with life limiting conditions throughout the county. The children’s hospice provides one to one care for children and young adults with life limiting illnesses, as well as extending the care and support to their families. Jigsaw’s home-from-home environment allows the nurses to match the children and young adults home routine as closely as possible, ensuring a smooth, relaxing and peaceful transition between the home and hospice environments.

Care for Children & Young Adults

Jigsaw is a place of fun and laughter where children and young adults can stay and create memories which will last a lifetime. Our welcoming and safe atmosphere provides a place for children and young adults to receive the care and attention they require.

We provide one to one care for children and young adults with life limiting illnesses, with the facility for up to five children and young adults staying overnight. Our home from home environment allows the nurses to match the children and young adults home routines as closely as possible, ensuring a smooth, relaxing and peaceful transition between home and hospice environments.

Whilst at Jigsaw the children and young adults are able to engage with a wide range of creative and sensory games and activities.

  • The multi-sensory room provides place for children and young adults to listen to music, whilst special lighting creates rotating patterns on the walls and ceiling
  • The activity room, “The Smoothie Bar”, is packed with arts and crafts products for all ages and abilities. The room also includes a computer, games consoles and a toy cupboard
  • The children and young adults are also able to enjoy the secure sensory garden, which includes a water fountain, wheelchair accessible roundabout and raised flower beds.

During their stay at Jigsaw, we also provide the children and young adults with the opportunity to go on a range of different outings. We are very lucky to have lots of amazing places in the local area we are able to visit, including local parks, farm parks and tourist attractions.

Care for Families

We are here to offer friendship with practical, emotional and spiritual support for you, your child and your family. We hope you will feel at home with us and as your needs change we will adapt too.

Our ethos is to work in partnership with the children, young adults and their family, as well as the professionals involved in your child’s care. Our aim is to maintain your child’s routine wherever possible, ensuring their stay is as special and enjoyable as possible.

You know your child best and we will do whatever we can to help make your child’s stay as happy and as comfortable as possible. This may include any medical treatment or procedures you carry out at home. Find Out More HERE

If more Information is required about any Sport in Action events please contact – info@sportinaction.co.uk