8 – Carlisle Santa Walk & Dash

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Sunday December 9th 2018

RACE DAY INFORMATION

Sport in Action, Carlisle Tri Club & DH Runners have come together again to host this years ‘Carlisle Santa Dash.’  We want to raise funds for the Jigsaw Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice at Eden Valley Hospice in Carlisle.  By entering this event, you have contributed to raising the much-needed cash for them. Thank you from us all at Santa Dash HQ!

There are two events – a 5K Dash & 2K Fun Run/Walk in Carlisle with everyone wearing Santa suits and receiving a festive finishers medal.  The routes will take you around the Cities Sites including Carlisle Castle, Bitts Park, Sands Centre, Tullie House, Carlisle Cathedral and finishing in the City Centre.  This will give everyone a chance to see our beautiful City at Christmas time.

RACE REGISTRATION – Sheepmount Athletics Stadium, Sheepmount, Carlisle CA3 8XL

Santa Dash 5K

All 5K runners MUST register and collect their race number on Sunday morning between 8.30am-10.00am.  Registration will take place in front of the Town Hall.  Anyone who has not collected their Santa suit prior to Sunday will be able to collect their suit at registration. Once registered, runners should make their way down to the start close to the sheepmount in Bitts Park for a prompt 10:30am start. For a map of the routes for both runs, visit www.sportinaction.co.uk

Santa Fun Run / Walk 2K

Registration is not required for the Santa Fun Run/Walk although anyone who has not collected their Santa suit prior to Sunday, can collect their suit at registration on Sunday morning between 8.30am-10.00am.  Runners should make their way to the start at the Victoria statue in Bitts Park for a prompt 11:30am start. For a map of the routes for both runs, visit www.sportinaction.co.uk

SAFETY

Everyone’s safety is our main priority on the day of the event.   Marshals are not there to stop traffic, but please listen to them, as they are there to help keep you safe.  Please respect members of the public that may be using the same path/pavement/road as you. The route is all on hard surfaces, but please take extra care in Bitts Park as leaves may make some surfaces slippery.  When on roads, please keep to the left hand side. When using the underpass on Georgian Way, Hardwick Circus and Tullie House, please take care, as the ramps can be slippery when wet. These ramps will be gritted for the event. ALL Santa Dash 5K runners MUST use the underpass at the Castle.

Santa Fun Run/Walk – Anyone who is not able to use the steps at the Tullie House underpass for exiting may use the lift at the Millennium Bridge or the new crossing.  The crossing is marshalled to ensure that runners/walkers do not cross when the lights are on GREEN.

Please bear in mind that the weather forecast is a cold spell, so please make sure you have the appropriate clothing for before, during and after the event.

PARTICIPANTS SPONSORSHIP MONEY

Please can we ask that all sponsor money is either brought to the event on Sunday, paid direct to the account Carlisle Tri Club A/C 10245847 S/C 60-04-30 Ref: your name, sending a cheque made payable to ‘Carlisle Tri Club’ and posted to 10 Rudchester Close, Carlisle CA2 7XL or use the MyDonate page (http://sportinaction.co.uk/carlisle-santa-walk-dash/ )

RAFFLE PRIZE DRAW

Raffle tickets are available to buy up until registration closes when collecting and registering for the event. ALL proceeds go to the charity and have been generously donated by our sponsors. The draw will take place around 12:15pm.

FINISH

When you finish your event, please collect your medal and move away from the finish area to allow room for those finishing behind you. The 5K Dash is a timed event with results available on the website the following day. The 2K Fun Run/Walk is not timed. The medals for both events are identical.  Anyone taking part in the 5k Dash who is participating in the 2K Fun Run/Walk will only receive 1 medal. PLEASE DO NOT take an extra medal as this may prevent others receiving a medal.

SANTA’S SLEIGH

Santa’s sleigh will be visiting the City Centre and will be located near the finish area.  We ask that if you would like to have a photo taken with the sleigh using your own camera/phone, please make a contribution in the donation bucket to help raise further funds for the charity.

REFRESHMENTS & TREATS

Water and a festive snack will be available for all finishers.  Also, Lakeland Steaks & The Candy Bar will be near the finish area.  They have both kindly offered to donate a percentage of their takings to the charity, so please pop along for a cuppa, buttie or sweet treat to boost the charity pot!

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any more information via the email addresses below.

More Information

Please also be proud that you are helping to raise much needed funds for Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Charity.  See below) for 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 – HERE

Sponsor form available – HERE

We would also like to take the opportunity to thank all of the Companies that have helped 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 info@Sportinaction.co.uk.

Photos

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. 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. We are able to supply Elf suits and medal for ages 3 to 5 or a Santa Hat and medal if preferred. 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. Lifts are available at the Millennium Bridge and Tullie House underpass, Now also available the new pedestrian crossing by the castle. 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.

Available Santa Suits

                   Adult                                Child 5 to 8 yrs               All other suits are SOLD OUT

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EVENT SPONSORS

Do you know someone that would like to sponsor the Santa Dash every penny goes to Jigsaw Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice. If you know a generous person or company that would like to donate to this fantastic charity please ask them to contact info@sportinaction.co.uk

 

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 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.

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,  Lifts are available at the Millennium Bridge and Tullie House underpass, Now also available the new pedestrian crossing by the castle. 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.

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,  Lifts are available at the Millennium Bridge and Tullie House underpass, Now also available the new pedestrian crossing by the castle. 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.

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