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Virtual 5K Santa Dash

01 December - 20 December 2021

9:00 - 17:00

Derby Santa Fun Run taking place for Rainbows Hospice

Tis the season to… join our Virtual 5K Santa Dash!

This Christmas, we want to see you “dashing through the snow, on a…” bike, scooter or by foot as you take on our Virtual 5K Santa Dash! 

By getting suited up as Santa and completing your 5K route – whether this is in your back garden, local neighbourhood, park or even around your office; you’ll be helping to spread the festive cheer here at Rainbows. To say “thank you” for your fantastic festive support, when you receive your Santa suits in the post, there will also be a special Rainbows Christmas medal!

Our Virtual 5K Santa Dash is yours to complete however you want. From biking to scooting, hopping, walking or jogging. It’s also a great way to get your Santa Paws involved too… and to help with the festive feel, we have special dog bandanas available for them to wear, helping them to look the part.

Festive Fundraising:

Christmas is the season of goodwill, and while there is no requirement to fundraise while taking part in our Virtual 5K Santa Dash, we would be very grateful for any amount you’re able to raise. Rainbows receives roughly 15% of its funding from government bodies, so we rely on donations from people like you. Just £50 could fund a home visit from a Rainbows nurse, giving respite care to a family. Each person who raises £50 will receive a Rainbows gift as a thank you for their support. 


  • 14-years-old and over: £14.50 (including postage) 
  • 3 - 13-years-old: £6 (including postage) 
  • Doggy bandana: £2.50 (including postage)

Your Santa suit will be posted out in the next week, if you haven't received it within seven working days, please call 01509 638 049

This December, help spread the Christmas cheer, have your ’elf’ some festive fun with the family and take part in our Virtual 5K Santa Dash by clicking the "Book Now" button today!

ps. Don’t forget on the day to take your ‘elfies’ as you complete your Santa Fun Run and share them with us by using #RainbowsSanta on social media.

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