Walk, jog or run 3k or 5k along Ryde Seafront dressed as Santa! Suitable for all the family (including the dog!).

Join us on Sunday 8th December for Santa fun and dashing!


Santa inspired 5k and 3k fun run in aid of Mountbatten. 

A family favourite attracting runners of all ages and abilities - from grandparents to grandchildren, novices to the more serious runners, including those who take the opportunity to train for forthcoming marathons. Spectators can come and see the Santa on mass and cheer on their loved ones.

Everyone who takes part will receive a Santa Suit, and everyone who crosses the finish line receives a special Santa Dash medal, in recognition of their support for Mountbatten.



On the day registration price;

Adults £20

Children (Under 16) £10



Start time 11am


There is a large paid car park near Superbowl and also on street parking nearby in which you can park. The parking restrictions which are usually in place are sometimes different on a Sunday, so please check the signage before you park.


There is a Southern Vectis bus station and train station just a 5-minute walk from the along the esplanade.

Visit islandbuses.info and nationalrail.co.uk for timetable information.


CHECKING IN – Open from 10am - 11am

Check in at the Pavilion Bar and Grill at Superbowl

Please come dressed in your Santa Costumes.

Bring your friends and family with you to cheer you on and keep cosy at the Pavillion Bar and Grill until you arrive back for the Santa Bash!



Warm up begins at 11am and the run will begin promptly afterwards.

For health and safety reasons once the back marshal has left the start line at 11:40 you will not be permitted to take part, so please ensure you arrive by before 11am.

You will follow event signage and marshal direction along the seafront and then back again to finish at Superbowl. The 5k route is a loop through Puckpool park for a second time. This will be clearly sign posted on the day. Please click below to see the route;


Free water will be available at the start/finish line and along the routes (see map for details)


If you raise over £50 sponsorship you will automatically be entered into the prize draw! To be included you must submit your sponsorship form and money to the Fundraising office in person, via Just Giving, bank transfer or by telephone by the 20th of December. There are three prizes; A Mountain Bike, Family Blackgang Chine tickets and a Woods Kitchen (Godshill) Voucher. 

For full terms and conditions please click here


To sign up and take part in any Mountbatten event the participant must consent to our terms and conditions. GDPR state that an individual cannot give consent on behalf of another; this means all participants must now sign up and give their consent individually. The exception to this is children, who can only be signed up by their parent/legal guardian, please select the 'Parent/Guardian + children' ticket to do so. We apologize if this causes any inconvenience. 

You can still take part in Santa Dash by registering on the day, please arrive by 10:30 to make sure you have enough time to get into your Santa suits ahead of the dash!

More participants thanks to online event management solutions from XING Events.

More participants thanks to online event management solutions from XING Events.

Booking for this event has now closed.