On Sunday, over 600 Santas dashed along Littlehampton Seafront to raise money for St Barnabas Hospice. 100 more Santas than had been hoped for!

St Barnabas Santa Dash Littlehampton seafront 2Santas and their supporters warm up to Splash FM before participating in the 3km Santa Dash.

Littlehampton Mayor Councillor Joyce BowerLittlehampton Mayor, Councillor Joyce Bowyer officiated at the event.

St Barnabas Chief Executive Hugh LowsonSt Barnabas Hospice’s Chief Executive, Hugh Lowson gave an overview of the wonderful work St Barnabas Hospice does, and as he pointed out: ‘Only thanks to the enormous support and goodwill of our volunteers many of whom are here today.’

St Barnabas Santa Dash Littlehampton seafront 4Dogs were especially welcome and a number ran with their owners.

St Barnabas Santa Dash Littlehampton seafront 3600 Santas line up at the start line in Bango Road Car Park, Littlehampton for the 3km route, which took in Mewsbrook Park and Littlehampton Seafront. Hot drinks were provided at the finishing Point by the East Beach Cafe.

St Barnabas Santa Dash Littlehampton seafront 5Press photographers, families and friends take a final picture before the off.

St Barnabas Santa Dash Littlehampton seafront 6The somewhat bizarre, but absolutely magnificent sight as 600 Santas Dash along Littlehampton’s South Terrace at the start of the 3KM Route.

This is the first time St Barnabas has run their Santa Dash in Littlehampton. They were hoping for 500 participants, but in the managed managed to attract over 600  – a truly splendid turn out for Littlehampton and a great event for all those who watched and took part.


  1. Elizabeth Foster Reply

    Ok will be out the front xxxx

    Sent from my iPhone


    • Hi Liz,
      The dash took place on Sunday..
      I did tweet it live as it happened – you can follow Pier Road via twitter @pier_Road
      The blog stories catch up later, if you see what I mean.
      all best and thanks for reading,

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