The Boxmoor Santa Dash

The holiday season is a time for spreading cheer and goodwill. A great way to add a little different festive fun with family and friends in the season of goodwill, is by getting decked out in a Christmas-themed costume and participating in a Santa-themed fun run.

Well this festive season the Pepper Foundation has teamed up with G&F Events to put on the very first Boxmoor Santa Dash! The fun run takes place on Sunday 26th November 2023, and is a 5k route around the Box Moor Trust Snooks Moor site in Hemel Hempstead. The route is flat so is suitable for people of all ages and abilities; plus the route resembles even resembles a Christmas cracker! There’s also a 2.5km Elf Dash for your little ones!

After the run, there’s a festive fun day at the Box Moor Trust Centre where you will find a Santa’s Grotto, hot food vendors, and even a fully licensed bar serving a selection of alcoholic beverages, hot drinks and soft drinks.

And don’t forget, that everyone gets a finishers medal too!

Sign up for the Boxmoor Santa Dash:

Boxmoor Santa Dash


Festive fun and staying active!

What better way to kick off the holiday season than by dressing up in a festive themed costume and spreading the spirit of Christmas through running? It’s a great way to keep fit and active ahead of the holiday season, offsetting some of those indulgent holiday treats.
If you’re thinking about doing a ‘couch to 5k’, the Boxmoor Santa Dash is the perfect goal to work towards as your end goal.


Embracing the Festive Spirit

One thing you’ll want to decide on early is your costume. You could opt for a full on Santa outfit, or maybe you want to go as Will Ferrell’s character from the film ‘Elf’, it’s up to you how creative you get! But if you’re just feeling a Santa hat and a white beard, that’s great, you’ll still look the part.
Remember, if you’re wearing anything extra-festive you might need account for that on your run; bigger costumes can be warmer to run in, sometimes cause friction, or can add some extra challenge to the run. Always remember to wear appropriate shoes for running. Whatever you wear, it’ll be like you’re part of a magical festive parade; it’s a unique running experience!


Benefits of the Boxmoor Santa Dash

Participating in a Santa-themed fun run isn’t just about the fun and festive atmosphere; there are other great reasons to participate:
Active lifestyle: As we said, it’s a great way to maintain your fitness ahead of the festive season. It’s a great way of adding to an active life or as a way of building new fitness habits.
Creating Memories: It’s an opportunity to create lasting memories with friends and family while doing something out of the ordinary.
Community Engagement and charity: the Boxmoor Santa Dash is also about bringing the local community together a special time of year. All of the proceed from the Boxmoor Santa Dash will go towards supporting the work that we do as the Pepper Foundation, and to the Box Moor Trust.

By participating in the Santa Dash, you’re helping us to provide Children’s Hospice at Home support for local families who are caring for children with life-limiting conditions. Without people like you supporting events like the Boxmoor Santa Dash, the service might not be available to the children who need it.
You’re also supporting the Box Moor Trust who provide open access land that is free to visit and explore. The Trust plays host to three sports clubs and offers a variety of environmental awareness courses for local schools, youth groups and adult learners. It also runs a programme of community events, walks and talks, and has a thriving group of volunteers that help out with conservation and other tasks on the estate.

Participating in a Santa-themed fun run is a magical experience that allows you to embrace the holiday season in a unique way. If you’re looking for a memorable way to celebrate the holidays and stay active, come join us for the day! It doesn’t matter whether you’re an experienced runner or just want to join in some festive fun with your work colleagues, this event is all about spreading joy and raising community cheer for good causes.


Find out more information at https://www.boxmoorsantadash.com/

You can join the conversation over on the Boxmoor Santa Dash Facebook Page. You’ll find the Facebook event here