For the first time ever hundreds of Santas will be seen running around Rhyl in support of our children and families. 

The festive 5K will take place at the Events Arena in Rhyl on Sunday, December 12 and will be started by Iwan Williams, the brother of six-year-old Seren from Kimnel Bay who was cared for at Tŷ Gobaith.

Seren, who sadly died in January, had an extremely rare genetic disorder called POLR2A. There are only 16 cases ever recorded in the world and only two patients with the most severe of the spectrum and Seren was one of the two.

“Tŷ Gobaith is an outstanding charity that has helped all our family through the hardest of times by respite stays and sibling support during the six years of Seren’s life,” said mum Liz Williams.

“Iwan is so excited to be able to start the Santa Dash and do his bit to help make the event a success and raise money for the hospices.”

A first for Rhyl

Fundraiser Vanessa Marubbi said: “We are delighted to be able to bring the first ever Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith Santa Dash to Rhyl.

“It will be sure to be a great event, and we can’t wait to see you all dressed head to toe as everything from Santas to elves and reindeers.

“Places will be limited so make sure you sign up early to avoid missing out on this festive run.”

Town Mayor Cllr Diane King will be attending and judging the Best Dressed Competition, the winner will receive Breakfast with Santa for a family of four.

Nantwich celebrates 10 years

Meanwhile, the Nantwich Santa Dash is returning on the same date for its 10th year! 

The ever-popular event will be at a new location, Reaseheath College, for 2021.

Fundraiser Hannah Robinson said: “The Santa Dash is a highlight in our calendar every year and we are absolutely delighted to be able to hold this event in person again, especially for its tenth anniversary.

“Over the last decade the Santa Dash has been made such a huge success thanks to the people who attend. It’s always a lot of fun and a great way to kick off the festive season."

If you are unable to attend either of the events then you can still take part, with virtual places being made available once again this year.

Registration for the Santa Dashes and Virtual Santa Dash is £10 for adults and £5 for children, with all those entering getting a goodie bag, Santa hat and of course a special medal.

Sign up today to avoid disappointment as places are limited.