Did you sport a suit and beard for Dundee’s Santa Dash?

On December 2 (last Sunday) Dundee’s second ever Santa Dash event took place in the city.

Santa Dash 2018 saw hundreds of festive-spirited locals and visitors fully embrace their top-notch Santa gear (think full Santa suits, hats, beards, etc) and run 2km across the city centre for the incredible ARCHIE Foundation charity.

The event hopes to raise thousands for the Tayside Children’s Hospital at Ninewells – and if it’s any bit as successful as last year, which raised around about £5000, it certainly will.

Didn’t make the event?

We have some photos of the big day for you to check out.

The event had no age limit. Santa Junior was also present and ready to get jogging (Photo: DCT Media).

The team from Fernbrae Hospital, equipped with scooters and all (Photo: DCT Media).

This year, the event had around 500 sign-ups. However, approximately 100 more people showed up on the day. Now that’s success in numbers for you.

Ready for take off. Around 600 people joined in on the charity event (Photo: DCT Media).

Runners pictured outside of the city’s Caird Hall and Christmas light decorations (Photo: DCT Media).

When asked about the Santa Dash during the event, Garry Smith (events organiser for Leisure and Culture Dundee) said:

Around 500 people signed up before with an extra 100 turning up today. Everyone is in the spirit and dressed up. Some of the accessories on show are just great.

It seems like the event channelled positive and energetic vibes all round.

Some boys from Dundee United’s 12s team putting their sportsmanship skills to good use (Photo: DCT Media).

Runners’ spirits remained high throughout (Photo: DTC Media).

Stay tuned on SeeDundee in the next few weeks to find out the exact amount of money raised by Santa Dash.

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Claire Merten