The Cardiff Santa & Elf dash is back for 2017


Welsh Hearts’ festive fundraiser ‘The Cardiff Santa & Elf Dash’ is back by popular demand for 2017. Now into its fifth year, the Santa & Elf dash has secured itself as one of Cardiff’s most popular sporting events.

Last year Welsh Hearts saw over 2,400 participants get into the festive spirit to complete the 5k course around Mermaid Quay dressed up as Santa’s, elves, turkeys, crackers and Christmas trees – to name but a few!

Join them on 3rd December 2017 for a family friendly event suitable for all ages.

Participants are invited to run, jog, walk, dash or even dance around the stunning Mermaid Quay to raise funds for Welsh Hearts, Wales’ Leading Heart Charity.

Everyone is welcome, whatever your fitness level it doesn’t matter! It is simply a really fantastic way to bring in the festive season.

Even if you choose not to participate, come down and cheer on your friends & family that do. They promise it to be a fun day for everyone.

If you would like to go that extra mile, you can ask your friends and family to sponsor you for the event. All proceeds raised will go towards Welsh Hearts’ ‘Keep Wales Ticking appeal’. The primary aim is to provide even more defibrillators into Schools & Communities across Wales.

Event Details


Sunday 3rd December


Roald Dahl Plass, Cardiff Bay


Individual Runner: £10
Group of Four: £30

Registration includes a t-shirt, a bottle of water and a certificate.

All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.