In short: would do again just as its the last of the year in our area In full: I enjoyed the race It was very funny seeing all the different people in these funny Santa suits. our son who we had roped into doing it with us had said "Dad i have change for the parking meter" But by the time we had put on our funny Santa hats etc we forgot all about the parking. And we didn't only get a ticket. we were clamped! We were nearly freezing by the time they came to free us Disgusting! I wouldn't mind but there was plenty of spaces not as if we were in an awkward spot taking up a disabled spot or anything Not a very friendly thing to do especially as it was meant to be for charity. And they must have known we would have just completed a race. I know it was our own fault but hey come on we all make mistakes. How mean can the authorities get Date of review: October 9, 2008
In short: Great fun, Great Atmosphere and Great start to the festive season In full: My first time for this race and despite the drizzle and grey skies at the start there was a great atmosphere with every shape and size of santa and four-legged friend taking part. The radio presenter did a great job of getting everyone motivated and the race went really smoothly. I'd question whether it was 5k as the end seemed to appear sooner than expected. The cheers and fake snow at the end were great and for £15 the santa suit, t-shirt, medal and goodie back made it really good value. Definitely take part again. Date of review: December 4, 2007
In short: well done mr.rothwell and your team.well done liverpool.just send the santa costume to non liverpool residents next time In full: the weather to liverpool and back to birmingham is going to put you off coming over again next year but after being a part of the event seeing those cheers and happy faces amongst my fellow runners or walkers and spectators is uplifting and morale boosting.the medals are very posh,the tshirt classy and the goody bag generous.furthermore,to be a part of a world record is an honor.thanks for the santa dash.ill be back and my family Date of review: December 2, 2007
In short: Ho Ho Ho! In full: This is the only race I have ran where I have exclaimed "is that the finish line already?"
Great fun, well organised - it was so funny to see all the Santas in one place. Generous goody bag plus T shirt and medal and Santa Suit which kept out the chill when we were waiting to start.
This is purely a fun run - are people seriously wanting to get a good time? However, the marshals and police were some of the most miserable I have ever seen. Someone in a red santa suit ran outside the cones and got barked at by a policeman and the marshalls at the enquiry tent were just plain scary - cheer up, it's Christmas! Date of review: December 2, 2007
In short: Another good family day in glorious weather! In full: Great walk/run through the city, cold but dry. very well supported and a great goody bag, medal and T-shirt, (plus a free santa Suit!) Date of review: December 2, 2007
In short: Good fun - well worth doing! In full: I agree with previous reviewer that I thought the rain might have put lots of people off - someone was smiling on us - the sun shone at the end! Enjoyable race. Some nice touches this year - artificial snow at the end was lovely! Got a shoutout for Nottingham at the start :-) Better course than 2006, always better to do one route rather than a switchback and great view of Santas as far as the eye could see from the flyover. Nice t-shirt and medal although distribution of these was needlessly complicated. Could do with some more publicity as there were fewer spectators than last year. Thanks to all - will be back next year! Date of review: December 2, 2007
In short: Great race, but something was missing... In full: Great race, i did the 2005 one, and even with a route change it was as good. But somehow there didnt seem to be a great atmosphere, as you would expect at this time of year. Crowd support seemed very poor, apart from at the finish line, which usually makes an event like this. Still, it was well organised, and i would do it again as my last race of the year. Date of review: December 2, 2007