7th December 2019









Entry fees

from £12.00

Run Cumbria Whinlatter 5k Santa Dash Race results

7th Dec 2019
Start time

£12.00 - Affiliated entry

£14.00 - Unaffiliated entry

Race is full

Race results

Entries closed on 6th December 2019

Entry fees£12.00Affiliated entry £14.00Unaffiliated entry

Run Cumbria Whinlatter 5k Santa Dash

Run Nation are pleased to host our very first Santa Dash!


Located at the scenic Whinlatter Forest, in association with Forestry England, our 5k Santa Dash will start and finish at the main visitor centre on the site. The route is hilly and on multi terrain surface, but we encourage participants of all abilities to come and take part. On registration all runners will receive a Santa hat to run in.

Prizes for the best Christmas costume!

All finishers will receive a medal. 

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General info

  • Day Saturday
  • Date 7th December 2019
  • Start time 10:00am
  • Distance 5K
  • Profile Hilly
  • Surface Multi terrain
  • Traffic free
  • Minimum age 11
  • Chip timing
  • Location Whinlatter Visitor Centre, Keswick CA12 5TW, UK


  • Affiliated entry fee £12.00
  • Unaffiliated entry fee £14.00
  • Entries limit 200
  • Entries closing date 6th December 2019
  • Entries on the day

Event day information

  • Race HQ Whinlatter Visitor Centre, Keswick CA12 5TW, UK
  • Registration Whinlatter Visitor Centre, Keswick CA12 5TW
  • Time of registration 08:30 - 09:30
  • Bag drop at Race HQ
  • Toilets at Visitor Centre
  • Changing facilities
  • Parking Please pay at machine
  • First aid
  • Water stations Finish line
  • Distance markers Every KM
  • Refreshments visitor centre cafe


  • Finisher medal
  • Individual prizes There will be a prize for the first 3 men and women.
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  • AddressWhinlatter Visitor Centre, Keswick CA12 5TW, UK
  • GPS coordinates54.609369, -3.230322

How to get to the event

From Keswick, take the A66 west towards Cockermouth. At Braithwaite village, turn west onto the B5292 for Lorton. Follow Whinlatter Visitor Centre signposts for approximately 3 miles

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Frequently asked questions


You can login to your account/profile and check all the races you have entered and the entry status. Any queries please email

You will recieve information and instructions by email approximately 3 days before the race. It is important that your email account is accessible to you and that you check for the email before the race.

Please be aware we do not post out race numbers, these are to be collected on the day from registration, we will provide safety pins.


RUN NATION will always endeavour the produce your results with Chip Timing.

Sometimes chips are not picked up for reasons outside our control (the chip didn't work or was covered up by clothing or was wet/damaged), in these cases we may have to refer to our video (GoPro) at the finish to manually identify runners. This allows us to guarantee a finish time 

When the race is chip timed, your race/bib number will have a foam strip with the chip underneath - Do not remove or damage the foam or chip. 

Your race number should be attached to your running top at all four corners and be visible throughout the race (including start and finish).

The race results/positions are always based on the GUN time NOT the chip time. 



Check the website for the entry list. We will try to publish this 3 days before the race.

Please log in to your profile and it will show what events you have entered as well as the pre-race information linked to the event. Any questions please email

Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds if you are ill, injured or change your plans.

Up to 14 days before race we can allow you to change the event or defer to next years race. See full instructions here

With 14 days of the event NO changes can be made

Event day

We cannot guarantee the event to have places available on the day

Please enter at least 14 days before the race.

If you wish to enter on the day, please check the website 24 hours befoe the race and we will be able to tell you if there are places available.

We do not send anything in the post. 

All race packs (numbers and chips) can be collected on the day of the race from the race HQ

Unless specifically stated, all races are under UK Athletics Rules and the full rules can be found HERE

Post race

Results are posted on the Run Nation website after the event



Junior Entries

Parents/carers can use their email address to register a child. 

Please create an account for the child using your email address and enter using the child's name and date of birth in the account you've created.

We have developed a new website that provides a unique profile for each runner.


This profile is linked to your email address.


If you wish to enter children ages under 16 to races using your email address, please follow these steps.


  1. Create a new account for the child you are entering
  2. You can use an existing email address and it will create a NEW username for this child firstname.lastname
  3. You will then be logged in as this username and can enter them in the race of your/their choice.


When you login as yourself, you should only be able to see your own past and future race entries. Login with the new persons details and you will see their profile and races.

Race Prizes


The team scoring the least number of points, according to the positions in which the members of the team finish whose positions are to count, shall be the winner; the positions of the non-scoring members of a team, whether it finishes all its members or not, shall be scored in computing the totals of the other teams. In the event of a tie on points, the team whose last scoring member finishes nearest first place shall determine the result.

To count as a team member, the runner must be wearing the official club running vest.


All runners will be informed of their prize at the event, where possible. Otherwise Run Nation will email runners with their prize.

All Run Nation prize vouchers are honoured via this website and anyone having a problem reclaiming or using the code should contact us immediately.

Vouchers are valid only for the runner who won the prize and cannot be used in conjuction with other prizes or discount codes. 







Women 35+ (35-39/40-44/45-49/50-54/55-59/60-64/65-69 etc) 

Men 40+ (40-44/45-49/50-54/55-59/60-64/65-69 etc) 

Where there are fewer than 5 runners finishing in an age category, we will merge 2 or more age categories, to make up at least 5 finishers to count for a prize.

The highest placed runner within the combined age groups will qualify for a prize.

If one of the runners claiming a 1st 2nd 3rd prize overall (male or female), then the next placed veteran will recieve the Age Group prize.





Race cut off times

As a guideline please look at the below times. If we are holding multiple races on the day you will have up until the cut off of the longest race to complete your run.

10k - 1 hour 30 minutes

Half Marathon - 3 hours

Marathon - 6 hours


Race results
7th Dec 2019
Start time

£12.00 - Affiliated entry

£14.00 - Unaffiliated entry

Race is full

Race results

Entries closed on 6th December 2019