Sunderland Reindeer Dash 2017

December 17 2017

Can you help Santa by becoming a reindeer for the day to make sure all of Sunderland’s children receive their presents this Christmas?

Join us for some festive fun at the Bridges shopping centre on Sunday 17 December 2017 for a unique 1K* indoor family fun run to raise valuable funds for a local charity.

The Reindeer Dash 2017 is a great opportunity to raise funds for others in our community who are less fortunate this Christmas. Start your fundraising by using the sponsorship form  or why not set up a Just Giving page.

Children’s entry to the event costs £6 which includes reindeer nose and antlers, plus a fantastic reindeer medal.

And for all you adults young at heart… you can join the fun too with your little ones too. Enter the run for £8 and receive your own reindeer nose and antlers, whilst knowing your donation will help us raise as much money as possible for charity.

(Any child 5 or under must be accompanied by a paying adult on the course)

So what are you waiting for, take a dash, dance or prance around the Bridges this Christmas!


Register via the Sunderland BID page here:

Event details

9am – 9:30am | Registration
9:30am | Warm up with Santa and his Reindeer
9:45am | Race to Start

Price: £6-8

When you have finished the run please stay with us to enjoy Christmas Carols, meet Samson and Delilah and take part in our fundraising activities!

11:00am | Event to close**

Terms and Conditions of Entry

Please make yourself aware of Sunderland BID’s Terms and Conditions of Entry before registering for the Reindeer Dash 2017

*distance may vary slightly
** timings are subject to change


Are there minimum requirements to enter the event?

You must register all particpants for the Reindeer Dash in advance – before Saturday 16 December 2017, as no tickets can be purchased on the day. There are no minimum age requirements but children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult and any child 5 or under must be accompanied by a paying adult on the race course.

What can I bring to the event?

Pushchairs can be brought to the event but will not be allowed on the race course due to health and safety reasons. Wheelchairs are permitted on the race course. Event organisers can take no responsibility for personal items left during the duration of the event.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can email or call 0191 562 3130

What’s the refund policy?

Your Reindeer Dash tickets are non-refundable or transferable. Should the Event be cancelled due to an event beyond the reasonable control of the Organisers including but not limited to: severe weather, terrorism, act of god, closure of the area by emergency services, medical advice or pandemic you will not be entitled to a refund of the entry fee.

What if I want to fundraise?

To help others in our community who are less fortunate this Christmas please fundraise for Foundation of Light using the sponsorship form attached or why not set up a just giving page;

  • The easiest way for friends and families to sponsor you is if you set up an online fundraising page. Please go to