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Issue:- 12 December 2014

Santas had travelled far and wide to take part. On home soil runners had come from the South of England, the North East, Yorkshire and North Wales. They were joined by a number of overseas participants travelling from America (Pennsylvania, New York), Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Slovakia, South Africa and Switzerland.

Wirral Santas were even invited to arrive in style with Mersey Ferries laying on 3 special early morning services from Seacombe to the start line.

BTR Race Director Alan Rothwell, creator of the Liverpool Santa Dash, commented:- "It's been a fantastic 10th anniversary event. All our Santa Dashers really got into the spirit of the day, with some very creative costumes. Seeing the Pier Head and City covered in a sea of Santas is just the most amazing sight.  It is very fitting that we have regained the World Santa Challenge title on our 10th anniversary. We are absolutely thrilled and we could not do it without the support of our thousands of Santas; they are all what make this day so special. We are now not only the UK's biggest festive fun run; but now also the world's. That's quite a coup! Well done Liverpool, you have done yourselves extremely proud.  The BTR Liverpool Santa Dash continues to increase in popularity and has firmly become the City's largest Christmas spectacle. It not only attracts thousands of participants from across the country and, indeed from overseas, but a large number of spectators travel into the City to enjoy the day. The participants and spectators together generate a huge economic impact for Liverpool City Region.  We even have a number of Santas who have supported the event from year 1 and have now taken part in every Liverpool Santa Dash since. See you on 6 December next year to do it all again when we try to keep that title where it belongs."

Entries are now being taken for the BTR Liverpool Santa Dash 2015, which will take place on 6 December 2015!   Full details about this and other BTR Liverpool Encents can be found online at:-

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