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Publication date:- 2016-12-09

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Santa Dash 2016 is a 'World Title' holder again!
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WHAT an event. The 13th Liverpool Santa Dash, on 4 December 2016, has again won back the title from Las Vegas, in what is a very hard fought annual Festive Challenge. Now we can hold our heads up high as we are once again the "Biggest Festive Fun Run In The World..." This event, as always, was full of good humour. You could see people running with dogs dressed in fancy dress, also some runners themselves took part in swimming trunks and even Spiderman Costumes. Celebrities blended in against the massive tide of red and blue. This event was an amazing site to watch and for those taking part, we are told, it was just as amazing, if not more so.... The event raises funds for a host of local charities and this year was supported by Radio City and Blue Air. Following the main run, The Mini Dash, a 1K short run took place. This was extremely well attended as well. Both events had the real Farther Christmas at hand to set them off and to welcome the runners across the finish line.  To see more photos click on here.

A spokesman for BTR Liverpool told us:- "13 might be for sum an unlucky number, but we have had amazing luck. Fantastic weather and the biggest yet taking part in our annual challenge. We would like to thank all who have helped put on this amazing show and all the celebrities who have endorsed it, as well as taken part! We also would like to thank Liverpool City Council for their help, along with The Lord Mayor of Liverpool is Councillor Roz Gladden. Most of all, we have to thank not only the public and our sponsors, who have all taken part in what has been our best event yet! Without them we could not put on this amazing event and raise thousands and thousands of pounds for local charities."

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Jenny Eclair is back by popular demand with her "Mid Life Chrisis Show" at St George's Hall, Liverpool

MICHAEL Flatley's spectacular Lord of the Dance... Click on here to find out more...

Southport fundraisers donate record amount to life saving cancer research
Cruise film makes a splash
Volunteers wanted to visit custody suites
Crackdown on Private Hire drivers breaking pick up rules
Richard Fraser appointed Trust Chair
Liverpool mum speaks out on lifesaving scheme after twins operated on in womb
Letter to the Editor:– "Southport Scouts"
Warning - Lost medication
LJLA and Ryanair give young Alder Hey patients a Christmas flight to remember
Professional Body welcomes increased focus of government action on 'enablers' of tax avoidance
TV Licensing reminds over 75's Southport to claim free TV licence
Liverpool region awarded £3.4m to translate the latest science into new medical treatments
Local charity Revitalise Sandpipers hosts celebration for International Volunteers Day
FSB report shows stopping late payments could save 50,000 small businesses
Help make vulnerable children's voices heard in Merseyside this Christmas
Another Coastal Road Crash in Ainsdale
Snow White opens at Southport Theatre
Community smashes fundraising goal
66% of millennials struggle to read a road map
New Years Day 2017 charity event needs more runners & swimmers!
Can you help find Ms Gillian Fox's next of kin
Licensees set to serve up a safe Christmas
Award for Roald Dahl Centre
Britain's Junior Miss - the search is on in Southport
Are you running in the Santa Sprint?
Tennis Centre makes a racket at awards
An outstanding year for Care Roadshows
1st meeting of Northern Powerhouse partnership held at port of Liverpool
Regal Entertainments announce stellar cast for Easter Panto
Joint Xmas operation to target cash in transit robberies
Don't let fraudsters ruin your festive fun
Brendan Joseph Corner sentence to jail after sexual assault in Wavertree
Santa Watch Webcam - Merseyside 2016 soon to be live again...
BTR Liverpool annual Santa Dash 2016 Photo Coverage

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Richard Ashcroft has just preformed in Liverpool

THE Liverpool Arena, on Wednesday, 7 December 2016, played host Richard Ashcroft.. Click on here to find out more.

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