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St Helens Santa Dash 2019!

Christmas starts here - come and join us at this year's St Helens Santa Dash!

This fun event is for all abilities; you can run, walk, skip or jump with friends and family round the 4km loop!

Entry is just £5 for adults and £2 for children/young people aged 5-18. Children under 5 are welcome free of charge.

Every paying participant will receive a Santa hat to wear on route, plus a medal, mince pie and drink when you finish! (If you would like a Santa Hat and medal for a child under 5, you can pay the £2 if you wish.)

All profits will go to the Mayor's Charity: St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - Care of the Elderly department at Whiston Hospital.

You're welcome to raise sponsorship for your chosen charity/group, or just take part for fun.

If you have any further queries, contact Gemma on 01744 675403 or email gemmaireland@sthelens.gov.uk

Book your place here - St Helens Santa Dash Tickets

 

St Helens Community Sport

Our aim is to help you get more active, more often.

We deliver a variety of activities that are fun, social and specifically for beginners, including Badminton, Couch to 5K, Beginner Bootcamps, Walking and Family Multi-Sport Sessions.

Come along to one of our sessions listed below and we promise you'll have fun! Keep an eye on the timetable as we'll update it regularly as new sessions are added.

Sutton Park Community Sport Programme

We have been successful in receiving funding from Fields in Trust to deliver a number of new FREE sessions in Sutton Park. Sessions began in May 2019 and full details can be found in the timetable below.

All Sutton Park sessions will meet at the park entrance on Marina Avenue, WA9 3TX (just behind the small row of shops). Look for our staff and green banners!

Day Time Activity Venue Additional Info  Cost
Mon 3.30-4.30pm NEW - Family FUN Fitness Session Shining Lights Centre, Sutton Manor Children must be accompanied by an adult £2 per family
Mon 6-7pm Couch to 5k (beginners' running & fitness) Sutton Leisure Centre Autumn programme starts 30 Sept 2019 - Register here £12.50 per course
Tues

5.30-6.30pm

Beginner Fitness Circuits

Peter Street Community Centre

Age 16+ £2 per session
Tues 6-7pm Couch to 5k **Sutton Park** starts 6th August Sutton Park Week 1 starts 6th Aug. Age 16+ (children welcome with a parent). Suitable for prams FREE
Tues 7-8pm Women's Jogging Group (Rainhill Plodders) Rainhill Recreation Club Age 18+ FREE
Wed 1-3pm Get Active - Disability Sports Session 4F Centre, Rainhill Age 16+ FREE
Wed 6-7pm Couch to 5k (beginners' running & fitness) Sutton Leisure Centre

Autumn programme starts 30 Sept 2019 - Register here

£12.50 per course  
Thurs 5-6pm Family FUN session (multi-sport) Sutton Leisure Centre Children must be accompanied by an adult £2 per family
Thurs 6-7pm Beginner Fitness Circuits Sutton Leisure Centre Age 16+ £2 per session
Fri 10.30am-12pm Low Impact Disability Sports Session 4F Centre, Rainhill Age 16+ FREE
Fri 5.15-6pm Beginner Fitness Circuits Peter Street Community Centre Age 16+ £2 per session
Sat 9.15-10am Couch to 5k (beginners' running & fitness) Sutton Leisure Centre Autumn programme starts 30 Sept 2019 - Register here £12.50 per course

 

All equipment is provided at our sessions - just turn up and take part!

We also work closely with our friendly St Helens Parkrun, where we take each group of our Couch to 5k runners at the end of each programme. St Helens Parkrun takes place every Saturday throughout the year at 9am. There's no cost; you simply register on their website to get your barcode!

If you have any further questions or simply want to find out more, you can email Gemma Ireland at gemmaireland@sthelens.gov.uk or telephone 01744 675403.