The fun loving Santas are back in town

The Bexhill Lions’ annual Santa Dash returns again this year and will take place on Sunday 1st December along the promenade. This is becoming a “must do” start to the Christmas season where you can walk, run, jog, push a pram, use a wheelchair and bring your dog. Prizes will be given for best decorated pram, wheelchair and dog.

Register at and click on “events” to join in the fun with family and friends and be one of the throng of Santas creating a sea of red along the promenade.

Get into the Christmas spirit and receive a Free Santa suit for all over 5yrs. You can also raise money through sponsorship for your own good cause. Last year over £7,000 was raised.

You can register and also collect suits at the Friday market on November 22nd and 29th. On the day, registration is at 10.30am ( cash only please) with the event starting at 11.30am.

The Santas set off from the fountains on the promenade towards Brookfield Road, returning to the De La Warr Pavilion Terrace, a distance of 2km. Those Santas keen to get fit for the busy festive season can go on to Galley Hill then return back to the West Parade toilets and return to the DLWP terrace, a distance of 5km.

Comments from Santas on previous runs included ” It was bags of fun and I got some gentle exercise. I’ll be here next year”, ” it was great..and I beat my dad”, “a fun and friendly event, a free santa suit and I raised £259 What more could you ask for”.

Event Organiser, Lion Brian Comber said ” This fantastic fun filled event is a great way to get the whole family, friends, school groups, work colleagues and sports clubs in the festive spirit. You can choose your own distance of either 2Km or 5Km. We ho-ho-hope you will come along and help turn the seafront into waves of red and white”