The Santa Dash is a unique and quirky event that, when staged, always proves popular with both those taking part and onlookers alike.

Of course, the best thing about the spectacle itself is the fact that so many great causes benefit from the proceeds raised through donations on the day and sponsorship at this entertaining display of community solidarity.

In previous years, money raised at the Carlisle Santa Dash has helped with the CFM Cash for Kids appeal, Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw Children’s’ Hospice, with the popular event seeing spectacular turnouts ion years gone by.

For those featured in today’s gallery, memories of the event are sure to flood back.

As ever, if you spot yourself or a friend and have a memory to share, please do get in touch at