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Lewis and Harris is hosting three Santa dashes over two weekends as ClubSport Lewis & Harris and Cancer Research UK help the islands race towards Christmas.

Harris will get the spritely Santa competition started on Saturday December 9, starting at 12pm. More information on that event can be gained by contacting Cammy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.@cne-siar.gov.uk.

The following Saturday, December 16, will then be the turn of Santas based in Stornoway and Back. 

Santas make a run for it in Stornoway in 2018.

Stornoway will be starting its Santa dash at 10.30am, with participants to meet at the weigh bridge opposite the town hall. Back will soon follow, with an 11am start at the Back Free Church Car Park.

More information on the Stornoway event is available by contacting Steven at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., while Back contestants can reach Euan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Those in need of Santa suits for their run, jog, walk or toddle can pick one up at either Harris Sports Centre or Lewis Sports Centre from Saturday 2nd December. Adults / Ladies suits cost £5, while children’s are £3 (limited numbers available). Hats cost £1.

Donations to the Santa dash cancer research appeal can be made via https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/santa-dash-lewis-and-harris-2023.