The Santa Dash

Sprinting Santas!

Fancy doing your bit for charity ahead of Christmas? There are always lots of ways to raise cash for good causes but of the best ways we can think of in these cold, dark months, is getting involved in the Glasgow Santa Dash.

This annual event sees more than 7,000 men, women and children don their best Santa suits, complete with boots, belt and beard, and take to the streets in a 5k fun run through the city streets. There will be music pumping to get you in the mood for jogging and plenty of festive cheers, along with hundreds of by-standers ready to cheer you on if the going gets tough. There’s no need to do your best Mo Farah impressions as it really is the taking part that counts. No one pays much attention to finishing times, it’s all about the money raised for some of the most vulnerable people throughout Glasgow and the world.

If you’re from out of town then you’ll need a place to rest your weary head after all that excitement, and we know just the place! The Acorn Hotel is just a subway ride away from all the Santa Dash action and, if you want to make a holiday of it, we’re offering three nights for the price of two throughout December. Our free breakfast will set you up nicely for the race ahead and super-comfy beds with hotel-grade pillows are the perfect set-up for that post-run nap! We’re located in the West End so after all that working out you’ll have done during the Dash, you can retreat to the relative calm of independent cafes and boutique shopping arcades.

Our best rates are accessed by booking direct through our website and it’s also the place where discount codes can be redeemed so make sure that’s where you head to place your booking. For more hints and tips on where to go and what to see during your stay, check out our regular blog or ask our team of staff for recommendations.