Skye Santa Dash

Skye Santa Dash

The annual Santa Dash where you can walk, run or hop 5k around Portree all dressed as Santa!


Shanks Skye Santa Dash promises to get you in the festive mood and get a bit of exercise. We are also proud to raise a significant amount for local Charities through the day.

Once again Portree Hotel are providing all our finishers with post race food and drinks, with an option of mulled wine, hot chocolate, mince pie or other baked treats.

This year you have the option to purchase a Santa Suit on entry or come in your own Fancy Dress Costume. You can get creative as an individual or team. With the option to strut your stuff on the cat walk and try out for the team or individual Fancy Dress prize Please note-your Fancy Dress must be festively themed and safe to run in!

There is the option of 2 routes, one at 1.75 miles, suitable for runners, pushchairs and wheelchairs; one slightly shorter at 1.5 miles, which makes a more practical option for entrants who have some restrictions to their speed and mobility, e.g very young children, walkers and walking aids etc

Children under 8 years, must be accompanied by an entered adult.

Entries open 1st November 2020.

Race Questions

What age do I need to be to run the Santa Dash?
All ages are welcome. Children under 3 can participate, but do not need to enter. Children 8 years and under must be accompanied by an entered adult

Are there prizes for winning the events?
There are prizes for the best fancy dress and a wee gift for 1st girl and boy

When is the prize giving?
Fancy dress prizes will be awarded before the race, winners gifts will be handed as the winners cross the line.

Can I enter on the day?
You can, but entry is more expensive on the day.

What time does the race start?
12pm is the start time. Runners will be asked to congregate in the square car park from 11.30.

Will there be water provided at this event?
Refreshments will be available at the finish line.