Elf Dash

You're invited! Join Crackers the elf at Branksome Dene Beach from 11am on Saturday 4 December 2021 – run, walk, skip or dance your way along the promenade route followed by a visit to Santa in his grotto!

Our family friendly event is back and invites you to take on a sponsored 2km dash in aid of your local hospitals this Christmas. We'd love the whole community to get involved and welcome friends and family of all ages and abilities – you can even bring your four legged friends along to enjoy the festive fun!

Elf Dash is now in its 6th year and to mark our first Christmas event since becoming University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity, we have relocated to Branksome Dene Chine Community Room, a central location for all wonderful supporters of the Royal Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch hospitals.

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It may be slightly chilly so make sure you wrap up warm, dress to impress or join in as an elf yourself, we'd love to see your festive fancy dress!

Our venue provides the perfect starting point for your dash, as well as an enchanting spot for children to meet Santa upon their return. As well as a visit to his magical grotto, they'll also receive their own special Christmas gift from the man himself!

To ensure easy access for all, the Elf Dash route is wheelchair and buggy friendly, with plenty of parking available and public transport links within the local area.

Arriving by car? Head to Branksome Dene Room from Pinewood Road, BH13 6JP

Pay and display parking available.

Tickets are priced at £10 for adults and £6 per child which includes tasty refreshments, a visit to Father Christmas and special gift for children, as well as an elf hat and medal for all taking part.

Whether you or a loved one have received treatment at one of our hospitals, would like to support NHS staff who have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic or simply want to give back this Christmas – we'd love to see you there, making a difference to our hospitals whilst embracing some good elf-fashioned fun!

Please note: Tickets for Elf Dash 2021 have now sold out – we look forward to seeing you there!