Matthews put on free bus for Santa runners

Calling all Santa runners – are running a free bus from Drogheda for all local Santas taking part in the world record attempt in Dundalk on Friday November 29 at 6.30pm

Organisers are confident that they will break the record for the greatest amount of Santas ever to run, or walk, a mile, with considerable help from Drogheda. This event will help a number of local charities including SOSAD and Louth Men’s Sheds.

“The final call is being issued for local Santas to come to Dundalk, get suited up and take part in this great fun event,” said Paddy Matthews from “We’re almost at the record point of 4,000 now, and we’d love to smash it by a good 500 on the night. We’ve had great interest from Drogheda in the event, and Matthews are putting on a free bus to take Santas to Dundalk at 5pm on Friday November 29.  The bus leaves from the stop at the Abbey Car Park, which is not the usual Matthews stop. Those travelling will be given a ticket to return on any Matthews service from Dundalk that evening. I would ask those travelling on the special Santa service to book in advance by phoning 042 937 8188, to let us know how many are travelling,” said Paddy, who is also President of Dundalk Chamber, who are behind the run.

The Santa Run is the opening event of the town’s Festival of Light and Culture, with all the Santas departing from the Millennium Buildings, St Alphonsus Road to the Demesne.

If you are not signed up already then register now for this great fun filled evening. Fee is €10 per person or €25 per family of any age suits and tags are provided. Log on to to register.