Two Dash runners jogging together

December Daily Dash 2021

1st December 2021 - 31st December 2021
Fundraising target
£145 could fund a Sue Ryder Nurse for a day, or why not self donate £31?
5k every day in December
December Daily Dash Team

Run, walk or jog 5k every day this December, and raise funds to help Sue Ryder support people when it matters most.

Whether you go solo to reach a new personal best or join a group of friends or colleagues to get your daily steps in, do the December Daily Dash your own way.

You might do it to feel good and keep active this winter, or to join someone you know taking part, or because you want to help raise vital funds. Or maybe all three! Whatever your motivation, this challenge is for you.

This winter, help Sue Ryder handle the scary stuff, leaving families free to focus on what’s really important at the end of someone’s life - love.

two Dash participants walk away from the camera with a spaniel

Back for a seventh year, the December Daily Dash remains our flagship event throughout the winter. The Daily Dash hub is the best place to find all the information you need about the event, whether that's FAQs, checking out your competition on the leaderboards, or finding training and fundraising advice. It's also the only place you can sign up.

History of the December Daily Dash

The December Daily Dash was founded in 2015 by Jackie and Mark Smith after Jackie lost her Dad to cancer, just 18 months after losing her Mum to the same illness.

Inspired by the care he received from Sue Ryder, they decided to set themselves a challenge to run 5k every day in December.

Initially joined by 11 friends (and Chester the dog!), the December Daily Dash grew in popularity over the following years to raise more than £430,000 for Sue Ryder's palliative, neurological and bereavement support. Since that first year, over 2,000 people have taken up the challenge alongside them.

Jackie and Mark and their two children

Jackie and Mark's story

“After losing my parents so close together, I really wanted to try and find something positive out of an incredibly sad situation. My husband is a massive runner and I run to keep fit. Someone had mentioned the idea of running every day and we thought why don’t we give it a go and try to raise money for Sue Ryder?

Want to know more?

Head over to the Dash Hub FAQs page for further information about this year's event