Santa Run.7 of the best taking place this December

Santa Run
Santa Run

It’s that most wonderful time of the year – the time when you don your running kit then add another all-important red-suit layer and sweat your way through a Santa run. These festive 5Ks are filling up the December race calendar, and it’s no wonder, as not only are they the perfect way to have some fun with friends but they also involve mince pies, mulled wine and sometimes even turkey sandwiches. Here are seven races you can enter before the Big Man does his own 24-hour ultramarathon on the 25th.

Greenwich Park Santa Run

When: Saturday 17th December

Join us for this fantastic RunThrough event around Greenwich Park in London. You will head out around a 2.5km loop around the beautiful Greenwich Park for either a 5k or 10k race

Runna Santa Run. Battersea Park 

When: Sunday 21 December

On the 18th December, Runna will be taking over Battersea Park with a Christmas Santa Run and we want as many of you as possible to gather together and join us to send 2022 off with a bang! This event is for everyone – noone is too fast or too slow. Run it, walk it or jog it – 2.5km or 5km with 1 or 2 laps of the park. It’s totally up to you. Whatever your age, bring friends, family, housemates, colleagues, pets…anyone can join in on the festive fun. There will be a competition for the best dressed so get christmassy, grow that santa beard or recruit your reindeer and build your sleigh!

Santa Dash. Milton Keynes

When: Sunday 18 December

It wouldn’t be Christmas without our Santa Dash! Join a sea of Santa’s as you run or walk around Willen North Lake and get into the festive spirit while supporting a good cause.

Santa on the runHenley-on-Thames

When: Sunday 18 December

This family friendly run, jog, hop or walk will take place off road. It is suitable for ALL ages and families. The route is either 1KM or 4KM and will start and finish at The Leander Club.

Santa Half Marathon. Edinburgh.Scotland

When: Sunday 18 December

The course is set at the Silverknowes promenade in Edinburgh which is flat throughout and will ensure that you get a great time whatever Santa race you join in. There are 3 distance options to choose from: you can either run the half marathon or you can run 7k or 14k.
You can also enter a relay team into the half marathon, with each team member running 7k.


Willmore’s Festive Family Fun Run. Wales. Penarth Clifftop Park

When: Sunday 18 December

Willmore’s Festive Family Fun Run Event at Penarth Clifftops Park. Dress up in your own seasonal fancy dress. Fun for all the family
Ticket includes a souvenir Medal and a Willmore’s Mince Pie at the finish line for every ticketholder. Community Stalls, Toilets and Catering available on site.

The Kent Christmas Cracker 5 Mile

When: Saturday 18 December

Pull on your festive running gear, and come and enjoy the Christmas atmosphere at this brilliant race. The purpose built cycling track used will mean a fast, traffic free run for everyone. With festive goodies and a family atmosphere this is the perfect, active way to get into the Christmas spirit

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