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Santas on the Run Eden Project 2023

Sunday 3 December 2023
9:30am - 3:30pm
Eden Project, St Austell
Fun runs
Event organiser:
CHSW
Tickets:
Adult (16+) £12, Child (3-15 years) £6, Child (2 and under) FREE
Sponsorship Target:
£25 per person, £60 per family

Santas on the Run at Eden has sold out! 

Registration for Santas on the Run at the Eden Project is now closed. Thank you to everyone who is taking part and fundraising for short and precious lives. We can’t wait to see your festive fancy dress as you jingle all the way through our Christmassy course! 

For on-the-day information, please check your email inbox, your postal good luck card and the ‘On the day’ tab on this webpage. 

 

Kiley CHSW Fundraiser dressed as a Reindeer

We're here to help

If you'd like to find out more about Santas on the Run at the Eden Project just click the 'ask a question' button to send Kiley, one of Santa's elves, an email or give her a call. 

Call Kiley on 01726 871800
Ask a question

Important information

 T&Cs and participant safety brief | FAQs

Kindly sponsored by

Polymermedics logo
Gold Sponsor and Elfie Selfie Station Sponsor
Moose Toys logo
Snow Station Sponsor
Steve Andrews Tyres Logo
Choir Station Sponsor
Mister Modular logo
Treat Station Sponsor

Festive fundraising for families like Arlo's! Arlo and Louie

Getting festive this Christmas for Children’s Hospice South West is a way your family can help to raise vital funds to ensure that local children, young people and their families, can continue to receive the care they need now and in the future.    

We are asking each member of Team Santa to raise £25 which could help fund our 24-hour phone line so that even at Christmas, every call is answered.

Read Arlo's story

How to fundraise

We will be sending a postal fundraising pack with your runner number and with all printable downloads to you, however kick start your fundraising early by:   

  • Set up a JustGiving and share with friends and family on social media 
  • Join the Facebook event for festive fundraising ideas   
  • Hold your own festive themed event like a cake sale, Christmas quiz or raffle.
  • Collect spare change and add to your festive coin collection card. 

Your fundraising does make a real difference to over 550 families we are currently supporting this Christmas – every penny counts so no coin is too small.    

Fundraising online 

It’s the easiest way to get sponsored. Let everyone know why you’re taking part and update your page with photos and videos. Share your page on social media, WhatsApp and by email so your family and friends can sponsor you.   

Set up your JustGiving

Text to donate

  • To donate £5 text EDEN 5 to 70450  
  • To donate £10 text EDEN 10 to 70450 

 Texts will cost the donation amount plus one standard network rate message. 

Kiley CHSW Fundraiser dressed as a Reindeer

We're here to help

If you would like to find out more about this event just click the ask a question button to send us an email or give us a call and we'll be happy to help!

Call Kiley on 01726 871 800
Ask a question

What is Santas on the Run? 

Santas on the Run is an untimed 2k circular course around The Eden Project where participants of any age can walk, jog or run dressed in their favourite Christmas-themed costume. You can take part with your friends, family, children, work colleagues or community group.  

On the course there will be four Christmas-themed stations to stop at and enjoy – these are the selfie station, snow station, choir station and festive treat station. You also receive free entry into The Eden Project for the day to make it a truly memorable day out! 

Festive fancy dress ideas   

We do not supply Santa suits as a part of your registration fee and have therefore reduced the entry fee to reflect this. This is to reduce the impact of single use Santa suits on the environment and also give you the opportunity to choose whether you want to be a Santa, reindeer, snowman, Christmas tree or just creative with any other festive attire.   

We cannot wait to see what festive fancy dress you decide to take part in so here are some ideas below to get you thinking:   

  • Get creative with Christmas face paints   
  • Sleigh it like Santa – dress up in red and decorate your Santa beard    
  • Rock it like Rudolph- make reindeer ears with baubles!   
  • Twinkle like tinsel – create your outfit with Christmas decorations and lights!   
  • Sock it like a snowman    
  • Find a white t-shirt and decorate it with festive pictures!   
  • Make your own Christmas flag to carry  

Important information

 T&Cs and participant safety brief | FAQs

On the day 

We are so excited to be welcoming you back to The Eden Project this year for Santas on the Run and a truly memorable way to kick start December with your friends and family.   

We are not accepting on the day sign ups for this event, so please do not come to the Eden Project on the day. Thank you. 

Spectators are not permitted free entry into the Eden Project on the day. They must book in advance via the Eden Project website. They will not be permitted into the event village but can watch on the route. 

Dogs are not permitted inside the event village or to take part in the race. Please leave your four-legged friends at home if you do not have paying spectators attending with you. 

Santas on the Run FAQs 

Venue 

The Eden Project, Boelva, St Austell, Cornwall, PL24 2SG 

11.00am wave (SOLD OUT)

  • 9.30am to 10.30am: Registration in The Gallery, hand in your sponsorship, coin collection cards and gingerbread houses and take a chance to look around our Christmas themed stalls.   
  • 10.35am: Best festive costume competitions  - morning wave only  
  • 10.45am: Festive warm up and sing-along  
  • 11.00am: Morning wave begins in staggered starts  
  • 11.00am to 11.45am: Complete the 2k circular route as fast or slow as you wish enjoying the snow, selfie, song and sweets station as you go along! As you cross the finish line you will collect your medal and festive treat.   
  • 12 noon onwards: Enjoy the rest of The Eden Project’s festive activities and why not even pre-book their Santa experience, ice skating or zipwire to make it a full festive day out to remember!   

2.30pm wave 

  • 10am to 1pm: Free entry to explore Eden prior to your wave. Please come to The Gallery to gain free entry.  
  • 1pm to 2pm: Please make your way back to the event village in The Gallery to sign in for the afternoon wave and enjoy the event village and festive stalls.  
  • 2.05pm: Best festive costume competitions – afternoon wave only  
  • 2.15pm: Festive warm up and sing-along  
  • 2.30pm: Afternoon wave begins in staggered starts  
  • 2.30pm to 3.15pm: Complete the 2k circular route as fast or slow as you wish enjoying the snow, selfie, song and sweets station as you go along! As you cross the finish line you will collect your medal and festive treat.  
  • 3.30pm onwards:  Enjoy the rest of The Eden Project’s festive activities and why not even pre-book their Santa experience, ice skating or zipwire to make it a full festive day out to remember!   

When you get home 

  • Add your photos from the day to the Facebook event   
  • Watch our special pre-recorded story “Santa is coming to Cornwall”   

On the day competitions  

  • Best festive fancy dress adult   
  • Best festive fancy dress child   
  • Best festive fancy dress group   
  • Best festive buggy   
  • Highest fundraiser  

Important information 

Terms and Conditions and Participant Safety Brief | FAQs