Choose your location:

Santas on the Run Holsworthy

Date: Friday 1 December 2017

Location: Holsworthy

Santas on the Run Tiverton

Date: Saturday 2 December 2017

Location: Tiverton

Santas on the Run Eden Project

Date: Sunday 3 December 2017

Location: Eden Project, St Austell

Santas on the Run Bideford

Date: Sunday 3 December 2017

Location: The Quay, Bideford, Devon

Santas on the Run Bristol

Date: Sunday 10 December 2017

Location: Bristol Harbourside

Your sponsorship makes a difference

Your fundraising makes such a difference

At our three children’s hospices we look after the whole family, not just the poorly child. Your support means those little things we do for the family make a big difference.

Becki comes to us for planned short breaks with her twins Sophia and Laila and their sister Olivia.  

"When we are staying here, Sophia is supported by the Care Team and both Laila and Olivia are looked after by the Sibling Team. Olivia in particular absolutely loves it and the whole Sibling Team is fantastic.


How old do you need to be to take part in Santas on the Run (SOTR)?

SOTR is open to all ages. Event participants who are under 15 years must be accompanied by a participating adult.

What does my entry fee include?

Your registration fee covers the cost of putting on the event and includes a full Santa suit, a medal and festive treats. As this is a sponsored event we ask that you try to raise sponsorship to support the vital care Children’s Hospice South West provides.

How will I be contacted?

After signing up you will be sent a confirmation email with details of all your registrants.   At a later date you’ll receive your fundraising pack in the post, this will contain your runner number and all the information you will need for the event. 

We also like to keep in touch via email, which will have fundraising hints and tips and occasionally any last minute information changes such as route changes so please provide a valid email address when signing up!

What time should I arrive?

Please refer to the relevant Santa on the Run event page to confirm the start time for each location. We ask you to arrive up to one hour before the start time to register, pick up and slip on your Santa suit and enjoy the warm up!

What is your refund and transfer policy?

Unfortunately your place cannot be transferred. Places are also non-refundable, this is in line with our event Terms and Conditions, however your fee will be used to enable the hospice to care for families. If you can’t now take part, please let us know.

Do I have to raise sponsorship?

Your registration fee covers the cost of your participation in this event. Your sponsorship will help support the vital work of Children’s Hospice South West. You can pay your sponsorship in online or post a cheque payable to CHSW to your local hospice. Remember to include a note that this is money you've raised and let us know if you'd like it to go towards a specific appeal. Please don't send cash in the post, or bring your sponsorship money to the event.

Santas jumping for joy

I’m in a wheelchair, can I still take part?

Yes of course! If you are in any doubt as to whether the route will be suitable please do get in touch. A named carer can also assist a disabled entrant for free, please call your local fundraising office to register their details.

Can I bring my dog?

Santas on the Run Bristol 2014

Dogs are welcome to join in with the festive fun. However, we don’t have canine Santa suits so feel free to get creative! All we ask is that you keep them on their tinsel covered leads at all times.  

Santas on the Run: Eden Project. 

Unfortunately dogs cannot take part in our Eden Project Santas on the Run event.  Dogs are allowed entry into the Eden Project but will need to remain with friends or family that are spectating during the race.

When will I receive my Santa Suit?

Santa suits are only available to collect on the day and may be swapped for a different size if required.

Alternatively, if you are taking part in the Bristol or Eden event why not come along to one of our open days and find out more about the work we do and collect your suit at the same time. Visit our hospice open day page for more information on how to book a place.

What do I need to bring on the day?

Please bring your running number, which will have been posted to you with your Fundraising Pack, and ensure the medical details are completed on the reverse. Your running number must be worn at all times, please secure it with safety pins to your Santa suit. We also suggest bringing a belt with you to the event to ensure your suit stays in place when you’re running. If you have lost your number please come to the Information Tent where we can issue you with another.

We recommend wearing comfortable clothing suitable for running in under your Santa suit with a well-fitting pair of trainers.

Are there any storage facilities to leave our belongings at the event village?

Unfortunately there are no facilities and we cannot accept liability for anything you leave behind. Please bring only what you need.

Will it go ahead if it’s raining?

The British weather is notoriously unpredictable so keep an eye on the forecast and bring waterproofs if it’s looking dodgy as the Santa suits are not waterproof!  In extreme weather conditions, the event may be cancelled or postponed.

What if I arrive late?

Unfortunately if the back marshal has already departed you will be unable to take part in the run for health and safety reasons. So please ensure you arrive in plenty of time to register and get into your santa suit! 

Safety brief

Please read our Santas on the Run safety brief to ensure you are fit to take part in this event

Read the Santa Run Safety Brief