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Santas on the Run is a fun 2k run, walk, or jog at either the Eden Project in Cornwall and Charlton Farm in North Somerset or alternatively you can choose to create your own route and take part virtually in our Facebook Challenge. This year we will not be providing Santa suits but we are letting you decide if you want to twinkle in tinsel, rock it like Rudolph or sleigh it like Santa - dress up in your festive gear and complete a challenge of your choice all whilst raising seasonal smiles for children and families that are supported by our three hospices.

Yes please!   

For the Eden Project and North Somerset events, we ask you register yourself and the members of your group so you'll receive all the support and information you need.  We will not be accepting on the day registrations. Please sign up for the location and wave time you would like to attend. 

Eden Project, Cornwall

Charton Farm, North Somerset

Your registration fee covers the cost of putting on the event, a festive treat and medal. Your entry fee for our Eden Santa runs also gives you a full festive day out at the venue for the rest of the day you do not need to pay any additional entry charges!  Your entry fee for our Charlton Farm run also gives you and up to four family members 50% off entry into Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, and a free hot drink for runners at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, on the day of the event. 

As we do not provide Santa suits, we have reduced the registraion fee from previous years.    

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. The suggested sponsorship is £25 per person.   

Our Santa on the Run event is open to all ages. Children aged 2 years and under are free to take part. Children under 16 years must be accompanied by a participating adult.

If you're taking part with colleagues from your workplace, please sign up using the online registration form and include your company name within the group. You will need to sign up each member of your work colleagues individually for health and safety reasons if taking part in one of our physical events.   

Your registration fee only covers the cost of the event and your sponsorship is supporting our vital care for the children and families that attend our hospices. Sponsorship targets are £25 per person and £60 per family

Alternatively, you can make a donation of the suggested sponsorship of £25. Please make your donation via our online donation page marking it as your Santas on the Run donation.    

We no longer provide Santa suits as a part of the registration fee to reduce the impact of single-use Santa suits on the environment, with many suits ending up in landfill each year. We have reduced the entry fee to reflect this change.

We also want to give our participants the opportunity to choose whether they want to dress as Santa, a reindeer, penguin, snowman, Christmas tree, or elf....this year you can decide! There will be on the day competitions for the best dressed!

The following wave times are available for each of our Santa Runs : 

Santas on the Run, The Eden Project  

  • 11am 
  • 2.30pm  

Santas on the Run North Somerset, Charlton Farm  

  • 1.00pm 

You'll need to arrive at least one hour before your start time to sign in, hand in your sponsorship, and enjoy the event village and warm up! 

If we have space on an alternative wave time, we'll be able to accommodate your request.  

Please call the following numbers by the 1 December to make a change:  

This isn't a race and is more about having fun than setting a personal best. Take your time and enjoy the surprises we have planned along the route. But if you must, you can time your run with your own device. There are no prizes for finishing first at this run! 

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. 

Charlton Farm 

The route is fully accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs, although there are slight inclines on the route, and two or three small speedbumps. 

Eden Project

Dogs are allowed into the Eden Project but are not permitted to take part in the event and will need to remain with family or friends who are spectating during the race. They cannot come into the event village which is situated inside of The Gallery. 

Charlton Farm, Bristol

Yes! We welcome dogs at this event (just make sure to clean up after them)


Dogs are of course allowed to join you if you are taking part virtually!   


Only those people who have paid to enter will be able to access the event village and take part in the event. We won't be accepting on the day sign ups this year due to limiting capacity for each wave time.  This is also to ensure we can carefully manage everyone’s safety. Why not encourage them to sign up and take part! 

The British weather is notoriously unpredictable so keep an eye on the forecast and bring waterproofs. If the weather is deemed too dangerous for the event to go ahead, we'll contact you via phone and email, and will update our Santas Facebook event pages to communicate with you.  

Santas on the Run, North Somerset 

Santas on the Run, The Eden Project 


No. You can choose to walk, jog or run! You can also choose whichever distance you decide is best for your family. Historically this event has been 2k.

Santas on the Run North Somerset

There is limited parking available at Berties Nursery and at the Downs School who are kindly allowing us use of their car park, and we will also provide a free return shuttle service from Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, who are kindly allowing us use of their car park. We will be allocating your parking and will be in touch to discuss this with you, and will communicate where you will need to park in your fundraising pack. If you have any accessibility needs then please let us know of this as soon as possible so that we can allocate you to the closest car park. 

If parking at Berties please allow yourself time to walk down the drive (allow fifteen minutes for this if there are younger children in your group).  

Santas on the Run Eden Project

There is parking in the main car park so please leave enough time to walk down to The Gallery ahead of your wave time. Please car share where possible to reduce congestion and allow enough time to get from the car park to the event village in the venue.

Eden Project

We will be sending out your runner number, fundraising pack, sponsor form and coin collection card from mid October onwards. You are welcome to download any of these fundraising tools prior to this by visiting the 'how to fundraise' tab on the Santas on the Run Eden webpage.

Charlton Farm

We'll be sending your fundraising pack and runner number out in the post at the beginning of November. Your fundraising pack will also be available to download, and includes a sponsor form, coin collection card and gingerbread house collection box. You can download this by visiting the 'how to fundraise' tab on the Santas on the Run North Somerset webpage.  

Unfortunately, some emails can end up in your junk box - please check this first. 

If you still have not received either your confirmation email or welcome information email, please contact our event fundraisers:  

If you sign up over the weekend, please note you won't receive your welcome information email until the Monday morning.  

After signing up you will be sent a confirmation email with details of all your registrants.  At a later date, if you’ve registered for the Charlton Farm or Eden Project event, 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 and phone fundraising hints and tips and occasionally any last-minute information changes such as route changes. Please provide a valid email address when signing up. 

Of course!

Please call the following numbers to get you up and running: 

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

If you're attending one of our events in person you will receive a medal at the finish line.  

If you’re participating in the facebook Challenge and raise £50 or more, a medal will be sent to you in the post. 

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 attend the warm up and safety briefing.    

If there is space at a following wave time at the Eden Project, we may potentially be able to move your space onto the next wave.  

There are lots of ways to pay in your sponsorship.  

Please bring with you your coin collection and gingerbread coin collection houses on the day to hand in at registration. Please make sure you write your names on these so that we know who the money has come from, and we can allocate it to your fundraising total. 

We recommend you don't send in cash through the post.  Please remove your coins from your coin collection and then donate for them on our online donation page along with any other sponsorship you've collected.  

You can send your sponsor forms and coin collection card along with a cheque to one of our three hospices:  

  • CHSW, Little Harbour, Porthpean Road, Porthpean, St Austell, Cornwall, Pl26 6AZ  
  • CHSW, Little Bridge House, Redlands Road, Fremington, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 2PZ  
  • CHSW, Charlton Farm, Charlton Drive, Wraxall, North Somerset, BS48 1PE  

You can also add any offline sponsorship to your online Just Giving page that you may have set up. You can bank the money you have collected and then make a payment on your own donation page. All money raised on an online giving page automatically is sent through to us - you don’t have to do a thing! 

Setting up a Facebook Fundraiser for the Facebook Challenge is the best way to raise sponsorship for your challenge  - all money raised on your Fundraiser will be transferred directly to us. 

Unfortunately, we're unable to transfer your place, and registration fees are non-refundable.* 

*Should the event date be changed; your registration will be automatically transferred to the new date, or a refund offered on request. 

If you're unable to take part due to extenuating circumstances, on authorisation by the Fundraising Manager, CHSW will refund any monies relating to your registration fee, after a deduction of a £5 admin fee. Any documentation sent to you (i.e. running number) must be returned before the refund is processed. 

In the unlikely event that CHSW has to cancel the event, all participants will be contacted about a registration fee refund and any sponsorship money received by CHSW can be refunded on the request of the sponsor. 

No problem.  Please contact your event fundraiser.