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Do It For Charity Text Santa Run

Join us for London’s largest Santa Run!

Join thousands of other runners and take part in London’s largest Santa Run for any charity of your choice!

  • When: 11am on Sunday 6th December
  • Where: Victoria Park – easily accessible by public transport
  • Free children’s mini Santa Run – bring the whole family!
  • £22 entry includes a free Santa suit for all runners!

Further Info

Following on from the success of last year we are pleased to announce the Do it For Charity Text Santa Run 2015! Over 4,000 people are expected to take part raising funds for hundreds of different charities and now this is your chance to join them!

Victoria Park - 5km and 10km routes available!

No previous experience is required for this event and with a bit of training the 5km or 10km distances should easily be within your capabilities. The spirit of the event is 'taking part' not 'winning' so you can run, jog or walk - you decide!

Simply click below to get involved and take part for your favourite charity - they are counting on your support!

Entry includes FREE Santa Suit for every runner!

Fundraising Partners

ITV's Text Santa

Text Santa is delighted to be supporting Macmillan Cancer Support, Make-A-Wish® UK and Save the Children. Run for Text Santa and 100% of the money you fundraise or donate to Text Santa will go directly to our charities.

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Charities of the Year

Stroke Association

Working for a world where there are fewer strokes and all those touched by stroke get the help they need. The Stroke Association is the only national charity solely concerned with combating stroke in people of all ages. It funds research into prevention, treatment and better methods of rehabilitation, and helps stroke patients and their families directly through its community services.

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Alzheimer's Society

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia and those who care for them. It provides information and support, runs quality care services, funds research, advises professionals and campaigns for improved health and social care and greater public understanding and awareness of dementia.

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Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. We work to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress by: Advancing the views, needs and ambitions of people with mental health problems. Challenging discrimination and promoting inclusion. Influencing policy through campaigning and education. Inspiring the development of quality services which reflect expressed need and diversity. Achieving equal rights through campaigning and education.

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The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

We raise money to help The Royal Marsden provide world-class care for cancer patients and to support the hospital's pioneering work in cancer research

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Breast Cancer Now

Support vital research into breast cancer now. We're the UK's largest breast cancer charity – and we're dedicated to funding research into this devastating disease. We believe that if we all act now, by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live. But we'll only get there with your help.

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Teenage Cancer Trust

Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for the seven young people aged between 13 and 24 diagnosed with cancer every day.

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Additional Charity Partners


The Do it For Charity Text Santa Run will take place on Sunday 6th December 2015.


The run will take place at Victoria Park just a few miles from the centre of London. Victoria Park is one of the largest parks in the London area and is a wonderful setting for your run!

How fit do I need to be?

Hundreds of thousands of people take part in 5km and 10km runs every year - many of them for the first time. It's therefore perfectly achievable for the 'average' person to take part in this event but to maximise your enjoyment you DO need to train - and that means more than just a couple of jogs in the park!

However, help is at hand in our fitness advice pages where we give you a sample training plan. Your chosen charity may also be able to give you help and support in terms of your training plan but whatever you do don't do nothing!

What kit will I need?

Santa suits will be provided but running is one of those great sports where you won't need lots of expensive equipment. Admittedly running shoes can be costly but they should last for around 500 miles which is 8 months on an average 15 miles/week training schedule. Once again help is at hand in the form of our Kit Advice pages where you will learn the importance of choosing the correct running shoes. But it's not enough to just choose the correct shoes - you've got to buy them at least a couple of months before the event itself so that you can wear them in!

How can I raise the sponsorship money?

Most charities will ask you to raise £100 or more to take part in the Do it For Charity Text Santa Run 2015 - the reason for this is that places are extremely limited and the charities obviously want maximum benefit from the places they have been allocated.

However, you shouldn't find it difficult to raise this money - after all you don't run 5km or 10km every day do you?! Top tips include asking your employer to match everything else you raise pound for pound and asking people to sponsor you per kilometer (so the minimum you'll get from anybody is £5 which means you only need to find 20 people to reach the £100 fundraising target!) 

Once again more advice is available is on on our Fundraising Advice pages and your chosen charity should be able to help out as well

What do I need to do next?

Simply click the 'Register Online' link below to claim your place in the Do it For Charity Text Santa Run 2015. Hundreds of charities on have places available and as long as you commit to raising the minimum sponsorship they will be delighted to have you running on their behalf! 

View photos of last year's festive fun below!

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Location: London, Victoria Park

Registration Fee: £22

Sponsorship Level: £100

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