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Do It For Charity Santa Run 2016

Support your charity and join us for London’s biggest Santa Run!

We can’t wait for you to pull on your red suit and take part in this festive fundraiser for your favourite cause alongside thousands of fellow runners.

  • When: 11am on Sunday 4th December
  • Where: Victoria Park – easily accessible by public transport
  • Family friendly with a free children’s fun run – you can even bring the dog!
  • Under 8’s FREE 200m Run!
  • Ages 8 – 17 £10 entry
  • Ages 18+ £25 entry
  • Free Santa suit for all runners!

Further Info

Over 4,000 Father Christmas's will descend upon Victoria Park in a bid to raise funds for their chosen charity in the Do it for Charity Santa Run. Now is your chance to join them!

Victoria Park - 5km and 10km routes available!

Whether you run, jog or walk – this event is all about the taking part, not the winning. No previous experience is required and with some training, the 5km or 10km distance should easily be within your capabilities! Plus, with our training and fitness advice we expect you will be ready in no time!

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!

Charities of the Year

Alzheimer's Society

London Santa Run Headline Charity of the Year!

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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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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The Royal Marsden Cancer Fund

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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Kingston Hospital Charity

Kingston Hospital Charity exists to support services provided by Kingston Hospital by fundraising and providing much-needed equipment, services and facilities for patients, their families, carers, staff and visitors.

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Brainstrust is a UK based brain tumour support charity. We provide personal 24/7 support from the point of diagnosis onwards, and build resources that help people living with a brain tumour become stronger. We also work with hospitals to secure the best care possible for brain cancer sufferers. And, because we truly understand, we're able to campaign for the brain tumour community to help solve real issues.

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Genesis Research Trust

Genesis Research Trust raises money for the largest UK-based collection of scientists and clinicians who are researching the causes and cures for conditions that affect the health of women and babies. The trust funds research into miscarriage, stillbirth, premature birth, female cancers and PCOS. Our charity lies at the heart of the most profound of all human wishes: to have a happy and healthy family.   

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Additional Charity Partners

When and Where

The Do It For Charity Santa Run will take place on Sunday 4th December 2016.

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 in order to maximise your enjoyment we do recommend you do some training! 

Help is also on hand in the form of our Do it for Charity fitness pages here – your chosen charity will also be able to give you help and support.

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?

Most charities will ask you to raise a minimum of £100 if you are taking part in the Do it for Charity Santa 5km or 10km Run. As you know, these funds are incredibly valuable to the charity and we are here to support your goal of achieving your target! Your own personal fundraising page will be automatically created for you when you first sign up so people can donate online for your cause. Advice is available on our fundraising advice pages and your 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. As long as you commit to raising the minimum sponsorship your charity will be delighted to have you running on their behalf!

Check out the video of last year's festive fun below!

Location: London, Victoria Park

Registration Fee: £25

Sponsorship Level: £100

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