Santas on the Bay!

Sunday 27 November 2022

Christmas comes early in our festive, family fun run in Herne Bay

Advance entries for Santas on the Bay! have now closed. But don't worry if you missed out, you can still turn up and register on the day. Just arrive at the Herne Bay Clock Tower (CT6 5JQ) between 9:30am - 10:45am and head to the On the Day registration desks. Ho,ho, hope to see you there!

'Tis the season to join the jolliest jog of the year as you dash along Herne Bay seafront with hundreds of fellow Santas and elves in aid of local hospice care.

New for 2022 - we're excited to invite elves to join in the festive fun! Please be aware that elf suits are now sold out.

Santas on the Run! is back for its fifth year on Sunday 27 November. So, please gather your Santa's helpers, big and small, and join in Kent’s biggest Santa run series!

View the Santas on the Bay! Event Information Pack

You’ll enjoy festive music to get you in the ho, ho holiday spirit as you prepare for your seafront 3k or 5k fun run!

Santas on the Run! is an event for everyone, so gather your friends, family, colleagues or neighbours to enjoy the magic of Christmas together.

Santas on the Run! couldn’t raise the fantastic amount it does for Pilgrims Hospices without the generous support of our local business sponsor Wahl.

Local partners for Santas on the Bay; Active Life will once again be supporting Pilgrims on the day and leading the warm up. Thank you to Active Life for their ongoing support.

Fundraising for local hospice care

Every pound you raise will make a difference to the families being cared for this Christmas. You'll be helping patients and their families enjoy the festive season together and make memories that they can treasure.

This Christmas your fundraising could pay for:

  • £1 could pay for a patient to enjoy a mince pie and custard in the run up to Christmas
  • £12 could pay for a patient's Christmas dinner
  • £20 could pay for a physiotherapy session to help patients stay active and enjoy festive games with their family on Christmas day
  • £50 could pay for a Christmas tree to decorate our hospice family rooms
  • £100 could pay for a therapy session for a child coping with the loss of a loved one over the festive season

Start fundraising today!

The route

You can choose from a 3k or 5k route starting at:

Sign-in will open at 9:30 and the fun run will begin at 11:00


This year, we're excited to be able to offer a limited number of elf suits! When you register, simply pick whether you'd like to take part in your fun run as Santa or an elf. Please be aware that elf suits are now sold out.

Santas on the Bay! has a maximum capacity of 600 participants. Entry will close as soon as capacity is reached so early entry is advised to avoid disappointment. If capacity is reached before the event, on the day entry will not be available.

Early bird entry (closed - 9/10/22)

Advanced entry (closed 20/11/22)

On the day

  • Adult: £20
  • Under 18: £10
  • Family ticket isn't available on the day

Entry includes either a 5-piece Santa Suit, or 5-piece Elf Suit (sold out), and a well-deserved Santa medal.

Under 3s go free no matter when you sign up.

Challenge yourself to do all 3 and sign up to our Santas on the Run! Tri-Series here!

Festive Suit Collections

To help you prepare for Santas on the Bay! on Sunday 27 November, we have festive suit collection evenings, so you can turn up on the day suited and booted:

  • Date: Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 November 2022.
  • Time: 16:00 - 18:30
  • Location: Ann Robertson Centre, 55 London Road, Canterbury, CT2 8HQ

We kindly ask that you attend the festive suit collection for the Santas on the Run! event that you are registered for.

Those registered for the tri-series can collect all three of their Santa Suits from any of the three collection venues.


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Address information

Herne Bay Clock Tower
Central Parade

City: Herne Bay

Postcode: CT6 5JQ

Contact information


Phone: 01227 812621