Santas on the Harbour!

Sunday 8 December 2019

‘Tis the season to join us for the jolliest jog of the year

Celebrate the countdown to Christmas by dashing along the Folkestone Leas with hundreds of fellow Santas in aid of local hospice care.

Santas on the Run! is coming to Folkestone on Sunday 8th December 2019. We’re excited to bring our new festive, family fun run to Folkestone so please gather your Santa’s little helpers, big and small, and join in with Kent’s biggest Santa run series!

Entry includes a 5-piece Santa Suit and a medal. You’ll enjoy festive music as you prepare for your 3k or 5k route along the seafront and will be welcomed back with a mince pie! All Santas will dash through the Lower Leas Coastal Park. While the 3k Santas return to Folkestone Harbour Arm, the 5k Santas will continue up onto the Leas to finish at the Memorial Arch.

Santas on the Run! is an event for everyone. You can walk, run, jump or skip along Folkestone seafront with your friends, family, colleagues or neighbours. Buggies, wheelchairs and sleighs are all welcome to enjoy the festive fun.

Please be aware that we cannot guarantee Santa Suits for those who sign up on the day, so we highly advise that you register in advance to secure yours! If you’re registering a family we recommend you do this in advance as family tickets won’t be available on the day for single events or the tri-series.

Start fundraising today!

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 making 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
  • £10 could pay for a patients Christmas dinner
  • £20 could pay for a physio therapy 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

Event information

Click here to view the Santas on the Harbour! event information sheet

The route

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

  • Folkestone Harbour Arm, Folkestone CT20 1QQ
  • Sign-in will open at 9:30 and the fun run will begin at 11:00

View 3k route map

View 5k route map


Advanced entries for the Folkestone Santas on the Run! have now closed. But don’t worry if you’ve missed the deadline. You can still register on the day of the event at the venue. Simply head to the On the Day registration desks at Folkestone Harbour Arm, Folkestone CT20 1QQ between 9:30 – 10:40. On the Day entry is £20 per adult and £10 per under 18. There is no family ticket option available on the day.

On the day

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

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


Santas on the Run! Tri-Series couldn’t raise the fantastic amount it does for Pilgrims Hospices without the kind sponsorship of Jenner and the support of our well-being partners Active Life, Shepway Sports Trust and Your Leisure.

Santas on the Harbour is also proudly supported by Folkestone Channel Rotary Club and club members will be supporting the festive dash on Sunday 8th December.


Address information

Folkestone Harbour Arm

City: Folkestone

Postcode: CT20 1QQ

Contact information


Phone: 01227 812609