Santas on the Harbour!

Sunday 4 December 2022

'Tis the season to join us for the jolliest jog of the year in Folkestone

Advance entries for Santas on the Harbour! 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 Folkestone Harbour Arm, CT20 1QQ between 9:30am - 10:45am and head to the On the Day registration desks. Ho,ho, hope to see you there!

Celebrate the countdown to Christmas at Santas on the Harbour! by dashing along the Folkestone Leas 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 coming to Folkestone on Sunday 4th December 2022. So please gather your Santa's helpers, big and small, and join in with Kent's biggest Santa run series!

You’ll enjoy festive music to get you into 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 and 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.


View the Santas on the Harbour! Event Information Pack

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

All Santas will dash through the Lower Leas Coastal Park. While the 3k Santas circle back to Folkestone Harbour through the Lower Leas Coastal Park, the 5k Santas will continue through the park and return to Folkestone Harbour along the Folkestone promenade, whilst enjoying beach views.


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 Harbour! has a maximum capacity of 500 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 27/11/22)

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 events in the Santas on the Run! Tri-Series by signing up here!

Festive Suit Collections

To help you prepare for Santas on the Harbour! on Sunday 4 December, we have two festive suit collection evenings so you can turn up on the day suited and booted.

  • Date: Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 November 2022
  • Time: 16:00 - 18:30
  • Location: Pilgrims Hospice, Hythe Road, Willesborough, Ashford, TN24 0NE

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.


Address information

Folkestone Harbour Arm

City: Folkestone

Postcode: CT20 1QQ

Contact information


Phone: 01233 504111