'Tis the season for the jolliest jog of the year and this year Santa Claus is coming to a town near you...

Register for Santas on the Run! Tri-Series 2019

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Ho, ho, ho clear your diary this December as we've got just the thing to get the whole family in the festive spirit whilst raising vital funds for local hospice care this Christmas.

Each year we bring you the jolliest jog of the year and this December, we're bringing you not one, but three! We're excited to invite you to join your local 3k or 5k fun run or challenge yourself to all 3 and join our tri-series in the countdown to Christmas. You'll get to enjoy Christmas come early in 3 seaside towns whilst testing yourself to complete 3 festive fun runs, and you'll get 3 festive medals, plus a special fourth Christmas present medal for those who complete the challenge! Be sure to get your Christmas card stamped at each event to receive your impressive Christmas present medal.

Entry for each event includes a 5-piece Santa Suit, a festive medal and a Christmas present medal. You’ll enjoy merry music as you prepare for your 3k or 5k route along each seafront and will be welcomed back with a mince pie!

Santas on the Run! is an event for everyone so join us for the magic of Christmas. You can walk, run, jump or skip along the seafront with your friends, family, colleagues or neighbours. Buggies, wheelchairs and sleighs are all welcome to join in the 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 your Santa Suit for each event. 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

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Event information

Early-bird entry (closes 03/11/19)

Per event

  • Adult - £12          Under 18 - £8         Family - £35


  • Adult - £30          Under 18 - £18          Family - £90

Advanced entry 

Per event

  • Adult - £16          Under 18 - £10          Family - £40


  • Adult - £42          Under 18 - £24         Family - £105

On the day

Per event

  • Adult - £20          Under 18 - £10         No family ticket is available on the day


  • Adult - £54          Under 18 - £24          Only available at Herne Bay & no family ticket available.

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

This year's routes

We have Santa runs taking place in towns across east Kent throughout December so it's easy to find your nearest and join in the fun, or you can join all three and sign-up to the tri-series! Sign-in will start at 9:30am and the fun run will begin at 11:00am. 

Santas on the Bay! in Herne Bay on Sunday 01 December

  • Central Bandstand, Herne Bay CT6 5JN

Santas on the Harbour! in Folkestone on Sunday 08 December

  • Folkestone Harbour Arm, Folkestone CT20 1QQ

Santas on the Seashore! in Margate on Sunday 15 December

  • Fort Crescent, Margate CT9 1HX

Santa suit collection dates

Santa suits will be available to collect at the registration point of your chosen Santa run. However, we recommend collecting your Santa suit in advance so you can arrive suited and booted as Santa on the day.

Please find the details below for our Santa suit collection dates & locations:

  • Tuesday 26th November (4pm - 6pm) at Pilgrims Hospices, London Rd, Canterbury CT2 8JA
  • Tuesday 3rd December (4pm - 6pm) at Pilgrims Hospices, Hythe Rd, Willesborough, Ashford TN24 0NE
  • Tuesday 10th December (4pm - 6pm) at Pilgrims Hospices, Ramsgate Rd, Margate CT9 9AD


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.



Click below to view event listings for each venue and sign up today!