'Tis the season for the jolliest jog of the year and Santa Claus and his friends are coming to a town near you...

The Festive Tri-Series is back!

Clear the diary and celebrate the countdown to Christmas at Santas on the Run! Tri-Series by dashing along the east Kent coast in aid of Pilgrims Hospices, and help us be there for families who need our specialist care and support this festive season.

Christmas comes early as we 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.

New for 2022 - we're excited to invite Elves to join in the festive fun! But be quick, as there's only a limited number of suits avaialble.

Entry for each event includes a 5-piece festive suit, a Santa medal and a Christmas present medal for those completing the tri. You’ll enjoy merry music as you prepare for your 3k or 5k route along each seafront.

The Festive Tri-Series 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 each of our events has a maximum capacity and entry will close as soon as capacity is reached, so we highly advise that you register early to avoid disappointment

Become 1 of 200 Tri Challengers.

Event information

This year's routes

We have festive fun runs taking place in towns across east Kent this Christmas, 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 27 November

  • Herne Bay Clock Tower, Herne Bay CT6 5JN

Santas on the Harbour! in Folkestone on Sunday 4 December

  • Folkestone Harbour Arm, Folkestone CT20 1QQ

Santas on the Seashore! in Margate on Sunday 11 December

  • Fort Crescent, Margate CT9 1HX

Suit collection dates

Details for our suit collection dates & locations will be available soon.



Click below to view event listings for each venue and register your interest today!