Santa in the City

Santa in the City

Don your Santa suit and join in these festive 5k Santa Runs!

Whether you are taking part on Wednesday 4 December in Leicester or Thursday 5 December in London, these fun runs are the perfect way to get you, your friends, family and colleagues into the festive spirit!

Each participant receives a free Santa suit, individual running number and medal.

Santa in the City 200x300pxLeicester – Wednesday 4 December, 6.45pm

Proceedings kick off with a Santa Parade at the top of New Walk by the Belmont Hotel, and once the race starts, the route winds its way towards the city centre. It passes the museum and art gallery before reaching the historic Leicester cathedral. It then passes the shopping centre, where you will be cheered on by the many late night Christmas shoppers, before heading to the market and finishing just beyond the Haymarket Memorial Clocktower.

London – Thursday 5 December, 7.00pm

The route begins to the north of Millennium Bridge, then over the Thames where you can enjoy the world famous view of Tower Bridge and the Shard, before heading along the south embankment, past Shakespeare’s beautiful Globe Theatre and on towards Borough Market. You will cross over Southwark Bridge towards the Tower of London, before returning through the city, back over Southwark Bridge towards St Paul’s Cathedral, and finally over Millennium Bridge to the finish line at St Peter’s Hill!

Why run for the Family Holiday Association?

When you take part in an endurance event such as a 5k, you automatically become part of a special team – Team Starfish. You’ll receive monthly newsletters, access to the Team Starfish website and invited to join our exclusive Team Starfish Facebook group, where you can share experiences and swap tips.

Santa in the City reg fees table 500x180pxYou will also receive a charity t-shirt, a fundraising pack full of tips and ideas, and promotional materials such as balloons and stickers, and of course – a place in this fantastic event!

No previous experience is needed for these 5km Santa Runs and the route is relatively flat. You can run, jog or walk… dressed in your complimentary Santa suit!

To sign up, simply email