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Santa in the City London

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Event summary

Run in London's most iconic 5k Santa Run. Great for getting in the Christmas spirit with an evening dash that passes some of London's most famous landmarks and tourist attractions. Come with friends and family, to get into the festive spirit or to see how fast you can run dressed as Santa.

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How to enter

What's included:

  • Santa Suit
  • Individual running number
  • Medal
  • Full bragging rights
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Frequently asked questions
Can I run for charity?
Of course you can fundraise for any charity of your course, although this is optional. There will also be an official chosen charity for this race, which is yet to be confirmed.… read more
Can I order extra Santa Suits?
Santa Suits can be bought at a price of £11 when you register.… read more
Can I leave a bag at the check-in?
Sadly, no storage facilities are provided for baggage for safety reasons. Please do not leave your bags unattended at any time.… read more
Route description
Route description

The iconic course starts by crossing the Millennium Bridge from the north side. The route then takes you around London Bridge and Southwark, passing famous landmarks such as Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and Tower Bridge. You then cross back over the Thames via Southwark Bridge, and do a loop on the North Side which takes in the historic St Paul's Cathedral.

Logistics and schedule

12-7pm: The check-in desk in Paternoster Square will be open on race day. You can register individually or as a group of 2-100 people. When you check in, you will receive your Santa Suit (one-size fits all) and your running number.

6:45pm: Santa Parade from Paternoster Square to the start line on the Northern side of the Millennium Bridge.

7pm: Santa Race Begins

NB: You must be older than 8 years old to enter. Anyone between 8-14 yo will not have to pay for entry but will not receive a santa suit. An adult must accompany them at all times.


Seeing hundreds of runners in Santa Suits can be fairly entertaining so feel free to come along and watch. Perhaps give a hero's welcome to a hoard of Father Christmases at the finish line on St Peter's Hill.

How to get there

The nearest tube stops to the start line are Blackfriars and Mansion House.

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