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Sheffield Santa Ho Ho Glow! Fun Run/Walk

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Earn your Christmas pudding with this friendly 5 and 10km run along the canal towpath. Great for runners of all stripes, this flat course speeds out and back along a mixture of terrain. Come along to kick-start the celebrations and don your most festive attire.
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Review summary

2 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


John T
"I have to say I disagree with the previous reviewer (Al Y). The runners were..."


Al Y
"Very poor Marshall's. We were sent over a railway as the amber lights were..."
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How to enter the Sheffield Santa Ho Ho Glow! Fun Run/Walk

  1. Morning 10K

    Run 10km
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  2. Morning 5K

    Run 5km
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  3. Afternoon 5K

    Run 5km
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  4. Evening 5K

    Run 5km
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  5. Afternoon 10K

    Run 10km
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  6. Evening 10K

    Run 10km
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Sheffield Santa Ho Ho Glow! Fun Run/Walk routes

Kick-start your festive celebrations with the ever popular Ho Ho Glow run. So popular and fun that this year that the race will be run three times at 11:00, 14:00, and 17:00.

The course takes you along the Sheffield and Tinsley Canal Towpath, with a choice of 5km or 10km distances. The route is fast and flat along a mixture of terrain.

The course will be distance marked and runners will be greeted with a glass of bubbly and a tasty mince pie as they speed across the finish line.

Event Details

  • Water stations
  • Distance marked
  • Changing facilities
  • Baggage store
  • Toilets
  • Free Santa hat and t-shirt
  • Finisher's medal
  • Post-race glass of fizz and mince pie


11:00 Morning 5k and 10k

14:00 Afternoon 5k and 10k

17:00 Evening neon night run

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of your race to ensure there is sufficient time to complete the registration process.

All entrants will receive a free Santa t-shirt and hat. However, further fancy dress is more than encouraged.

Spectators are firmly encouraged to come along and create a festive atmosphere at the Race HQ.

If you're interested in volunteering at the Sheffield HO HO HO Glow, then please get in touch with [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Sheffield Santa Ho Ho Glow! Fun Run/Walk wheelchair friendly?
Yes, this race caters to wheelchair participants.
What makes the evening race a glow run at the Sheffield Santa Ho Ho Glow! Fun Run/Walk?
All runners registered in the 1700 race will receive free neon to create a truly unique experience.
Are there on-site showering facilities at the Sheffield Santa Ho Ho Glow! Fun Run/Walk?
There are no showering facilities, however there is a changing area and a bag drop available.

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Sheffield Santa Ho Ho Glow! Fun Run/Walk reviews (2)

3.2 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Morning 5K in 2018

    I have to say I disagree with the previous reviewer (Al Y). The runners were organised into clear waves according to distance, and each wave was called to the start line where they received TWO full race briefings. The first was from the race organiser, who gave clear instructions about the route, the conditions, issues to be aware of/look out for, marshalling points, first aid, water/feed stations and what to expect at the finish line. The second briefing was from the Chip Timing company, giving details about distance changes/chip location/ chip removal at the finish line.Each wave was started 10 minutes apart to prevent congestion along the route. Being a trail run there were areas where the route was a little slippery (we were warned before the race that an unexpectedly large rainfall the night before had caused this, and as a result one part of the route had been altered for safety reasons. A trail run in the winter is NEVER going to be either bone dry or easy, but if it had been as bad as Al Y suggests then out of such a large number of runners you'd have expected at least one person to end up injured, but nobody ended up either hurt or in the canal.After I finished, I was greeted at the finish line with my medal, plenty of water, a mountain of mince pies and my choice of free prosecco or a cold beer. The atmosphere was great, and I stayed around for a good couple hours afterwards chatting with other runners. It was a great day - thanks to the team for putting it together.The results were up on the internet the same afternoon.
  • Did the Morning 10K in 2018

    Very poor Marshall's. We were sent over a railway as the amber lights were flashing, warning pedestrians of an incoming train. At the start/finish a bull horn wasn't in use and runners struggled to here which race was bring started. Very very slippery leafs only feet from the canal, it's a miracle nobody fell in.
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