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Santas on the Run 2017

10th December

  • 10/12/2017 - 10/12/2017
  • Run
  • Oxfordshire

Santas on the Run 2017

10th December

  • 10/12/2017 - 10/12/2017
  • Run
  • Oxfordshire







Santa’s on the Run is now Santa’s in the Snow! Due to the adverse weather conditions, we have had to unfortunately cancel today’s Santas on the Run. Please do not come to the event site. Why not make the most of having your Santa suit and wear it today with pride! Snap and share using #HDHSantas.

Helen & Douglas House continue to need your support as we have to raise over £5 million per year to care for terminally ill children and young adults in your local area. Please do therefore continue to fundraise for us. For fundraising ideas please download out Festive Fundraising Pack.


Looking for Christmas fundraising ideas? Make the festive season even more memorable by taking part in one of the biggest Santa runs on 10th December to raise money for local terminally ill children, young adults and their families.

The ever popular pre-festive season event for the whole family is happening in central Oxford on the morning of Sunday, 10 December 2017.

The 3.5 km fun run starts in Broad Street and goes through University Parks. Last year 2,200 Santas of every age took part, to help raise funds for the local charity that provides hospice care for children and young adults from across the region.

Online bookings have now closed. 

If you would like to be part of this iconic event please make your way to Exeter College, Turl Street from 7:30-8:30am on Sunday to sign up. Please note, queues are likely (this is a very popular event!) so please come early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets on the day will be:

  • £76 Family Ticket (4 people)
  • £25 Adult Ticket (12 years +)
  • £15 Child Ticket (under 12s)
  • Under 5s are free (no suit provided)
  • FUNDRAISING TARGET: £30 per Santa
  • Ticket includes Santa Suit, wristband, medal, goody bag and mince pie!

Download the Event Information Pack now to find out more.

The Event Information Pack

Already signed up and looking for further information? Download the Event Information Pack here.

The Event Information PackSign in to your fundraising page here

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Download a sponsorship form and raise money for Helen & Douglas House.

Why should you put on your walking shoes for Helen & Douglas House?

Your participation in Santas on the Run is going to make a real difference to us – we care for terminally ill children, young adults and their families through exceptional hospice care.

It costs over £5 million a year to run the two hospice houses and provide our outreach nursing service, we cannot do this without your help! We provide medical, emotional and practical support helping families deal with the implications of living with a child who will die prematurely, so they can make the most of their time together.

Join in Santas on the Run and make a difference!


We are always looking for event sponsors, so if you want to get your business noticed by the Oxfordshire community please get in touch now.

Sponsorship packages range in price so why not call us on 01865 799166 or email at to see what we can do for your business.

Christmas Fundraising Ideas – Download resources

Taking part in the Santas on the Run? Use these downloadable resources to inspire your fundraising activities.

Santa Festive Fundraising Pack 2017Festive Fundraising customised poster