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Santas on the Run 2018

This event is now closed. 

Ho ho ho! Kickstart the countdown to Christmas by joining 2,000 Santa’s of all ages on this great festive 3.5k fun run or walk for a good claus through the iconic streets of Oxford on Sunday 9th December to help local terminally ill children.

This 3.5k wheelchair and buggy friendly route starts and finishes in Broad Street taking you through University Parks in the middle, it’s a fantastic way to kick-start Christmas.

Taking part in Santas on the Run will ensure we can be there to share the joy of Christmas but also help some families through the pain of losing a child at Christmas.

Please remember that the ticket price only covers the cost of running this event, it’s your fundraising that really makes a difference to the terminally ill babies and children at Helen & Douglas House. Your fundraising aim is £30 per participant, take a look at our website for fantastic fundraising ideas.

From 1st October to 7th December ticket prices are as follows:


Included in the ticket price:


Santas on the Run FAQs:

We have put together some of the most commonly asked questions about this event below.

If you have any further questions please get in touch by emailing santa@helenanddouglas.org.uk.

Why should you put on your Santa Suit for Helen & Douglas House?

Christmas is a very special time at Helen & Douglas House. In the weeks running up to Christmas Helen & Douglas House is full of cheer with pantomimes, reindeer and Santa’s grotto. But equally it is a time of year when our young people are vulnerable to getting infections and can become very poorly so it can be a difficult time too.

Taking part in Santas on the Run will ensure we can be there to share the joy of Christmas with our families and help them cope over the Christmas period.


Jack is now 15, was born with cerebral palsy and epilepsy and has been coming to Helen & Douglas House for respite stays since he was two years old. When he visits the hospice Jack loves the spa which is good for his muscles and joints. He likes the garden, the arts and crafts room and relaxing in the sensory room, which helps to stimulate his eyesight.

‘For Jack it is somewhere he can go and do something a bit different. It is knowing that at the end of the day, there is somewhere we can go, someone who can take over because there is no-one else.’ – Jane, Jack’s Mum


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We need to raise over £3 million each year to care for local terminally ill children at the hospice and at home.