DIFC Santa Run

The Do It For Charity Santa Run is now in its 9th year and is London’s LARGEST Santa Run. In 2018, the run will take place on Sunday 2nd December and thousands of Santas are expected to take part!

People running the DIFC Santa Run

Free - £25
Event Time:
Event Date: 
Event Distance:
5 - 10KM

The DIFC Santa Run Course

All you need to do to take part is raise £100 for your favourite charity and pay a £25 registration fee – in return you will receive ALL of the following:

  • Free Santa Costume!

That’s right – no need to make your own or grow a white beard! Our deluxe 5 piece santa costumes are given to all runners free of charge including a red cloak, matching trousers, jaunty bobble had, a belt and that all important beard!

  • Or bring your own costume!

We welcome Elves, Reindeer, Snowmen, Christmas Bunnies, Presents... in fact anything with a Christmas theme! There will be prizes for the best costume on the day for adults, children and pets(!) so make sure you are creative and dress to impress!

  • 5km and 10km route:

Tell us in advance or decide on the day (depending on how ‘festive’ your celebrations were the night before!). Once round the route for 5km or twice round for 10km – all Santas can easily remember that!

  • Festive Fun:

Look out for our Carol singers, Christmas-themed characters and FREE mince pies!

  • Mini Santa Run:

Our Mini Santa Run will take place just before the main event. It’s completely free of charge and open to all children under the age of 8.

  • Pre-event support:

Just call our friendly Santa Run team who will be able to help you out with all of your pre-event questions including fundraising and training advice.

  • Highly popular event Facebook page:

Meet fellow Santas ahead of the run and if you’re on your own you will probably find other solo runners to run and train with! Our Santa Run Facebook page is a great place to share lots of tips and advice on the run and get to know each other ahead of the big day!.

  • And finally!

You will be rewarded with an official, beautiful souvenir of your achievement, the coveted:

"Do it for Charity Santa Run" Medal!

For you to treasure and remember your wonderful day by!

So what are you waiting for?! Choose your favourite charity and book NOW to claim your place as one of thousands of Santas to take part in the Do It For Charity London Santa Run!

Event Location: Victoria Park, Grove Road, Bow, London , E3 5TB

Charities & Sponsors

Age UK

Email Address: Not Provided
Phone number: 0800 169 8787


Email Address: Not Provided
Phone number: 0800 008 7005

British Heart Foundation

Email Address: events@bhf.org.uk
Phone number: 0845 130 8663

British Red Cross

Email Address: supportercare@redcross.org.uk
Phone number: 0344 871 11 11

Children with Cancer UK

Email Address: info@childrenwithcancer.org.uk
Phone number: 020 7404 0808

Coeliac UK

Email Address: Not Provided
Phone number: 0333 332 2033

Demelza Hospice Care for Children

Email Address: Not Provided
Phone number: 0208 859 9800

Diabetes UK

Email Address: info@diabetes.org.uk
Phone number: 0345 123 2399

Kidney Research UK

Email Address: enquiries@kidneyresearchuk.org
Phone number: 0300 303 1100

Marie Curie

Email Address: supporter.relations@mariecurie.org.uk
Phone number: 0800 716 146


Email Address: contact@mind.org.uk
Phone number: 02085 192122

Missing People

Email Address: Not Provided
Phone number: 0208 3924590

MS Society

Email Address: helpline@mssociety.org.uk
Phone number: 0808 800 8000

Target Ovarian Cancer

Email Address: fundraising@targetovariancancer.org.uk
Phone number: 020 7923 5474

The Christie Charity

Email Address: appeals@christies.org
Phone number: 0161 446 3988

Unicef UK

Email Address: Not Provided
Phone number: 0300 330 5580

Willow Foundation

Email Address: Not Provided
Phone number: 01707 259 777