Hundreds of Santas set to dash along Margate seafront

Santas on the Run fun run for Pilgrims Hospice. Picture: Alan Langley

Hundreds of Santas will dash along Margate seafront in aid of local hospice care.

Santa’s on the Run! is coming to Margate on Sunday, December 15 to raise funds for Pilgrims Hospices. The festive, family fun run is for Santa’s little helpers, big and small.

Entry includes a Santa suit and a medal. Entrants will enjoy festive music as they prepare for the 3k or 5k route along the seafront and will be welcomed back with a mince pie!

Santa’s on the Run! is an event for everyone. Participants can walk, run, jump or skip along Margate seafront with friends, family, colleagues or neighbours. Buggies, wheelchairs and sleighs are all welcome to join in the festive fun.

Santa Suits can’t be guaranteed for those who sign up on the day, so advice is to register in advance. Family tickets won’t be available on the day for single events.

Every pound raised in sponsorship from the event will make a difference to the families being cared for this Christmas, helping patients and their families enjoy the festive season together and making memories that they can treasure.

This Christmas fundraising could pay for:

£1 could pay for a patient to enjoy a mince pie and custard in the run up to Christmas

£10 could pay for a patients Christmas dinner

£20 could pay for a physio therapy session to help patients stay active and enjoy games with their family on Christmas day

Event information

The route

Choose from a 3k or 5k route starting at:

Fort Crescent, Margate CT9 1HX

Sign-in will open at 9:30am and the fun run will begin at 11am


Advanced entry (closes 08/12/19)

Adult: £16

Under 18: £10

Family (2 adults & 2 children): £40

On the day

Adult: £20

Under 18: £10

Family ticket isn’t available on the day

Under 3s go free no matter when you sign up.


Santas on the Run! Tri-Series couldn’t raise the fantastic amount it does for Pilgrims Hospices without the kind sponsorship of Jenner and the support of  well-being partners Active Life, Shepway Sports Trust and Your Leisure.

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