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Derby Santa Fun Run

Sunday 09 December 2018

9:00 - 13:30

Elvaston Castle, Derby

Leicester Santa Fun Run

Spread the festive cheer with hundreds of other Santas in Derby

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On Sunday 9 December 2018, Santa will be back in town… actually, there will be hundreds of Santa’s in town as our annual Derby Santa Fun Run returns.

Taking place at Elvaston Castle, the festive fun run is perfect for all the family, and offers two routes – 3.5k or 7k – around the grounds of the castle and the country park, with both routes being wheelchair and pushchair accessible.

Whether you want to hop, skip, dance or run around the route you’re guaranteed to get into the Christmas spirit, spread joy and help raise funds for Rainbows. If that wasn’t enough reason to sign up, each participant will receive their very own Santa suit (under-3s are free but do not receive a suit) before they start the fun-run – turning Elvaston Castle into a sea of Santas; while you’ll also receive a finishers medal and goody bag once you’ve crossed the finish line.

And to get all the family involved, the event is also open to your ‘Santa Paws’, so bring your pooches along too*.

Santa suits come in 3 sizes - adult one size, child small (5-8 years) and child large (9-14 years)

Timings on the day:
9am: Registration opens
10.15am: Warm-up
10.30am: Start

Full price tickets:
Adults: £15
Children: £6.50
Family (2 adults, 2 children): £40

Please note, Under-3s are free but will not receive a Santa suit

Have your ‘elf’ a festively fun weekend by signing up via the ‘Book Now’ button… and don’t forget on the day to take your ‘elfies’ around the course and share them with us by using #RainbowsSanta on social media.

Please click here to read the Terms and Conditions 

*Please note, dogs must be on a lead at all times.

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How much does it cost?

General Pricing

Adults: £15
Children: £6.50
Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children): £40

Please note, Under-3s are free but will not receive a Santa suit

How do I get my Santa suit?

There are a number of ways in which you can receive your Santa suit, including:

  • Postage - we will send the Santa suits out to you via the post, at a cost of £5 per suit
  • Collection on the day - participants can collect their suits on the day from registration, which opens at 9am
  • Reception at Nuffield Health, Derby Fitness and Wellbeing Gym, Derbyshire County Cricket Club, Nottingham Road, Derby, DE21 6DA (from Friday 17 November until Sunday 8 December)

    Please note Under-3s do not receive a suit

What sizes are the suits?

The suit sizes are:

  • Adult - one size
  • Children - small (5 to 8 year olds)
  • Children - large (9 to 14 year olds)

    Please note Under-3s do not receive a suit


Elvaston Castle, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derby, DE72 3EP

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