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Derby Santa Fun Run 2019

Sunday 01 December 2019

10:30 - 13:30

Elvaston Castle, Derby

Derby Santa Fun Run

Spread the Christmas cheer by joining us at the Derby Santa Fun Run 2019

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Santa will be back in town supporting Rainbows this December! Actually, there will be hundreds of Santa’s in town as our annual Derby Santa Fun Run returns to Elvaston Castle.

Get into the festive spirit and join us for this fantastic family fun-run, which will see you don your Santa suits and spread the Christmas cheer as you take part in one of two routes - 2.2miles or 4.4miles – around the grounds of the castle and the country park (starting in the coach 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*. To help make the event 'pawsome' for the four-legged friends taking part, there's also the opportunity to purchase a Festive Dog Bandanna when booking - because we wouldn't want the pooches to feel left out!

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

Ticket prices:
Adult (collected): £12
(prices includes the Santa suit)

Child** (collected): £5
(prices includes the Santa suit)

Adult (posted): £17
(prices includes the Santa suit + £5 delivery)

Child (posted): £10
(prices includes the Santa suit + £5 delivery) 

Doggy Bandana: £2

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

Fundraising for Rainbows:
Every penny you raise from fundraising for the Derby Santa Fun Run really will make a big difference to brightening short lives - and fundraising couldn't be easier. You can do it in many ways, including:

  • Creating a Facebook Fundraiser for Rainbows - simply by clicking here - then promote it via social media and ask your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you
  • Creating a JustGiving page
  • By downloading a paper sponsorship form, simply by clicking the purple button below

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We'd also love to see your photos as you take part, so make sure you tag us in any posts you put on social. We'll be sure to shout about your fantastic achievements in helping us brighten short lives!

You can find out more about our Derby Santa Fun Run, by contacting our Supporter Relations Team, via email. Simply click here.

Please click here to read the Terms and Conditions 

*Please note, dogs are FREE to enter but all dogs MUST be on a lead at ALL times.
** Children are aged 16-years-old and under

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How much does it cost?

All runners have the options to have their suits posted to them in advance or they can collect them on the day, depending on which option you go for will depend on your ticket cost. Please find a breakdown of the costs below:


Adult (collected): £17
(£12 + £5 suit)

Child (collected): £5
(Free + £5 suit)

Adult (posted): £22
(£12 + £5 suit + £5 delivery)

Child (posted): £10
(Free + £5 suit + £5 delivery) 

Where can suits be collected from?

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 Gym Derby (from Saturday 9 November)

Please note Under-3s do not receive a suit


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

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