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Virtual Santa Fun Run

01 December - 31 December 2020

0:00 - 0:30

Santa Run 2020 for Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People

Have your ‘elf’ a festively fun Christmas by signing up up for our Santa Fun Run

After a challenging year, we want to spread the Christmas cheer and bring smiles to the faces of our children, young people and families. This is why, we're inviting you to don your Santa suits and join us for a very special Virtual Santa Fun Run.

  • When - complete your Santa Fun Fun any time in December 2020  
  • Where - the location, route and distance is up to you. Whether you want to set a route around your garden, in the local park or along the streets - all we ask, is that you wear your Santa suits and adhere to current social distancing guidelines
  • How - we'd love to hear about our Santa runners walking, skipping, skating, riding or even sledging their route. The choices are endless and how you want to complete the distance is up to you - the wackier the better we think! 
  • Why - to help brighten short lives, here in the East Midlands 

The when, where and how we've left to you - but in return, we'll send you your very own Santa suit to wear with pride as you complete your Santa Fun Run. And new for 2020, we're also holding a "Cutest Pooch" competition - helping you to get your four-legged friends involved in spreading the Christmas cheer too.

Whether your pooches opt to twinkle in tinsel, rock it like Rudolph with reindeer antlers or go stylish with one of our special dog bandanas, it's up to you.  Please share your photos for the "Cutest Pooch" competition by emailing to supportercare@rainbows.co.uk. Emails must be received between 1 December and 31 December. The top 10 photos will be chosen and shared on our Facebook page for a public vote in January - with a special prize up for grabs.

Fundraising:

There is no requirement to fundraise but we would be very grateful for any amount you are able to raise. Rainbows only receives 15% of its funding from government bodies, so we rely on donations from people like you.  Just £50 could fund a home visit from a Rainbows nurse, giving respite care to an isolated family. Each person who raises £50 will receive their very own Bow Bear soft toy as a thank you for their support. 

Prices:

  • 14-years-old and over: £10
  • 3 - 13-years-old: £5 
  • Doggy bandana: £2.50
  • Postage of suits: £3.50 (per parcel, five suits in a parcel)*

*please note, postage prices are up to 17 December 2020 inline with Royal Mail last Christmas posting dates. After this date, you are still able to enter our Virtual Santa Run but postage costs will be increased. 

With many of our events being cancelled this year, we really hope you join us virtually for what promises to be lots of festive fun for the whole family, at the same time as helping to raise funds to ensure children and young people living with life-limiting conditions in the East Midlands can continue to receive the vital care they need today, tomorrow and in the future. 

Have your ‘elf’ a festively fun Christmas by signing up via the ‘Book Now’ button… and don’t forget on the day to take your ‘elfies’ as you complete your Santa Fun Run and share them with us by using #RainbowsSanta on social media.
 

 

FAQ's

FAQs
What do I receive?

By signing up you will receive a Santa suit in your selected size. As a special thank you, each person who raises £50 or more will receive their very own Bow Bear soft toy.

How will I get my Santa suit?

All Santa suits will be posted out and we aim to do this as soon as we can after you have entered. We have priced the postage of suits as competitively as possible. We feel that posting suits out and not offering collection points is the safest option during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If ordering more than five suits then your order will be posted out in multiple parcels

What do I have to do?

The Santa Run is one of our popular events but unfortunately a live event isn’t possible this year. We are therefore asking people to take part in an activity wearing their Santa suit. This could be a run, walk, hop, skip, a dance-a-thon – the possibilities are endless and we’d love you to be creative. Don’t forget to share your ideas and photos on social media too!

Do I have to fundraise?

There is no requirement to fundraise but we would be very grateful for any amount you are able to raise. Rainbows only receives 15% of its funding from government bodies, so we rely on donations from people like you. 

Just £50 could fund a home visit from a Rainbows nurse, giving respite care to an isolated family. Each person who raised £50 will receive their very own Bow Bear soft toy (18cm sitting down / 23cm standing) as a thank you for their support. 
 

How do I enter my dog in the Cutest Pooch competition?

We would love your four-legged friends to take part too. Please share your photos for the "Cutest Pooch" competition by emailing to supportercare@rainbows.co.uk. Emails must be received between 22 December and 30 December. The top 10 photos will be chosen and shared on our Facebook page for a public vote in January.

Event Sponsored by

Our Virtual Santa Fun Run is kindly sponsored by

Is it possible to get a refund?

Once your entry has been confirmed then we are unable to offer refunds for the Virtual Santa Fun Run.

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