Santa Clauses and Santa Pawses needed for festive Derby run

We are calling for good girls, boys and dogs to join in with our annual Santa Run. 

Registration is now open for adults, children and pooches for the festive event on Sunday 1 December at Elvaston Castle. Santa Clauses and Santa Pawses can run, jog or walk a 2.2 mile or 4.4 mile route from 10.30am. 

Event organiser Nancy Lillington said: “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. You will be provided with a Santa suit and will also receive a finishers medal and goody bag once you’ve crossed the finish line.

“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.

“This is a really fun event and we are always so well supported by the Derbyshire community. Without our supporters, we wouldn’t be able to run our hospice so we can’t thank them enough. We look forward to seeing you on the day.”

Entry, which includes a Santa suit, is £12 and £5 for under 16s. Under 3s are free. To sign up, contact 01509 283917, visit or email [email protected]