Santa in the City - London

Santa in the City is London's iconic 5k Santa Run.  Back again in 2019 this year's santa run event will be on Thursday 5th December 2019.  The festive santa dash run itself starts at 7pm and once again Santa in the City is the only santa run where you'll run past some of the most iconic locations in London (and the the world…), dressed as a santa!

Click the button above to register for one or more places

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Run for fun or run for charity! This santa dash is the perfect way to get you, your friends and family into the London festive spirit!

Registration for Santa in the City 2019 is now open - click here for individual or team registrationEach Santa in the City running place costs £24.00 + booking fee (from £2.40/place), for which you will get your very own Santa Suit, individual running number and medal, plus the chance to say you were part of this year's Santa in the City event!  Full Terms & Conditions and are available here or at the bottom of this page.

The Route

Santa in the City starts on the north side of the Millennium Bridge.You will begin by running over the Thames and enjoying the world famous views of Tower Bridge and the Shard. The route then takes you along the historic south embankment, past the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, some of London's oldest pubs, like the Anchor and past Borough Market. You will cross over Southwark Bridge and hug the north embankment running towards the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. You will then return through the City, back over Southwark Bridge and towards St Paul's Cathedral, via Millennium Bridge to the finish line on St Peter’s Hill, completing a truly iconic route!

No previous experience is needed for a 5km run like this. The route is relatively flat and you can run, jog or walk. Santa in the City is a great way to get you into the festive spirit and if you want any more information, please do contact Arun in our events team on 0330 4441189 or via, Also do check out our FAQ's page. Full santa run T&C's are available here or at the bottom of this page.

Following your registration...

Once you have signed up and paid for your place you will receive a Santa in the City confirmation email. Please bring your Santa in the City confirmation email to the Santa in the City check-in desk located in Paternoster Square. This check-in desk will be open from 12pm - 7pm on the day of the event and when you check-in you will be given your Santa Suit and running number.  Santa Suits are all one-size, but adjustable to fit all.  At 6.45pm there will be the traditional Santa Parade from Paternoster Square to the start line, the Northbank of the Millennium Bridge. If you lose your confirmation email, don’t worry, just let us know and we’ll you send a replacement or just bring ID with you when you register on the day. If you need to get in touch email or call Arun in the event team or on 0333 4441189.