Santa in the City - London

Santa in the City is London's iconic 5k Santa Run.  Back again in 2018 this year's santa run event will be on Thursday 5th December 2019.  The festive santa dash run itself starts at 7pm and this Santa Run is the only event where you'll run past some of the most iconic locations in the world, dressed as a santa!

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 the santa run is now open - click here to get your individual or group placeEach 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 (T&C’s apply). Plus the chance to say you were part of this year's santa dash!  Full santa run Terms & Conditions are available at the bottom of this page.

The Route

The santa run starts on the north side of the Millennium Bridge and you will begin by running over the Thames and enjoying the world famous view of Tower Bridge.  The santa dash route then takes you along the historic south embankment, past Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and some of London's oldest pubs,  and the Borough Market area. You will cross over Southwark Bridge and hug the north embankment running towards the Tower of London. You will return through the City, back over Southwark Bridge and turn right towards St Paul's Cathedral, over Millennium Bridge to the finish line of this truly iconic route!

No previous experience is needed for a 5k like this santa dash. The route is relatively flat and you can run, jog or walk. This santa run is a great way to get you into the festive spirit. If you want any more information, please do contact us or check out our FAQ's page. Full santa run T&C's are at the bottom of this page.


Following your registration...

Once you have signed up and paid for your place you will receive a santa run confirmation email.  If you do not, please do get in touch. Please bring the santa run confirmation email to the Santa run check-in desk located in Paternoster Square.  The santa run check-in desk will be open from 3pm and will be situated to the right of the Starbucks.  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.