- Event Type 10km or 5km
- Date 3 December 2017
- Location London
- Registration Fee £25
- Fundraising Target £100
- Level Easy - Moderate
We are delighted to be the Headline Charity at London’s largest Santa run, and would love for you to join us! The Do it for Charity Santa Run will take place on Sunday 3rd December and over 4,000 Santas are expected to take part.
Whether you run, jog or walk the 5k or 10k this event is all about the taking part, not the winning. Get your friends and family (and dogs) along for this festive event. The route is wheelchair accessible and pram friendly, and all participants will receive a free Santa outfit to wear on the day.
This is a family friendly event and registration is just £10 for 8-15 year old’s. There is also a Mini Santa Run which will take place just before the main event which is completely free of charge and open to all children under the age of 8.
With a Santa’s grotto, carol singing choir and big stage warm up this is a festive event you don’t want to miss.
Why run for us?
By joining Team Alzheimer's Society, you'll be part of the movement to help end dementia. Until the day we find a cure, we will create a society where those affected by dementia are supported and accepted in their community. For instance, £100 could fund one of our National Dementia Helpline advisors to provide 7 hours of emotional support, personal advice and vital information to people affected by dementia.
When you run for us, you'll receive:
- A support pack with everything you need to kick off your training and fundraising
- A free blue Santa hat to wear on race day to show you're part of Team Alzheimer's Society
- Comprehensive training plans and advice from our professional training coaches
- Access to a Facebook group where you can chat to other runners
- Support from our dedicated events team to help you smash your fundraising target
We know that fundraising can be just as challenging as the event, but we’ll be here to support you every step of the way. When you sign up to run for us, you will receive a support pack with tips and advice to help you with your fundraising, allowing you to make a difference to people living with dementia.
To kick-start your fundraising in the meantime, why not set up a JustGiving page?
You can also print off a sponsorship form to share with friends and family.
If you have cheques that you need to send in to us, please use our paying in form and post to: Customer Care, Alzheimer's Society, Scott Lodge, Scott Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL2 3DU.
Want to get friends and family involved? You could organise a sweepstake, where each player makes a donation to guess your finishing time and whoever picks the closest time wins a small prize of your choice.
I already have a place in this race, can I still run for you?
Absolutely! Both those with charity places, and their own places are welcome on to our team. We’d love to help you prepare for this race, and send you a fundraising pack, training plan, running top and other helpful information for the big day! Please fill out our online form to get started.
When will I receive my Santa hat?
We are thrilled to send each of our runners a blue Santa hat for race day to say thank you for running for us, and to show that you're part of Team Alzheimer's Society! These will be sent out 3 weeks before race day.
Is there an age restriction for this event?
You can take part as a family and registration for children is only £10. The minimum age for participants is 8, and under 16's will need to ensure that they run with a responsible adult that is named by the parent / guardian. There is also a free Mini Santa Run which will take place just before the main event and is open to all children under the age of 8.
What distance is this event?
You can take part in the 5k or 10k distance, and can decide whether to run 5km or 10km on the day – no need to decide now!
Can I fundraise with friends or family for my race?
If you would like to fundraise in a team, simply let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and providing the names of your team members.
How do I pay in my fundraising?
There are lots of different ways to pay in your fundraising for a race, including via online fundraising pages, by phone and by cheque. To find out how download our ‘paying in form’.
I’ve lost my support pack, how do I order a replacement?
We send these packs to you via email. If you have lost this, simply email email@example.com.
I’ve signed up for a race and want to do some fundraising, how do I order materials?
If you are planning a fundraising event for your race you can order materials such as balloons, banners and bunting! Download our materials order form.
Can I order cheering materials for friends and family who will support me on the course?
If you would like to order a cheer pack for your supporters please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any other questions, please do get in touch with us - 0330 333 0804 or email@example.com
Join our cheer team
Not a runner? You can still do something incredible and make a difference to people affected by dementia.
Join our cheer team at the Santa Run. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support our runners on the course. We'll kit you out with an Alzheimer's Society t-shirt and provide lots of cheer equipment so you can really make some noise!
With your help we aim to give our runners an amazing event day experience, boost them over the finish line, and set them on their way to raising even more money to change the lives of people affected by dementia. And we can guarantee you'll have a great time!