Darlington Santa Run 2017

For Santas of all shapes and sizes!

Darlington Santa Run 2017 is all about having a bit of festive fun. Every participant will receive a free Santa suit, or a hat for children, and there is no entry fee for anyone under five, or for dogs. You can complete your circuit at your own speed, and as an early Christmas present you will receive a medal and refreshments when you cross the finish line!

Decide which option you would like to tackle, get some friends and family together, and get ready for a memorable start to Christmas. Why not run in a group? Stepping into the big red suit can be a lot more fun alongside a group of friends, colleagues or relatives! This is a sociable event - the more the merrier (ho ho ho)!

The runner who raises the most in sponsorship for St Teresa's Hospice by 3 January 2018 will win £100 Morrison's vouchers! Winner will be notified. (Please note sponsorship must be received by the Hospice by the date to qualify)


Santa Sprint Reindeer Run Elf Amble

5k route for the Serious Santa runners out there!

Running only

2k route for those who want to have some FUN!

Run, jog or walk it!

For those who want to take it a little easier, or for people with younger children, there is the option to walk the 2k route.

Dogs go FREE on this route!


We charge an entry fee for this event so we can stage a great day for families in Darlington. This only covers the cost of putting on the event; to really make a difference, we need you to raise sponsorship money for St Teresa's Hospice, and help us look after families this Christmas who need us. Thank you!

Raising sponsorship is a great way to support St Teresa's Hospice. When you sign up, we will send you a sponsor form. Here are some ways your sponsorship will help:
£25 pays for a counselling session for a child who has lost someone they love £75 pays for a terminally ill patient to be cared for in their own home £106 pays for a day's stay in our In Patient Unit 
Earlybird prices are available up to 20th October 2017. Normal pricing applies from 21st October (Adults £15, Children 5-15 £7.50, Family £37.50).


  1. Step 1 Selection
  2. Step 2 Registration
Sunday 03 December
Whatever your plans for Christmas, the Darlington Santa Run is the best way to start off the season! New for 2017 - dogs can join their owners on the Elf Amble for free, and there's no need to register them in advance.
Make an additional donation (optional) £  
Event registration summary
Darlington Santa Run 2017:
Earlybird Registration age 16+
Earlybird Registration age 5-15
Earlybird Family Registration (2 adults & 2 children)
Registration age 16+
Registration age 5-15
Family Registration (2 adults & 2 children)
Registration under 5 (free when accompanied by a paying adult)

Darlington Santa Run 2017 - Further information, rules and conditions

Please read the following rules and conditions before registering.

By submitting online registration(s) you confirm that you and all those you have registered have read and fully accept the conditions of entry to the Darlington Santa run and accept all of the rules and conditions.

General Rules & Conditions

In the event that the Darlington Santa Run cannot take place on 3rd December 2017, every attempt will be made to arrange a new date. Refunds will only be made in the event that:-
(i) The event is unavoidably cancelled by the organisers (St Teresa’s Hospice).
Once accepted, your place cannot be transferred to any other person. If you cannot attend Darlington Santa Run, you must inform the organisers in writing as soon as possible; places are not transferable for reasons of health and safety.
All participants are responsible for their own medical condition. Neither the organisers of the event, nor our sponsors accept any liability for the health of the entrant.
Neither the organisers, nor the sponsors have any liability in relation to Darlington Santa Run. The organisers and the sponsors of the event, to the extent permitted by law, exclude liability for any loss, damage, injury, or consequential loss suffered by any entrant personally or to their property as result of their entry to or participation in this event.
By taking part in this event you are committing to raising money for St Teresa’s Hospice. You are not allowed to give your fundraising to any other charity (directly or via other fundraising websites). You are not permitted to use any of the sponsor money that you raise in relation to your entry in Darlington Santa Run to pay for your expenses. By completing the entry process you are agreeing to fully abide by the rules of the event as they are communicated to you in advance and at the event.

By applying for a place in Darlington Santa Run you are entering into a contract with St Teresa’s Hospice (Darlington & District Hospice Movement) Registered Charity No 518394.

Data Protection Act

St Teresa’s Hospice processes your personal data (as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”)) for the purposes of: your entry into events, keeping you informed about our charity, promotions and future events run by the Hospice, and fundraising. This may include using your photograph. Your name may also appear in press coverage of events. If you would like us to stop processing your personal data at any time, please write to: Freepost RTUK-ZLJA-LZAB, St Teresa’s Hospice, The Woodlands, Woodland Road, DL3 7UA; please note that by requesting this you will not be informed about future events or activities of the Hospice. We process some sensitive personal data (as defined by the Act), by signing this form you give the Hospice explicit consent to process such data for the purposes which are outlined above.

Conditions of entry

By submitting your registration you confirm that you are in reasonable health and know of no medical reason why you may not participate in Darlington Santa Run and are aware that the organisers, their employees and volunteers cannot be held responsible for any personal injury or accident as a consequence of your participation in Darlington Santa Run. Darlington Santa Run is not a competitive event and you don't have to be an experienced runner to get involved, but we do recommend you go for a few runs of a similar length in the weeks leading up to Darlington Santa Run. Photographs and filming will be taken at this event and you consent to the use of this for publicity purposes.

Young supporters (under 16 years)

Participants under 16 will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult and this adult should put their name in the Guardian's name field on the registration form. 
There is no minimum age for this event, so little Santas are welcome to run with (or be carried by) their families too!


Dogs are permitted on the Elf Amble ONLY. Please clean up after your dog.


Raising sponsorship is a great way to support St Teresa's Hospice. When you sign up, we will send you a sponsor form. Here are some ways your sponsorship will help:
£25 pays for a counselling session for a child who has lost someone they love £75 pays for a terminally ill patient to be cared for in their own home £106 pays for a day's stay in our In Patient Unit

With thanks to:

                Rotary Darlington

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