Darlington Santa Run 2019

For Santas of all shapes and sizes!

Darlington Santa Run 2019 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)! 

Santa Sprint Reindeer Run Elf Amble


5k route for the Serious Santa runners out there!

Running only


2km route for runners who just want to have some fun! 

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.
Run, jog or walk it!

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!

  1. Step 1 Selection
  2. Step 2 Registration
Sunday 1 December
11:00 - 13:00
Taking part as a group? Please select additional registrants to sign up the rest of your team members. Early bird offer closes at 4pm on Friday 1st November.
Make an additional donation (optional) £  
Event registration summary
Darlington Santa Run 2019:
Registration under 5
Earlybird Registration 16+
Earlybird Registration 5-15

Darlington Santa Run 2019 - 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 1st December 2019, 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.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

By submitting this form you give St Teresa’s Hospice explicit consent to process the personal data you have provided for the purposes of your entry in the Darlington Santa Run 2019. We’d also love to keep you up to date with our news, activities and how you can support us in future. You can update your communication preferences or opt-out of receiving communications from us at any time. You can do this by sending an email to enquiries@darlingtonhospice.org.uk or by phone on 01325
254321. Find out how we use/look after your data by viewing our Privacy Policy at www.darlingtonhospice.org.uk. For more information contact us on 01325 254321 or email events@darlingtonhospice.org.uk 

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.

With thanks to:

                Rotary Darlington

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