The Bristol Santa run is back!

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is excited to announce the return of its popular Santas on the Run event on 10th December! The 2k festive run will be returning to Bristol Harbourside and CHSW is offering an early bird discount to those who sign up before 9th October.

Santas on the Run is a fun run which all of the family can take part – including the dog! – and is the perfect way to celebrate the festive season. Join thousands of others running, jogging, walking or dancing round the harbourside and city centre in their Santa suits, which are provided by the charity. 

Last year over 2,200 people descended upon the city having raised £60k in sponsorship, which went directly to helping the charity fund the services of its local hospice, Charlton Farm.

Charlton Farm in Wraxall currently supports over 200 families whose children have been diagnosed with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. The hospice offers the whole family short breaks, respite, palliative care and, when needed, end of life care and bereavement support.

Christmas is always a poignant time of year for families supported by the charity, some of whom may be sharing their last Christmas together. Some families will spend a few days over the Christmas period at the hospice for a festive break. Charlton Farm is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year providing vital care and support to children and families when they are staying as well as supporting them with advice and visits when they are at home or in hospital.

Hollie Thorogood, Events Fundraiser for CHSW, said ‘Santas on the Run is such a fun way to start the festive season and get everyone in the Christmas spirit. Whether you are taking part with family, friends or even as a Christmas outing with colleagues, seeing so many Santas all in one place is a sight to behold. Plus you’ll be raising vital funds for the region’s only dedicated children’s hospice.’

To sign up to Santas on the Run and take advantage of the early bird offer, visit or Early bird prices are £12 for adults, £6 for children, £30 for a family and £108 for a group of 10 which includes your Santa suit, medal and festive treat!


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