Get into the festive spirit with a 5k Santa run!
Santa in the City is the perfect way to get you, your friends, family and colleagues into the festive spirit, whilst raising money for Neuroblastoma UK!
Santa in the City is Leicester's iconic 5k Santa Run. Launching for the first time this year in Leicester City Centre, Santa in the City will be on Wednesday 4th December 2019 at 6.45pm.
Santa in the City is the only Santa Run event where you'll run past some of the most iconic locations in the city, dressed as a Santa!
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Register for your place
Registration is £24 per adult (over 16s)
The registration fee includes a Santa suit (provided on the day), running number and a finishers medal.
There are a limited number of free child places for those aged 8-16, but children will not receive a Santa suit or medal, although they are encouraged to wear festive clothes. They must be accompanied by an adult. Sorry, but no under 8s are allowed at this event.
We ask for a minimum sponsorship per paying adult (over 16s) of £50 per person. There’s no minimum sponsorship for children age 8-16.
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What you’ll get
Every Santa runner will get their very own Santa Suit, running number and Santa in the CIty limited edition medal. We’ll support you with your fundraising along the way.
The route is relatively flat and you can run, jog or walk this fun 5k!
Santa in the City starts at the top of New Walk, by the Belmont Hotel.
At 6.45pm there will be a Santa Parade and then you’ll start your run at approximately 6.55pm.
You will begin by running down New Walk towards the City centre, past the Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester Mercury building and towards the historic Leicester Cathedral and Richard III visitor centre.
The Santa in the City route then takes you past St Martins House, BBC Radio Leicester and through Jubilee Square. You will then turn into High Street and run past the retail outlets, eateries and HighCross Shopping Centre, where you will be cheered on by many of the Christmas late night shoppers!
You’ll complete a loop in the City Centre before finally passing the Leicester City Centre Market, The Foxes Club Shop and then to the finish line just beyond the Haymarket Memorial Clocktower. A truly unique and iconic route!