Each entrant* receives a free Santa suit as part of their entry fee. Kids under 13 will get a Santa hat instead of a Santa suit.
The courses are kept easy so everyone can finish with minimal training and are highly visible for maximum impact.
Santa suits are provided as part of your entry, and past years there have been awesome outfits including elves, Rudolph and other festive characters.
Santa suits are adult one size fits all sizing. Santa suits are men’s (trousers) or ladies (dress/skirt), top, hat, belt and beard. Kids under 13 years will get a Santa hat. Santa suits are collected on the event day.
Anyone can participate!
This fun run is a 2-3 km easy walk or run, designed for any level, and any age.
Families, corporate groups or individuals are all welcome!
Our recipient charity is The Graeme Dingle Foundations with proceeds from the event going to meeting their objective that is to have NZ’s young people transition through their sequenced programmes from age 5 through to 18 as a transformational journey that sets them up with a strong platform for adult life and a career. Their proven programmes include Kiwi Can, Stars, Career Navigator, Project K and MYND.
Started in 2008 by Lactic Turkey Events, the Santa Run has grown from an Auckland only event, to having Santa Runs at the same time and date in Whangarei, Auckland North (Albany), Auckland West (Henderson), Auckland South, Auckland Central, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Hastings, Palmerston North, Wanganui, New Plymouth, Gisborne, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Wanaka and Invercargill. Last year there were over 4,000 Santa’s nationwide and this year we add Blenheim – a total of 18 venues around the country!