Santa Claus to Run 4 Cancer

Run 4 Cancer supporters from around the UK will be dressing up as Santa on Sunday 9 December to run in this year’s Santa Run London


Run 4 Cancer, the cancer charity for runners, has secured a further 50 places for this year’s Santa Run London. This year's Santa Run takes place in Greenwich Park (London) on Sunday the 9th of December 2012.


Run 4 Cancer, pronounced run for cancer, was set up by a group of running enthusiasts who have all lost a close friend or relative to cancer.  Run entirely on a voluntary basis, Run 4 Cancer raises funds by taking part in running challenges all over the world.  The funds raised are used to provide days out / short-breaks for families living with cancer and make grants to palliative care centres.  The charity also funds research into the positive effects of exercise and how it can help both prevent cancer and assist in recovery post diagnosis.

The Santa Run London 2012 attracts over 2,000 Santas every year and thousands more spectators. Open to all runners from the age of eight upwards, the course is also suitable for disabled people in wheelchairs.

For the £20 entry fee, Run 4 Cancer supporters receive a complimentary Santa Suit comprising hat, jacket, trousers, belt and beard.  Runners are able to keep the Santa Suits after the race. 

For 2012, two distances are available – either 5Km or 10Km. The 5Km circuit takes in the sights of Greenwich Park and the recent Olympic show jumping arena. To take part, runners are asked to raise a minimum sponsorship fund of £100. In addition to providing a Santa Suit, each participant will be given a secure online fundraising page on to collect both donations and words of encouragement.


If you would like to Run 4 Cancer on 9 December, please visit