The Race Organiser : Walthamstow Santa Run
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Walthamstow Santa Run

Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Road, LONDON. E17 4JF

Online entry for this event has now closed. Entry on the day will be available, subject to availability. Payment will be accepted by card only; further information can be found here.


This is your chance to go DASHING THROUGH THE STOW and take over the spectacular Waltham Forest Town Hall site dressed as a real running Santa! Yule be sorry if you miss it!

Like no regular 5K run, this seasonal celebration sees hundreds of runners get together, dress up in identical Santa Suits (complete with beard, hat and belt!) and complete a 5K. Ideal for runners of all abilities, this is an event for solo runners and families alike, whether you need to walk, jog or run for deer-life.

For just £15, every runner receives a Santa Suit and a brilliant supported run around the iconic town hall site. But wait, there's myrrh. After the run, you'll be rewarded with water, a mince pie, and a unique Santa-themed souvenir finishers' medal! Plus, FREE COFFEE after your run from Fellowship Foods cafe in Walthamstow Assembly Hall!

You won't get a better chance to take a Christmas s(elf)ie. 

Spaces (and Santa Suits) are strictly limited (we can't have anyone feeling Claus-trophobic). Enter online to guarantee your place!


Unfortunately, suppliers (in the UK, the North Pole or further afield) only provide Santa Suits in two sizes - one for adults, one for children.

For smaller than a child’s measurements, we'll still provide a child’s suit, but you'll need to use the drawstring, belt (or bring something similar) if you want the suit to stay on whilst your kids move!

For anything larger, you should request an adult suit and use the drawstring/belt accordingly. 


All of our events are organised following government and governing body COVID-19 guidance. We will continue to ensure that we deliver safe and enjoyable events.


Event Details



This event will not be licensed.


Bib Numbers

Bib numbers are available for collection at the event only, participants should not expect to receive anything by mail.



Results will be uploaded live to our website (internet connection permitting) and communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.



All finishers will receive a medal, a mince pie, and water on completing their event.




Medical Cover

Suitable medical cover is provided at our events in case of a medical emergency. 


Bag Drop

Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, participants can leave essential belongings with us using the tear-off baggage strip on their bib.



Event images are expected to be available, usually within 24 hours of the event.


Water Stations

Water will be available at the half-way point and finish.



Toilets will be available around the event village area for use throughout the event. 


Changing Rooms/Showers 

There are no dedicated changing rooms/showers.


Other Information



This event is not suitable for wheelchair users due to the nature of the terrain.


BuggiesPushchairs and Strollers

Buggies, pushchairs, strollers (or similar) are welcome but runners should note that the route includes muddy fields.



Spectators are permitted at this event.



Noise-cancelling earphones/headphones are prohibited and, whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones in running events, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a low enough volume that instructions from event officials can be clearly understood. 



Participants must not be accompanied by a personally owned or controlled dog during an event. Entries may be accepted from participants with medical assistance dogs, subject to them being correctly registered and identifiable as such, and subject to prior approval by the Event Director.




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