In the run-up to Christmas, we’re asking your little darlings to dash around their school field or playground while getting sponsored for St Michael’s Hospice. This can be held at any time throughout November and December.

With our Rudolph Run, it’s up to you how to play it.

Choose the date, distance and location – it could be a brisk walk around the playground, or a gentle jog on the school field – and we’ll help prepare the rest.

Children don antlers and noses and join Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen – or whatever their friends are called – for this free event which puts the fun into fundraising.

Encourage every child to collect sponsorship and help St Michael’s Hospice continue caring to make a difference this Christmas. Book an audience-appropriate assembly to learn about the hospice and where their fundraising will go.

You know your setting and your children better than anyone, so we’ll leave it up to you where you have your course, how far the children run or walk, and when the event takes place.

It could be everyone together, one class at a time during their PE lesson, or when you do your ‘Daily Mile’. It’s up to you.  

You might do one lap of the playground or allow the children to do as many laps as they wish. As long as all those taking part wear their Rudolph nose and antlers (which we’ll provide) and collect sponsorship, it will be part of our Rudolph Run. 

You will need to make sure you follow your setting’s Health and Safety policy, and adhere to any relevant Covid guidelines in place at the time.  

  1. Set the date  
  2. Choose your venue and course 
  3. Register your run with us here

*Sign up by Monday 18th October to receive a complimentary box of M&S biscuits for your staff room.

  • Rudolph nose and antlers for every child taking part 
  • A Santa suit for a member of your team to wear as they round up your reindeer during the event  
  • Template letter/email to send out to parents/guardians 
  • A social media post and wording for you to do your own promotion
  • Poster template to display in your nursery or school 
  • Instructions for setting up an online donation page
  • Optional sponsorship envelopes for your pupils to collect money for St Michael’s 
  • Helpful hints on how to raise money on event day for your school 
  • Thank You certificate for every reindeer taking part 

Help us spread the word about Rudolph Run by tagging us into your social media posts before, during and after your event day. We’re on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Our logo competition has now closed.

Thank you to everyone who sent their festive design in. Rudolph’s Elf loved looking through them and it was very hard to pick a winner. However, one design really stood out and our winner of the 2021 Rudolph Run competition was named as Drew Bennett aged 10. See his winning design below.

Thank you all for entering, and we hope you will enter again next year.