On your marks, get set, Ho Ho Ho. The Hereford Santa Run brings a flash of red to the City centre with hundreds of runners dressed as Santa Claus to spread festive fun and burn a few cheeky calories for the holidays.

Open to everyone of all ages, bring the whole family along to walk, jog, scoot or run like Santa in this fun festive dash around Hereford!

What you get:

  • A Santa suit for all participants in your group (Adult & child sizes available)
  • A sweet treat and bottle of water at the finish line
  • A St Michael’s Hospice Santa Run medal
  • Signed and marshalled event route
  • Festive goody bags for those raising over £25 in sponsorship!
  • 300 other Santa’s to run and have fun with

How far is the run?

The start line is at Maylord Orchards and the Elves will set you off at 10am!
You’ll have the choice to take a dash around a speedy 2.5K or 5K route of the city finishing back at Maylord Orchards to collect your medal, goodies and get a finish line photo!

You can collect your Santa suit on the day at the registration desk.

Start Time: Registration and Santa suit collection between 9.00 and 9.45am.
The Santa Run begins at 10.00am.

There’s no prizes for winning so you’re welcome to walk, jog or run your way around whichever course you choose. The main thing is to have some festive fun, dressed up as Santa and raising vital funds for St Michael’s Hospice.

Standard Pricing:

Sign up before the cut off date of 15th December (9am).

Standard Pricing:

We would love you to raise sponsorship money in support of St Michael’s Hospice. Asking family and friends to sponsor you can be a fun and rewarding way to shout about your challenge or event and to raise awareness of our Hospice.

With your entry fee going to the cost of running the event, it’s your sponsorship efforts that make a big difference to the patients at the Hospice and their families. On average, most people get £18.05 per donation on their pages, which means you’ll only need to ask three friends to be a gold sponsor.

Every penny we receive really makes a tangible difference to someone’s life so anything you can raise, however big or small, has a giant impact.


  • Raise £25 and get a silver gift bag
  • Raise £50 and get a gold gift bag

We’ll have some additional festive accessories for you to buy on the day. All items are subject to stock availability.

Participant: The person or persons named on this entry form
Event: Santa Run 2023; encompassing all distances
Event Organisers: St Michael’s Hospice

I acknowledge that by participating in the event, I agree to the terms below and the Conditions.

I hereby:
1.agree that any participation by me in the event is solely and entirely at my own risk and (to the extent permitted by law) no person(s) or organisation(s) shall be liable for any accident, harm, injury, loss or damage to property, however so caused, arising out of or in connection with or, suffered during or as a result of, my participation in the event, provided always that nothing shall exclude liability for death or personal injury caused directly by the negligence of the organiser or its employees;
2. consent to medical assistance and/or medical care being given to me in the case of illness, injury or an emergency situation, should this occur during the Event, such assistance to be given by the organiser, its employees, contractors or other trained personnel conducting the Event (which may include the use of anaesthetics);
3.acknowledge and agree that:
3.1.1 running is an endurance sport;
3.1.2 I should only undertake such an activity to a level which reflects my level of fitness;
3.1.3 I am responsible for monitoring my own physical condition prior to and during participation in the Event;
4. understand the importance, for safety reasons, of obeying the rules, guidelines and instructions given by the event organisers officials, stewards, nominated representatives and other authorised personnel and hereby agree to abide by the same and to behave responsibly at all times during the event and be mindful of the impact of my actions on others.
5. understand that photographs will be taken during the event that may be used for publicity purposes. I give permission for my image to be used. If I do not wish for my image to be used I will talk to a member of the event team on the day.
6. acknowledge that the event organisers may need to change details of the event, even at short notice, to keep in line with the guidance set out by the UK Government in relation to the coronavirus pandemic.
7. acknowledge that if the event is cancelled I will receive a 90% refund, with 10% covering the charities costs of processing your entry fee and deposits. If you have raised sponsorship it is your responsibility to contact your donors.

8. agree to keep all children aged between 0 and 17 with me at all times and not let them run ahead or behind me without them being in and under my full control as to prevent any injury, damage, loss or death caused from allowing them to fall away from my care.