Reading Santa Run

Sunday 12 December 2021

Reading’s most iconic festive event returns on Sunday 12 December: Reading Santa Run!

Don your Father Christmas outfit, and join hundreds of other Santas for a festive 5km around Reading Town Centre and help raise money for amazing local charities this Christmas.

There’s also a family-friendly 1km Mini-Santa and Elf Run, so everyone of any age or ability can join in the fun. Dogs, prams and bicycles are all welcome on the fun run too.

Reading Santa Run is organised by Reading Rotary Club and this year’s race is raising money for Reading Refugee Support Group and Thames Valley Air Ambulance.

The Mini Santa Run starts at 9:30am. The main Reading Santa Run starts at 10:00am.

This year’s event is sponsored by Creffields and Dexter Montague Solicitors. Medals are sponsored by ROC Search, and other sponsors include Field Seymour Parkes, Hickies and Macbeth Insurance Brokers.

Each race place includes a Santa Outfit (or Elf Outfit for kids) and race medal.

Book your discounted race places from Reading Refugee Support Group here:

Or Thames Valley Air Ambulance here:

Full price race places can be booked here:

Type of event
Sport / Fitness
Event theme
Funding and Fundraising
Event date
12 December 2021
Start time
End time
11:00 am
Address line 1
Forbury Gardens
Line 2
Abbot's Walk
Wheelchair accessible?