This Festival is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.
Logo for Market Harborough Santa Fun Run 2016

Market Harborough Santa Fun Run 2016

11 Dec 2016

Sunday 11th December 2016

What better way to get warmed up for the festive period than a run or walk in a beautiful local park with a load of people dressed like Santa!

  • The run will take place in Welland Park, Market Harborough on Sunday 11th December at 2pm starting at the café in the park.
  • Registration will be outside the café and will open from 12pm where you will collect your race number and your Santa suit.
  • There will also be an additional opportunity to register at Snap Fitness, during the week of the event. More details to follow.
  • There are two run/walk distances available, the 5k and 2k.
  • There is a strict limit of 650 entrants. We have increased the number of places from last year as this event sold out.

Either distance can be completed by adults or children. We ask that under 11’s are accompanied by an adult at all times. Parents with buggies, wheelchairs and dog walkers with dogs on leads are also welcome.


Challenge £10

We challenge everyone to raise just £10.

With a full 650 entries that will make £6.5K. Our nominated charity is the Squires Effect. They work by connecting local charities and good causes with fundraisers. If you have a good cause in mind, please contact them. They are always open to ideas.

There is a sponsor form for you to use on the Race Harborough website.


The route

The route starts on the path outside the café. Heading towards the kids playground, you will pass the award winning rose garden. When you reach the big stone by the entrance to the playground, you have reached the start of the loop. The clockwise loop will be completed once if you are doing the 2K and 3 times for the 5k. After your loops you will return to the café, the way that you first came. The loop goes right around the outskirts of the park. All of the course will be well signed and marshalled. It will be impossible to get lost!


On the Day

As a bonus, we will have a special guest entering the race.......... a Christmas pudding.  The first runner to catch the Christmas pudding will win £100 for the charity of their choice. Last year, Gareth Wood managed to catch him and donated £100 to MSF.

There is also a special Christmas Elf that will be distributing festive gifts to the younger runners as they go round the course.

It’s not only you that has an excuse to get dressed up, why not bring along your furry friends and dress them up too! Prize for the best dressed dog awarded by Paws4Walking.

There will live music to entertain the crowds and keep you motivated. Again this year we see the return of the fabulous Market Harborough Ukulele Group!

Refreshments will be available from the fabulous cafe. Roy's team will have hot and cold food and drink available before and after the event. Please bring along any spare change, as the Squires Effect will have a kid's present tombola to help raise more money for their amazing charity.


Entry fees

  • Adult – £12
  • Children under 16 – £6
  • Family ticket (2 adults and upto 3 children) £30
  • Infants (2 and under) – Free
  • Dogs (on leads) – Free!
  • If you wish to provide your own suits, it's half price


Entry fee includes your Santa suit and a medal. We recommend that you wear your suit over your normal running clothing. Don’t forget your trainers! Santa suits are compulsory. 

All finishers will receive a medal.

If you don’t fancy doing the run/walk, remember you can always come along on the day and support the runners taking part.

Please let us know of your fundraising stories, big or small we love to hear what you’ve been up to.

For regular updates please see

Updates also available on Facebook.

Massive thanks to the event sponsors - Snap Fitness.

See the confirmation email for your free 1 week trial membership.

Many thanks - Race Harborough


Brian Corcoran
Dates and Status
EventDateAvailable/TotalStatusClosing Date
Entry - Family (2 adults and 3 children)11 Dec 2016??/650Closed05 Dec 2016
Entry - Adult (16+)11 Dec 2016??/650Closed05 Dec 2016
Entry - Child (3-15 yrs)11 Dec 2016??/650Closed05 Dec 2016

These events share a common pool of 650 places

05 Dec 2016£30.00
To sign-up for this event on EntryCentral with a card payment, the Service Fee is2% (min 25p) for each sign-up. The organiser also pays 2% (min 25p)
05 Dec 2016£12.00
To sign-up for this event on EntryCentral with a card payment, the Service Fee is2% (min 25p) for each sign-up. The organiser also pays 2% (min 25p)
05 Dec 2016£6.00
For each sign-up with a card payment, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge
Event Address
Welland Park Cafe, Market Harborough