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North Berwick Santa Beach Run

19 Dec 2021

This Festival is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description


Welcome to the fifth North Berwick Santa Beach Run. This year we are raising funds for Movement On The Ground

This event is aimed at seasoned athletes, casual runners and families alike. We are therefore offering three race distances along the scenic East Lothian coast line 2k, 5k and 10k. We hope that this will be a fun festive occasion - fancy dress is actively encouraged. The event is being organised by Cath Brookes and Saartje Drijver.

Date: Sunday 19th December 2021

Start time: The 2k run will start at 09:30 and the 5k and 10k runs will both start at 10:00

Event base: Elcho Green, Forth Street, North Berwick, EH39 4JD

Routes: All races will start on the beach near the Elcho Green and will go out along the beach to the West of North Berwick and back. This may involve getting your feet wet and climbing over some rocky sections. Please wear appropriate shoes and clothes for wintery conditions. 


2k - all ages (children under 7 years old must be accompanied by an adult - no entry needed for the accompanying adult)

5k - 13 years old and over 

10k - 17 years old and over

Entry fees:

Children up to and including18 years old on the day of the event - £7 

Adults aged 19 years and over on the day of the event - £12 

Scottish Athletics members will receive a £2 discount 

There will be no refunds for cancelled entries 

Beach Wheelchairs: If you require the use of a wheelchair and would like to take part there are beach wheelchairs available in North Berwick. For more information visit

Dogs: Well behaved dogs on the lead are welcome.

Food and drink: Please bring your own water bottle and post race snack.

Briefing and prize giving: You will receive the briefing by email by Friday 17 December 2021. We also hope to hold a briefing via Zoom on Saturday. The results will be announced on the day and will be posted on the event facebook page. 

Further information: Please contact the event organisers via facebook - North Berwick Santa Beach Run or by email:

Parking: Parking should not be a problem. There will be plenty of on street parking as well as parking at the Glebe car park, Imperial car park and by the harbour. 

Facilities: Public toilets are available in Quality Street. There are no changing rooms so please arrive ready to run. Many of the shops in the High Street will be open for last minute Christmas shopping. 

Covid-19: The event organisers have followed the Scottish Athletics guidance to take account of the impact of Covid-19. Please help us keep our community safe by following all Scottish Government guidance. Also ensure that you are aware of any changes or local guidance on the day of the event.

If changes to guidance nearer the time make the event unsafe the format of the event will be amended or if necessary cancelled. 

Photos and Consent: By signing up for this event you give consent to photos being taken of participants which may be used for future publicity.

Children: Adults will be responsible for the children in their care. 

Data: Participants' details will be shared with Scottish Athletics in line with Date Protection legislation. 

License: This event follows UK Athletic Rules and is a licensed event with Scottish Athletics. 

Fundraising: The North Berwick Santa Beach Run is hosted by East Lothian Triathlon but is being organised by Saartje Drijver and Cath Brookes. All proceeds will go towards Movement On The Ground. . An organisation that transforms refugee hotspots towards safe, healing, enabling and dignified environments from within. Please go to their website to learn more Cath's son and daughter have been working with this organisation in Lesvos since June 2020. 

We look forwarding to seeing you on the day, happy training.

Saartje and Cath


The organiser has included pricing details in the Organiser's Description

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 19 Dec 2021

Closing Date: 16 Dec 2021 23:59

Status: Closed

North Berwick Santa Beach Run 10km??/60
North Berwick Santa Beach Run 5km??/60
North Berwick Santa Beach Run 2km??/75


Cath Brookes

Elcho Green Forth Street North Berwick East Lothian EH39 4JD