Festive Santa dash: The key details

Date: Wednesday 4th December

Time: 6:45pm

Registration fee: FREE from Bowel & Cancer Research

Fundraising target: minimum £50

Leicester's iconic 5k run

Launching for the first time this year, the Leicester Santa Run is the only event where you'll run through the city, dressed as a Santa!

This Santa dash is the perfect way to get you, your friends and family into the Leicester festive spirit!

All participants recieve:

  • Your very own Santa Suit
  • Individual running number
  • Medal (T&C’s apply)

Plus the chance to say you were part of this year's Santa in the City event!

Santa in the City Leicester: The route

Santa in the City starts at the top of New Walk, by the Belmont Hotel.

At 6.45pm we will have the traditional Santa Parade and then at approximately 6.55pm all the Santa’s will be set off! You will begin by running down New Walk towards the City centre, past the Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester Mercury building and towards the historic Leicester Cathedral and Richard III visitor centre.

The Santa in the City route then takes you past St Martins House, BBC Radio Leicester and through Jubilee Square. You will then turn into High Street and run past the retail outlets, eateries and HighCross Shopping Centre, where you will be cheered on by many of the Christmas late night shoppers!

After this you will go complete a loop in the City Centre before finally passing the Leicester City Centre Market, The Foxes Club Shop and then to the finish line just beyond the Haymarket Memorial Clocktower. A truly unique and iconic route!

Create your team and sign up today!