The holidays are always known for overindulging and sleeping in rather than waking up early to go for a run in the snow. But excuses are SO last year and if you want to turn over a new leaf for the 2017, consider starting now and signing up for some fun Christmas themed runs! Grab your family and friends and get ready for some jolly jogs this Christmas season. We’ve rounded up a few all over the UK so be sure to sign up!


2 December- Santas on the Run, Holsworthy

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of this fun run this Christmas! There is no pressure to be quick as all are welcome in this 2k fun run! Even dance your way across the finish line if your heart desires! Sign up here!


3 December- Inflatable Santa 5K, Ipswich

This 5k is full of ten inflatable obstacles that will surely get your heart racing and friends laughing as you run, roll, and jump through each obstacle. Don’t forget to dress up in your best Santa costumes! More info can be found here!


3 December, London Santa Run 6k, Battersea

Londoners, get your fancy dress ready! With up to 2,000 other Santa’s racing around Battersea, you’ll be hard pressed not to have a good time! Anyone is welcome to join the fun and you are provided your very own Santa suit! Sign up here.


4 December, Edinburgh Christmas 10k, Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Christmas Charity Festival will surely help you and your loved ones get in the Christmas spirit! Start with the Christmas 10k and enjoy Christmas stalls and entertainment afterwards. There is something for everyone! If you’re not feeling up for a 10k, join the Christmas walk! For more information on how to sign up, visit the Christmas Charity Festival website.



18 Dec – Christmas Jingle 4 Mile Fun Run Entry, Burnham-on-Sea

Get your jingle bells ready! This 4 mile fun run will have you and your friends laughing across the finish line in your jingle bells and fancy dress! Although four miles is just a bit longer than a 5k, it’s not as ambitious as a half or full marathon right before you get ready to stuff yourselves full of Christmas treats! For more information on where to sign up, click here!

words by Nadia Liu