5 Christmas Races to Enjoy this December

Posted by Stuart Morrison on

It's December, and Christmas is almost upon us. And for runners that means a rich choice of Christmas-themed races to choose from. Most of these are in the 5K to 10K range, but there are some longer races, including the occasional half marathon. One thing that is common to them all, is that they are a whole of fun!

Perth Santa Run

We've listed 5 races, from the length of the UK, that we think are worth considering. Whether you choose to join one of these or run somewhere else, have fun running this month. And have a merry running Christmas.

1. Perth Santa Run - 5K
This popular 5K run has 800 runners, all dressed as Santa, running through the streets of Perth. After the race, some shops offer selected discounts to runners.

Date & time : Saturday 8th December 2018 at 12:00 pm
Location : Perth
Entry fee : £11.50
URL : https://www.eventfull.biz/index.php/sporting-events/santa-run-perth-2018


2. Christmas Olympic Park 5K & 10K
Join 1200 runners on a 5K or 10K race around the Olympic Park in London. Finishers are rewarded with mince pies and a Christmas-themed medal.

Christmas Olympic Park 5K & 10K

Date & time : Sunday 16th December 2018 at 9:30am
Location : Olympic Park, London
Entry fee : £24.00
URL : https://www.runthrough.co.uk/event/christmas-olympic-park-5k-10k-december-2018/


3. Rudolphs Rampage - 7K
This multi-terrain fancy dress run is a fun race through the beautiful Cotswolds. The course includes a varying terrain of forest trails, farm tracks and roads through local towns, with finishers being rewarded with a medal and the legendary homemade mince muffin.

Rudolph's Rampage

Date & time : Sunday 16th December 2018 at 10:00am
Location : Painswick in the Cotswolds
Entry fee : £19.50
URL : https://iamoutdoors.co.uk/events/rudolphs-rampage/


4. Extremely Jolly - 7.5 miles
Organised by Jolly Runnings, this is a Christmas cracker!! This 7.5 mile trail race, sponsored by local brewers Red Rock Brewery, takes place in the private grounds of the impressive Escot Estate. The route includes trails, woodland tracks, quaint bridges, fields and streams. As well as a medal, all finishers will receive a bottle of Christmas beer specially made for the event by Red Rock Brewery. Hot food and drink will be available for all attenedees as well as a Red Rock Brewery pop up bar. Fancy dress is encouraged.

Extremely Jolly - woods

Date & time : Saturday 22nd December 2018 at 10:30am
Location : Escot House, Ottery St Mary, Devon, EX11 1LU
Entry fee : £25 Attached, £27 Unattached
URL : http://www.jollyrunning.uk/extremely-jolly/


5. Rudolf's Red Nose Race - 5 miles
Dress up in Christmas-themed fancy dress and run to raise money for the local Fire Fighters Charity. This small, but popular, race is sure to sell out!

Rudolphs Red Nose 5 miles

Date & time : Sunday 23rd December 2018 at 11.00am
Location : Blackpool Fire Station, Forest Gate Blackpool FY3 9RA
Entry fee : £7 Attached, £9 Unattached
URL : https://bookitzone.com/dave_waywell_1/t52FFX