It's just 3 days 7 hours 42 mins 51 secs until the jolliest run of the year!

Our iconic annual Santa Fun Run returns to Colchester Castle Park.

The Santa Fun Run, now in its 14th consecutive year, is the ideal way to kick off your festive season and get fit at the same time, with friends, family and colleagues!

You can run, jog or walk the 5km or 3km routes around Colchester’s picture perfect Castle Park. Most of all you’ll be having fun while doing something amazing for the East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, hospital, ward, department or appeal that means the most to you – the choice is yours!

Every Santa that takes part helps to provide our hospitals with the life-saving equipment, cutting-edge technology, research and innovation that can transform the healthcare available to your friends and family, when they need it most.

To say thank you, we've wrapped up a gift especially for you, a 10% early bird discount and ESNEFT staff can get FREE tickets throughout October.

Everyone also gets a free Santa suit which we will give you on the day. Under 5's will get a Santa hat. 

So come and experience the joy as you cross the finish line and receive a limited edition medal, followed by a warming hot drink!

Get yourself on the nice list and get your tickets today!


Date: Sunday 3 December 2023

Time: 10am

Location: Colchester Castle Park, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG

Distance: 5km and 3km routes available

Age: All ages welcome, under 5s go free!

Staff Entry and Staff Team Entry in October: FREE

Early Bird Offer: 10% off the below ticket prices

Adult: £10

Child: £7.50

Team (10 people): £75

Entry Fee Includes: Free Santa suit (Hat for under 5's), hot drink and medal on completion

Fundraising Target for Adults: £50

Fundraising Target for children: As much as they can!

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*Photo credit Adrian Rushton

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