It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas and slipping into that red and white suit for a little festive fun and exercise at the Denbies Santa Run 2022. This will be the fifth time we’ve organised the event at Denbies and it’s been popular since day one.
We are already looking forward to the spectacle of hundreds of red-suited, bearded Santas weaving in and out of the vines. If you are worried that you might not have the right outfit for the event, worry not because we provide the suits as part of the entry fee. It’s one size to fit all, although there is also a children’s size suitable for kids under 10. If you have your own suit, you are welcome to wear it and you can certainly add embellishment to the ones we provide.
The event is very much a Christmas Fun Run. It isn’t timed and while there are medals and numbers there are no prizes for being first across the line. The numbers are there to identify yourself in the post-race photos because strangely it’s hard to pick out one Santa from another behind the white beards. Free digital downloads of your post-race photos are included in the entry fee. What is also included in the entry fee is a post-run cup of mulled wine and a mince pie (with soft drink options for children).
The run is two laps of a 2.5K route which broadly follows a circular route out and around Denbies main building taking in parts of the North Downs Way on a mixed track of concrete, dirt trails and grass. If you are worried your children won’t manage the full 5K you can do one lap and still earn the medal, mulled wine and mince pie. The route may be a bit muddy under foot as parts of it are on the North Downs Way through a wooded seciton but is suitable for running buggies/ strollers.
Venue: Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking
Start time: 10:30 am
Entries close: Thursday 8th December or when the race reaches capacity.
Entry Fee: Adults £27 / Children under 15 £15
Entry fee includes:
– Santa suit
– Finishers Medal
– Mulled Wine or soft drink
– Mince Pie
– Free Parking
– Free race photos