Frequently asked questions

What is the Hampshire Santa Run?

The Hampshire Santa run a festive run taking place at Thruxton motor racing circuit, near Andover on Sunday 1 December.

We’re hoping to see hundreds of Santas run, jog or walk their way around Thruxton in support of our partner charity Enham Trust.

We have a 1km Fun Run for kids and long distances around the circuit for adults.

Where is Thruxton Circuit?

Thruxton Circuit is only a few miles outside Andover and is perfectly located by the A303 so is easy to reach with car and there is plenty of free parking onsite.

How far will our Santa’s be running?

The lap of the circuit is just under 4km (3.792km exactly for those keen runners out there) and there are options to complete 1,2,3 or 4 laps for adults. Those aged 6-15 are able to run the 1 lap option or 1k Fun Run. The course is all tarmac and very flat so perfect for first timers and experienced runners looking for a quick time.

Isn’t it cold and wet in December, what happens if the weather is bad?

December in the UK does tend to be a little cold and wet so make sure you are wearing appropriate clothing. The Santa suits will only keep you so warm. The run will go ahead unless conditions make it unsafe to travel to, or take part in the event.

How much does it cost?

Adult registration to the race is from £10.00 and for £5.00 children. For this your get entry to the run, finishers medal, christmas selection box, free parking and much more. There is an additional cost for Santa Suits which can be provided for all ages.

Who can take part?

Everybody, Christmas is a time for all the family. If you are under 16 years of age you will need parental/ guardian consent if you want to take part. Children under 5 years old can join in for free but must be accompanied by an adult and will not receive a medal

Can I run with my pet dog?

Of course!, we’re a dog friendly event but you will be expected to wear a proper harness and we will set you off in a separate wave from the other competitors.

Disabled access and pushchairs/ buggies?

The route is on the tarmac race circuit so is accessible for those in wheelchairs and those wanting to run with buggies.

What time does it start?

All distances start at 11.00am.

When do I get my Santa suit?

Your Santa suit will ready for you to pick-up on the day..

Do I have to dress up as Santa? (I’ve got a reindeer outfit at home)

No. Although we’d love to see as many Santa’s as possible if you fancy wearing your own Christmas outfit, or just want to run in your normal running kit, then just select the select a ticket type without a santa suit.

What's doing on with the Naughty Elves?

We are asking our runners to help save Christmas! Naughty Elves have stolen all the presents from Santa's workshop in the North Pole.

It's up to our runners to catch the Naughty Elves as they run around the circuit. Our heroic Santas will collect stickers from our Naughty Elves as they catch them out on track.

They'll be various team competitions to see who can catch the most stickers.
Stickers collected by children in either the 1km Fun Run or 1 Lap option can be exchanged for a chance to win small toys/ gifts in a free lucky dip.

How can I enter a team?

If you want to enter a team to take part in the #SAVECHRISTMAS Challenge then choose the team entry option when booking tickets. Teams need a minimum of 4 people and are can either enter the 1, 2 or 3 Lap Distances. Depending on numbers we will be having different team categories (General, Running Club, Corporate).