Santa’s in town with Santa Fun Run at Bushy Park on 10 December and Sandown Park Racecourse on 17 December!  

Take in the awe-inspiring London skyline views and peek inside the stables at Sandown or run amongst the ancient trees and amazing wildlife at beautiful Bushy Park, it’s up to you!  

Santa Fun Run is our annual festive 5k when family and friends (including the four-legged variety) gather in a sea of Santa suits to raise crucial funds for Princess Alice Hospice. Run, walk, wheel or skip, taking part is all that matters.  

Everyone has a reason for taking part in Santa Fun Run. Whether you’re coming back for the 10th year in a row in memory of someone or signing up for the first time because you love fun runs! Whatever your reason, it always promises to be a great day out. 

santa fun run, seven smiling people dressed in santa and elf suitsSanta Fun Run takes place at a poignant time of year for Maneck, Ruby and Talulla, as they remember wife and mum Sharon, who died at Princess Alice Hospice in November 2020. Each year they join the Bushy Park run dressed in Santa and elf suits to raise funds whilst sharing precious memories of Sharon close to the anniversary of her death.  


Maneck explains: “The thought of setting down a marker for someone you’ve lost is hard but having Santa Fun Run there for us has made a positive impact, at a time that is really quite hard for us.” 

Sharon, Ruby and Talulla’s birthdays also fall in December. Ruby remembers how she turned 13 just days before her mum’s funeral and how her little sister, Talulla, turned 11 a few days after. This year, she is having her first birthday party since her mum died and accredits Princess Alice Hospice’s Dovetail bereavement services and Santa Fun Run for making this time of year positive again. 

Talulla gives some words of encouragement to anyone signing up: “It’s such a fun thing to do together and it’s such good vibes. If it’s your first-time taking part it can feel a bit daunting but once you get there, you’ll love it!” 


Santa Fun Run raises vital funds to help support families like theirs. Every penny donated and fundraised will make a direct impact on care this Christmas and beyond. Come and get your festive fun off to the perfect start, while embracing the season of goodwill, too.  

Whether it’s at Bushy or Sandown, we can’t wait to see you with your trainers and tinsel this December.