Not quite up to taking part but keen to help out at this iconic event in beautiful surroundings? We need lots of volunteers on the day to help ensure the event runs smoothly and safely for our 1,600 participants! Our volunteers play a vital role in helping to run the Hospice and we truly could not do so without them giving their help and time so generously.

The roles required are marshals and registration desk volunteers. Further information on these roles and how to apply can be found below, along with a testimonial from one of our lovely volunteers, Sarah Jillings, who was one of our many fabulous Santa’s Helpers in 2017.

Marshal

13 volunteers are needed at each event/venue. Start time: 9am

The run starts at 10.00am with registration beginning at 9.30am. You will help indicate where the runners need to continue along the route. Once the back walker has passed your marshal point, you will walk to the next marshal point and pick up any parts of Santa suits (belts, hats etc…) and litter that may have fallen off along the route.

Dates and times required:

Painshill Park – Saturday 7 December – 9am to 11.30am
Bushy Park – Sunday 8 December – 9am to 11.30am
Richmond Park – Saturday 14 December – 9am to 11.30am
Bushy Park – Sunday 15 December – 9am to 11.30am

Click here for more information and to apply via email

Click here for more information and to apply via post

Registration clerks

10 volunteers are needed at each event/venue. Start time: 9am

To sign in runners as they arrive, give them their running number and an ‘In Memory bib’ if they wish to have one, and provide them with a Santa suit if they do not already have one. You will then direct the runners to their correct waiting area. Once the run has started, if you could spare time to walk over to the finish line and cheer them as they finish it will be greatly appreciated by the runners. We also want to help maintain the park and make sure we have not left any litter, so your help with this would be invaluable!

Dates and times required:

Painshill Park – Saturday 7 December – 9am to 11.30am
Bushy Park – Sunday 8 December – 9am to 11.30am
Richmond Park – Saturday 14 December – 9am to 11.30am
Bushy Park – Sunday 15 December – 9am to 11.30am

Click here for more information and to apply via email

Click here for more information and to apply via post

Volunteer as a family

This year we are encouraging families to volunteer together to support our Santa Fun Run. Each run will have a number of activities that families can do together, including handing out Santa suits at the reception desk, cheering on runners as marshals and assisting with tidying up at the end of the event. If you would be interested in volunteering with your family and the children are 8 or over then please do let us know and we can talk to you about it in more detail. Not only will it be a fun day children will receive an “I Supported Santa” certificate. If you are interested please contact the volunteering team on volunteering@pah.org.uk or 01372 461856.