Until registration closes for the 16th Dec Bushy Park run

Richmond Park has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a National Nature Reserve. The royal connections to this park probably go back further than any of the others, beginning with Edward (1272-1307), when the area was known as the Manor of Sheen. The name was changed to Richmond during Henry VII's reign. Every year, millions of Londoners and tourists visit Richmond Park, the largest of the capital’s eight Royal Parks and the biggest enclosed space in London. See if you can spot any deer as you run, walk or jog around the 5k course.

Richmond Park

Our online registrations for the 2018 Santa Fun Runs have now closed. Thank you to all those who signed up, took part, fundraised and donated! Your support goes a long way in helping us deliver the free care we provide to our patients and families. If you would like to sign up to our other fundraising events we have coming up in 2019 click here

Start Location:
The meeting point at Richmond Park is at Sheen Gate car park
Date and time(s):
Saturday 1 December - 10:00 am
Saturday 1 December - 12:30 pm
Adults (16 and over):
Children (5-15):
Under 5s:


On arrival at our Santa Fun Run, you will need to register at our registration desks. You will receive a running bib for the event at registration. Please use the bib to write the name(s) of anyone in whose memory you are participating or feel free to add a message/reason for why you are taking part. Please put your emergency contact details on the back of your bib before you head to the start line.

We are planning a staggered start to our Santa Fun Runs, with runners setting off first, followed by joggers and then strollers. Once you have registered at one of the desks, please assemble near the relevant category, ready for the warm-up.


We will provide you with a Santa suit and elf hat for under 12s. When you registered for our Santa Fun Run online, you will have selected where you want to pick up your costume(s) from prior to the event.

To protect your modesty – as well as protect yourself from the cold – please wear clothes under your Santa suit! Remember to wear suitable footwear and arrive in your Santa suit ready to run/walk.

Please note that, unfortunately, there are no lockers/storage facilities available to leave things at the start, so please do not bring any valuables with you on the day.

Running in memory of a loved one

Many people choose to support Princess Alice Hospice in memory of someone they love and in recognition of the high-quality compassionate care we provide.

By taking part in our Santa Fun Run in memory of a loved one, you’ll be commemorating their life and supporting your local hospice, to help other families in need of our specialist care and support.

On the day, you will be able to decorate a running bib that you can add to your Santa suit, to remember that special person whilst taking part.

Getting there

By car:


The nearest car park is Sheen Gate car park. It is a public car park, so is likely to be very busy on the day. Although you are also able to park on nearby residential streets, if you are able to car share or take public transport, please do so.

Public transport

The following buses go to Richmond Park:
85, Putney Bridge – Kingston
33, Hammersmith – Fulwell
337, Clapham Junction – Richmond
493, Tooting – Richmond
190, Hammersmith – Richmond
391, Hammersmith – Richmond
419, Hammersmith – Richmond
R68, Hampton Court – Richmond


Please note that there is a 20p charge to use the toilets at East Sheen gate so please come prepared with some spare 20p pieces.


Refreshment points are located near Broomfield Hill, Pen Pond car parks and adjacent to Pembroke Lodge car park

They are open from 9:00 am