Santa Fun Run 2017

5km (1km for children) Santa Fun Run on 3rd December 2017 starting in Newbury Market Place at 10 am.

Closing time for registration is 12 noon on Saturday 2nd of December or earlier if run capacity is reached. Suits can be collected beforehand from David Clulow Opticians Northbrook Street or from BST fitness by 5pm on Saturday 2nd of December. Otherwise registered runners can collect their suits when signing in for the event on the day.

The event is organised by Newbury Rotary Club Volunteers assisted and sponsored by Newbury Bid. The object is to have fun and to raise money for worthy causes. Entries fees after payment of costs, which are kept to an absolute minimum, will be donated to the Rosemary Appeal, The West Berkshire Therapy Centre, West Berkshire Mencap and other Rotary Club supported charities. Runners are invited to raise money for their own good causes using this event.

Please read all the information on this page before registering at the bottom as this will constitute acceptance of the terms and conditions.

Download a map of all the routes here

More detailed childrens route here.

Date: Sunday 3rd of December 2017

Place: The Market Place, Newbury RG14 5AA


10:00 Event opens and Runners book in and receive runner ID wristband.

10:30 Pre-Fun Run Warm Up.

11:00 Race Starts.

12:30 Event Ends.

Entry Fee: Adults £15, Under 18’s £10, under 8’s £7

All runners will receive a Santa Suit (available in various sizes and styles). Suits to be collected with proof of registration from collection points in Newbury or on the day. Instructions how to collect suits wil be emailed following registration. Those that complete the Run will receive an engraved medal.


Start from Market Place, Northbrook Street, Parkway, Victoria Park, back to Market  Place (Childrens’ route finishes here), Northcroft, Speen, back to finish at Market Square. Distance = 5Km, childrens’ route 1Km.

Registration and Payment:

This is to be done via the Newbury Rotary Club Website via the link on this page. Suits will be available for collection from Saturday 18th November. You are encouraged to collect your Santa Suits from the Newbury collection sites. Suits can also be collected from the Market Place from 10 am on the day of the event.

Terms and Conditions:

This is a Fun Run which is not timed so is not a race. Runners can walk as much as they like. The route goes through public areas (streets, shopping areas etc.) and the public, bystanders and supporters should be treated with respect and given priority. Be aware, the public will be of all ages - old, young, fit and not so fit and may have pets in tow.

There will be qualified First Aiders present, but participants are responsible for their own safety, including their fitness to do the event.

Young Runners – Children (5-12 yrs.), Young People (13-17 yrs.)

Ages are considered at 1 December 2017. All Young People (13-17) and Children (5-12) can only compete with the permission of their parent or guardian who are responsible for their safe conduct and behaviour throughout the event. Children from 5-12 must be accompanied by the responsible adult throughout the event. Children from 5-7 must only do the short (1 km) route.

Road Crossings:

A good deal of the route is in the Newbury Town centre pedestrian area. However, some crossings of roads and driveways are necessary and there is a section of road (Speen Lane) with no footway. Although Marshals will be assisting at key points, Runners will be crossing or running along live roads at their own risk and must obey the Highway Code. Those who are responsible for Young People (13-17) must ensure that the Young People understand and will abide by these conditions.

If you have read and agree to the above conditions, please click on the Link below to register and pay for your entry. Have an enjoyable and worthwhile day. Please contact or ring 01635 42027 if you have any questions. The allowed entry numbers are limited so please register to avoid disappointment.

Registration Closed


Newbury Rotary Club would like to thank Thatcham and Hungerford Rotary Clubs for their help and support who have their own Santa Fun Run events on Sunday 10th December.

Hungerford Rotary Club Santa Fun Run

Thatcham Rotary Club Santa Fun Run

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