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Confirmed Date, Venue and Start Time

Sunday 4th December, 2022 starting at 11am in Burghley Park (Station Gates entrance along Barnack Road, Stamford).  It is recommended to arrive early to enjoy the entertainment, warm up, etc.

A Family Festive Fun Event - Details

Stamford Santa Fun Run is an annual event attracting people of all ages - and fitness levels. Children and adults receive a Santa suit through their entry fee, and wearing them they can run or walk the 5km course within the safe, attractive and accessible setting of Burghley Park.

Once they have collected their finishers' medals, participants enjoy mince pies, mulled wine or a soft drink in the marquee and stands area. This year we will have three serving areas to avoid queues. Music is played and there is a 'jolly' and relaxed seasonal feel.

Stamford's is the largest Santa run for miles around; as well as a huge contingent from Stamford, people come over from Peterborough, Rutland, Bourne, Grantham and further afield.

Online Registration, Prices and Santa suit collection

Online registration opens on Friday 1st October – payment can be made using PayPal or debit/credit card. Further payment details are published in the Event Information page.

  • Early-bird” discount entry price for adults during the period 1st – 31st October: £14
  • Entry price for adults during the period 1st November to 3rd December: £15
  • Entry price for children (5-12): £8
  • Entry price for children 4 and under: Free [Please do not register these children for the event or you will be charged accordingly].

The entry fee includes a Santa suit inclusive of hat and a beard for the adults which is yours to keep, a finishers medal, a mince pie and, if old enough, a glass of mulled wine. Collection arrangements for Santa suits will appear in the Santa Fun Run Event Information page.

Entry is limited to 1500 participants (the limit for the venue) – tickets are sold on a first come first served basis! No guaranteed entry on the day.

Don’t forget participants are free to raise sponsorship monies for causes of their choice or for the designated beneficiary charities as detailed below.

Dynamics – Organisers and the Designated Beneficiary Charities

The event is co-ordinated by Stamford Striders in association with The Rotary Club of Stamford Burghley, and has a 14-year history in the town.

  • Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice (provides end-of-life care)
  • MindSpace Stamford (provides mental health care)
  • The Rotary Club of Stamford Burghley (they distribute further to local charities)

Stamford Striders is self-funding and does not receive any income or donations from the Stamford Santa Fun Run. Its members support the event as volunteers, providing energy and resources for the event's smooth running.


Our committed sponsors for 2022 are: Savills estate agents, BGL Insurance, Cummins Generator Technologies, Buckles Solicitors, Zeeco, BCM Wealth Management, Jensen Security and Fire Systems, Perkins Engines, Upp, Alltech, Five Horseshoes at Barholm, True Potential Wealth Management and many others.

The event could not take place without the support of local businesses, pubs, retailers and cafes. A big thank you to them.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, then please let us know.

Data Protection

Please note the Stamford Striders and The Rotary Club of Stamford Burghley take data protection extremely seriously. The information you give on registration and thereafter will only be used to enable the complete online entry process to take place and will never be passed to a 3rd party. The Event Organisers will only contact you otherwise to provide information on current and future Santa Fun Runs.