Get ready to Race Santa!  

Will you take on the challenge and join forces to virtually Race Santa the 24,901 miles around the world between the 1st and 24th December?  

You know the drill, he’s making a list, he’s checking it twice - but this year he’s thrown down the gauntlet and challenged us to race him around the world too! We’re in with a chance of winning if we all take on the challenge. Run, walk or jog - even just one mile a day - and we’ll be able to reach our collective goal of 24,901 miles around the globe before Christmas Eve. 

There is no better time than Christmas to give back to those who need it most and no better way to do it than by racing against the big man himself. Complete your distance your way and add a bit of fun to the festive season. What are you waiting for? Grab your trainers, sign up now and get ready to Race Santa! 

How Race Santa works

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    1. Sign up to Race Santa 

    It’s free to sign up, so join the team and create your JustGiving page. Personalise your page and share it with your friends and family to help you raise vital funds

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    2. Run 24 miles in 24 days

    Starting on December 1st run, walk or jog at least one mile each day. You can log your mileage on your JustGiving page and we’ll keep you updated about where in the world the team have reached.

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    3. Help us hit our target of 24,901 miles

    Together we can hit our target of racing Santa around the world all whilst making a difference and helping vulnerable children this Christmas.

Sign up 

Helping make sure no child is left out this Christmas 

Race Santa isn’t just about virtually running around the world, children across the UK need your support. This festive season, many children are struggling with poverty, mental health issues and family circumstances, which deprive them of the chance to feel part of this magical time of year. Every mile you cover and every pound you fundraise will help vulnerable children across the UK.     

You don’t have to take this on alone, as well as being part of the Barnardo’s Race Santa team you can get your family and friends involved to help support you along the way. Challenge yourself with a daily target distance and help make sure no child is left out this Christmas.