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Santa Run


A huge thank you to everyone who took part in our 2017 Santa Run, our sponsors, volunteers and charity partners for making such a special event.

On Sunday 3rd December, over 600 Santa’s ran through the streets of Exeter to raise money for three local charities (Children’s Hospice Southwest, Exeter Royal Academy For Death Education and Exeter Age Uk).

In perfect weather conditions, the 5k race began at 9am and was followed by the 2.5k fun run thirty minutes later, both starting and finishing in Princesshay Square.

This year, every participant managed to successfully complete the course and in doing so win themselves a medal. For their achievements, all Santa’s were supplied with refreshments at the finish line including Christmas favourites, mince pie.

Peter Ferlie, organiser of this year’s Santa Run, says it was great to see so much money go towards the three local charties connected with the event:

It was fantastic to see so many Santa’s running through the city centre first thing Sunday morning. Hundreds of pounds have been raised for three fabulous charities. Now let Christmas begin!”

Photos from the day are available to view on our Facebook page. 

For more infomation about our 2017 Santa Run, please email Don't forget to look out for the 2018 event, entry will open soon.


Thanks to Exeter Bid & Galliford Try we are delighted to bring this years event back to the City Centre.

Full route details are below and will start & finish in Princesshay  on the morning of Sunday 3rd Dec, just in time to head off for your Christmas shopping or enjoy the Christmas spirit from the Christmas Market.

Age and Ability are no barrier to entering, bring your friends and family along & get dressed up to raise some money for our worthy charities.

We are delighted to have Childrens Hospice South West, Age UK and Exeter Deaf Academy as our Charity partners.

So why not make contact with them and find out how you can help them help others.

Santa Suit and Number Collection


You can pick up your suit from the Exeter City FC club shop, St James Park Stadium Way , Exeter , Tuesday – Friday , between 10.00- 16.00 .

If you are unable to collect you suit during the week, then, you can pick your suit up from 08:15am for 5k Santa’s and from 08.45am for the Santa fun Runners.

On Sunday from the Santa Run race information gazebo, which will be situated, outside Debenhams, Princesshay.

Look out for our flags!


These can be collected on the day from the race information gazebo, when collecting your suits.

Remember to bring some safety pins, so you can pin your number on the front of your suit.

CCT are proud to announce GallifordTry as joint sponsors for this years event.

Galliford Try delivers lasting change, transforming lives and landscapes through partnerships that build vibrant affordable homes and sustainable communities. 

We work closely with our clients, the Homes and Communities Agency, local authorities and housing associations to ensure their needs are met to the highest of standards and we pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and build quality



Race license can be viewed here


Photos from our 2017 event can be viewd on our Facebook page