Santa Fun Run

In the run up to Christmas, we are so looking forward to the annual Santa Fun Run taking place on the streets of Monmouth at 10a.m. on the morning of Sunday 3rd December 2023. This year, we will raise funds for the charity Mind Monmouthshireand we will also be having a collection of items for the local Foodbank, so please bring items along to registration.

And it really is a fun, family-friendly event – only 2.1km and you can run, jog or walk. There will be literally hundreds and hundreds of adults and children taking part, dressed as Santas, elves, grinches… or just a bit of tinsel in their hair. (see pictures of past events below). So please come and join us. Enjoy the run and earn that finisher’s medal (this year, made of wood and biodegradable ribbon).

In 2022, we raised over £1,600, which was split between two local charities, so let’s see how much we can raise this year. Entries are £7 for adults, £3 per child or £20 for a family of five.  Cash only please! Entries open at 9am at the old Monnow Bridge. Don’t leave it too late because we did reach our 500 entry limit on a previous occasion!  Ideally, please bring a printed completed entry form with you (see the paragraph “Entries” below) BUT entry forms will also be available at registration.

Details of the route, terms and conditions and other information below


Entries can be made on the day.  Paper forms will be available at registration but it will save time if you’re able to bring a completed form with you. (Download either the editable Word document or the pdf version via the links below)

WORD Santa Fun Run ENTRY form

PDF Santa Fun Run ENTRY form


This is an annual event, organised and marshalled by the runners of the Spirit of Monmouth Running Club. The race licence number is : 2023-47071. 




All profit will go to Mind Monmouthshire  More details here

Please also BRING provisions to give to Monmouth’s Food Bank.   Items with a Christmas theme would be particularly welcome. There will be a collection point near registration at Monnow Bridge

Race Director Contact

Helen Dunn,  Black Barn, Hadnock Road, Monmouth, NP25 3NL


[email protected]


The Monmouth Santa Fun Run will take the Santa runners up through Monnow Street, down Vauxhall fields and finish back at Monnow Bridge.

Starting and finishing at the Monnow Bridge Gatehouse, the circular course is approximately 2.1Km.

The course heads up Monnow Street into Priory Street and turns left at the traffic lights onto the A466 Hereford Road.

Another left turn onto Osbaston Road before another left onto Vauxhall Fields.

Exit Vauxhall Fields and turn left onto Rockfield Road before joining Drybridge Street and a final left turn to finish back at the Monnow Gatehouse.

The entire course will be marshalled and road closures are in place for your safety during this event.

Review of some previous events

review of the 2017 Monmouth Santa Fun Run  – that Saw a Record-Breaking 491 Santas Take Part!

The annual Monmouth Santa Fun Run took place on Sunday, 3rd December 2017 in near perfect conditions. A staggering and record breaking 491 Santas took to the streets raising money for this year’s chosen charities, Sense Cymru and the Monmouth and District Foodbank. This is an annual event, organised and marshalled by the runners of the Spirit of Monmouth Running Club.

Our special thanks go to Barclays Bank for their matched funding, Monmouth Boys School and School Sports Club, Wyemedia,  The Rolls of Monmouth Golf Club, Timpson, Brighter Food, Wild Trail, Cafe2U (Quedgeley), Monmouthshire County Council, and all of the Spirit of Monmouth RC members who turned out to ensure a festive and safe fun run for all.
We hope to have raised in excess of £2000 for this year’s chosen charities.

Winners of the Fun Run categories were as follows:

Best Dressed Junior Boy Santa was Caleb Evans.
Best dressed Junior Girl Santas went to Erin Glossley and Skye Chandler.

Best dressed Mummy and Daddy Santa prizes were awarded to to Steve and Sarah Hougham

Best dressed team prize went to Team Fit ’n Elfie aka Family Nash

And our special prize for best effort, endeavour and enthusiasm went to Naomi Crook who hasn’t missed a Santa Fun Run yet. Pictured here with Race Organiser, Stuart Kramer.

We hope to see you all again next year – December 2nd 2018!

Monmouth Santa Fun Run 2016
Monmouth Santa Fun Run 2016