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The Lord Mayor’s Appeal is delighted to be the lead charity for Santa in the City 2018.

Join the Lord Mayor of the City of London for a truly unique 5k fun run on Thursday 6 December 2018 at 7pm. Santa in the City will start at St Paul’s Cathedral and your route will see you cross the Millennium Bridge, run along the South Bank, take in many of London’s iconic landmarks before heading back into the City for the finish line by St Paul’s.

No previous experience is needed and the route is relatively flat. You can choose to either run, jog or walk and it’s open to all so please do bring your colleagues, family and friends along. This fantastic event is a great way to experience London during the festive season and to be part of something truly unique!

You will receive a free Santa suit (and beard!) and a commemorative medal when you cross the finish line. Plus there will be live festive music and carols sung by the brilliant Popchoir to make your day a truly memorable one.

Open to all runners from the age of eight upwards, some elements of the course are not suitable for wheelchair users.


The route


Entry fee

£23 – an individual running place. The minimum sponsorship is £50 per person to raise funds for The Lord Mayor’s Appeal. You can choose to run directly for the Appeal, or specifically for one of our three beneficiary charities: Place2Be, OnSide Youth Zones or Samaritans.

Children between 8-16 years old can take part free of charge but must be accompanied by an adult (no Santa suit but children are welcome to bring their own).

By entering the event you are agreeing to the event organiser's terms and conditions available here


Register today

To book your place, please complete the booking form below. We will then send you a fundraising pack with everything you'll need, including details of how to set up your online fundraising page. You can then start to collect secure online donations.

If you wish to register any group of more than five runners, or register children between 8-16 years old, please call the LMA team on 020 7332 1582.



Thank you for your support. If you have any questions about fundraising, please contact or call 020 7332 1582.

Alternatively if you have a question about the race itself, please visit the FAQ’s page here or contact the organisers The Fundraising Agency at or call 0330 3501189.

Further details about the event can be found at

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