Walk, skip or run and have great family fun!

Our live event is back! Join us for our annual Santa Dash at Nonsuch Park in aid of St Raphael's Hospice.

Everyone can take part!

Adults, children and four legged friends of all ages and abilities are welcome. Children aged 5-15 years will receive their own Santa suit. Under 5's take part for free and a Santa suit can be purchased for £5.00. Participants under 16yrs must be accompanied at the event by an adult.


  • Adult £17
  • Child £12
  • Under 5 free (can buy Santa suit for £5)  

Your entry fee covers the cost of running the day including your fabulous Santa suit, which can be collected from our shops or posted to you prior to the 1st December (unless you have signed up after the 24th November).

Sponsorship provides additional support to our patients and their families

If every one of our Santa's were able to raise or donate just £50 each, the Hospice would receive an incredible £10,000! This could provide 214 hours of vital bereavement counselling for our patients or their family and friends. Your additional support in this way is what will enable us to continue providing exceptional hospice care every day.

So please consider raising as much sponsorship as you can or kindly making an additional donation. We know that Christmas is a busy time for everyone so we really do appreciate your help. Visit www.justgiving.com to start collecting sponsorship, it's not too late! If you are able to raise over £50 in sponsorship, you will be entered into a prize draw. The prize draw will take place on Friday 17th December. If you would prefer to use paper sponsorship forms, they need to be received by the fundraising office by Thursday 16th December. So please try to raise as much as you can to be in for a chance to win a beautiful hamper.

All you need to know about your local Santa Dash

Mass start (pending any local restrictions due to Covid-19).

Location: Nonsuch Mansion, Nonsuch Park, Cheam, SM3 8AL

Entry for the Santa Dash is via the Cheam Gate on Ewell Road, Cheam Village. Once in the park you will be able to follow signs to the starting point which will be at the front of the Mansion House, by the Cafe.

Distances: 5km and 1.2km. Participants can run, jog, skip or walk either of the routes. It is not a race.

Time: Registration opens at 10am. The 5km route will start promptly at 11am with the 1.2k route starting shortly afterwards.

Santa Suits: If you opt to collect your suit and pack from tone of our shops, please do so before 4pm on Thursday 9th December. Otherwise, it will be made available to you at registration on the day of the event.

There will be delicious festive refreshments and entertainment from the Radio Jackie Roadshow available.

Can I join in the fun virtually?

Yes, you can. Please complete it between 1st December 2021 and 1st January 2022 at the place of your choice. Last year's popular virtual event saw groups of St Raphael's Santa's popping up all over the country, even some international Santa's took part to raise funds. 

Please send us evidence that you have completed your dash to [email protected] by midnight on 1st January. You can send us a screenshot, photo or other information from your phone or an app such as Strava, Garmin or FitBit. If you are unsure how to do this and need further advice, please contact us below. 

Once we receive evidence of you completing your dash, we will post your well earned medal out to you too. For information about Santa Suits please see above.

If you have any questions or need assistance please contact our Supporter Care team or read the FAQ's

Contact our supporter care team

Book a place

Ticket Quantity Price


Decrease Increase £17.00

Child (5-15yrs)

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Child Under 5 (INCLUDING santa suit)

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Child Under 5 (EXCLUDING santa suit)

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Family (2 adult and 2 children)

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