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Fun for the whole family at the Santa Run

Looking for something fun, festive and family-friendly this November? Then look no further than Durban’s favourite Jonsson Kings Park Stadium. It’s all happening at The Santa Run powered by The Hub, on Sunday the 25th of November, as friends and family come together to enjoy KZN’s newest and freshest Christmas themed 5km experience.

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Jane at 2017's Santa Run / Facebook

The race kicks off on the fields outside the beloved stadium and makes its way in and around the Kings Park precinct, including up the spiral walkways, through the infamous Sharks changeroom and out onto the playing fields. Along the way, the route is dotted with fun-filled experiences and activities, so participants can expect so much more than just a 5km route. Some of the exciting things to look out for include a giant slide, a tunnel of lights, inflatable obstacles, a LIVE marimba band, and snow… in Durban… in the middle of summer! Fun for the whole family. 

The Santa Run is set to be a huge hit with kiddies of all ages – but it is by no means limited to little people. “We encourage runners, walkers and non-athletes of all ages and fitness levels to join in the fun,” says Greg Le Roux Group Executive of Events. “The 2018 Santa Run has so much more on offer than just an awesome 5km route. Live music, refreshments and entertainment, a Kid Zone and now attendees can also enjoy a little festive shopping session with unique handcrafted Christmas gifts and décor at our new Crafty Christmas Fair.”

Exactly one month before Christmas, the Crafty Christmas Fair offers a delightful alternative to the bustling, busy shopping malls, with a selection of merry crafts. Think Christmas baubles, handmade Christmas themed gnomes, mice and angels, children’s clothing, ceramic items, crockery, jewellery, eco-friendly products, artisanal Christmas themed treats and a build-your-own gingerbread house station. 

The Santa Run takes place on Sunday the 25th of November at the Jonsson Kings Park Stadium in Durban. It is open to people of all ages and fitness levels, and is by no means a competitive race. So trade in your racing shoes for your Santa Hat – which you’ll receive in your race pack, along with a R50 voucher to use online when you purchase something from

Tickets for The Santa Run are available via webtickets starting from R80, and parking on the day is safe, secure and FREE to all entrants! 

Click here to buy tickets for the Santa Run now.


Date: 25th November 

Time: Registration from 8:30. Run starts at 10:30 

Venue: Jonsson Kings Park - free and secure parking on site 

Distance: 5km, run or walk 

Race map: 

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Supplied / Santa Run

Price: Early Bird Adults (until midnight on 12th November) - R100 Early Bird Kids U13 (until midnight on 12th November) - R80 Adult Entry - R120 Kids U13 Entry - R100

Late Entries will be accepted on the day:

Adult Late Entry – R140

Kids U13 Late Entry R120. 

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