Event: Santa in the City 2019

The Santa fun 5k run is coming back to London on Thursday 5 December! Santa in the City is the only santa run where you’ll run past some of the most iconic locations in London (and the the world…), dressed as a santa!

Event details

Date: 6.45pm, Thursday 5 December 2019
Registration Fee: £20 (which covers the cost of your Santa Suit on the day!)
Sponsorship Target: No minimum sponsorship target, but we’ll encourage you to try your best!
Registration Deadline 30 November 2019

Santa in the City starts on the north side of the Millennium Bridge. You will begin by running over the Thames and enjoying the world famous views of Tower Bridge and the Shard. The route then takes you along the historic south embankment, past the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, some of London’s oldest pubs, like the Anchor and past Borough Market. You will cross over Southwark Bridge and hug the north embankment running towards the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. You will then return through the City, back over Southwark Bridge and towards St Paul’s Cathedral, via Millennium Bridge to the finish line on St Peter’s Hill, completing a truly iconic route!

What difference will you be making?
Located in the heart of Westminster, we’re the UKs busiest homelessness centre, working in direct contact with vulnerable homeless rough sleepers all year round. Being a local organisation, we don’t have the overheads that others do, and can promise you that 91p in every £1 will be spent on helping homeless people. Running for us means you will be directly supporting the homeless people who need your help most, through our services which enable people to access housing, employment training, and professional support to overcome personal issues.

£100 could…
Fund an hour of Outreach work – on these shifts, our Outreach teams (which include mental health professionals, substance misuse advisors, and ex-homeless people) will make contact with vulnerable rough sleepers out on the streets, to check on their wellbeing and support them away from the streets. This is often a long process as individuals work through the issues which led to them sleeping on the streets and any issues which may have arisen from their time on the streets; however, your contribution will help more people to turn their lives around.

£350 could…
Fund a full course of one-on-one specialist mental health support sessions for someone who is homeless and in crisis, allowing them to cope better with past traumas and to move on from the streets. Considering that approximately two thirds of people experiencing street homelessness have mental health problems which are often severely hindering their progress away from the streets, that is a huge contribution.

What support will we give you?
A high-quality running vest, personalised with your name.
Advice on training and support to achieve your fundraising target.
We’ll also be inviting you into our centre so you can see the difference you make first-hand, and so that we can say a massive thank you!

To find out more or to sign up, please email Adele onevents@cstm.org.uk call, 020 7766 5555 or sign up below!