Santa in the City Run

PTSD UK Spreads Christmas Cheer with Santa Run

Join thousands of Santas on the 6th or 7th of December 2023 at 7:00 pm, in the heart of London for an unforgettable 4.3km festive fun run! Plus, every adult runner is provided with a 5-piece Santa Suit (Hat, beard, jacket, trousers & belt), runner number & medal!

The Santa in the City Run 4.3km route will begin, in front of The Founders Arms and just outside the Tate Modern. You will run along the Thames Embankment, enjoying the world-famous views of the City of London, St Pauls Cathedral, and the Millenium Bridge.

You will then pass the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and then turn towards Southwark Bridge, cross over the bridge and then hug the north embankment, going through the Thames’s hidden paths, running towards the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.

You will then return through the City, back over Southwark Bridge to Bankside. After another 500m, you once again take in the views of St Paul’s Cathedral and Millennium Bridge to the finish, where you started from, in front of the Tate Modern, completing a truly iconic route!

No previous experience is needed for a run like this. The route is 4.3km, relatively flat and you can run, jog or walk. Santa in the City is a great way to get you into the festive spirit!

Fundraising

The Santa in the City Run is a great way to help raise awareness of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD UK and the work we do – plus, it’s an amazing way to fundraise to help support our mission.

There is no required minimum fundraising amount – simply raise as much as you can! How you raise and collect this money is up to you – you could set up a fundraising page on an online platform such as  Facebook Fundraisers, GiveAsYouLive Donateor Just Giving or similar. They help you see your fundraising total, make it easy for your sponsors to add Gift Aid to their donations, and the money raised will get sent straight to us.

Alternatively, or in addition, if you’d like to raise funds offline we’ve got sponsorship forms which might be of use, or if you collect cash donations, you can find out how to pay them into us here.

So, how do I get involved?

Step 1: Sign up online via EventBrite by paying the £24.95 registration fee to PTSD UK (which includes your Santa suit and medal!)

Step 2: Set up your fundraising page (perhaps through  Facebook Fundraisers, GiveAsYouLive Donateor Just Giving or similar)

Step 3: Ask friends, family, and co-workers to support you with a donation – or to join the Santa in the City Run themselves!

Step 4: Collect your Santa suit (or opt for home delivery) and turn up! On the day, perhaps post your run updates, selfies and videos to social media to encourage even more awareness and donations!

Step 5: Feel proud that you have raised awareness and funds to help support PTSD UK!

Please note: Unfortunately due to the strict security rules, the organisers are unable to offer a bag storage facility.

Hello! Did you find this information useful?

Please consider supporting PTSD UK with a donation to enable us to provide more information & resources to help us to support everyone affected by PTSD, no matter the trauma that caused it

PTSD UK Blog

You’ll find up-to-date news, research and information here along with some great tips to ease your PTSD in our blog.

Rebellious Rebirth – Oran: Guest Blog

Rebellious Rebirth – Oran: Guest Blog In this moving guest blog, PTSD UK Supporter Oran shares her personal story after a traumatic event brought childhood traumas to the surface. Dealing with Complex PTSD, Oran found solace in grounding techniques and

Read More »

Ralph Fiennes – Trigger Warnings Response

Guest Blog: Response to Ralph Fiennes – Trigger warnings in theatres This thought-provoking article has been written for PTSD UK by one of our supporters, Alex C, and addresses Ralph Fiennes’ recent remarks on trigger warnings in Theatre. Alex sheds

Read More »

Please don’t tell me I’m brave

Guest Blog: Living With PTSD – Please don’t tell me I’m brave ‘Adapting to living in the wake of trauma can mean maybe you aren’t ready to hear positive affirmations, and that’s ok too.’ and at PTSD UK, we wholeheartedly

Read More »

Emotional Flashbacks – Rachel

Emotional Flashbacks: Putting Words to a Lifetime of Confusing Feelings PTSD UK was founded with the desire to do what was possible to make sure nobody ever felt as alone, isolated or helpless as our Founder did in the midst

Read More »

Morning Mile March Challenge

events | walk PTSD UK’s Morning Mile March Challenge Sign up now PTSD UK’s Morning Mile March Challenge The challenge We all know ‘exercise is good for you’, and even a small amount can make a big difference. There are

Read More »

PTSD UK Supporters Store

100% of the profits from everything in our online Supporters Store goes directly to our mission – to help everyone affected by PTSD in the UK, no matter the trauma that caused it.

Treatments for PTSD

It is possible for PTSD to be successfully treated many years after the traumatic event occurred, which means it is never too late to seek help. For some, the first step may be watchful waiting, then exploring therapeutic options such as individual or group therapy – but the main treatment options in the UK are psychological treatments such as Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprogramming (EMDR) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Traumatic events can be very difficult to come to terms with, but confronting and understanding your feelings and seeking professional help is often the only way of effectively treating PTSD. You can find out more in the links below, or here.