2022 Marlow Santa’s Fun Run – open for entries.

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The Rotary Clubs of Marlow have announced that the website is now open to runners (and walkers) taking part in the 18th Annual Marlow Santa’s Fun Run. www.santasfunrun.org

The event takes place at 9.30AM on Sunday 4th of December 2022.

This year the organisers announce three significant changes.

  • Entrants booking BEFORE November 17th will be charged £15 for each adult and £7.50 for each young person (5-17 years – no charge for under 5 years). Enter after this date and the entry price increases to £20 per adult and £10 for each young person. (Additionally, Santa Suits can only be collected on the event day for entries made after this date).
  • The “Charity Pool” is set at a record £8000 for the 2022 event. Any team entering and raising money for a favourite charity and raising £50 can secure an additional £50 for their charity (RULES APPLY). If the team raises over £500 the chosen charity should qualify for a share of the remaining Charity Pool balance (RULES APPLY)
  • The organisers are introducing a “Carbon Offset” initiative for the first time. All funds received via the Donate button on the event website will be directed towards incremental tree planting in the South Bucks area.

The £8000 “CHARITY POOL” has been made possible because of the fantastic generosity of a number of local organisations – specifically THE SHANLY FOUNDATION, SOFTCAT, THE CLARE FOUNDATION, THE HEART of BUCKS FOUNDATION and COMMUNITY IMPACT BUCKS.

All is explained on the website – www.santasfunrun.org – and the event is ideal for families, friends, companies, clubs, schools, PTAs, Guide and Scout Groups, etc.

For the fourth consecutive year the SHANLY FOUNDATION takes on the role of lead sponsor, and this year the organisers are delighted to also announce that local company SOFTCAT has agreed to become a core sponsor. A wide range of other sponsors also support this great event.

John Prout – Chair of the Marlow Santa’s Fun Run organising committee – says “We are really excited about the 2022 event. The Charity Pool created great interest last year and with the help of key local supporters we have been able to set it at £8,000 this year. All of this money goes to charities chosen by entrants, and we encourage all local charities to think about entering a team. Rules apply – and these can be seen on the website. Quite simply we want to give this money away!”.

He added: “We have changed the pricing structure this year – and it is designed to encourage early entries. To be honest we struggle to cope with high numbers of late entries – and last year our entirely voluntary team were a little overwhelmed by the unusually large number of entries in the days leading up to the event. We have to make sure that everyone receives their kit – and with 3000 entrants this can be very challenging. Hence the encouragement to book early.” 

As always, a host of charities – mainly local – will benefit from the proceeds of the Run. As always Rotary distributes every single pen of the money raised from the Santa’s Fun Run. This year the two lead charities are:

  • One Can Trust
  • Marlow United Charities

Both charities support the local area – and do fantastic things to help people going through very difficult times.

For more event information visit:


Article author: Paul Merchant

About the author: Founded MyMarlow.co.uk in its original version back in 2000 - yes the internet DID exist back then. Brought up in Marlow, went to school here, now has children at the same schools. Quite clearly loves all things Marlow - hence spending over 2 decades doing this!

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