- Date 1 – 31 December 2021
- Location Your local area
- Registration fee Free
- Sponsorship target As much as you can
Get festive and take part in My Santa Run. Simply run, walk, or jog 5km (or further if you wish) anytime, anywhere this December.
You can run on your own or with friends and family - the more the merrier!
Three steps to take part:
Sign up! You can either register for free or pay £20 to receive a Santa suit to wear when you run, and a medal to celebrate your achievement.
Run or walk 5km. Just pick a day in December and complete your challenge in your local area.
Fundraise. Get sponsored and help change the lives of women and girls around the world. Raise over £150 and we'll send you a free ActionAid running vest or t-shirt.
Let girls learn this Christmas
Meet 13-year-old Happy. Happy attends a ActionAid supported catch up centre in Kenya.
Happy was forced to stop going to school when her parents were unable to afford her school fees. When she dropped out she started attending an ActionAid funded catch-up centre giving her the chance to gain basic numeracy and literacy skills as well as learn about her rights. "My first day I went to school, I didn't know how to read Kiswahili, but when I went there, I learned how to read Kiswahili."
Once Happy has completed her course at the catch-up centre, she will be able to return to formal schooling and pursue apprenticeships or further training.
Now, Happy looks forward to getting a job and earning enough money to build her parents a house. Her mum, Nzingo, says she saw a change in Happy when she enrolled in the catch-up centre: 'She is happy now; she can read and write, and I am thankful."
Get free materials and advice
We’ve got lots of useful training and fundraising goodies to help you with your event.
Pay in your sponsorship money
Thank you so much for your incredible support – you are changing lives, for good.
Page updated 22 November 2021