A sponsored Christmas fun run – with or without your dog
1 mile or 400m dog agility course
28 November | £10 adults | £5 children
The Grange, Saunderton, HP27 9NS
What is Santa Paws?
🎅🐾 A sponsored Christmas fun run – with or without a dog!
🏃♀️ Run or walk – it's your choice
🎅🐶 Free Santa Paws bandana for your dog
🎅🏃♀️ Free Santa hat for every runner
🎅☃️ Dress as Christmassy as you like
📍 Choose from two routes: 1 mile or 400m which includes an agility course
💷 Every penny raised will help deaf people to leave loneliness behind
Please note that both routes are on agricultural farm fields – please ensure you wear suitable footwear
When you sign up you will receive a
Plus when you raise £100, you’ll receive a free puppy sponsorship!
A bake sale full of festive treats!
Refuel after your run
- Homemade cakes and chocolatey goodness!
- Jams, chutneys, and hot chilli sauce!
- Mince pies and festive bakes!
- Run by the legendary South Bucks Fundraising Group!
Let's get festive! What to wear
You and your dog!
Please dress as Christmassy as you like!
Every runner who signs up gets a free Santa hat and a free Santa Paws dog bandana.
Please don’t dress your dog in costumes, antlers or hats – we want to be respectful to them at all times, and costumes can restrict their movement.
As for you, well, here are some ideas:
- Santa Claus – it has to go in here really doesn’t it? We’re hoping to see some variations on the ‘jolly bearded rosy-cheeked man in red outfit’ theme.
- A dog – From just daubing the end of your nose black, to wearing dog ears, to donning an entire dog suit, we’re all about dogs, and fun, and so’s the Santa Paws run.
- A snowman – again, the snow’s the limit, from wearing a carrot for a nose, a battered hat and carrying a broom, to a full snowman outfit.
- Reindeer – If you have eight friends, then how about going as Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph?
- Over to you! Think about the daftest thing you could possibly wear for a sponsored Christmas fun run, and go for it.
By taking part in Santa Paws – Festive fun run – you will be helping people like Rayane
Rayane had problems sleeping, because the silence and darkness scared him. So, he asked Santa for a hearing dog for Christmas – and his wish came true!
Diesel is Rayane’s constant companion. By night, he watches over Rayane. By day, he gives him the confidence to make friends.
Now, when you ask Rayane what he wants for Christmas, he’ll tell you: for another child to have their own hearing dog.
Be mindful of your furry friend – and yourself
We would love your canine companion to join in the fun. However, please make sure you consider the following before taking part:
- Please make sure your doggy pal doesn’t have any medical conditions related to joints, muscles, heart or respiratory system. If in doubt, consult your vet beforehand. Or, let your dog rest their paws and jog as a dog yourself instead!
- Likewise, think about your dog’s fitness levels. You might want to raise as much money as possible by running a double marathon, but a small dog with those little legs might not find it as much fun. It’s all about fun and festivity.
- You wouldn’t make granny run ten miles, nor would you take little Johnny who’s just out of his nappies. So, please don’t jog with a puppy under the age of 15 months, or an older dog depending on breed.
- If you feel woozy after a jab, think about how your dog might feel too. If your dog has had a vaccination, please wait at least 48 hours afterwards before going on a run.
- Also consider the leads and harnesses you are using on your furry friends. If your dog has an appropriate harness to run with, use that, and ideally attached to a belt harness of your own to protect them and your own paws... oops hands!
- Last but not least, be kind to yourself! Warm up beforehand, stay hydrated, and don’t run in extreme weather. That’s no fun. Brrrr.
Please note that both routes are on agricultural farm fields. These fields are likely to include uneven, rutted sections, or potholes/animal burrows, and slippery/muddy in wet conditions. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times.
For more information about taking part, please contact the event organiser using the details below.