Cleethorpes Discovery Centre

2:30 PM

Race overview

NEW FOR 2018…run in the daylight, dark or both!!

You now have the opportunity to walk/jog/run the Santa Stride in the daylight, in the dark or both!

The daylight one will start at 230pm, the dark around 415pm.

Free Santa Suit and medal for participants.

If you enter both you will receive two medals, but use the same Santa Suit. Reduced entry for entering both!

Latest news

December 7, 2018

Supporting Operation Christmas Child

DECEMBER 7, 2018

We are delighted to be supporting Operation Christmas Child at Cleethorpes Santa Stride on Sunday 16th December.

Their super volunteers will be on hand to accept gifts from you which will be used to fill shoe boxes with Christmas gifts for need children all over the world.

They would very much welcome every participant or supporter bringing one or more items from the following list. These can be left with their team at Cleethorpes Discovery Centre where the event is based.








Small toys

December 2, 2018

Dear Santa Strider

Thank you very much for entering the Cleethorpes Santa Stride. There are just a handful of places left in the daytime and nighttime stride. We expect these will completely sell out in the next few days.

A reminder that your Santa suits and numbers are to be collected from Cleethorpes Discovery Centre on the day of the Stride from 1pm onwards. Please bring some safety pins with you so you can attach your number to your suit. Give yourself enough time to put your suit on and make any adjustments to the sizing.

If you are doing the night time stride, you must wear a good head torch or carry a torch. Please dress in high viz clothing so that you can be seen!

The festive warm up team have been practising their tunes and will be ready to warm you up 15 minutes before the start of the Stride outside the Discovery Centre.

Minced pies and a hot drink will be available in the centre at the reduced cost of £2.50 if you show your runner number. Please support the centre as they are staying open late for you.

We will be supporting Operation Christmas Child as our chosen charity at the Stride. They are a fantastic charity who send out shoe boxes of gifts every Christmas to needy children all around the world. They will be on hand to accept your kind gifts of pens, pencils, crayons, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, flannels and small toys. If every participant brought one item this would make Christmas a special time for a young child.

You will find information about the Stride on the >> WEB SITE

All that remains is to hope that you have great fun on 16th December.

Best regards

Cleethorpes Santa Stride 2018

Race entry


One Santa suit per entry.

Different medal for the daylight and darkness run

If you enter both the afternoon and evening strides then the system will automatically discount the entries as follows:

Adults (15+) – £12 for one, £18 (£9 each) for both

Children (5 to 14) – £8 for one, £12 (£6 each) for both

Children (under 5) – £4.50 for one, £7.50 (£3.75 each) for both

Enter Race

Click the link below to sign up to this race

Race HQ

This will be at the fabulous Cleethorpes Discovery Centre, where you can buy yourself a drink and a bite to eat before or after the event. This is located on Kings Road, Cleethorpes. DN35 0AG

Race course

There are 2 different options open to you(subject to final agreement). You just enter teh event and decide which one you want to do on the day.

Everyone starts off together and the shorter option will be well signed.

Longer route is approx 4km, shorter route approx 2.5km

Both start and finish in front of The Discovery Centre


Click for >>>Longer route

Click for>>> shorter route



Wherever possible please use one of the many car parks in Cleethorpes.

There is parking close to the Discovery Centre for anyone with disabilities.

Please click on the following two documents for full details of car parks in Cleethorpes.





It is not a race and no prizes will be awarded.

All finishers will receive a medal, which will be different for the daytime and nighttime event.

One Santa Suit per paid entry.


  • When do I receive my number and Santa Suit?

    • You collect these on the day  from Cleethorpes Discovery Centre where the event is based. They will be available an hour before the start of the day/night event.

  • How do I know if my entry has been successful?

    Several ways

    • Money will have left your account
    • You will have received an automated e mail; check your spam!
    • Check the entry list >>>HERE
    • If you have any concerns about your entry nit being processed, please contact Results Base who manage the entries >>> HERE

  • Can I have a refund or defer to next year?

    Sorry no, please see the terms and conditions of entry.

  • Where does it start from?

    The footpath next to Cleethorpes Discovery Centre

  • Can I push a pushchair in the event?

    Yes as long as you are respectful of the other participants and members of the public.

  • Can I wear earphones?

    We do not support the use of earphones as they will stop you from hearing instructions from the marshals, or other danger around you.

  • Are the medals different for the daytime and nighttime event?

    Yes they are !

  • Can I transfer from day to night or night to day?

    Yes you can as long as it is before 2pm on Thursday 11th December. Please e mail

  • Can I transfer my entry to someone else?

    We will accept change of runner details up to 3pm on 15th Decemberr 2018. Details of how to do this can be found here .Any problems please contact  RESULTS BASE .

  • I am doing both events, how many Santa Suits will I receive?

    Just the one.....entry fees reduced for doing both.

  • Are the runner numbers different between night/day?

    Yes there will be 2 different sets of numbers

  • Will there be an entertainment

    It's Christmas so of course there will be ! The traditional Christmas themed warm up will happen 15 mins before the start

  • I have a disability and I am not sure if I should compete?

    Get in touch with us or tel 01472 824894 and we will assist you



Terms and conditions

Entry into the event is subject to the following..

. There is no minimum age for entry. Parents/guardians are responsible for the safety of their children during the Santa Stride

. Refunds of entry fee will not be considered under any circumstances.

. We are unable to defer any entries to future years. This is as your entry fee will be used to purchase goods and services many months before the event takes place.

. Transfer of your entry to other participants is allowed up until 3pm on 15th December

. The organisers will not be responsible for the loss, theft or damage of your personal belongings, other than caused as a result of our negligence

. It is your responsibility to make sure you have the required fitness to complete the stride.

. Please listen to and respond to the advice given by  marshals. They are there to ensure that you and the general public are safe.

. The organisers do not advocate the use of personal headphones during the stride. If you do choose to run with headphones on you do so entirely at your own risk as it will significantly reduce your ability to listen to safety instructions.

.  It is your personal responsibility to ensure that you arrive in good health ready to complete the stride. You are advised to note the advice at .

. There will be event medical cover in place at the stride. If you require any assistance, please notify a marshal/official and they will make contact with the medics.

. It is the responsibility of anyone with a disability that may adversely affect themselves of other entrants to undertake a suitable assessment of risk of the course. Please contact the organisers if you wish some assistance in this respect.

. Please respect the countryside and dispose of your waste in a sensible manner.

. In the event that adverse weather or any other prevailing circumstances mean that the stride is to be cancelled, details will be recorded on the web site and on the Face book page. A message will also be left on the event mobile phone. No refunds will be given, however we will make arrangements so you can collect your Santa Suits and medals. The organisers are not liable in any way for any expenditure you may have incurred.

. Please ensure that you note any medical conditions on the rear of your running number.

. Do not run using any other runners number.

. By entering the race you give your permission for any photographs/video recordings to be used on the event web site and on social media.

. All dogs are banned from the event. Anyone wishing to run with a sighted guide must contact the organisers in advance of race day.

. Any found property handed to the organisers will be kept for 2 weeks after the stride then it will be disposed of. Any postage charges will be the responsibility of the loser should a request be made to post lost items

. It is your responsibility to check that any food you purchase at the event is suitable for your needs and does not contain any ingredients that you are unable to consume as a result of a medical condition.

. You must wear a headtorch or carry one during the night run, as well as wear bright clothing

Enter Race

Click the link below to sign up to this race

Thank you for submitting your details.

We will be in touch with you if more places become available.

Night Run

You must

Have a head torch or carry a torch with you.

Wear bright clothing.

Go to the pound shop and buy yourself a set of Christmas lights and decorate yourself!


The event is inclusive and we encourage entries from everyones, irrespective of their ability. We encourage anyone who has any concerns about the course and whether or not it is  suitable for their individual circumstances to contact Nicola by e mail or telephone 01472 824894. We will be happy to meet with you on the course and discuss any areas of concern you may have.

The Course

The  course itself is flat, which should make it suitable for athletes in wheelchairs. There is one section of rough ground approximately 80m in length and a few ‘speed humps’ to negotiate.

You are however encouraged, irrespective of your ability, to contact or telephone 01472 824894 to discuss your individual circumstances so we can jointly decide on the best start time or position in the field for you.



There are plenty of parking spaces close to the start/finish area.


The Discovery Centre has a large car park with easy access to all facilities. There is a ‘disabled’ toilet based in the main building.


Visual impairment

Any visually impaired athlete is encouraged to run with a guide, who has a hi-viz tabard on denoting their role. Entry into the event is free  for a guide, please contact or telephone 01472 824894.


Race information

If you wish to receive any race material in a format which meets your needs then please contact us.


Race Day assistance

If any athlete requires specific assistance on race day, we ask that you contact us as early as possible.


We actively encourage anyone to come forward and volunteer to assist at the race. We will work with you to provide the most appropriate role for your circumstances


As race organisers we are keen to improve how we make the event truly inclusive. If you have any queries or suggestions on how to improve our inclusivity then contact or telephone 01472 824894.