We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all the Festive Santa’s and Little Helpers who walked, jogged and ran the at The Great Edinburgh Santa Run on Sunday 9th December held in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh. We hope you all enjoyed the day!
It was a fantastic sight to see hundreds of Santa’s take part and we would like to thank both She’s Gott It and Edinburgh Council for their support in our event, plus all those that volunteered their time on the day – our events would not be possible without you!
Thank you to those participants that have already sent in your sponsorship money, it’s not too late to either start your fundraising or send it to us! Why not go to Just Giving and set up a Just Giving site for ease?!
We are on the process of uploading our pictures in the Gallery section so take a peek and hope you can spot yourselves!
On behalf of us all at When You Wish Upon a Star , The money that was raised from The Great Edinburgh Santa Run helped us to take some very poorly children with a life threatening illness from all over Scotland together with their family to Lapland on Monday 17th December 2012 which without your support would not be possible to do, so a big Thank You for that.
We would also like to take this opportunity on behalf of everyone from When You Wish Upon a Star to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year and Thank You once more for taking part and look forward to hopefully seeing you again next year at The Great Edinburgh Santa Run xxx
The Great Edinburgh Santa Run
Information for the 2013 Santa Runs will be coming very soon
Princes Street Gardens are a popular and beloved centrepiece to the city. They are the first sight for visitors as they emerge from Waverley Station and provide a welcome refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city centre for residents and visitors alike.
The Great Edinburgh Santa run will again be held in the grounds of West Princes Street Gardens which is the larger of the two tracts of green space (the other being East Princes Street Gardens) that run parallel to Princes Street in the heart of the city. The gardens were formerly the Nor' Loch, a body of water that provided added defence on the North face of Edinburgh. The famously stinky loch was drained and ornamental gardens put in their place from 1816 onwards.
Facilities & Access
Facilities include the open air Ross Theatre, cafeteria, refreshment kiosks, events area, children’s play area and toilets with disabled access and baby changing facilities. East Princes Street Gardens has tree lined pathways, formal bedding, and well laid out shrub beds. Facilities consist of a refreshment kiosk, toilets with good access for disabled and, for a small charge, a climb up the Scott Monument. The Gardens are home to a large and varied collection of exceptional monuments and memorials and also host many varied events throughout the year including Edinburgh’s annual Summer and Winter Festivals.
The central city location means the Gardens are highly accessible by all forms of transport. The majority of the city’s bus services pass along Princes Street, Waverley train station (the city’s main railway terminus) is immediately east of the Gardens, and, although there are no car parking facilities within the park, there are many, closely located, pay and display car parks.
Pedestrian access is via street footways to ten gates in the West gardens and eight gates in the East. Although surrounded by main city centre streets, traffic controls and restrictions allow free and easy access to the Gardens.
Check in on the day
Entrants must check in between 9am and 10.30am on the day of the race at Princes Street Gardens, situated near the Ross Band Stand. There will be a tent for pre - registered Entrants and a tent for on the day registrations
Pre- Registered Tent
Please bring along your registration numbers which will be on your confirmation print off. Suits and Hats will be given out on the day from the pre - registration tent between 9am and 10.45am. You can also hand in your sponsor forms and any monies collected.
On The Day Registration
You will be able to register on the day between 9am and 10.45am, however please be aware that there will be a limited amount of extra Santa Suits and Elves Hats available.
Car parks are located near to the site, please visit the Edinburgh Council's website for full details.
Your Santa suit
We suggest that you wear your suit over your outerwear; changing facilities at the venue are limited.
It is advised that an additional belt is brought along to keep the trousers up, to ensure they will stay secure throughout the run. Please carry on you an emergency contact number.
Lock any valuables away in your car out of view as you have responsibility over your personal possessions.
The Great Edinburgh Santa Run participants are in for an extra special treat this year, Donna Giffen, ' 'UK Zumba® Fitness Presenter and Education Specialist', will be leading the Santa's and Elves through a special Christmas Zumba warm up to ensure they're ready and raring to go! The warm up begins at 10.30am.
The area for any children who get separated from parents will be the pre- registered tent which will be occupied at all times.
There is near to Princes Gardens a cafeteria and refreshment Kiosk to purchase food and drink.
These will be given out at the finish line.
Runners are advised to wear appropriate footwear for running, jogging or walking the routes.
Please bring your sponsorship form to the registration desk. Alternatively for a quick and easy way to get people to sponsor you, send them a link after you have set up a Just Giving page for further information please visit their website at www.justgiving.com
In the event of adverse weather or other conditions, where the race may be prevented from taking place or delayed, please check the Santa Run website, or Like ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’ on Facebook alternately follow us on Twitter for any updates or advice on race status. www.thesantarun.org.uk
The entry fee is non-transferable and non-refundable (see terms and conditions on website)
We look forward to seeing you on the day!