Do it for charity! Santa Run - Location Info

The Do it for Charity London Santa Run is held every year during the Christmas period in London's beautiful Victoria Park!

The Route:

On the route you will pass carol singers, reindeer-costumed christmas folk, Santa's grotto and all sorts of festive fancies as you run around a lovely park for charity, raising money with every step you take!

The Park:

Victoria Park is located just a few miles from central London. The park is the largest in Tower Hamlets at 86.18 hectares and has one of the highest visitor numbers of all the London parks with around 9 million visits per year.

In 2016 Victoria Park was successful in retaining its crown as the nation's favourite park, coming first place in the People's Choice Award for the third year in row - a "bobble-hat" trick!

Click here for nearby travel links and accessibility information.

Click on the map below for a full size version and view the Do it for Charity Santa Run video for a better idea of the feel of the event - it's festive!

Nearby transport links

Nearest underground station: Mile End
Nearest rail stations: Cambridge Heath/Hackney Wick station.


All Victoria Park's public toilets have an accessible cubicle and both of the cafés are accessible for wheelchair users. Both of the park's community buildings offer step-free access.

  • On the west side of the park (E9 7HN) – access available through Gore Gate off Gore Road with a Radar key.
  • On the east side of the park (E9 5HT) – a Radar key will grant access through St Mark's Gate South Car Park, off Cadogan Terrace. Go through the car park at St Mark's Gate South and the electronic gate is at the back. Alternatively, when at the gate call 020 8985 5699 and a ranger should be available and happy to open the gate for you.
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London Santa Run tree branch of wonderfulness Santa Run Medal
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