Running, cycling and triathlon events in the Market Harborough area

Lutterworth Charity 5 mile race. Join us on 9th July 2017 for this fast, flat race.

The Lutterworth Charity 5

5 – 9th July 2017

Try a Tri, Sprint and Bridge options to cater for all levels of fitness and experience


Archway Health Triathlon

3rd September 2017

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Outrun the zombies – save the world!

Armourgeddon Zombie Run

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A 5 mile run at night or dawn to raise money for Movember.

Tunnel Vision Night Run

16th-17th November 2017

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Get in the Christmas Spirit and join hundreds of Santas in Welland 


Snap Fitness Santa Run 

10th December 2017

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50k, 100k or 100mile Sportive 

Fun family trail ride

NFU Festival of Cycling
April 2018
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Join us for a half marathon, 10k and 1 mile fun run


Harborough Building Society Carnival of running

June 2018

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Santa Run

snap_fitness_24_7Market Harborough Santa Fun Run

Sunday 10th December 2017

Congratulations to you all for taking part in Harborough’s biggest Santa Run yet. There was an amazing show of families, children, prams and dogs. For the official photos please click here: Event Photos 2016

As soon as the pennies are totted up we will update this page with the total amount raised for our charity The Squires Effect. Thank you to all involved especially those of you that fundraised and of course our marshals.

What better way to get warmed up for the festive period than a run or walk in a beautiful local park with a load of people dressed like Santa!

  • The run will take place in Welland Park, Market Harborough on the second Sunday of December at 2pm starting at the café in the park.
  • Registration will be outside the café and will open from 12pm where you will collect your race number and your Santa suit.
  • There are two run distances available, the 5k and 2k.

Either distance can be completed by adults or children. We ask that under 11’s are accompanied by an adult at all times. Dog walkers with dogs on leads are also welcome.

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Challenge £10 – Charity

We challenge everyone to raise just £10! It’s easy, ten people you know giving you a pound to dress as Santa and run around a park. There are a number of ways to do this. We have created a Santa Sponsorship Form  to take into school for the children, or take this sponsorship form into the office/work and get your friends/colleagues to pledge their £1’s!


The Route

The route starts on the path outside the café. Heading towards the kids playground, you will pass the award winning rose garden. When you reach the big stone by the entrance to the playground, you have reached the start of the loop. The clockwise loop will be completed once if you are doing the 1 mile run and 3 times for the 5k. After your loops you will return to the café, the way that you first came. The loop goes right around the outskirts of the park. All of the course will be well signed and marshalled. It will be impossible to get lost!


On the Day


As a bonus, we will have a special guest entering the race – a Christmas pudding.  The first runner to catch the Christmas pudding will win £100 for the charity of their choice.

It’s not only you that has an excuse to get dressed up, why not bring along your furry friends and dress them up too! Prize for the best dressed dog awarded by Paws4Walking.

There will live music to entertain the crowds and keep you motivated. Again this year we see the return of the fabulous Market Harborough Ukulele Group!

Refreshments will be available at the lovely Roy’s cafe. Please bring along any spare change, the team at The Squires Effect will be running a tombola and other fun things to donate to. All proceeds to the charity. For the children there will be a very friendly Elf handing out festive treats, we can’t wait!


Entry fees

  • Adult – £12
  • Children under 16 or adults if you want to bring your own suit – £6
  • Family tickets
    • 2 adults up to 3 children – £30
  • Infants (2 and under) – Free
  • Dogs (on leads) – Free!

Entry fee includes your Santa suit. We recommend that you wear your suit over your normal running clothing. Don’t forget your trainers! Santa suits are compulsory.

All finishers will receive a medal.

If you don’t fancy doing the run, remember you can always come along on the day and support the runners taking part.

Please email us to let us know of your fundraising stories, big or small we love to hear what you’ve been up to.

Our Sponsors


A massive thanks to our event sponsors for a third year running – Snap Fitness. The friendly gym team will be on hand to lead a mass Santa warm up and discuss any post run niggles/training questions.

You will receive a confirmation email with your exclusive free 1 week trial membership at the gym. On the day they will also be offering one lucky winner a special prize so look out on their social media pages for details.


A big thank you to all those involved in this event.



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