Event Information


Sunday 2 December 2018

Event options and start times

    1.9.30am Santa Surf to City – approx. 5km course from Bar Beach to Market St Lawns (Queens Wharf)

    2.8.30am - Speedy Santa – approx. 10km course from to Market St Lawns (Queens Wharf) to Bar Beach and back

Start and Finish Locations:

Santa Surf to City – Approx. 5km

Start Line: Bar Beach car park, off Memorial Drive (next to Surf Club)

Finish Line: Market St Lawn of Wharf Rd (Opposite Queens Wharf)

Speedy Santa – Approx. 10km

Start and Finish line - Market St Lawn of Wharf Rd (Opposite Queens Wharf)

Entry Fees:


Until 4 Nov

5 Nov - 18 Nov

29 Nov – 2 Dec

Adult - Santa Surf to City 5km




Child – Santa Surf to City 5km




Family – Santa Surf to City 5km




Adult - Speedy Santa 10km




Child - Speedy Santa 10km




Family – Speedy Santa 10km




Free Santa Suit

Every entry will receive either an adult or child size Santa Suit. This is can be collected on Race weekend with your race bib or you can have it mailed. See the online entry portal.

Race Entry

On line entries are available on www.santafunrun.com.au until midnight Thursday 29 Nov or on race weekend. See details below.

Race Registration (collection of race bib and Santa suit)

Please bring photo ID to collect your kits. If collecting for others you need written permission and photo ID for yourself. We suggest Team captains make the pick-up arrangements very clear to avoid collection or non-collection of kits. Due to the scale of the event we suggest you pick up your race kit on Saturday from the

SATURDAY 1 Dec 2018

10am - 4:00pm Market St Lawns (oppsite Queens Wharf) off Wharf Road Newcastle

SUNDAY 2 Dec 2018 -Race Day !

Santa Surf to City – Approx. 5km - Bar Beach, off Memorial Drive (next to Surf Club)

Speedy Santa – Approx. 10km - Market St Lawn of Wharf Rd (Opposite Queens Wharf )

Corporate or Team Entries

If you are wish to pre or post pay for a large number of competitors for your company and or organisation, please contact us and we can provide you an option to allow them to enter without paying and we will send you an account for payment prior to the event.

Contact paul@hevents.com.au

Age Categories for 10km event

Adult entrants in the 10km event will automatically be assigned to their respective age categories when entering their date of birth during the entry process. Ages are as on race day. Adult age Santa Categories are: 18-39, 40-59, 60+.

Children 8 -11 years can enter the 10km but we encourage them to only walk, however all children under 12 years should be accompanied by an adult walker/runner. Strollers are allowable in the walk however should start at the rear of the pack and stay to the left on the break-wall. Children will be entered into following age categories: 8-11(walk only please), 12-13, 14-15 and 16-17.

Note the 5km is a participation event only and no Santa Category awards are given. Overall Winners will receive trophies.


Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes in all age categories for the Speedy Santa. Overall Male and Female winners are also awarded Trophies in both events. Random draws or participant race numbers will take place during all presentations with great prizes awarded!

The presentation of awards and prizes will be made as at approximately 10.30am on the Market St Lawns opposite the finish line.

Event Timing

Everyone will receive a timing chip to record their time. This also allows us to account for our Santa’s. Computer timing chips will be distributed to each competitor. Please remember NO CHIP equals NO RESULT. Interim times will be available live on race time. PLEASE WEAR YOUR RACE BIB (race number) ON YOUR CHEST FOR THE ENTIRE RACE.

Secure Bag Area

  • Santa Surf to City 5km competitor’s bags will be transported to the finish line from Bar Beach car park to the secure bag area close to the registration tent.
  • A secure bag area will be provided at the Registration area at Market St Lawns for the Speedy Santa 10km event.


    ·Santa Surf to City 5km -Race day parking will be available in Bar Beach Car Park and around Bar Beach Car Park and Merewether.

    ·Speedy Santa 10km - paid parking will be available at The Argyle St and Bolton St Car Parks, 500m from the site in Newcastle CBD. There is also additional paid parking in the Honeysuckle area just 400m from the site.

    ·Please do not park in driveways and respect the Sunday sleep-in by keeping noise to a minimum.

CHANGE: Due to limited parking in the CBD, participants in the Santa Surf to City are advised to park their car at Bar Beach and a free courtesy bus will be operating from the finish line on the harbour to the 5km start at Bar Beach. Buses leave Queens Wharf off Wharf Rd from 10.30am- 1.00pm.

Water/Aid Stations

Aid Stations will be situated no more than 2.5km apart. Water and Electrolyte drinks will be available at every station. Fruit will be available at the end of the race.

Wheel Chairs

The event welcomes all participants, and encourages active participation by all individuals in sports events. The course has a concrete path surface the whole way and we encourage wheel chair categories in any of the events. Please contact us directly if you have any concerns or queries.


The event requires over 60 race crew from Variety, local Running and Surf Life Saving Clubs and the general community. If you are interested in helping out, register HERE and we will put you in touch with the volunteer coordinator.


Results will be available live on race day. They will be published on line later that day.

If you wish to know your time on race day, we will have a computer available to view your time.

Event Management

The event is owned by Variety the Children Charity and is being staged and managed by an event manager, H Events. All monies are collected and all bills are paid by the event manager, including a guaranteed fee to Variety from every entry.