Run Santa Run

2017 December 9 (Saturday)

Minato-ku, Tokyo

Want to keep fit this Christmas?! Run, Jog or Walk the Run Santa Run with us!

Put runners in a fancy dress and suddenly a run in Tokyo becomes 100 times more fun! Ditch the sleigh and dash away on a 7k route in one of the capital’s favorite X'mas illumination areas before relaxing afterwards with some cocktails.

This is a great event for teams, so why not get the whole gang involved, ask friends and colleagues to join you? No previous running experience required, with just a bit of training, the 7km distance should easily be within your capabilities.

The spirit of the event is 'taking part and finishing' not 'winning'. You can run, jog or walk! You decide!

As you can feel the satisfaction of completing this challenge and maintain a trim physique, despite the Christmas snacks and feasting! Simply register online, turn up on the day, collect your Santa outfit and tackle the 7km run.

If you've ever fancied a fun run through Tokyo whilst dressed as Father Christmas (and let's face it, who hasn't?) then this run is for you.


  • 7km run, jog or walk in Santa costume
  • 100 or more Santa runners
  • Santas will be accompanied by Rudolph and a X'mas tree
  • Sparkling Christmas illuminations
  • A grand tour of X'mas hotspots; Tokyo Midtown, Roppongi Hills, Azabu Juban, Shiba Park and Tokyo Tower
  • A fun Run Santa 'After Run' Party

Check 2015 and 2016 run photos!

Run Santa Run!!!

Event Details

  • Reception opens at 6:30pm at Jumanji55 Roppongi [Google map]
  • Registration, distribution of Santa suits and change into your Santa attire
  • Reception closes at 7pm
  • Run briefing and safety talk (5 mins)
  • Run Santa Run starts at 7:10pm
  • Run and Santa group picture at Tokyo Midtown Illumination Park around 7:30pm
  • Run and Santa group picture at Roppongi Hills Mori Tower around 7:45pm
  • Run and Santa group picture at Roppongi Hills Illumination Street around 8pm
  • Run and Santa group picture at Azabu-juban around 8:15pm
  • Run and Santa group picture at Shibakoen Park around 8:30pm
  • Finish the run in Roppongi around 9pm
  • Run Santa 'After Run' Party until your drop

EVENT Inclusion - Extras - Discounts

Price includes;

  • 7km organized run/jog/walk tour of Tokyo's X'mas Illumination hotspots
  • Changing and cloak facilities at New Planet Club
  • Father Christmas and X'mas Tree run/jog/walk guides
  • Run Santa 'After Run' Party
  • Chance to meet a lot of Santas
  • All-you-can-drink cocktails from 9pm until 11:30


  • Full Santa Suit (1,500yen) *Hat, jacket, pants, belt and beard


  • Group of 4 or more (1,000yen/person) *Group leader or Team name required
Price: 3,000Yen
Maximum space: 100

Important Notes

  • Itinerary may vary due to the weather, traffic conditions, and other unavoidable circumstances.
  • You must come at the reception not before 6:45pm so not to delay the start of the Santa run.
  • This is not a race. This is just run for fun in Santa suits.
  • Run will takes around 2 hours including picture taking and short random breaks.
  • Pre-payment is required to confirm your spot and/or avail the group discount.
  • Entry fee is 4,000yen if paying at the door (Entry is not 100% guaranteed).
  • The venue is completely SMOKE FREE until 11:30pm.
  • Please bring a small backpack for the run and a change of clothes for the after Santa run party and celebration.
  • ROI building (just accross Propaganda Shot Bar) has an onsen and shower facilities at cost if you don't want to party stinky after the run ;)

What to wear/bring

  • Santa or X'mas costume
  • Sports thermal clothes (to wear under your Santa suit)
  • Running shoes or sports sneakers
  • Change of clothes
  • Fabreeze ;)
  • Camera
  • Smartphone
  • Cash

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