Rudolph Run: Festive school fundraiser

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Get red-nosed and raring to go this winter to support St Clare Hospice!

St Clare have teamed up with Santa’s favourite reindeer to bring you a fun-filled fundraising event during the festive season!

We’re counting on your team of reindeer recruits to get active and participate in our Rudolph Run, all in the spirit of supporting local families in your community across West Essex and the East Hertfordshire borders during Christmas.

It’s so easy to take part….you set the date, distance and location and we’ll provide you with everything you need to support your fundraising. 

We can provide you with:

  • A pair of reindeer antlers for every child taking part (minimum sponsorship of £2.50 per child applies.)
  • Sponsorship forms to help collect that all-important sponsorship for St Clare.
  • A certificate of achievement for every pupil who takes part.
  • One free Santa suit for a member of your team – you just need to convince your headteacher to wear it and join in with the festive fun!
  • The opportunity for a cheque presentation with the children after your event.

Host your very own Rudolph Run in support of St Clare

Does this fun-draiser make you want to jingle your bells with excitement?

We’re looking for our 2024 reindeer recruits to take on this festive fun run and would love for you to register your interest by emailing with the subject line “Rudolph Run 2024”.

Have any questions before registering? Check out our frequently asked questions about the Rudolph Run below…


Why should we host a Rudolph Run? The Rudolph Run is a fun and easy way for local primary schools (based in West Essex and East Hertfordshire) to encourage pupils to get active this festive season! By hosting a Rudolph Run, you’ll also highlight the importance of supporting and raising funds for local charities such as St Clare Hospice.

When is the Rudolph Run? You can host your Rudolph Run any time from the beginning of November right up until term finishes.

Where is the Rudolph Run? The Rudolph Run is designed to be hosted by local primary schools across West Essex and East Herts. Hold it in you playground, on your school field or any other location of your choosing. (St Clare Hospice shall not be held responsible for accidents, injury, loss or damage to persons or property as a consequence of participation in the Rudolph Run campaign.)

How do I organise a Rudolph Run? Register your interest in taking part in a Rudolph Run by emailing and we’ll get in touch to help get this fun-draiser off of the ground!

How long should our Rudolph Run be? You decide the distance! We recommend setting an achievable target for your pupils with Rudolph routes up to 1km.

Can anyone get involved in the Rudolph Run? The Rudolph Run is designed for 4 to 11-year-olds attending primary schools across West Essex and East Hertfordshire.

“I’m not a primary school pupil but would like to take part!” Amazing news. If you’re a slightly older reindeer who would like to take on Rudolph Run for St Clare, get in touch with our Fundraising team. They’re more than happy to have a chat about everything you need to get started, including how to set up your own JustGiving fundraising page to raise that all important sponsorship.

How much does our Rudolph Run need to raise? We ask all children taking part raise a minimum sponsorship of £2.50. All the money you help raise through your Rudolph Run goes towards supporting people living with a life-limiting illness, and their families.

How do we donate the money raised? St Clare accepts donations in a number of different ways. If you’d like to donate to the Hospice, you can do so by:

Donating online. Online donations are the quickest and most convenient way of making a donation and can be done by clicking here.

Calling our friendly Fundraising team on 01279 773750 any time between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. 

Sending a cheque, made payable to St Clare Hospice West Essex Trust, to:

St Clare Hospice
Hastingwood Road
Hastingwood CM17 9JX

How does raising money for St Clare make a difference? We would love to come and talk to your school about St Clare Hospice and the difference the money you raise makes.

If you would like to arrange for one of the Fundraising team to pay you a visit, please get in touch by emailing or calling 01279 773750