The Santa Run is a festive, charitable organization, a parody of the famous Santa Run held in various cities of the world every December whereby we will be walking the city streets of Chania wearing Santa Claus costumes. In this Santa Run official timing and medals do not exist. In our Santa Run we are all winners because we offer aid to children in need. A distance of 3,5 km is being covered in the historic and commercial centre of Chania with the sole purpose of raising money for children with health issues.
The first year there were 400 participants. In 2012 we became 1.500. In 2013 we were 3.000!
Last year, 2014, we became 5.000 and we continue to grow!
Last year we raised 27.147 Euros which was given to the city’s foremost associations that help children with various health issues.
Santa Run was started in Chania by a group of friends which turned into a voluntary group and eventually became one of the most pioneering events in Greece. This event managed to become an important cause for the entire city of Chania. This year, we hope to achieve even more entries. We wholeheartedly believe that other cities will strongly support Santa Run.