Great Santa Run Tokyo

Festive fun with a worthwhile cause

Kim   - 1 min read
Venue : Komazawa Olympic Park When : Mid Nov 2024

If you're looking for a bit of festive fun with a purpose this December, look no further than the Great Santa Run. The charity event was first held in Tokyo in 2018, and involves participants dressing up in Santa costumes and either completing a 4.3 kilometer fun run, or a two kilometer walk.

The event's participation fees (¥3300 for adults, ¥2200 for high school/university students, and ¥1100 for children from 3 years old to junior high school age) go towards both domestic and international children's charities, exemplifying the Christmas spirit of giving. The fee also includes a Santa costume, but if you already have one feel free to bring it along.

Participants can register for the Santa Run (or walk) via the official event website.

Getting there

The event takes place at Komazawa Olympic Park, which can be accessed in 15 minutes on foot from Komazawa-daigaku Station on the Tokyu Den en toshi Line.

More info

Find out more about Komazawa Olympic Park.


Kim @kim.b