The Great KidsCan Santa Run is a 2-3km fun run/walk in a santa suit!

So what are you waiting for! Enter as an individual or grab a bunch of mates and enter as a team.


Update on the Great NZ Santa Run 2017

Unfortunately this year the Great NZ Santa run for 2017 will be taking a break.  The great news is we’ll be back in 2018, bigger and better with a new recipient charity – Graeme Dingle Foundation.

We were recently told by KidsCan that after 7 years as the recipient charity, they no longer wish to be involved in the Great NZ Santa Run.  We will put the Great NZ Santa Run into hibernation for 2017 and come back strongly, all around the country in December 2018.

Our new partner charity the Graeme Dingle Foundation is a leader in positive child and youth development building resilience and self-belief in New Zealand’s young people.

The Graeme Dingle Foundations objective is to have NZ’s young people transition through their sequenced programmes from age 5 through to 18 as a transformational journey that sets them up with a strong platform for adult life and a career. Their proven programmes include Kiwi Can, Stars, Career Navigator, Project K and MYND.

Sir Graeme Dingle, co-founder of the Graeme Dingle Foundation is thrilled with the opportunity to partner with the Great NZ Santa Run in 2018.  “My plan is to make New Zealand the best place in the world for young people and their families by 2050 and I will do everything in my power to ensure that this happens.” he says.

“The ‘Growing Great Futures – Whakatipu Tamariki Ora’ report prepared by Infometrics, shows that every dollar invested in our programmes is expected to result in a long-term benefit of $7.15, every contribution that is made to the foundation makes a difference to NZ’s young people.” says Sir Graeme.

The Foundation uses the great outdoors; fun and safe experiential learning; inspirational classroom leaders and world-class mentors to help NZ’s young people keep on track, learn good values and set goals for the future.

To learn more about the Graeme Dingle Foundation go to