Santa Race, Middelfart

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December 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am
5500 Middelfart
145 DKK

Looking for a Christmas event to remember? Then make a beeline for the humorously named town of Middelfart on Fyn in mid-December, when the annual Julemandsrace (Santa Race) kicks off.

The Santa Run in Denmark

Pic: Korona4Reel (CC)

A whole bunch of Santas – as well as Santa wives and their kids – will be pouring onto the streets of downtown Middelfart for this Christmassy fun run,  spreading joy and happiness along the way.

The race has been arranged by a local running club since 2011, and it usually pulls in a couple of hundred red-and-white-clad runners for the 3km and 5km races, with everyone from grandparents to grandchildren taking part.

Online registration is available, and it’s also possible to join in on the day if you arrive early enough. The starting gun is fired on the city’s central square, and as you might expect, there is a strict Santa dress code.

Outfits are included in the sign-up fee though, along with a time-tracking chip, some drinking water and some traditional Danish æbleskiver (ball-shaped donuts). Post-race Christmas hygge never felt better!

See also:
Discovering the coastal towns of Fyn, Denmark

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