12th Santa Klaus Half Marathon 2016

Belluno (Italy), Sunday 11 December 2016

Santa Klaus Running Belluno - start of the half marathon (Copyright © 2015 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


The Santa Klaus Running draws more than 1,500 Santas to the ancient town of Belluno which sits at the foot of the Eastern Dolomites in the Veneto region in Italy.

All participants receive a Santa Claus outfit which they must wear on the course.

The 5k and the 10k are non-competitive fun runs that are open to all runners.

The half marathon, however, is a competitive race, and participants must be registered with an athletics club, or they must present a medical certificate for athletics.

Starting and finishing on Belluno's main square, Piazza dei Martiri, the 5k route is suitable for the whole family.

In contrast, the 10k and the half marathon are very hilly and challenging multi-terrain races that take the runners not only through Belluno's picturesque Old Town but also through rural areas and villages. The difference between the lowest and the highest point on the half marathon course is about 120 metres.

Last year, the fastest half marathon finishers were Said Boudalia (1:12:43) and Paola Dal Mas (1:25:57). The time limit to complete the course is 2 hours 30 minutes.


Race report, results, and photos: Santa Klaus Running 2011


Santa Klaus Running, Belluno, Italy - fine views of the Dolomites (Copyright © 2015 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


Country: Italy

Venue (Map): Belluno (Venice 108km, Verona 171km, Trieste 190km)

Date: 11 December 2016 (Sunday)

Start time and race distance:

  • 10.00:  21.1km (competitive race)
  • 10.05:  5km (non-competitive run)
  • 10.05:  10km (non-competitive run & nordic walking)

Start and finish: Piazza dei Martiri

Race centre: on Piazza dei Martiri (Saturday 16.00-20.00; on the day 8.00-9.45)

Entries: online or by post or fax; late entries on 10 December 2016 and on the day of the race (8.00-9.30); entrants to the 21.1km half marathon must provide a medical certificate (and pay an extra € 2) if they are not registered with a recognized athletics association

Entry fees (5km, 10km): € 10 (up to 30 November 2016), € 15 (up to 9 December 2016) or € 12 if you already have a Santa Klaus dress

Entry fees (21km): € 15 (up to 30 November 2016), € 20 (up to 9 December 2016)

You get (5km, 10km): a Santa Claus dress and a hat, snacks and drinks on the course and at the finish

You get (21km): a Santa Claus technical T-shirt and a hat, snacks and drinks on the course and at the finish

Changing facilities: yes

Prizes (5km): to the three largest school groups

Prizes (10km): to the first 10 M/F

Prizes (21km): to the first 15 M/F and to the first 5 M/F in the ‘Over 45’ age group; prizes are not cumulative

Award ceremony: 12.00 (runners), 12.30 (nordic walkers)

Number of finishers 2015: 484 (5km), 535 (10km), 501 (21km)

Event website:

Santa Klaus Running - Event website: www.santaklausrunning.it


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page! Please visit the official event website to verify the above information.