Sunday 15 December 2024

Santa Klaus Running, Belluno, Italy - start of the half marathon (Copyright © 2015 Hendrik Böttger /


The Santa Klaus Running draws crowds of Santas to Belluno, a 2,200-year-old town that sits in a photogenic location at the foot of the Eastern Dolomites in the Veneto region in Italy, approximately 100 kilometres north of Venice.

It's a marvellous fun event that attracts runners of all abilities.

Here are the options available in 2024:

  • 5km fun run ("non competitiva")
  • 12km fun run ("non competitiva")
  • 12km race ("competitiva")
  • 21.1km half marathon ("competitiva")

The non-competitive runs are open to all runners whereas participants in the competitive races must be registered with a recognized athletics club, or they must provide a medical certificate for athletics at registration.

All routes start and end on Belluno's main square, Piazza dei Martiri (pictured).

The 5k is a loop through the picturesque town centre, suitable for the whole family.

In contrast, the 12k and the half marathon feature challenging multi-terrain routes that take the runners through Belluno's Old Town as well as through rural areas and villages. The difference between the lowest and the highest point on the half marathon course is about 120 metres.


Map of the venue:


17. Santa Klaus Running:


  • 15 December 2024 (Sunday)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  5km 12km 12km 21.1km

non competitiva

non competitiva



2023 --- --- --- ---
2022 112 148 89 129
2021 --- --- --- ---
2020 --- --- --- ---
2019 --- 205 111 185



Race report, results and photos:


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