Santa Run

YES! Santa Claus is coming to town!

In fact quite a few! Please join us for a really fun festive morning to help raise funds to bring hope to underprivileged children and families in Qinghai.

Everyone is welcome, from serious runners and joggers to walkers and families! Come in your favorite red, white or green outfit or festive best! There will be a LIMITED number of Santa suits for the first 100 to arrive on the day who wish to wear them.

The run is 6km long but there will be a 3km family run for those with young children. There will be medals for everyone who finishes as well prizes for the run winners, and the best fancy dress!

After the run there will be a chance for the children to meet Santa Claus and receive a free gift, as well as post-race entertainment and Christmas carols. We hope to see you there!

Past Events

Registration is full!


*3KM/6KM run or walk
*Meet Santa Claus + Free gift for children
*Post-race entertainment + Carol Singing

Event Details

Date: Saturday, December 8th, 2018
8:00 am Registration Opens
9:00 am 6km Run/Walk Starts
9:15 am  3km Run/Walk Starts
From 9:45am Meet Santa Claus and get your Christmas gift & Enjoy Live Music and Christmas Carols
10:30am Prize Giving

Meeting Point: Central Park of Fishing Habor (The park across the road from Emily’s Cafe, Peninsula Phase 2)
Jinshiji Lu, Shekou, Nanshan Qu
Shenzhen Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China
Fee: RMB 150/adult, RMB 50/Children (12 years old and under)
Children, 12 and under, must be accompanied by a participating parent/guardian
Registration fee includes: Santa hat, souvenir T-shirt and race medal.
*PLEASE NOTE: You will need to register by November 23rd, 3pm to receive a souvenir T-shirt. Registration closes November 30th, 1pm or when full.


PHONE: +86 755 2667 4830

All proceeds from the event support the work of the Captivating in China through the Shenzhen Charity Federation.

You can also visit Captivating International’s website to learn more


We can Change the World…
with a little help of Santa

Yes, Santa Claus is coming to town, in fact quite a few of them! On December 8th 2018, in collaboration with the SHENZHEN CHARITY FEDERATION, Captivating is holding the Santa Run and we would love you to be part of it.

Together we will be raising funds for our projects which help children progress in their schooling and aid parents improve their livelihoods.

With your support, 1,000 girls in China and many of their families will see their lives transformed this year.

Our Mission
We believe within every child lives the potential for greatness – something of incredible value they can offer to their world. For some, much of this value is lost because of poverty or prejudice. Our mission is to see disadvantaged, impoverished, poorest-of-the-poor children soar – see them reach out for a better tomorrow.

BECOME a corporate sponsor at our December 8th event.
Please contact directly for more details.

Read online OR download Captivating International Newsletter June 2018 below

Our Projects

Seng Girls Vocational Training School -QINGHAI

We continue our support of this program run by LOVEQTRA since 2009.  Captivating are the primary funders of this work, helping over 100 girls through elementary school and beyond. Girls come to this school either due to poverty or prejudice.  Most have missed most of their schooling before starting in this program. It is their dream come true.


Vocational School Scholarships – QINGHAI

230 girls (who had already dropped out of school) will have the opportunity to progress through a government subsidized 3 year vocational high-school program this year. The final year of this program will be an internship into (what is hopefully) their first job. Our team will mentor them through the program and into their first job. 60 girls started the program in 2016; were then joined by a further 70 girls in September 2017, and an additional 100 girls will join this program in September 2018 (subject to funding).


My First Job – Assistant Chef Training – QINGHAI

In remote locations, our registered partners come across many older girls sitting idle in their home village. Having missed MOST of their schooling, these girls are of working age yet largely illiterate. They need a lucky break. My First Job is a program where vocational experts and partner restaurants train girls to become Assistant Chefs. This year we will make dreams come true for 60 girls enabling them to start new careers in the food industry with fantastic upside for promotion. Once the training is complete, our team will track them for two years after helping them secure their first job.

GPA Greenhouses – QINGHAI

Materials, construction assistance/mentoring, as well as latest Greenhouse growing techniques and support will be provided to 100 needy families (mostly single moms). Success will mean children are more secure in school, are healthier, and parents have extra income.

Benefits 100 families and over 200 children.

Captivating/HEIFER China Village Development Program –YUNNAN

Now in the final phase of a 6 year development program in partnership with Heifer China, we are helping 150 impoverished families (and their 200+ children) address their poverty through animal husbandry and agricultural solutions.  450 families will be helped by this program at the conclusion.

Pigs for Poverty – QINGHAI

Two breeding piglets (sows) will be provided to qualifying families along with training on how to manage a profitable breeding program. We will help 100 families (mostly single moms), from multiple villages and in the process help stabilize the lives of over 200 children.



Healthy Village Program – QINGHAI

Since 2014 as a Captivating program, Nomadic herding families are being taught basic healthcare. Many live with chronic illness, higher than normal rates of infant mortality, and infectious diseases.  2018’s program will focus on Salar, Tibetan, Hui villagers, training on healthy living, STD’s/AIDS, childcare, hygiene etc.  Multiple “two-day-long” presentations will be made at each of 10 townships, and will train over 3,500 people.

1,500 women will receive a medical examination.  This is an important investment in the wellbeing of their next generation.

HOUSE OF LOVE – Guizhou Province. A program helping special needs children  – GUIZHOU

Since 2015 Captivating has been helping underwrite this program run by a wonderful Guizhou based Chinese registered charity. In partnership with a local Children’s Welfare Institution, an off-site “high-day” including lots of fun, love, games and the teaching of life skills is given to over 100 special needs children/adults every month.

More projects please visit

To find out about Corporate Sponsorship for the event, click here

GOLD (¥50,000)

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Frankincense (¥25,000)

Myrrh (¥10,000)

First Aid

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Event Partners

at our December 8 event.

Please contact directly for more details.

See all details below in our Sponsorship package 2018


8:00am Registration opens
9:00am 6km run starts
9:15am 3km Family run starts
From 9:45am Meet Santa Claus and get your Christmas gift & Enjoy Live Music and Christmas Carols
10:30am Prize Giving

Route Map


Best Completion Time Prize Female (1st & 2nd place)
Male (1st & 2nd place)
Boy (1st & 2nd place)
Girl (1st & 2nd place)
 Best Festive outfit Prize Female

Tshirt Size


Size/cm  SS160  S165  M170  L175  XL180  2XL185  3XL190
 Length  64  67  70  73   75   77  79
 Width  44  47  50  53   56  59  62
 Sleeve Length  56  57  59  60   61   62  63



Size/cm   SS110   S120    M130   L140   XL150
 Length   45.2   47.7    51.3   54.1   57.9
 Width   33   35.6    38.1   40.6   43.2

注意事項 Important notes

  • 報名一經接納報名費或捐款恕不發還。
    All registration fees and other donations are not refundable.
  • 不接受現場及逾期報名。
    Late or on site registration will not be accepted.
  • 主辦單位保留限制及拒絕接受報名的權利。
    The Organizer reserves the right to limit and refuse any registration.
  • 主辦單位保留聯絡申請者之權利,以便查詢有關其報名資料之事宜。
    The Organizer reserves the right to contact participants for information regarding their registration
  • 任何懷孕或患有慢性疾病如心臟病及高血壓的人士,皆不應參加是次活動。主辦單位在得悉或懷疑的情況下,保留取消任何不適宜參加是次活動之參加者資格的權利。被取消資格人士的報名費及其他費用, 將不會獲得退還。
    Any person who is pregnant or suffering from chronic diseases such as heart disease or high blood pressure should not join the event. The Organizer reserves the right to disqualify any participant known or suspected to be unfit to participate in the event. All entry fees and donations of the disqualified person will not be refunded.
  • The organizer reserves the right to cancel the event 24hrs before event day should the clear threat of a typhoon make it necessary to do so. The event will not be re-scheduled and registration fee not refunded.
  • 參加者必須確保體格適宜參加比賽。參加者必須同意遵守及接受參加者須知及其細則。
    Participants must ensure that they are physically fit to join the event and agree to the run waiver of the event. They must comply with, observe and accept the requirements and related terms for participants.

Captivating’s Santa Run- Thank you and photos!


Captivating’s inaugural Santa Run was a truly festive spectacle. 342 runners and 65 volunteers, donned red shirts, hats and Santa suits to run or walk the 6km or 3km around the new Shenzhen Bay walkway. We were overwhelmed by the response from the community, from runners to volunteers, and it was truly enjoyed by participants and spectators alike!

133 Children then got to meet Santa and received gifts, kindly donated by Gold Sponsor ZURU, while listening to carols sung by the truly amazing Freedom:61. It was a wonderful way to start the holiday season.

Congratulations to all participants who each received a Santa Run medal and special congratulations to the Santa Run winners!

The event raised funds for Captivating International, a Hong Kong registered charity, operating under the umbrella of the Shenzhen Charity Federation. Funds raised will go to projects ranging from educational support for girls who have missed schooling, healthy village programs and helping entire villages address their poverty through animal husbandry and greenhouses.

Our sincerest THANKS to the following who made this happen: 

OUR SPONSORS including the amazingly creative, award-winning toy company ZURU, who was our Gold Sponsor for this event. Thank you once again to our returning sponsors AMROSIA Global Sourcing and Inspection, for being our Frankincense sponsor and New Vision Display (NVD), our Myrrh sponsor. We are thrilled that you chose to support us on our first Santa Run!

OUR COMMITTEE: Tom Simpson from SCIE, Claire Taylor of Snapdragon Interiors, Serena Cole, Tracy Chen, Vivian Yuan and our fabulous Santa, Tim Mitchell. We would also have been lost without our incredible English MC Tom Simpson and Chinese MC Chuqi Luo and finally, 40 energetic student volunteers also from SCIE led by the wonderful Gary Ellis.

EVENT and MEDIA PARTNERS: Freedom:61, our band who ensured everyone left in truly festive mood after singing a wonderful selection of carols, McCawley’s Peninsula, who kindly hosted the post event party, donating 20% of all takings from the anyone wearing a santa hat that day, and everyone who helped to promote the event: ABNET, ANZCOM, Here! Donguan, Lohas Shenzhen, Nogogo, SWIC, Shekou Daily, Shenzhen Daily, Shenzhen Party, That’s PRD, Urban Family.

Our final thanks are to the Shenzhen Bay Management who graciously facilitated the run in their park and the local police for ensuring a safe event. Lastly, Raffles Medical Shenzhen for being on hand to attend to any medical needs (and thanks for the water too!)

Best Completion Time Prize


1st place:   215 Minakova Mariia
2nd place: 418 Renchun Liu

1st place: 204 Dallas Stahle
2nd place: 343 Sergei Gatalskii

1st place: 317 Noah Adam Melton
2nd place: 318 Tristan Collier Melton

1st place: 238 Alexandra Gatmdk
2nd place: 416 Sunny Shen


1st place:   015 Alli Denson
2nd place: 014 Jamie Bacigalupo

1st place: 001 Christopeher Ott
2nd place: 052 Juan Diego

1st place: 009 Simon Abbott
2nd place: 010 Phineas Abbott

Photo Gallery from 2017

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