Santa Run


The 2018 Captivating Santa Run

 A fund-raising event supporting the work of Captivating in China

Captivating’s 2nd Santa Run was a truly festive spectacle. 600 participants and 65 volunteers donned red shirts, hats and Santa suits to run or walk the 6km or 3km around the Shenzhen Bay walkway. We were overwhelmed by the response from the community, from participants to volunteers, and it was enjoyed by partakers and spectators alike!

Over 200 children then got to meet Santa and received gifts, kindly donated by Frankincense Sponsor ZURU, while listening to carols sung by the 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 who received their medals at the end of the event.

The event raised funds for Captivating, operating under the umbrella of the Shenzhen Charity Federation, supporting the work of its Chinese registered charity partners in China. 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 that made this happen: OUR SPONSORS: A huge thank you to our Frankincense Sponsor, ZURU, and a big and warm welcome and thanks to our new Myrrh sponsors: Dental Bauhinia, Little Engineers and Red Ribbon Trading. We are thrilled that you chose to support us on our second Santa Run!

OUR COMMITTEE:  Tom Simpson from SCIEClaire Taylor from 3D BoffinSerena ColeTracy ChenVivian Yuan and our fabulous Santa, Kevin McCaustlin. We would also have been lost without our incredible English MC Tom Simpson and Chinese MC Shu Yiwen and finally the 54 energetic student volunteers also from SCIE led by the wonderful Gary EllisFreedom: 61, our band who ensured everyone left in truly festive mood after singing a wonderful selection of carols.

MEDIA PARTNERS and the SHENZHEN COMMUNITY:  A HUGE thank you to our media partners That’s PRDurbanfamilyHere! DonguanLohas ShenzhenShekou DailyShenzhen Party and Guide in China and every group who posted and reposted for us! There are too many to individually thank, but from the bottom of our hearts thank you to everyone who spread the word from ABNET and nogogo to SWIC and the Shenzhen School Community and to every bar and restaurant group who posted – Thank you!!

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.

To find out more about Captivating’s work in China, email or go to our website


Best Completion Time Prize

Video 2018


1st place:   56 Emily Wu
2nd place: 51 Yan Luo

1st place: 99 Vsevolod
2nd place: 68 Xu Kuan Ye 许宽野

1st place: 98 Nikolay
2nd place: 334 Tiger Li

1st place: 309 Zhang Kai Ya 张凯雅
2nd place: 222 Xu Huang 许欢


1st place:   036 Alli Denson
2nd place: 081 Ashley Stahle

1st place: 033 Christopeher Ott
2nd place: 047 Juan Diego

1st place: 071 Carlos Marco Pasco
2nd place: 032 Ryunosuke Usui

1st place: 125 Zitong Wang
2nd place: 92 Alice Chen

Photo Gallery from 2018

Want to see more photos? click from below




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

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

GOLD (¥50,000)

WANT YOUR LOGO HERE? Contact us by email

Frankincense (¥25,000)

Myrrh (¥10,000)

First Aid

WANT YOUR LOGO HERE? Contact us by email

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.

New to this event? Check out some video highlights from previous years.

Santa Run 2017

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.