Santa Run

Unfortunately we won’t be holding Santa Run 2020.

We’ll be back bigger and better 2021.







The 2019 Captivating Santa Run

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

Once again, Shekou turned into a sea of Santas for Captivating’s 3rd Annual Santa Run with some serious festive style on display; and what a day it was!

On December 7, 2019, 700 registered Santas and 50 SCIE volunteers arrived to run or marshal the 3KM or 6KM courses around Shenzhen Bay in red shirts and Santa hats, in a tremendous show of support for the work we do.

This overwhelming response from the Shenzhen community once again leaves us speechless, and we were delighted to see both spectators and partakers enjoying themselves in the Christmas spirit!

After the event, over 250 children were able to meet Santa himself, certified Santa, William Grossen from InterContinental Shenzhen, and each received a gift, courtesy of our event partner ZURU. This wonderful day was then brought to a close with all our festive favourites sung by the amazing Adrian Black.

We’d like to thank all who participated in the event, with a special congratulations to the Santa Run winners, who received trophies and medals on the podium.

The Santa Run raises money to support the work of Captivating and its Chinese registered charity partners through the Shenzhen Charity Federation. Programs include educational support for young girls who have dropped out of school, My First Job program, health training as well as animal husbandry for families, giving them the potential to grow a business, and lift themselves out of poverty.

Our sincerest THANKS to the following that made this happen:


A huge thank you to all of those who sponsored us in our 3rd Santa Run, particularly our Frankincense Sponsor cardzgroup; and our Myrrh Sponsors, Dental Bauhinia and KIS International School Shenzhen. Without your support, this event would not have been possible. We really can’t thank you enough!

VOLUNTEERS: We would have been lost without our incredible English MC Simon Jenkinson and helper Vincent Fernandes and finally the 50 energetic student volunteers from SCIE led by the wonderful Greg Edwards and Gary Ellis.


We’d also like to offer a BIG thank you to our media and event partners HERE! Donguan, Shekou Daily, Shenzhen Party, That’s PRD, Urban Family, ZURU, Hired China, InterContinental Shenzhen and Adrian Black, as well as all the groups who posted and reposted on our behalf!

There are too many to individually thank, nevertheless, from the bottom of our hearts we appreciate all of those who raised awareness for the Santa Run: from SWIC to the Shenzhen School Community, as well as every bar and restaurant who promoted us.

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 Vista-SK International Medical Center for being on hand to attend to any medical needs.

We hope you had as much fun as we did, and we wish you all a Merry Christmas! See you again next year.

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


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!

The run is 6km long but there will be a 3km family run for those with young children. There will be trophy and medal 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!


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

Event Details

Date: Saturday, December 7th, 2019
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 100/Children (12 years old and under)
Each child, 12 and under, must be accompanied by a participating parent/guardian
Registration fee includes: Santa hat, souvenir T-shirt. Trophy for 1st place winner!
*PLEASE NOTE: You will need to register by November 22nd, 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 7th 2019, 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 7th event.
Please contact directly for more details.

Read online OR download Captivating International Newsletter June 2019 below

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

GOLD (¥80,000)

WANT YOUR LOGO HERE? Contact us by email

Frankincense (¥35,000)

Myrrh (¥15,000)

First Aid Provider

Volunteer Provider

Event Partners

at our December 7 event.

Please contact directly for more details.

See all details below in our Sponsorship package 2019


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 & 3rd place)
Male (1st, 2nd & 3rd place)
Boy (1st, 2nd & 3rd place)
Girl (1st, 2nd & 3rd place)
 Best Festive outfit Prize Female

Tshirt Size


Size/cm  160  165  170  175  180  185  190
 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   110   120    130   140   150
 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 2018

With Captivating’s second-ever Santa Run, we were to able to surpass the already tremendous response shown in 2017. On the 8th of December 2018, 600 participants and 65 volunteers showed up and showed support for this event, and what a fantastic sight it was!

Shenzhen Bay was treated to a ‘Sea of Santa Clauses’, as hundreds of runners dressed in red arrived to take on the 6K and 3K runs, in an overwhelming show of support.

Festivities took place afterwards, including a carol singing concert by Freedom:61, and a meeting with Santa, where 200 children received gifts, courtesy of our Frankincense Sponsor ZURU.

Many thanks and a Merry Christmas to all involved!

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.


Photo Gallery from 2019

Want to see more photos? click from below