Calling on Santa’s helpers!

Come and join us in this family friendly festive run!

Arrive in your favourite Elf costume and run, jog or jingle all the way around Heron’s Reach! Meet us at the top of Woodside Drive (next to Blackpool Zoo) and help us raise funds in support of the National Elf Service.

The Blue Skies Elf Run takes place on Sunday 24th November, starting at 11am. Our Fun Run is open to both new and experienced runners of all ages, making it the ideal event to bring along your family. Each competitor will receive a free elf hat* and a medal at the end of the race. Refreshments will be available to buy, courtesy of Leivers & Co.

The Route

The route (approx. 4.5km) starts on Woodside Drive, next to Blackpool Zoo car park and takes you around Heron’s Reach Golf Course, passing The Village Hotel and Blackpool Zoo along the way. Marshalls will be present at stations along the route.

How to enter

Enter online at or call into the Blue Skies office on the main corridor at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. On receipt of payment, we will confirm your booking and issue you with a sponsor form via email. Elf hats can be collected from the Blue Skies office.


Monies raised from the Blue Skies Elf Run 2019 will go directly towards enhancing patient care at hospitals across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. By raising £25, you are helping us make a huge difference. However, there is no minimum requirement. Runners that raise in excess of £100 individually, gain free entry to our 5k Fun Run 2020, which takes place on Wednesday 6th May.

Entry Fees for 5k Fun Run and Zoo Trail

Adult: £10

Children (5-16 years): £5

Under 5s: Free of charge (please ensure that you register each child with us on the day of the event)


Registration will take place from 10:15pm with the Village Hotel providing a festive warm up before the race starts. Blackpool Zoo have very kindly offered all participants free parking on the day. Runner numbers and car park passes can be collected at registration.