Santas Fun Run : Riga, Sunday, Dec 8, 2013  LAT  ENG   
Santas Fun Run : Riga, Sunday, Dec 8, 2013
December 8th, 2013, Riga, Latvia

Dear Santa`s Fun Runners,

Santa`s Fun Run has become a great tradition and voices of Santas` familiar “ho ho ho” were heard in Riga old town in December of 2013 for the sixth time already. Santa`s Fun Run combined 2 goals – 1st and most important helping seriously ill children by paying for Reittherapy sessions and 2nd bringing Christmas joy into streets of old town and cheering up participants.

I would like to express my personal gratitude to those who participated and thus helped to improve health of seriously ill children. It would not be possible without each one of you!

My special appreciation goes to my colleagues in Riga International Rotary club for organizational efforts and for successful cooperation. Gratitude received from families involved in the project proves that together we have done a great job. Therefore we are motivated and eager to continue helping those who are in need by starting work on organization of 7th Santa`s Fun Run. Together we can help bring out the smile in children who`s smile is result of treatment and hard work of their families.

Currently ~60% of donated funds – 5925.82 Eur have been used for Reittherapies and another 4106.187 Eur will be used by the end of the year. These funds helped 13 children to improve their health. Detailed report on used funds is enclosed.

We are truly satisfied with achieved and we will continue tradition of Santa`s Fun Run in 2014. Currently we are working on information gathering in order to understand who are in need of donors support the most. According to current plan we are going to wear Santa`s costumes on December 14th. More detailed information will be provided towards autumn.

Thanks again to everyone who participated and see you on December!

Mats Kjaer
Rotary International Club Riga president

Report on used funds for period February 2014 till July 2014  read here ...


Santas Fun Run on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 12:00

Welcome to the website for the sixth annual Santas Fun Run & Walk in Riga, Latvia that is scheduled for Sunday December 8th, 2013 at 12.00 am in the Dome Square. 

The inaugural event in 2008 was a great success, and 2009, 2010 and 2012 were an even bigger success ! We are now making plans for an even bigger and better run in 2013.  Add this address to your favourites and keep watching.   

Please take a look at the "2008" and "2009" section of this site for a synopsis of the event  and the "Gallery" for photos from last year's event.  


Organized by the  Rotary Club of Riga International, this 1,5 km (approx) run/walk through the city is about fun and holiday cheer - all for a good cause.