Make-A-Wish Singapore announces return of Second virtual Santa Run for Wishes 2021 from 1 – 19 Dec 2021 UPDATED 24 Nov 2021

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Starts1 Dec 2021 (Wed)Ends19 Dec 2021 (Sun)
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Make-A-Wish Singapore is pleased to announce the return of its annual community and fundraising event, Santa Run for Wishes 2021.

Update 24 Nov: Registration fee for Santa Run for Wishes 2021 is waived this year. All registered participants who have paid a registration fee will receive a full refund credited via their used payment method by 10 December 2021.

Returning in a virtual format for a second time, the run will be held from 1-19 December 2021 with exciting activities lined up for all participants.

Similar to last year, Make-A-Wish Singapore renews the call for participants to join the race and bring Santa back to Singapore from the North Pole. Runners will be able to contribute to the 21,517km journey by submitting their distance through the 42Race application (available for download on App Store and Google Play). This year, participants in the virtual run can clock in as much distance as they want and unlock e-badges along the way at the 3km, 5km, 10km, 20km or 50km (accumulative) milestone. Registration for the run is now open through 19 December 2021 at for $20 per race entry (Update 24 Nov: Registration fee for Santa Run for Wishes 2021 is waived this year.) The run’s kick-off will be on 1 December 2021.

The virtual run drew as many as 1,035 participants last year, clocking an impressive distance of 22,687km to bring Santa back – well over the targeted 21,517km, representing the distance from Singapore to the North Pole.

Kickstart the festive season with this meaningful run and spread joy and hope to the community of children with critical illnesses with Santa Run for Wishes 2021, and take part in Santa’s little activities from now through the race period:

  • Take part in Santa Run for Wishes 2021’s monthly lucky draw and grand draw
    Follow Make-A-Wish Singapore on Facebook (@MakeAWishFoundationSingapore) and Instagram (@makeawishsingapore) to stay tuned to monthly announcements of winners selected from the list of registered runners.
  • Flaunt your run costumes and be the Best Dressed Runner
    Dress up in your favourite festive costume while you run and share your photos with Make-A-Wish Singapore on the 42Race application for a chance to be featured on their social pages and crowned the Best Dressed Runner.
  • Be the top fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Singapore
    Create a giving page on Make-A-Wish Singapore’s official page, include SR21 in the campaign name and indicate your bib number to start a fundraising campaign for Make-A-Wish Singapore. All proceeds will go directly to the organisation and contribute towards granting wishes of children with critical illnesses.
  • Clock the longest distance and be crowned the Longest Distance Runner
    Clock the longest distance (accumulatively) during the race period from 1-19 December and receive a customised Santa Run for Wishes trophy.
  • Get creative and be the best On-The-Run Art Runner
    Embark on unique, artistic running routes and submit them on the 42Race application for a chance to win an award for the best creative route and be crowned the On-The-Run-Art Winner.

There are also other ways that participants and members of the public can get involved and help contribute to the organisation’s cause:

  • Commemorate your good deeds with an exclusive Santa Run pin
    Purchase and receive a Santa pin, accompanied by a reindeer pin at only $9.80 to help make wishes come true.
  • Get in the festive spirit by wearing the signature Santa Run for Wishes t-shirt
    Show your support for the run during this period by wearing their signature Santa t-shirts for adults and adorable elf t-shirts for children. Available at $12, the t-shirts are perfect for a family outing, everyday wear and a cute picture moment that might just win the Best Dressed prize.
  • Make a direct donation to Make-A-Wish Singapore
    Increase your positive impact by making a direct donation at The powerful and lasting impact of wishes can transform the lives of every eligible child, uplift their families and the wider community.
  • Spread The Wish Effect and invite your friends and families to join in the run
    The Wish Effect refers to the lasting impact of wishes on not only children with critical illnesses but the wider community. Show your support for the cause by inviting your friends and families to join in the run and be a part of the collective effort to bring Santa back from the North Pole. Help spread the word by sharing about the run and tagging your friends and families in the exciting line-up of activities for Santa Run for Wishes!

For more information on Santa Run for Wishes 2021, please visit

To date, Make-A-Wish Singapore has granted over 1,657 wishes and counting. This year also saw the commemoration of the 41st anniversary of the first wish that inspired the founding of Make-A-Wish globally. The organisation also celebrates the 19th anniversary of the Singapore chapter since its establishment in 2002. For interested individuals and organisations who would like to find out more about how to support Make-A-Wish Singapore, please visit the website here.

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