Make-A-Wish Singapore, a non-profit organisation that creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses, is pleased to announce the return of its annual community and fundraising event, Santa Run for Wishes 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. Sign up through 19 December 2021 for Santa Run for Wishes 2021 at

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 3 km, 5 km, 10 km, 20 km or 50 km (accumulative) milestone. Free registration for the run is now open at

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 our monthly announcements of winners selected from the list of registered runners.

Share your love for Santa Run for Wishes with our social competition

Leave a comment on our Instagram or Facebook post to share why you love Santa Run for Wishes and stand a chance to win attractive and limited-edition prizes.

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 our 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 our 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 our 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 our 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 our cause by inviting your friends and families to join in the run and be a part of our 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 our exciting line-up of activities for Santa Run for Wishes!

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 more information on Santa Run for Wishes 2021, please visit For interested individuals and organisations who would like to find out more about how to support Make-A-Wish Singapore, please visit their website here.


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