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Run, walk or roll around the Yarra in Melbourne's most festive fun run. The Variety Santa Fun Run is a family-friendly, pet-friendly event for all ages and abilities. The Variety Santa Fun Run is the annual Christmas fundraiser for Variety - the Children's Charity. Thousands of Santas suit up and line up to raise funds for kids who need an extra hand this Festive Season. Alexandra Gardens transforms into a sea of Santas ready to start the one and half kilometre, five kilometre or ten kilometre course around the Yarra, taking in some of Melbourne’s most iconic sites. Your entry fee includes a free Santa Suit, entertainment, jumping castle and, to top of this twilight adventure, food and drinks are available so you can wrap up the evening with a fun with your new Santa friends.