Santa Dash – FAQs

There is plenty of space around the local area to park on public highways.

Registration takes place from 11am under the St Elizabeth Hospice Gazebo. 

You can register on the day, however if entering the 5k you will not be able to receive a timing chip. We recommend you sign up online prior to the event as it can get very busy on the day. 

The ticket price covers the administration fee, a Santa’s hat plus one medal.

5k Ticket - £15.00 per person 

2k Ticket - £8 per adult and £5 per under 18 

Entrants for the 5k must be 18 or older. For the 2k entrants can be of any age but under 18’s must be accompanied by someone over 18.

Yes, we welcome spectators to come down and enjoy the festive atmosphere.

Yes, the public toilets will be available.

Yes, we will have two gazebos next to registration.

We encourage fancy dress for the run. Remember you have to be able to run in your costume. 

Local traders will be available to purchase on the promenade. However, please feel free to bring your own flasks and food to the event if you wish. 

There is no minimum sponsorship required, but we kindly ask that you try and raise as much money as possible to help St Elizabeth East Coast Hospice. Every penny you raise will go towards helping improve the lives of those with a progressive illness in the local community.

Yes, upon signing up to the event you will have an Enthuse fundraising page created. You can use this page to collect sponsorship from family and friends. 

Yes, you can download your paper sponsor form here.  

Many employers will match fund the amount their employees fundraise. Why not speak with your employer and ask them if they will do this? It is quick and simple and won’t cost you a thing. Usually all they require is a letter from us confirming what you have raised and we will happily provide this for you. 

Please do not bring sponsor money to the event. You can 

  • Visit our website and use the donate button. Select “pay money in” enter the amount raised. Use the tick box for “is this sponsorship for an event?” and enter Santa Dash 2023.
  • Send a cheque to Fundraising, St Elizabeth Hospice, 565 Foxhall Road, Ipswich, IP3 8LX.  Please make cheques payable to St Elizabeth Hospice and write your name and Santa Dash 2023 on the reverse of the cheque.

You can ask each person that sponsors you to Gift Aid their donation by ticking the Gift Aid box on your sponsor form. If the person sponsoring you is a UK tax payer or pays Capital Gains Tax, they can make their donation worth even more. For every £1 they give to us, we get an extra 25p. Please ensure everyone completes their name and address, including post code in full to be eligible. 

Please spread the word amongst your colleagues, family, friends and neighbours and get them signed up too! 

We also need volunteer support to help the event run smoothly; to get involved, contact the Events Team.

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