Several people dressed as Santa Claus holding their hands up in Wat Tyler Park, along with a dog on a lead

Festive Fun Day - Utilize

Tickets for Utilize employees

Join us for our Festive Fun Day, including the festive-filled ‘Run Santa, Run’ – which is a choice of a 2k or 4k route, ‘Doggy Dash’ and more!

For the Santa Run, adults will receive a Santa suit and Children will get Reindeer Antlers. The Santa Run will start at 11am with registration from 10am where you can collect your festive outfit. 

New for this year’s event, the Doggy Dash is one lap of the Santa Run route. The 2K lap is £5 per dog to enter and will take place at 2pm, giving doggy owners the chance to take part in the Santa Run before the doggy dash later that afternoon. We will have a prize for the first dog and owner back and the best-dressed dog.

At our Festive Fun Day, there will also be an elf trail with a chance to visit Santa’s Grotto. Follow clues around the route before a visit to see Santa in his grotto. Tickets will be available on the day to visit Santa; card and cash will be accepted.

Please read the terms and conditions below before signing up. 

By entering the any element of the Festive Funday 2023 you are declaring yourself medically fit to take part and understand that the organisers, sponsors or any assisting person or persons will be in no way responsible for any injury, illness, loss or damage to your person or property incurred during or as a result of the event or for any damage caused by you to other person’s property.

The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry for any reason.

CANCELLATION: Should the event need to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, such as adverse weather conditions, we ask you to consider your entry fee as a donation to the charity.

ENTRY FEES: Entry fees cannot be refunded if you are unable to attend the event for any reason.

CHILDREN : All children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult.

PICTURES: You understand that pictures/filming taken during the event may be used by Havens Hospices to promote the work the charity does in the future. If you would not like your pictures to be used please email

MEDICAL: Although the organisers accept no responsibility for any injuries, a medical team will be in attendance. Marshals will summon medical assistance if required.

DATA SHARING: Please note that in the case of a medical emergency on the day of the event your personal details will be shared with our event medical providers.

DOGS : All dogs at the Festive Funday must be kept on a lead at all times. Please remember to be a responsible dog owner and use the appropriate bins to dispose of your dog’s waste.

CONTACTING YOU: It is important that you download and read all relevant event information sent to you via email leading up to the event.

By agreeing to the terms and conditions you are confirming that you are accepting on behalf of all the participants you register for