10 December 2023
Registration from 9am
Run starts 10:30am
Promenade Park, Maldon

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enter the run?

Registration for the 2023 DRF Santa Run is now open via the homepage of this website.

How much does it cost to enter the run?

Entry for 2023 is FREE.

How can I confirm that you have received my registration and it has been processed?

You will receive an email confirming your entry.

If you do not receive an email within 5 days of submission, please let us know by e-mail michaelfoster@davidrandallfoundation.org and we will investigate further.

What happens if the weather is bad?

Any cancellation due to adverse weather will be advertised on the website.

Who organises the race?

The event has been organised by the David Randall Foundation and its Ambassadors. It is supported by a host of volunteers from Maldon Cricket Club, Maldon Round Table and the Plume School.

How secure is the online entry?

You can be assured that entering on-line is secure.

Your entry details are contained within secure servers and locally within an encrypted, password protected data base. No personal data is passed to any third party, and is only used for internal purposes.

Your Credit/Debit card payment is handled by PayPal who insist that we are PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliant on Data Security Standards.

What charity will benefit from the event?

The David Randall Foundation – A Maldon based charity started in 2013. Please visit www.davidrandallfoundation.org for details of our objectives and work.

Is there a limit on entry numbers?

We do not anticipate there being a need to limit numbers.

Can I transfer my run number to someone else?


However, if you cannot run we will allow you to defer your entry to the following years event.

Please note it is a condition of the race that you run with your own name and number.

Is there parking?

Yes. There is car parking within Promenade Park. Please allow plenty of time to make your way and avoid the queues.

Is the route accessible for wheelchair entrants?

Yes, on the 3k route

Can I run with my dog?


Unfortunately, our rigorous risk assessment requirements means that dogs are not permitted to run alongside their owners.

Promenade Park is a public park and all owners will be requested to keep dogs on a leash to ensure they do not interfere with the runners.

Can I wear headphones?

No and not under any circumstances will you be allowed to wear headphones. As event organisers we take the associated duty of care to all runners very seriously. We simply cannot have people wearing headphones and unable to hear instructions from marshalls, fellow runners or Emergency Services. We need you to be vigilant throughout the run for your own safety and that of others

Are there any water points on the route?

As the run is either only 3K or 5K there are no water points on the route. Runners must take personal responsibility for their own hydration.

Is there a secure baggage area?


Is there any medical support?

Although the organisers accept no responsibility for any injury, a full medical team will be in attendance. If you need assistance just contact a marshal and they will arrange for help.

Are there any changing facilities?

There are no changing rooms. However, the public conveniences within Promenade Park will be open.

Are there any prizes?

This is a fun run and all runners will receive a commemorative medal.

Who organises the event?

The event has been organised by the David Randall Foundation and its Ambassadors. It is supported by a host of volunteers from Maldon Cricket Club, Maldon Round Table and the Plume School. It is being run in conjunction with Maldon District Council.

Who sponsors the event?

­We have not sought a sponsor to date. However, if you or your company would like to be involved in sponsoring the event please contact michaelfoster@davidrandallfoundation.org

Can I raise money for my own charity and good causes?


Whilst we appreciate there are many other good causes that may be personal to our runners this is a David Randall Foundation hosted event. We raise money through the entry fee but are also reliant on our runners raising as much money as they can to enable us to continue our work supporting families with a terminally ill member or one with a life limiting illness.

Can I get a refund?

Sorry. It is a condition of entry that there are no refunds for any reason, however all proceeds do go to the David Randall Foundation charity.

You can, however, defer. To defer please email michaelfoster@davidrandallfoundation.org