We have received a phenomenal uptake on this year’s event and the Run looks set to be our best yet! – Due to this increased demand, any participants signing up on the day are encouraged to wear their own running vest, or collect a Hospice in the Weald Green T-shirt on the day (whilst stocks last). If you are registering on the day, please arrive by 8.30 am to complete your registration on time
Starting at 9:35 am from the Lower Cricket Ground, our 10K and 5K routes take you through scenic Tunbridge Wells along roads closed especially for the run. Our dedicated staff and volunteers will line the route and guide you safely back to the finish line where we will be waiting to celebrate your success.
We will be there to support you every step of the way with professional training plans and dedicated fundraising support to help you reach your goals and raise money. Every pound you raise helps local patients and families. Any children under the age of 16 years need to be accompanied by an adult.
Location: Lower Cricket Ground, Castle Road, Tunbridge Wells
– The 10k event will commence at 9:35 am – please arrive by 9:15 am, to ensure a prompt start.
– The 5k event will commence at 9:50 am – please arrive by 9:30 am to ensure a prompt start.
“My husband Matt died in 2016 aged 35 from bowel cancer. He spent his final weeks in the hospice and I really don’t know how we would have coped without you. After he died I came to you for bereavement counselling and my children came to your drop-in Saturday sessions.
I’ve run on and off for a few years but started running regularly at the start of the first lockdown, as an excuse to get out of the house! At the end of 2020, I ran the virtual length of Hadrian’s Wall and then decided to set myself a bigger challenge of 500k over 2021, to mark 5 years since Matt died. I’ve signed up for the Hospice 10k in September, which will be my first 10k. I ran your 5k race in 2019.”
“My advice to somebody who is thinking about taking part is, don’t be worried about it, just get out there. It’s not about the time in which you complete the run, but about the satisfaction and personal achievement that you get from crossing the finish line. Plus you’d be raising money for your local hospice. It’s a good feeling to be part of the local community and supporting an event that ultimately helps families facing a terminal illness. I look forward to taking part in the Hospice Run this year.”
The safety and wellbeing of our supporters and participants remain our highest priority and so you can be assured that we are working hard to bring you a great event with added precautions to help keep you safe. We will be following the latest government guidance on COVID.