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We need to raise over £8 million every year to provide outstanding Hospice care to the local community. To get involved with our fundraising activities, design your own, or make a donation, use the information on this page.

Hospice Run 2023

Runners ready at the start line

Join us for the iconic Hospice Run!

Sunday 17th September | Lower Common Cricket Ground, Tunbridge Wells | 08:00-12:30

Registrations have now closed but we are accepting sign ups on the day

Run start times:

Half Marathon- 9:15

10k- 9:30


Family run- 9:50

Back for it’s 17th year with two new distances and 1,000 places up for grabs! Join us for one of the best closed road routes in the South East. Take on our new half marathon, our familiar 5k or 10k route or have some fun on our family fun run where children are encouraged to dress as their favourite hero and dodge the water around the course.

Challenge yourself and support a local cause. All entry fees and fundraising go directly to supporting Hospice in the Weald care for people at the end of their life in Kent and East Sussex.

Old School Samba at Hospice Run

Your Entry Includes

Chip Timed Results

New Design Finishers Medal

Training Plans and Support in the lead up to your Run

An amazing event atmosphere with a live drumming band

Access to one of the best closed road routes in the South East

What's the course like?

Our classic 5k and 10k courses are unchanged and take you on a familiar scenic route past popular local landmarks such as the Spa Valley Railway Line and The High Rocks.

Our NEW half marathon is an undulating route, starting with the 5k and 10k runners before venturing down into Groombridge and Eridge then re-joining the end of the 10k route as you head to the finish line.

Our Family Fun Run theme is Hospice Heroes!

The route takes families on an adventure through the common and around Wellington Rocks and children are encouraged to dress up as their favourite hero as they dodge the water. Participants have the option of completing 1 or 2 loops of the route before receiving their finishers medal.

What about fundraising?

We ask all Hospice Runners over the age of 13 to raise sponsorship for their run but we would love for younger participants to get involved too with the help of friends and family.

We rely on your sponsorship for the success of Hospice Run; this year we are aiming to raise over £60,000 to support patients and their loved ones.

Our fundraising team are here every step of the way to give you easy tips and tricks to reach your fundraising target.

Runners that raise over a certain amount will be eligible for an exclusive Hospice Run gift!

Can I wear headphones?

For safety reasons, wearing headphones is not permitted as we want to make sure you can hear any safety instructions from our marshals on the route.

Bone-conducting headsets are permitted.

What measures are in place for participant safety?

To ensure the safety of all our participants we work with traffic management company Amber Langis to close the roads for the event.

We will also have our wonderful marshals with phones or radios placed in strategic positions around the course.

Medical professionals will be present on all routes and at the event village.

Please listen to marshal instructions and be aware that marshals can only advise motorist and do not have the power to stop traffic. Emergency vehicles will be given access to the route.

Are there toilets?

Yes, toilets will be available at the event site.

Please make sure you give yourself enough time to use them ahead of the start of your run

Will there be a bag drop area?

Yes, this year we will provide a bag drop area which will be monitored by one of our wonderful volunteers but please note, any items are left at your own risk.

Where can I view my run time?

Our chip timing company Nice Works will upload all run times to their website shortly after the event.

What's your refund policy?

Given the limited number of spaces for the event, entry fees are non-refundable unless we change the event venue or date.

If you are unable to attend Hospice Run, your registration fee will be accepted as a donation

Is running not for you?

We need over 100 volunteers to make Hospice Run possible, without their support, we simply can't go ahead with the event. If you're able to volunteer, please fill in the enquiry form below.

Volunteers are essential to the success of our events, they ensure our participants remain safe and importantly encourage them as they take on their challenge.
The main role of our volunteers is as route guides. You will be given a high vis, a route guide buddy and will be fully briefed ahead of the event with full instructions on where to stand.

For further information, please fill out the below form