What could be more amusing leading up to the Christmas period than getting out your festive costumes, chasing a giant Christmas Pudding all while having fun and raising vital funds for Hospice of the Valleys
Forget training or worrying about how fast you can complete it; this Festive Fun Run is all about dressing up, being with friends and family and supporting a good local cause.
You can run, jog, dance, skip or walk 2 laps of the scenic lake whilst chasing our giant Christmas Pudding. Or take part virtually in your own local community.
Feel free to wear your own costume; elves, Santa reindeer, turkeys are all welcome – in fact anything Christmassy! We’ll have a prize for the best fancy dress too.
The event is family friendly and wheelchair accessible; push prams are welcome so why not make it a family effort. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome to join us too.
There will be Christmas music to raise the spirits, raffle and well deserved hot and cold refreshments available in the Visitors Centre. Changing facilities and parking available on site.
Those taking part virtually can also chase the pudding by recording your 5km and the fastest time will receive a prize!
So go on join the fun; it’s going to be pud-tastic!
Everyone who enters will receive a Santa hat to help keep your heads warm and look great for Santa selfies! With some great festive treats on offer for everyone too;
Adults will receive a Hot Chocolate and snack on us
Children will receive a festive gift pack, including; Santa letter, Christmas door hanger, festive activity sheet, magical reindeer dust and festive Christmas treats.
Ho Ho Ho! It would only be right to have a special visit from a very special guest, yes, Santa will be dropping by to see you all, start the fun run and spend some time with us.
Raise £50.00 or more and receive FREE entry into our Christmas Hamper Prize Draw. This will pay for 1 hour of our CARIAD Activity Group, supporting patients to access weekly activities, reduce social isolation and brings carers together for peer support or rest bite;
Sponsorship must be raised and received at the Hospice by 12th December to be in with a chance to win.
It couldn’t be easier, just follow these simple steps:
Sign up to the Chase the Christmas Pudding Festive Fun Run by clicking on Im In Sign Me Up button. You will receive an email welcome pack.
Set up your fundraising page by linking to the Hospice of the Valleys Chase The Christmas Pudding Festive Fun Run Campaign on Just Giving.
The week before the event, we will send out your Chase the Christmas Pudding Festive Fun Run Packs.
Those participating virtually
Once your sponsorship has been raised and received by 12th December, we will announce the winner.
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By submitting a registration form, you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions.
Please respect Government Guidance on Coronavirus – The latest information on Corona-Virus can be found by clicking https://gov.wales/coronavirus
Please note Hospice of the Valleys reserves the right to change any entry items, incentive rewards or prizes without prior notice.
EGNI is an indoor children’s activity centre based in Tredegar and we are proud to be supporting Hospice of the Valleys and their Chase the Pudding Festive Run. Our indoor ninja style obstacle course is an alternative to soft play for all abilities, we believe making fitness fun for all is a key to unlocking a fettle lifestyle, follow us on Facebook for up to date news and information.
Business Industrial Solutions Ltd (BIS) is an industrial supplies and facilities management company. Established in 1973 BIS has been based in the valleys ever since and employs staff from the local area. BIS endeavors to put something back into the local community and sponsors local football and netball teams and donated PPE to local schools during the pandemic.
BIS staff completed the 3 Peaks Challenge to raise funds for the Hospice of the Valleys to support all of the essential work they do for the local community.
We are proud to sponsor the Hospice of the Valleys Chase the Christmas Pudding Family Fun Run.
Lewis Lines and Wilkes are a local firm of solicitors who are proud to be supporting the work of Hospice of the Valleys and sponsor their Christmas Pudding Family Fun Run.
Charlotte Ralph has raised almost £2000 for Hospice of the Valleys by running the Newport Marathon in memory of her dad. Charlotte’s father, Andrew was a keen runner himself and had been a member of the Lliswerry Runners for around seven years and took part in several half and full marathons. It wasn’t until Charlotte left university that she began joining her Dad on his runs and then joined the Lliswerry Runners herself.
Initially Charlotte would struggle to keep up, saying:
“At first I was always behind him but he would always run with me and never leave me behind,”
Through commitment and perseverance Charlotte became fitter and faster and could finally keep up with her dad:
“When I got faster he would always say that ‘I had age on my side’, unfortunately, when he got ill he had to give up running which he hated.”
Even after having to give up his own running, Andrew was so supportive of his daughter that he would be at every single race, always keen to spur her on.
This year, Charlotte took part in her first ever marathon in her dad’s memory, raising funds for the Hospice who supported him in the final stages of his illness. Taking on such a big challenge not only demonstrates the special relationship between Charlotte and her father, but shows Charlotte’s natural determination to overcoming obstacles to reach positive outcomes even in spite of devastating circumstances.
Charlotte has said that she chose the Hospice of the Valleys because of the “great support network” they provided for the family during her dad’s cancer battle. And that:
“After my father passed away they called to see how we were and were just amazing. As I had never done a marathon before I knew it would be something that I could do to raise money for them.” Charlotte also wants to say a special thanks to the Lliswerry running club who helped in her fundraising.