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Hospice Virtual Half Marathon

1st October 2020 - 11th October 2020

We’re excited to bring you a new virtual challenge – Hospice Virtual Half Marathon, supported by Cymraeg Fitness



During the course of a working week, our clinical team staff can walk at least a half marathon whilst out visiting patients in the their homes, care home or local hospital.



Can you run, walk, crawl a half marathon and help support our patients living with a life-limiting illness and those who matter most to them.



With Cardiff Half Marathon deferred until March 2021, we’re setting you the challenge of completing 13.1 miles anytime during 1st – 11th October.  To fill that gap, keep you on your toes and to help raise vital funds for the Hospice during these unprecedented times.


Our Cardiff Half runners would normally raise £ thousands, but with the event deferred until March 2021, this leaves us with a gap in funding now!  Can you help fill that gap?



Why should you take part?


In these extraordinary times it’s important to stay active.                               Every penny raised, helps us to be there for

Regular exercise is beneficial for both your mind and body.                           patients with a life-limiting illness.


Run, walk or crawl 13.1 miles, all in one go or split – you decide!


This is a virtual event so you can take part wherever you are; Local community, in the garden, up and down the stairs, use a treadmill or rower if you have one.


Why not encourage your friends, family and colleagues to join in – set yourselves a challenge!


So if you like being active, want to get a bit fitter or just fancy something to keep you focused, sign up today to take on the Hospice Virtual Half Marathon!






£10.00 per participant =  NOW DISCOUNT AVAILABLE.  USE CODE: Hospice

REG FEE NOW £7.00 per participant


Every participant registered receives his or her Hospice Virtual Half Marathon bespoke Finishers Wooden Medal and Certificate.



Fundraising prizes

  • Prize for the highest fundraiser!


  • Raise £50 or more to receive FREE entry into our prize draw – Afternoon Tea – this will pay for 2 home/care home visits by our Clinical Team.


  • Raise £100 or more to receive your Hospice of the Valleys Buff – this will pay for 8 phone calls from Family Support Team to our patients, their carers and families for financial and benefits, emotional and wellbeing and bereavement support.


  • Raise £150 or more to receive FREE entry into our prize draw – 12 months Gold Membership with Fresh Active Gym, Tredegar – this will pay for a Healthcare Assistant to provide care and support for a night at a patient’s home, allowing their carers and family the opportunity to get a good night’s sleep.


Sponsorship must be raised and received by the Hospice by 25th October to receive your fundraising prizes.


The more you raise, the more prizes and FREE entries into prize draws to receive.


We’ll be with you virtually cheering you on every mile of the way!


Who can get involved?


Anyone over the age 18 years of age is able to take part and register themselves.


We also welcome our younger supporters (under 18’s) to join in.  A parent/guardian must complete the registration form, providing consent to take part in the challenge and all under 18’s must be supervised by a paying parent/guardian over the age of 18 years.


By submitting a registration form, you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions.



How to get started?


It couldn’t be easier, just follow these simple steps:


Sign up to the Hospice Virtual Half Marathon by clicking on Sign Me Up (below).  You will receive an email welcome pack.


Set up your fundraising page by linking to the Hospice of the Valleys Virtual Half Marathon Campaign on Just Giving.


Just Giving now allows you to link your strava to your just giving page – how to do this can be found on the Just Giving Page.



During your challenge send us your photos – we love to see our supporters getting involved and everyone loves to take a selfie these days.  Upload your challenge photos to our Events Face Book Page – Join Here


Once you have completed your distance, email us your evidence (strava/watch/photo) and once your sponsorship has been raised and received by 25th October, we will send out your well-deserved finisher’s medal, certificate and fundraising prizes as outlined above.



REG FEE NOW £7.00 per participant



Sign Me Up to the Hospice Virtual Half Marathon Here


Hospice of the Valleys Virtual Half Terms and Conditions 2020


Link to the Hospice Virtual Half Marathon Just Giving Campaign Here


Send your evidence in via Fundraising@hospiceofthevalleys.com


Or our events face book page

Hospice Events Face Book Page – Join Here



Please respect and adhere to Government Guidance on Coronavirus – The latest information on Corona-Virus can be found by clicking https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus



Proudly supported by

Cymraeg Fitness; A local fitness and wellbeing group set up on face book by Dai Powell to encourage others to exercise, keep fit, support and social wellbeing, and achieve their goals.










1st October 2020
11th October 2020
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