Popular charity run returns

October 2022


After pausing for the pandemic, Prospect Hospice’s Spring Run will return in 2023 and this time runners will be able to choose between three distances: a 2.5km fun run or the 5km and 10km multi-terrain routes.

Whether you’re an experienced runner or new to the sport, this event is open to everyone who wants to challenge themselves to running a distance and, for the first time, both the 5km and 10km will be chip timed.

Taking place at Stanton Country Park on Sunday 12 March, the event will help raise vital funds to help care for local people living with a life limiting illness.

Sheryl Crouch, head of income at the charity, said: “We’ve spoken for a while about how the pandemic affected our fundraising and not being able to hold events had a huge impact on donations to the hospice. Thankfully, we’re now back into the swing of it and, with a few events under our belt, it’s wonderful to be able to bring back some of our supporter favourites with some added features.

“Our spring run was a popular event with hospice fundraisers and is a lovely way to banish the winter blues and embrace the outdoors again as spring begins. This year, we’ve added to our 5km and 10km routes with chip timing which, from feedback, we know is greatly valued. We’re also introducing a new 2.5km fun run which all the family can enjoy.

“Sponsorship for these events is incredibly important and it helps ensure that local people are able to be cared for at the end of their lives. Just £25 in sponsorship will help ensure a nurse is there for a patient either at the hospice or at home for a whole hour, ensuring they’re cared for while the school run needs completing or the food shopping needs to be done.”

All runners will receive a medal as they cross the finish line and the 5km and 10km runs will, for the first time, be chip timed to give you a result. Prizes will also be awarded for the winners of the 10km run.

Early bird entry fees for the 2.5km fun run is £6 per person with the 5km entry priced at £12 and the £10km costing £15 to enter. Early bird entry fees apply until the end of 2022 with prices rising slightly from 1 January 2023.

To find out more about the event, or to sign up, click here.


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