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More than 150 runners sign up for Hospice 2 Hospice half marathon

More than 150 runners sign up for Hospice 2 Hospice half marathon

Thursday 08 December 2022

More than 150 runners sign up for Hospice 2 Hospice half marathon


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Within two months of launching the 2023 Hospice 2 Hospice half marathon, more than 150 Islanders have already registered. Next year’s event will be proudly sponsored by professional services firm, EY, for the first time.

Event organiser, Rai Fulton, said: “A huge thank you to everyone who has signed up already and has started fundraising.  There is still plenty of time to start your training.  If you’re a runner looking for a new challenge, or taking  your first steps into longer distances, we would encourage you to sign up.  The course is relatively flat and ideal for beginner distance runners.”

Francis Malaspina, a Partner at EY in Jersey, added: “It’s fantastic to see so many people have already signed up to next year’s Hospice 2 Hospice half marathon. We are proud to be sponsoring an event that raises funds for such a vital charity in our local community. We hope to see more sign ups over the coming months to make next year’s half marathon the biggest and best yet for the Hospice.”

The half marathon will take place on Saturday, 26 March next year in aid of the care and support provided by Jersey Hospice Care to islanders with life-limiting illnesses and their families.  Registration for the Hospice 2 Hospice half marathon is £27 for individuals and £45 for a two-person relay. Runners can sign up at www.jerseyhospicecare.com/events. The marathon starts at the charity’s fundraising shop in St Ouen, loops around the stunning country lanes nearby before heading through St John to the finish at Hospice, Mont Cochon.  

Last year’s Hospice 2 Hospice half marathon saw over 250 runners take part and raised £20,000 for the Hospice. The funds helped the charity provide specialist care to their patients and support the people close to them too. Organisers are encouraging people start their training early and sign up for the next run in plenty of time.

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