Charity Runs

One of the most common ways to get involved with a charity is to join one of the many charity runs taking place throughout the year. Here at The Prince of Wales Hospice we host a number of different charity runs, whether you are looking for a charity fun run, or a marathon we can help you to get involved.

Santa Dash 14th December 2014 - registration to open shortly

Our Santa dash is just one of the charity runs we take part in, hosted by the hospice you will walk, jog or run around the 2.5 mile course in Pontefract centre.

You can either provide your own Santa Suit or purchase one as part of your entry fee, so you and your family can complete the charity run looking fully festive. This year we will also have a team entry for 6 adults - brilliant for anyone who wants to add a little competition to their fundraising efforts.

To join our Santa Dash this year please ensure you register before the 8th December, you will be able to register online or by completing and returning an event application form. The cost of entries on the day will be slightly higher. There will be a Santa's Grotto and hot drinks for you to enjoy at the end of the charity run.

If you are looking to get involved with a charity run before Christmas, whether that’s with family friends or colleagues there is no better event that The Prince of Wales Santa Dash. As 7 out of 10 of our patients are cared for by your donations, your entry and sponsorship will make a real difference to your local charity.

The Great North Run 2015

If the Santa dash isn’t long enough, and you want to challenge yourself on one of the UKs biggest charity runs, then we will have places for fundraisers available on the Great North Run 2015.

To take part in the great north charity run, then there are a few things you need to know.

  • A deposit of £71 is required to retain your place
  • We ask you to raise a minimum of £350 for the Prince of Wales Hospice

In return you will receive

  • A running vest, tips sheet and sponsor form upon registration 
  • A brief training plan to aid you in preparing for the event
  • Access to the charity village on the day so you can get some free food and a massge
  • Recognition in local press

The key date for your diary is 13th September 2015 and if you are interested in getting involved and raising funds for the Prince of Wales Hospice, please get in touch to register your interest as soon as possible. We will let you know when registration for the event opens in the new year. We have limited places available for the Hospice team so letting us know about your interest will help us when it comes to securing our places for the 2015 run.

These aren’t the only charity runs we get involved in and so aren’t the only ways you can raise money for the hospice. If you are participating in any charity running event whether it is a fancy dress dash or a gruelling marathon get in touch and we will give you everything you need to raise funds to support our patients and their families.