St Albans Verulamium Park
Sunday 12th June 2016
The Hospice of St Francis is absolutely thrilled to have been voted as the official charity for the 2016 St Albans Half Marathon!
With races for all ages and abilities, the event on Sunday 12th June 2016 is the perfect opportunity for anyone looking for a new challenge, to beat their personal best, or a great way to get the whole family active.
You can choose from the following events on the day:
- Half Marathon
- Walking Half Marathon,
- Wheelchair Half Marathon
- 5k Race
- 1.5 Mile Children’s Fun Run
All of which aim to raise vital funds for the Hospice.
Use the discount code: MAINCHARITYRUNNER to give you 15% off any race registration fee....but don’t forget to tick the box during the registration process to say that you would like to run for the official charity so we can offer you the following support:
- A personalised Hospice of St Francis Running Vest
- Training and Fundraising support
- Special Runner Meet and Greet Area on the day
- Post-Race Treats
- A team will be there along the course to cheer you towards the finish line!
For additional information about this event please contact
St Albans resident Ben Askem, who recently cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats in memory of his mum Stephanie who spent her last weeks at The Hospice of St Francis, said, “Quite how we would have coped without The Hospice of St Francis is a mystery.
Not only did mum receive exceptional care during her last weeks, but we did too. Thankfully, the Hospice team ensured that my mum was not in pain, and had, as much as it hurts me to say it, made her peace with the situation. The Hospice kept a close eye on all of us, calling us individually for many weeks afterwards.”
Steve Jamieson, CEO of The Hospice of St Francis, commented, “I am delighted that The Hospice of St Francis has been chosen to be the beneficiary charity of the St Albans Half Marathon next year.
As the St Albans marathon celebrates its 35th year in 2016, our Hospice is also marking a similar milestone having provided hospice care for those living in West Hertfordshire for 36 years and I am aware that so many in the St Albans community have been touched by our care.
“I feel so proud to be associated with this major Hertfordshire event and I would personally like to thank everybody who took the time to vote for us.”