Whether you're taking on your first marathon, looking for a personal best, want to explore your local countryside or experience the electric atmosphere of a mass participation running event in a city; there's a running event for every type of runner at Pilgrims Hospices.
TCS London Marathon
Run alongside more than 40,000 runners at the iconic London Marathon on 21 April 2024.
Come and experience the amazing atmosphere of one of the most iconic sporting events in the world, running in support of Pilgrims Hospices. Each year, more than 40,000 runners flock to London to take on the London Marathon, the largest annual fundraising event in the world.
Pilgrims Hospices are giving you the opportunity to experience this incredible event, whilst supporting people living with incurable illness across east Kent.
If you've been lucky enough to receive a ballot place in the TCS London Marathon 2024, we'd love for you to run for Pilgrims Hospices, helping us to continue providing specialist end-of-life care across east Kent.
Pilgrims Hospices has a limited number of charity places in the TCS London Marathon 2024, and will be receiving applications until mid-October 2023. Apply to run for Team Pilgrims, and we'll support you all the way to the finish line.
Please note: we only accept applications from UK residents.
The seaside marathon returns on Sunday 7 April 2024.
Fancy a marathon with a side of sea air instead of the usual city heat? Join #TeamPilgrims and experience the unforgettable atmosphere of running 26.2 miles through the buzzing city streets of Brighton & Hove alongside thousands of fellow runners, as friends, family, and the local community line the pavements to cheer you on.
With every mile, you'll be raising vital funds to help Pilgrims Hospices continue to provide skilled and compassionate care to those facing an incurable illness across east Kent.
London Landmarks Half Marathon
Run through Westminster and the City of London on 7 April 2024.
Join more than 16,000 fellow runners as you pass London's most spectacular views and attractions, immersing you in London's quirky and hidden history. With a route lined with amazing entertainment, for you and your supporters, this race is not to be missed!
Secure your place in LLHM on Sunday 7 April 2024 and raise much-needed funds for local hospice care to help us continue providing care to thousands of people in east Kent who are living with an incurable illness.
Canterbury Half Marathon
Up for the challenge? Join Team Pilgrims on Monday 28 August 2023.
The Canterbury Half Marathon is a real highlight in Kent’s sporting calendar. Every year, it attracts a huge bank holiday crowd, from runners chasing a personal best to those simply aspiring to go the distance. Held against the beautiful backdrop of the Kent Downs, the 13.1-mile course challenges the novice and veteran alike as runners navigate the undulating country lanes on the outskirts of this historic city.
Pilgrims Hospices are the proud charity partner of Canterbury Half Marathon and you can join Team Pilgrims, for free, with a pledge to raise at least £100 in sponsorship.
The London Big Half
The community running festival returns on Sunday 3 September 2023.
The Big Half is the perfect half marathon for runners of all abilities. Starting by the impressive Tower Bridge, the 13.1 mile closed-road run echoes the famous London Marathon route. You'll visit the boroughs of Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Lewisham and Greenwich before finishing at the historic Cutty Sark. The Big Half is much more than a half marathon, it's a community running festival and everyone is invited.
You can register now for the Vitality Big Half as a Pilgrims Hospices runner for free, with a pledge to raise at least £350 in sponsorship to help Pilgrims to continue providing specialist nursing care to patients, and families, receiving end-of-life care in east Kent. Already secured your place? Put your best foot forward and raise much-needed funds for Pilgrims Hospices.
Order a Pilgrims running vest
Show your support with every step you take.
The Pilgrims Hospices running vest, and technical t-shirts, are made of lightweight, breathable, sweat-wicking material that makes them comfortable to wear whilst running. They're also a great way to show your support for Pilgrims.
Running vest £10 (available in sizes S, M, L, XL or XXL)
Technical t-shirt £7 (available in sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL and XXXL)
Check out our event calendar, or contact our challenge events fundraising team to find out more about our latest running events.
Join our Pilgrims Hospices - Team Pilgrims Runners to find out all of the latest information on running for Pilgrims Hospices! It's also a great place to find encouragement and motivation, as well as ask for advice from your fellow runners.
Step into Christmas and run, jog or walk alongside hundreds of fellow Santas in our festive fun run; Santas on the Run!
Run Brighton Marathon for Pilgrims Hospices and experience the buzzing seaside city of Brighton & Hove on Sunday 7 April 2024!
Take on the London Landmarks Half Marathon for Pilgrims Hospices and make a difference to the lives of of people across east Kent living with an incurable illness.
Be part of the biggest marathon in the world and raise much-needed funds for Pilgrims Hospices.