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.
Canterbury Half Marathon
Up for the challenge? Join Team Pilgrims on Monday 29 August 2022.
The Canterbury Half Marathon invites you to experience the stunning scenery of the Canterbury countryside for Pilgrims Hospices. Perfect for runners of all abilities, the summer half marathon attracts a large bank holiday crowd every year. Whether it's your first, or 50th half marathon, you'll enjoy running through the villages of Petham and Waltham along traffic-free roads.
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.
Vitality London Big Half
The community running festival returns on Sunday 4 September 2022.
The Vitality 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.
Thanet 5k Colour Run
We are back with an explosion of colour on Sunday 2 October 2022.
This family friendly 5k colourful event brings much fun and laughter to everyone involved! Take in amazing coastal views as you run and walk through clouds of brightly coloured powder around the route. Gather friends and family to join the energetic atmosphere of people running, jogging and walking along Thanet's spectacular seafront.
Early bird entry closes 31 July!
Virtual TCS London Marathon
Run the Virtual TCS London Marathon, your way, this October.
Experience the thrill of running TCS London Marathon, your way, this autumn by challenging yourself to the Virtual TCS London Marathon. Join 100,00 fellow runners in London, and around the world, on Sunday 2 October 2022. You'll have 23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds to complete your 26.2 miles wherever you choose. You can run, walk or jog - making it the most inclusive London Marathon ever!
Pilgrims Hospices are giving you the opportunity to have a guaranteed place in the Virtual TCS London Marathon, on a course of your choice, for free when you pledge to raise at least £100 for local hospice care in east Kent. Did you receive a place through general entry? We'd love for you to join Team Pilgrims to help us be there for the next family who need us.
TCS London Marathon
Run alongside more than 40,000 runners at the iconic London Marathon.
Beginning in Greenwich Park, you'll over look the beautiful city of London before it's filled with thousands of like-minded runners taking on their very own challenge. You'll pass famous landmarks such as Charlton House, Cutty Sark, London Eye, Big Ben and of course, experience the famous Tower Bridge atmosphere. Throughout the 26.2 mile route you'll be cheered and applauded by crowds of supporters in awe of your immense efforts, before your cross the memorable finish line on the Mall.
If you've been lucky enough to receive a ballot place in TCS London Marathon 2022, we'd love for you to run for Pilgrims Hospices, helping us to continue providing specialist end-of-life care, free of charge.
TCS London Marathon 2023 will return to its traditional sot in the running calendar on Sunday 23 April. Pilgrims are giving you the opportunity to experience this once in a lifetime atmosphere, whilst raising much-needed funds. Pilgrims have a limited number of charity places in the TCS London Marathon 2023, and will be receiving applications until mid-October. Apply to run for Team Pilgrims, and we'll support you all the way to the famous finish line.
Please note: we only accept applications from UK residents.
The seaside marathon returns on Sunday 2 April 2023.
Join more than 8,000 fellow runners for an unforgettable experience and the achievement of a lifetime in the buzzing and beautiful city of Brighton & Hove on Sunday 2 April 2023 and raise much-needed funds for local hospice care.
You'll have the unique opportunity to experience the stunning city of Brighton & Hove along 26.2 miles of closed roads, as friends, family and the local community line the route to cheer you on.
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.
Run a challenging but beautiful route through the scenic Kent countryside in Canterbury’s iconic road race. Fancy the challenge?
London’s most exciting half-marathon returns! Come and experience the amazing atmosphere of London’s newest road race.
Take the plunge at Swim Serpentine for Pilgrims Hospices and make a difference to the lives of of people across east Kent living with an incurable illness.
Challenge yourself and experience the amazing atmosphere of one of the most iconic sporting events in the world.
This October, you can run the world’s greatest marathon, from wherever you are. It’s your chance to do the London Marathon your way!