Walking or running is a fantastic way to support Pilgrims, whether doing it with friends or chasing a personal best.

What's on offer?

Our sponsored walks and runs take place throughout the year. A Night to Shine is our biggest fundraising walk ever; you can shine for Pilgrims on a walk to remember and place personalised lanterns in memory of loved ones.

There was such good atmosphere and it was well organised. I lost my stepfather to cancer four weeks ago at the hospice; the staff were a tremendous help for him and my mum. I thought it was such a good way to raise money for this much-needed charity and I hope to take part again next year.

Becky, A Night to Shine 2017 participant

Thanet 5k Colour Run is a fun, colourful way to support local hospice care whilst getting covered in powder paint. You can choose to walk or run the 5k coastal route, by the sea and through colour stations, before receiving your medal at the finish line and enjoying refreshments with friends and family.

Our festive fun run Santas on the Run! was brand new for 2017. Join fellow Santas and dash along Herne Bay seafront; with 3k or 5k routes to choose from and dogs welcome dressed up and on leads, there's something for everyone.

Coming in March 2018 is Paws 4 Pilgrims, our new 5k dog walk. The route will take you and your pooch along a beautiful coastal walk in Deal. There's also a dog show after the walk, and with lots of stalls and catering available there will be plenty to see and do on the day.

For those chasing a challenge, try Canterbury Half Marathon; a tough but beautiful run through the picturesque Kent countryside. Push yourself even further by taking on Brighton Marathon, Vitality London 10,000 or the world-renowned Virgin Money London Marathon in aid of Pilgrims.

Whatever walk or run you choose, you’ll have great time raising vital funds for hospice care across east Kent. Whether you come with family and friends, colleagues or by yourself, it's sure to be a fun, uplifting experience.


We encourage sponsorship for all of our events, and work hard to keep our costs down to guarantee that your registration fee will go directly into supporting patients and families.

Check out our event calendar or contact your local fundraising team to find out more about our latest walking and running events.