Cornwall Hospice Care are launching 'Your marathon, your pace'

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Cornwall Hospice Care are launching 'Your marathon, your pace'

Published at 7:47pm 21st April 2020. (Updated at 7:25am 28th April 2020)

Whether you should've been running a marathon this year, or your trainers have been gathering dust, Cornwall Hospice Care has issued a new challenge.

The hospice is still delivering support and care to those dealing with a terminal illness. 

But due to the closure of over 30 retail shops and the cancellation of many fundraising events, the charity is now searching for other ways to raise donations.

This includes their new campaign called 'Your marathon, your pace', which challenges people to complete either a half marathon, or a full marathon, at their own speed. 

You'll have four weeks to complete your chosen distance, whether that be walking, running or a mixture of the two.

The challenge launches on the 26th of April - the originally scheduled date of the London Marathon.

After signing up, you'll be invited to join their Strava club so you can share your stories, photos and achievements, which they'll then use to give you shout outs on their social media!

As a reward for completing the distance and fundraising, you''ll be awarded with a beautiful, bespoke medal handcrafted in Cornwall. All fundraising efforts will be extremely appreciated, whether you manage to collect £5 or £500.

‘It costs £20 for an hour of nursing care, so if we can raise some money this will directly fund our nurses and some serious nursing hours, which is really important.

You have four weeks to do this, so that’s 28 days. If you do a mile a day, you will hit that full marathon distance and we will call you a marathon runner. You can run, jog, walk: Whatever you need to do to get it done, we think your awesome’

Oliver Hoare, Head of Fundraising 

If you've been inspired to dust off your trainers and register for their marathon challenge, find all the details you need, here.

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