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Runners Bulletin October 2021


How you can be a running hero in 2022


Be a Running Hero in 2022

Running events are an excellent way to fundraise for good causes. Charities appreciate what a challenge it can be to run any distance, but especially a half marathon or marathon. If you watched last weekend's London Marathon you cannot help but be inspired by the thousands of runners that were motivated to get out on the streets of London to run in aid of a charity close to their heart.


Saint Francis Hospice

One charity that has benefited from runners fundraising in the Brentwood Half Marathon is Saint Francis Hospice. In the last 10 years £200,000 has been raised by people running for the charity. This is an incredible amount that they hope will continue in 2022, particularly as they have now joined the event organising team.

‘We are thrilled to be joining the organising committee for the 2022 event. As part of the organising committee, we are helping to plan the event and are helping to source volunteers to marshal the route.’ Rosie Wren, Events and Stewardship Manager.

About Saint Francis Hospice

As an independent charity and one of the largest adult hospices in the UK, Saint Francis Hospice has a vital role to play in the local community. They serve the growing and diverse populations of Havering, Brentwood, Redbridge, West Essex and Barking and Dagenham.

They have a committed team of specialist consultants, doctors, and nurses who work alongside other health and social care professionals to provide comprehensive care for all who need it. These qualified and compassionate people have been providing care and support to individuals with a life-limiting illness, as well as to their carers, families and loved ones, for over 37 years

As only 28% of annual running costs comes from the government, voluntary income is much needed for the charity to provide their services for free.

This year Saint Francis Hospice is asking people to run the Brentwood Half Marathon and fundraise for them with the suggested target of £250.

This amount could pay for a patient to receive 10 hours of care at the hospice.

Anyone running in aid of Saint Francis Hospice will receive full fundraising support from the team, will receive a running vest for the event and will be invited to join their 'Hospice Heroes' Facebook page.


Why Run for Saint Francis Hospice?

What can be more rewarding than knowing you have raised money for a wonderful local charity that helps out all those affected by conditions such as cancer.

You get an endorphin boost from running and fitness. But you get such a soul lifting emotional boost from fundraising for charity.

Saint Francis Hospice means an awful lot to me. Every time I fundraise or undertake an event for them it brings me closer to my Dad who passed away there”. Ben Whateley Harris

To find out how you can run the Brentwood Half Marathon in aid of Saint Francis Hospice click the link below.


Fancy Dress

Why not add an element of fun to your challenge by running in fancy dress? We have a competition for the best fancy dress costume in the event so start planning your next running outfit now - like Mario and Mr Fish Finger below.


Entry Fees

£33 Standard / £31 Club Runners / £6 Fun Run.


  • Chip Timing

  • Quality medal for all finishers

  • Free event photographs for all runners (New for 2022)

  • Cash prizes for 1st / 2nd / 3rd in Half Marathon

  • 5km fun run event

  • BARR Gold Standard Event

  • Secure baggage facilities *

  • Sports massage facility *

  • Pacemakers

  • Split timing facility with event app

  • SMS results service

  • Experienced organising team including Brentwood Running Club

  • 100% of proceeds go to charities

  • Ideal build up race for London Marathon

  • Quality commemorative t-shirts for purchase

  • Professional medical support

  • Gently undulating but fast course through Essex countryside

* subject to COVID -19 restrictions



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