Run for Rowcroft!

Lace up your running shoes and get ready to make a difference at one of the most exciting road running events in the South West of England.

The Torbay Half Marathon and 10k is set to make a triumphant return to the running calendar on Sunday 29 September 2024, and we’re asking YOU to pound the pavement in support of the hospice! You can opt for a half marathon or 10k route – both of which take in the coastline of the English Riviera.

With Rowcroft Hospice as the official charity partner and offering free entry on limited places, what’s not to love?!

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Make a dash for it and get FREE entry!

It is anticipated that up to 50% of competitors will take part for charity, and registration for the Torbay Half Marathon and 10k is now open.

The price is £34.50 for charity runners opting for the half marathon, and £24.50 for charity runners opting for the 10k route. Limited FREE places are available using Rowcroft’s discount code and there are further limited places available at half price. But you’ll need to be quick to sign up as these places are available on a first come first served basis. All we ask in return is that pledge to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship for the hospice.

To claim your free place, simply fill out the form here and pledge to raise a minimum of £100.

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An event for all

“We’re over the moon to see the return of this popular Torbay running race that raises significant funds for good causes,” said Rowcroft’s Fundraiser Hayley Townsend. “For Rowcroft’s runners, this event is not just about crossing the finish line; it’s about helping to provide crucial comfort and care to local patients with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones. Every step taken brings us closer to our goal of ensuring that no one faces end of life alone. We’d love you to run for Rowcroft so please do sign up now and take advantage of our fabulous discount codes.

“Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or a first-time runner, the day is a celebration of running for all abilities and an opportunity to unite as a community, spread awareness, and raise vital funds to support hospice care. We welcome everyone’s support so please do join us for this unforgettable event. When you sign up, you’ll receive a free fundraising pack that will give you top tips on how to maximise your sponsorship, and we’ll be cheering you all the way!”

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Your support changes lives

By running for Rowcroft and raising funds for the hospice, you’re helping Rowcroft to care for over 2,500 people living with life-limiting illnesses across South Devon each year. You’re supporting people like Dena who was cared for by Rowcroft’s Hospice at Home service before she passed away in 2019.

In spite of being born with Down’s syndrome and a learning disability, Dena had lived a very full and vibrant life. However in late 2014 she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and developed incredibly complex needs. Rowcroft was able to deliver expert specialist care that helped Dena and her loved ones through the toughest of times at the end of Dena’s life.

“Rowcroft gave us precious time to be just a family with a dying loved one,” said Dena’s sister Karen. “It meant the world to us to be able to sit with Dena knowing her needs were being met and that she could die in her own bed in her own room at home, just as she had wanted. Rowcroft is like a family that embraces you in the darkest times. It wraps its arms around you when you need it most.”

How your fundraising can make a difference

  • £120 could provide a patient with four complementary therapy sessions, such as massage or reflexology, to help promote relaxation and well-being.
  • £265 could pay for overnight care for a patient at home, enabling a family to get a good night’s sleep knowing their loved one is receiving expert care and support.
  • £410 could pay for a patient with complex needs to receive a day’s specialist care and support in our Inpatient Unit.

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