Havering Half Marathon

Havering Half Marathon

Joanne and Matthew with Ross just after crossing the finish line crop

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The Havering Half Marathon is back for 2022!


At just three weeks before the TCS London Marathon this also could form a fantastic part of the training plans and preparation for those taking part. 


The Havering Half Marathon route exits the grounds of Abbs Cross School onto Abbs Cross Lane, and heads down Southend Road. With Southend Road closed to traffic, you’ll have it all to yourself as you fly South to enjoy Ingrebourne Hill Park’s grassy tracks. From there you’ll explore the gravel paths of Hornchurch Country Park and the pretty suburban streets of Upminster, before winding back along woodland trails next to the River Ingrebourne. With such interesting and varied surroundings, you’ll find yourself crossing the finish line before you know it!


Additionally, for those wanting to take part, but wanting a less intense run, there's the 10K route available! Therefore, no matter what your ability, you'll be able to take part.


We are inviting you to run in this event in aid of Saint Francis Hospice. Your registration fee will go directly to Havering Mind as the organiser of this event, but if you want to make a difference to the lives of local people living with life limiting illnesses, please take on the challenge to raise £200 in sponsorship!


By choosing to run in aid of Saint Francis Hospice you will benefit from the UK Athletics Affiliated Price (£2 cheaper than standard entry).


By raising £200 in sponsorship, you could pay for a patient to receive 8 hours of care on our Hospice ward.

Run the Havering Half like Leonore did, and help people like her sister, Wendy

Leonore says, "At Saint Francis Hospice, they take care of the whole of the family and their friends - not just the person who is dying.

"The Hospice gave us a neutral space 24 hours a day, seven days a week, when we had family stresses. We were able to have some really tough conversations that we needed to have.

"I feel like through running the Havering Half Marathon, I've been able to let go of the grief I have been holding onto."


We need you!

Saint Francis Hospice has been greatly impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic and now needs your support more than ever before.

It costs approximately £12m to run Saint Francis Hospice for one year and we receive less than a quarter of this from the NHS. Your donations and sponsorship therefore keep the hospice running and enable us to provide support that the community so desperately needs.

£202 could pay for...

8 hours of patient care on our ward

£400 could pay for...

Two crisis clinical nurse specialist visits

£1,312 could pay for...

all Hospice services to keep running for one more hour

What you need to know

When does the event take place?

The race takes place on Sunday 11th September at 9.30am. Check in is from 8am.

How much does it cost to take part?

The registration fee for this event is £28 for the Half Marathon and £22 for the 10K (by booking through Saint Francis Hospice you receive the UK Athletics affiliated price)!

What is the sponsorship target? 

We are challenging all of our runners to raise a minimum of £200 for this event.

Is there a minimum age to take part?

Participation in the Half Marathon is for those aged 17 or over on the date of the event. The minimum age for participation in the 10k is 15. 

Will there be awards for those taking part?

All finishers will receive a medal on completing the event with prizes available for the top three places overall - and the top place in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) - for both females and males at each distance. Havering Mind will notify winners via email by the end of the following week where a presentation is not possible on the day.

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