About the event
We had to sadly take the decision to postpone the inaugural Hospice to Hospice Half Marathon due to take place on Sunday 29 March due to the ongoing health concerns surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Acknowledging that this will be a huge disappointment to many, we would like to offer the following to ensure that you get your race. Registered runners are welcome to participate in a virtual run of the course.The virtual run will be open to all registered runners and relay teams and would need to be completed between the original race date of 29 March and 30 April.
In light of the additional government advice issued, with the 2 hour restriction on being outdoors now in place, we would like to offer you another plan of action to be able to complete the Virtual Run – run it in 2 legs! On the first day you run the first leg of the run, which is the loop to & from our Beau Pre Fundraising Shop. Then on the second day, you finish the second leg, which is from Beau Pre to Jersey Hospice Care, Mont Cochon.
You would need to do the following to complete the virtual run:
- Complete both legs within 48 hours of starting
- Send us some form of proof of your run (s) by 5pm on Thursday 7th May – either a screen shot of your Garmin/Strava, or even a photo of your watch, at the start and finish lines (by email: email@example.com)
We will then combine your times to give you an overall time and will be displaying these on the leaderboard on our website throughout the month:
Don’t forget to:
Take lots of photos and tag us on either facebook or Instagram!
Set up a sponsorship page and get friends and family to help you support Jersey Hospice Care as you run. This can be done via our website- https://sponsors.jerseyhospicecare.com/
Encourage friends and family members to sign up: registration has reopened at https://www.jerseyhospicecare.com/event/hospice-2-hospice-half-marathon/. They will also be automatically entered into the rescheduled race later in the year if they wish
Keep to the social distancing rules, which can be found here – https://www.gov.je/Health/Coronavirus/Pages/StayAtHome.asp
There will be prizes for each category, except for overseas runners. We will also add your name and time to our leader board on our website. As this is not an official event it won’t be marshaled so you will be responsible for your own safety. It may be worth asking a member of your household to meet you with water at certain points, or hide a bottle of water in the hedge!
Please feel free to pick up your goodie bag, including your t-shirt if you have prepaid for one, either before or after you run. Please use the hospice half email to let us know you’re coming.
A rescheduled date for the main race will be announced in due course.
Take care. stay safe and thank you for supporting Jersey Hospice Care.
We are proud to present the very first Hospice 2 Hospice half marathon road race.
Run through the beautiful west of the island in our inaugural half marathon. The race is open to individuals or a relay team of two. The date ties in perfectly for anyone who is training for the Virgin Money London Marathon, as it takes place four weeks before.
Runners will be encouraged to wear old tops to the start of the race, which they can donate in Drop Bins located at the start line. Any donated item will be gathered up by our Retail Team and sold to raise more vital funds for Jersey Hospice Care.
All runners must be age 17 years old and over. There is no upper age limit.
There is a two person relay option for runners. The handover point will be at 6.5 miles and this coincides with the start line of the race as runners pass the Hospice Shop fundraising shop in St Ouen. Runners will be issued with a ‘Go Yellow’ wrist band to pass onto their race partner. It is the responsibility of runners to ensure they are at the handover point in time for their race partner. When entering the relay, please ensure you provide your race partners name and contact details.
Refreshments and water stops: This will be an environmentally-friendly race, so plastic water bottles will not be available. Runners will be asked to bring refillable water bottles with them. Water refill units will be available at the start, at mile 6.5 and again at the finish line. Should runners wish, they can bring a spare water bottle with them on the day to leave on a designated water station table at mile 6.5, thus removing the need to stop to refill. Your water botte MUST be clearly labelled with your name.
Cake and refreshments will be served at the finish line by the wonderful team of Hospice volunteers.
Runners will be able to purchase a technical t-shirt at a cost of £5.00. This is a nominal cost to cover expenses. Male and female versions are available on the registration page.
The race is proudly sponsored by The Tamariki Club.
Prizes and categories
Relay Team : 1st, 2nd and 3rd
Senior Male and Senior Female : 17 – 39 years (1st , 2nd and 3rd)
Veteran Male and Female : 40 – 49 years (1st , 2nd and 3rd)
Master Male and Female : 50 – 59 years (1st, 2nd 3rd)
Grandmaster Male and Female : 60+ years (1st, 2nd and 3rd)
Overseas Open 1st place
Best Fundraiser 1st Place
First place winners in all categories will receive a bespoke trophy designed and made by James Silvester a loyal Jersey Hospice Care volunteer, along with a voucher for free entry into the Hospice 2 Hospice Half 2021. All 2nd and 3rd place winners will also receive free entry to the Hospice 2 Hospice Half 2021.
Thank you to Normans who are supplying the oak for our trophies.
For overseas runners we are delighted to offer hotel rates for the Monterey Hotel and Best Western Royal Hotel.
Best rate available is £99 at Monterey Hotel and the Best Western Royal Hotel. This will be based on standard Double/Twin room with breakfast. Double for sole use are £89.00 per room with breakfast.
www.morvanhotels.com Tel: +44 (0) 1534 873006
The route will take you out west passing Daisy Cottage heading along Route De Vinchelez towards Les Landes race course on your right.
Coupling back at Les Landes common, runners will follow the route, turning right down Rue Coentyn.
At the bottom, turn right again to join Route Du Marais (known to many as Hydrangea Avenue).
Turning left at the main junction opposite St Ouen’s Parish Hall; the route will take runners along route De Vinchelez for approximately ¼ of a mile turning right into Rue de la Croix where the Relay runners will handover at the Hospice Fundraising shop. Here you will also find toilets and a water station.
Turning left onto Rue Militaire, follow the road through St Mary and out towards St John along Le Neuf Chemin, passing St John’s Manor on the right.
Turning left onto Rue de la Mare Ballam, you will take a right at Les Chenolles; follow the road right to the end and at the T junction, turn right then immediately left into Rue du Bel Vent where you will begin your descent to the finish line in the beautiful grounds of Jersey Hospice Care.
You can find the route here.
Bags: We will provide our van. It will be available from the start to transport runners kit bags back to the finish line. Please ensure bags are clearly labelled using the labels provided with your race pack.
Buses: Liberty buses have kindly arranged for runners to be transported to the start line. The coaches will leave from Liberty Bus station at 07:15. Please ensure you let us know if you want to take advantage of this service.
Parking: The parking at the start and finish line is very limited, runners are encouraged to be dropped off and collected.
Toilets: Toilets will be available at the start and finish. Public toilets are available at St Ouen’s Parish Hall.
Race day information
Race Briefing: The race briefing will be at 07:45 with the race starting at 08:00
Cut off: The cut off time for the race will be three and half hours: There will be a trail runner who will ask runners to stop if they are outside of this cut off point. Any runner wishing to continue will do so at their own risk.
Dropping Out: If a runner needs to drop out of the race for any reason, please report to a marshal, where your number will be taken and given to the Race Director.
Marshals: There will be an army of Hospice volunteers who will marshal the route along the way. Runners must listen to the advice given by the marshals. Remember to thank them as you go past as they are donating their time freely to make sure this race is safe for you all.
First Aid: St John Ambulance will be available along the route and at the start and finish. Runners must ensure that their emergency contact details have been completed on the reverse of their running bib.
MP3 Players: Runners are advised not to wear MP3 players on safety grounds. You will be running with traffic and will need to listen to instructions offered by marshals. Runners doing so, will do so at their own risk.
Refreshments and water stops: This will be an environmentally-friendly race, so plastic water bottles will not be available. Runners will be asked to bring refillable water bottles with them. Water refill units will be available at the start, at mile 6.5 and again at the finish line. Cake and refreshments will be served at the finish line by the wonderful team of Hospice volunteers.
Presentations: Everyone who finishes will receive a medal. Presentations will take place in the King Centre, Jersey Hospice Care at 12:00.
Results: The results will be published on our social media pages within 48 hours
The registration fee is £25 for individual runners and £40 for the relay option. As the event has kindly been sponsored, all the registration fee will be donated to Jersey Hospice Care, enabling us to continue caring for people in Jersey with a life limiting condition, regardless of their age or cause.
We would encourage everyone to raise more money for charity. Online sponsorship pages can be created on our website. It works very similarly to other popular online pages, however all of the money donated is given to Hospice, without additional fees being subtracted.
The Race Director is Rachael Vibert. Please call 01534 786174 with any enquiries