Why you should run the London Marathon for St Catherine’s Hospice

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There’s just 188 days to go until the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon…so plenty of time to join our team!

Every year, an incredible team of fundraisers take on the famous London Marathon for St Catherine’s Hospice. Last year alone, Team StCH raised almost £100,000 for the hospice; a truly staggering amount that made a huge difference to our patients and their loved ones.

Whether you have your own place to run next year and are looking for a charity to support, or if you were unlucky in the ballot and want to buy one of our limited available places, here are our top reasons to run the London Marathon for St Catherine’s Hospice in 2019:

Make a difference in your local community

Every year, we care for around 2,100 people who are living with a terminal or life-limiting illness. In order for us to continue caring for our community, we need people like you to fundraise for us in any way you can. By running the London Marathon for St Catherine’s, you’ll be making an extraordinary difference to those who need us as life comes full circle. You’ll not only be supporting our patients as they face the end of life, but also their loved ones who may require their own care, support and counselling. As you cross that finish line, no matter how tired you feel, you can rest assured you’ve done something amazing for your local hospice.

Make the most of our Team StCH perks

If you become a member of Team StCH and choose to run the London Marathon for St Catherine’s Hospice, you’ll receive so much more than a branded running vest and some fundraising materials; we like to really treat our team and support you throughout your marathon training journey, and beyond.

You’ll get access to exclusive events such as a Hints and Tips session lead by a British Master M60 Gold Medalist, be invited to join our private Facebook group, have the opportunity to attend local training runs and come along to social events where you can meet fellow runners, including our famous Pasta Party! Plus, we’ll give you free transport to the start line on race day meaning you can just relax and get into the zone.


Be a part of our incredible team

We are so proud of Team StCH: in 2018, we had 60 amazing people on our team, running for St Catherine’s and raising incredibly important funds for us. This year, we’re hoping that even more people will come on board and run the London Marathon for us. Lots of our runners have said they’ve made friends for life by being a part of Team StCH, and the atmosphere on marathon day is electric as our team rally together toward the finish line. We’d be honoured to have you join us in 2019.

Tick it off your bucket list

For hundreds of people, running the London Marathon is high on their bucket list. If it’s on yours, this is your chance to tick it off…there’s no time like the present!


To find out more about joining Team StCH and running the 2019 London Marathon for St Catherine’s Hospice, please call 01293 447355 or email events@stch.org.uk

We’d love to have you on board!