Cornwall Hospice Care's Pirate Tuff Fun Run came to Falmouth’s Zestifal Festival yesterday (Sunday 24th July), with around 100 would-be pirates taking to the streets of the town. Many visitors stopped to watch as the marauding rascals raced through the town to help raise money for the Cornish charity.

The Pirates assembled on the Moor, and were warmed up by local company ‘Linzi’s Fitness Classes’ before being set off on the course, which this year incorporated the Tuff Enuff mini challenge set up on Events Square. 

“We’re really pleased with the turn out for this second year of the event,”' said Rose Beattie, Events Fundraiser for Cornwall Hospice Care. “People had gone to a great deal of trouble with costumes and had even decorated their buggies. We would like to thank everyone who took part or volunteered, including Tuff Enuff, Falmouth Police Cadets, SO8 Muay Thai for the marshal support, The Falmouth Town Team, Linzi’s Fitness Classes, Cornwall Resus, Cornwall 4x4 Emergency Response and the people who stopped to cheer our Pirate Crew through the town.” 

The Zestifal Pirate Fun Run in Falmouth, is expected to raise in excess of £2,500 for Cornwall Hospice Care once all the sponsorship money has been received. 

The event marked the start of ‘Zestifal’ in Falmouth, a five day long event showcasing a huge variety of sports and activities across the town. There are have a go sessions, mass group classes and lots to see and do. For more information visit 

The Zestifal Pirate Fun Run raises funds for Cornwall Hospice Care. The charity provides adult hospice care to the people of Cornwall. The specialist team at Cornwall Hospice Care aim to provide a holistic approach to the care of people living with life limiting illnesses providing medical, practical and spiritual treatment and support.