Cornwall Hospice Care Events

Coast to Coast 2020

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Event Details

1st September 2020
Registration Deadline:
30th September 2020
Event type:
Cornwall Hospice Care Events
Suitable for all
30 Miles
Fees and sponsorship requirements:
£10.00 - Adult Entry
£5.00 - Child Entry under 16yrs
£5.00 - Dog Entry
Contact details:
Cornwall Hospice Care Fundraising Team 01726 66868
Padstow Harbour, Padstow Harbour, Padstow , PL28 8BY
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Lockdown has been hard for all of us, but particularly for our charity and our nurses caring for those in their last moments. We need your help more now than ever to keep our beds open.

Imagine taking a deep breath and opening your eyes, you’re high on the moors with endless skies and a vista running down to the sea. The air is full of ozone with a hint of seabreeze. It’s September, lockdown is behind you and an expanse of glorious Cornish countryside in front of you.

Celebrate a new found freedom with us and make a special pilgrimage to put it all behind you and embrace going forwards. The Saints Way is our sacred ancient Cornish footway from Padstow to Fowey, trodden by thousands of feet before us, as early Christians made a pilgrimage to Spain. Crackling with the voices of our ancestors you will feel the unmistakable passage of time as it follows a wonderfully varied course through valleys, woodlands, pastures and moors. Enjoy a time of peaceful reflection as you pass through some of the most beautiful scenery in Cornwall dotted with pre-historic remains, ancient bridges, old tracks, quaint churches and pretty villages enroute.  Perhaps dedicate your journey to someone special.

The footpath is just under 30 miles long but you don’t have to do it all at once. Starting on the 1st September 2020 we’re going to give you the whole month to complete it. This is your pilgrimage, on your own, with family, or friends or the dog, everyone ( yes even the dog ) gets a very special medal. Some lunatics will run the path in a day, and the more sedate will be enjoying the hospitality of a number of watering holes enroute via 2 or 3 miles at a time, it’s up to you it’s your journey. Click the following links for a map route planning, and a walker’s guide Pelican Walkers Guide. Kindly supported by Mid Cornwall Brokers at Lanivet.

Sign up today to follow in the foot steps of our ancestors and raise critical funds for our Hospice by setting up your JustGiving page following the link on our welcome email. Share this with your friends and family who will be suitably astonished at your epic departure from the couch and empty their wallets into your fund.

Entry fees are £10 per adult, £5 per child, £5 per Dog and there’s a spot of Merch on offer too! Grab yourself a Team CHC Running Vest or Supporter T-shirt to show the world you’re supporting your local Hospice. Purchase here.

Whilst this is all great fun, It would be amazing if you could find a few friends to support you, every penny counts to fund the care we provide at Mount Edgcumbe and St Julia’s Hospice and you will have helped make a huge difference in these tough times. So please remember to set up a JustGiving page when you register, a modest of goal is very achievable and feels amazing when you beat it, knowing its going to fund the specialist care of the terminally ill.

All you need to do is sign up, download  the free Strava App, join our Team CHC Strava Club where will be sharing stories, photos and achievements and we’ll also  shout them out on our media channels.

Can I walk my own route?

For this event, no. It is about the journey of North to South or South to North and all of us doing the same route. How you do it, all at once, over a weekend, or in blocks of 2 or 3 miles is up to you.

If you can’t join us for this event, still get in touch and we’ll support you with your own virtual walk on

How do I fundraise?

Set up your JustGiving page and share it everywhere to tell the world who will instantly empty their purses into your fundraiser from the sheer shock of learning that you are going to walk 30 miles. If you want to fundraise for a particular Hospice, sign with just giving to Cornwall Hospice Care and then let us know which Hospice, St Julia’s or Mount Edgcumbe you are supporting.

On a more serious note, we’re facing a national crisis like no other while still keeping our two hospices open 24/7. With your help we’re continuing to care for terminally ill people in Cornwall and we need you to ensure we maintain this core service.

We are, as a charity, totally reliant on the support of people like you.

£20 funds an hour of our specialist nursing care and we need this now more than ever. If 100 people raised £200 each for us that’s 1000 hours of nursing care.

You could help make that happen, sign up today and invite your friends.

For all pilgrims, sponsorship is optional. But please we need you now more than ever and every penny counts to fund care and comfort of those last treasured moments

What happens next?
  1. Register today by clicking on the above red button.
  2. You will receive a confirmation email from our booking platform Enthuse/Charity Checkout letting you know that your registration was successful. There will also be details on how you can join the Strava Club.
  3. Setup a JustGiving sponsorship page. Please do so, just £20 raised makes a huge difference to the care we offer.
  4. Share your fundraising page with your friends and family to raise sponsorship for Cornwall Hospice Care.
  5. Start from Tuesday 1st September.
  6. Keep going and build up your distance to complete the full route by Wednesday 30th September.
  7. Once you have completed the event, share your record with us and we’ll be in touch to celebrate your success. Medals and certificates will be posted in October (there is a delay on medals due to the pandemic).
Coast to Coast and Conditions of Entry

See the Terms and Conditions of Entry to the Coast to Coast 2020

Coast to Coast Event Pack

See the Event Pack for the Coast to Coast 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration process

Sign up using the red button at the top of this page. Once completed, in the confirmation mail you will get a link to access the Strava Club and setup your JustGiving page.

Is there an age limit to take part?

No, none whatsoever!

Everyone and anyone can take part.

Will there be finishers medal?

Yes, and it will a beautiful bespoke memento of your challenge. After you complete your distance on Wednesday 30th September, we will ask you to send us your proof of completion from Strava, Garmin or Google maps etc and you will receive your finishers medal in the post in October. Please be aware there is a time delay having these produced.

Cancellations and transfers

Registrations are strictly personal, firm and binding and fees shall not be refunded for any reason.

If you are unable to take part please let us know as soon as possible by calling 01726 66868 (option 3).

Event Cancellation Refund Policy

If the event is cancelled due to reasons beyond our control, we may at our discretion offer a refund of your entry fee(s). However, we reserve the right to deduct an amount to cover the expenses incurred in setting up the event to ensure that Cornwall Hospice Care and our associated partners are not out of pocket due to running this event.

Is there a recommended kit list?

Walkers must participate with the following items: A water resistant jacket, refreshments suitable to their own needs, a copy of the route, and a fully charged mobile phone.