Cornwall Hospice Care Events

Virtually London 2020

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Event Details

4th October 2020
Registration Deadline:
4th October 2020
Event type:
Cornwall Hospice Care Events
Suitable for all
26.2 Miles
Fees and sponsorship requirements:
£10 Registration - Adult Entry
Contact details:
Cornwall Hospice Care Fundraising Team 01726 66868 option 3
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Run, jog or walk your own Marathon on 4th October your way in your space along with thousands of other Virtual London Marathon runners.

Following the announcement that this years London Marathon has now been turned into a virtual event to take place on 4th October, we have decided to create an event where you can all jump on and enter a virtual Marathon.  You choose your own route, you have 24 hours to complete the challenge, you can do it in stages or all once, walk some, run some, have lunch, repeat, anyway you like.

This is a once in a lifetime chance to run alongside London Marathon runners, in this only ever virtual London Marathon.  And will we will award you with our very special Virtually London 2020 #TeamCHC Medal. Cost of entry is £10 and your Medal and a special personalised certificate. You can buy #TeamCHC running vests or T shirts at the checkout too.

We are running this event to support our runners but also to raise funds to keep the beds open in St Julia’s and Mount Edgcumbe following devastating losses to our income; lockdown closing our shops and cancelling our events. The cancellation and deferral of the Marathon comes as yet another financial blow to the care we provide for those last treasured moments. We’re asking you to help us keep our beds open by fundraising for us by sharing your challenge with friends and family.

All you need to do is sign up, download  the free Strava App, join our Team CHC Strava Club where we will track your run and share your stories, photos on our media channels.

Please note, Virtually London is a Cornwall Hospice Care event and not an entry into the Virgin Money Virtual London Marathon.

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 attempt a full marathon of 26.2 miles. If you want to fundraise for a particular Hospice, sign with JustGiving 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.

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 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 from the link provided on your email.
  4. Share your fundraising page with your friends and family to raise sponsorship for Cornwall Hospice Care
  5. Invite friends and family to support you enroute.
  6. Medals and certificates will be issued in mid October.
Virtually London 2020 Conditions of Entry

See the Terms and Conditions of Entry to the Virtually London 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?

You must be over 16 years old.

Will there be finishers medal?

Yes, and it will a beautiful bespoke memento of your challenge. After you complete your distance on Sunday 4th October we will ask you to show us your proof of completion from Strava, Garmin or Google maps etc and you will receive your finishers TeamCHC medal.

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?

Runners must participate with the following items: suitable running shoes and clothing, waterproofs if rain forecast, water bottle, tracking device such as garmin or mobile phone.