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Join one of our local events, sign up for a challenge or attend an event being organised in support of Cornwall Hospice Care. We’re sure you’ll find something that suits you.

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Jul 1 Wed
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Your Ironman Triathlon

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Your Ironman Triathlon

We’re very excited to bring you our very first IRONMAN TRIATHLON.

Following your fantastic support and lovely feedback of Your Marathon Your Pace and Tour de Cornwall, we recognised that if we added a swim this would make it an Ironman Triathlon. IF you have already completed Your Marathon and are participating in Tour de Cornwall then follow this link to enter just the swim to complete your Triathlon. We think we have also covered most other questions in FAQs below, please scroll down.

IF you are new to TeamCHC here we go. You can, if you are absolutely crackers, enter here and do all three disciplines in July. Your Pace, Your Way in Your Space. There is no upper or lower age limit to entry for the Ironman Triathlon but there is an option for our JUNIOR TRIATHLON for Under 16s.

ALL AGES IRONMAN

  1. Run, Walk or Jog a Marathon 26.2 Miles
  2. Cycle the length of the first stage of Tour of Britain (Exercise Bike permitted) 100 Miles
  3. Jump in the balmy Cornish Sea or a Pool and Swim 2.4 miles OR Paddle a Half Marathon 13.1 Miles

JUNIOR TRIATHLON Halve all distances  = Run13.1 Miles, Cycle 50 Miles, Swim 1.2 Miles OR Paddle 6.55 Miles

The starting gun will be at 7a.m on the 1st July and you will have until Midnight on 31st July.

We’re offering an exclusive Ironman Triathlon bespoke handcrafted medal, certificate with your choice of photo on completion and lots of encouragement and laughs in our online Strava Club TeamCHC (make sure you join us).

The idea being to get us all motivated to get out, get moving and of course raising some critical funds for the Hospices.

Entry fees are £25 IRONMAN, £15 JUNIOR and there’s a spot of Merch on offer too! Grab yourself a Team CHC Cycling Jersey, Running Vest or Supporter T-shirt to show the world you’re supporting your local Hospice. Purchase here.

To make this inclusive along with the other two challenges we won’t insist on a swim, you can swim it or paddle it. You will have all of July to complete the challenges,  wherever you can and at your pace. On completion we will be awarding you our exclusive Team CHC Lockdown Ironman  Triathlon Medal and that will definitely be one to show the grandchildren.

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 Hospices 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 those last treasured moments.

All you need to do is sign up, download  the free Strava App, join our Team CHC Strava Club where we can track your progress and share your stories, photos and achievements and we’ll shout them out on our media channels.

Can I do the challenges anywhere?

Yes you can cycle, swim or run anywhere, anytime, it’s up to you how you get your distance.

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 enter an Ironman Triathlon. 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.

We’re giving you until Friday 31st July to complete your challenges. When you finish just send us your tracker history and we’ll send you your medal and a smashing certificate personalised with a photo of your choice to hang on the wall.

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.

We need you now more than ever and every penny counts to fund those last precious 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 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 your challenges from Wednesday 1st July
  6. Keep going and complete your challenges by Friday 31st July.
  7. Once you have completed the event, share your evidence with us and we’ll be in touch to celebrate your success. Medals and certificates will be posted in August (there is a delay on medals due to the pandemic)
Downloads
Your Ironman Triathlon Terms and Conditions of Entry

See the Terms and Conditions of Entry to Your Ironman Triathlon 2020

Your Ironman Triathlon Sponsor Form

Download your sponsor form

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 upper or lower age limit to take part?

No, none whatsoever!

Everyone and anyone can take part.


I have entered Tour de Cornwall but missed Your Marathon Your Pace, can I still enter the Ironman Triathlon?

Yes you can, we have re opened the checkout for Your Marathon Your Pace for you, Enter Here. You will also need to enter Your Swim to complete Your Ironman Triathlon, you will then get all 3 Medals and your Triathlon Medal too!

What if I have only done the Your Marathon, can I still take part?

In short, yes, but you need to hurry and sign up for Tour de Cornwall here and complete the challenge by 30th June then sign and start your Swim/Paddle 1st July enter here.

How do I record swimming distances ?

You can use a fitbit or similar and upload to Strava or there are waterproof pouches available very reasonably for Smart phones. Strap that on your arm or stuff down a wetsuit!

We are entering as a family but we only have one device to record activity how do we prove children's activity?

The minimum age limit on Strava is 13 years so you can set up an account for your child if they are 13 or over, when you post your activity you can add people who have not recorded but were with you, if your child is under 13 please email Melanie Evans

Will there be a finishers medal?

Yes, and a totally cool one at that! After you finish on 31st July, we ask that you send us your evidence and the photo you’d like on your certificate and you will receive your finishers medal in the post in mid August. 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


01/07/2020 - 31/07/2020
£25.00 - Ironman Triathlon
£15.00 - Junior Triathlon
IRONMAN 26.2 Miles Running, 100 Miles Cycling, 2.4 Mile Swim or 13.1 Miles Paddle JUNIOR 13.1 Miles running, 50 Miles Cycling, 1.2 Miles Swimming OR 6.55 Miles Paddling
Suitable for all
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Jul 1 Wed
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Your Swim Your Way

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Your Swim Your Way

So here we are; the final leg of our Get Out and Get Moving Campaign during Lockdown.  Whether you’re the new to the campaign and a budding Swimmer or Paddler, or you have already completed Your Marathon and are participating in Tour de Cornwall, Team CHC are proud to launch YOUR SWIM YOUR WAY .  Following your fantastic support and lovely feedback of Your Marathon and Tour de Cornwall, we recognised that if we added a swim to the series we would then have our very own IRONMAN TRIATHLON!

To make this inclusive, along with the other two challenges, we won’t insist on a swim – you can swim it or paddle it.  You’ll have all of July to complete 2.4 miles of swimming OR a half Marathon 13.1 Miles of paddling – wherever you can and at your pace.

We will, of course be offering another fabulous medal for this, but if you have completed all three challenges we will be awarding you our exclusive Team CHC Lockdown Ironman Triathlon Medal and that will definitely be one to show the grandchildren!  So head on down to the tropical waters around our fine coast, grit your teeth and get going!

The starting gun will be at 7am on the 1st July and you will have until Midnight on 31st July to finish Your Swim.

We’re also offering a certificate with your choice of photo on completion and lots of encouragement and laughs in our online Strava Club @TeamCHC (please do make sure you join us).

If you’ve already completed Your Marathon and want to enter the Triathlon, you can also enter the Tour de Cornwall Cycling challenge here.

Entry fees for Your Swim Your Way are £10 per adult £5 children and there’s a spot of Merch on offer too!  Grab yourself a Team CHC Cycling Jersey, Running Vest or Supporter T-shirt to show the world you’re supporting your local Hospice – click here to purchase.

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 hospices 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 those last treasured moments.

All you need to do is:

  • Sign up
  • Set up a JustGiving Page
  • Download  the free Strava App to track your progress
  • Join our Team CHC Strava Club to share your stories, photos and achievements
  • Leave the rest to us to shout about on our social media!
Can I Swim in a Pool?

Yes you can swim anywhere , anytime, it’s up to you how you get your distance.

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 swim 2.4 miles or Paddle a half Marathon.  If you want to fundraise for a particular Hospice, sign up with JustGiving to Cornwall Hospice Care and then let us know which Hospice – St Julia’s or Mount Edgcumbe – you are supporting.

We’re giving you until Friday 31 July to complete your swim or paddle.  When you finish just send us your evidence and we’ll send you the medal and a smashing certificate to hang on the wall.

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 vital service.

We are, as a charity, heavily 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 swimmers, sponsorship is optional.  But please we need you now more than ever and every penny counts to fund those last precious 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 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 Swimming or Paddling from Wednesday 1st July.
  6. Keep going and build up your distance to complete 2.4 miles swim or 13.1 miles paddle by Friday 31st July.
  7. Once you’ve completed the event, share your distance with us and we’ll be in touch to celebrate your success.  Medals and certificates will be posted in August (there is a delay on medals due to the pandemic).
Downloads
Your Swim Your Way Terms and Conditions of Entry

See the Terms and Conditions of Entry to the Your Swim Your Way

Your Swim Your Way Sponsor Form

Download your form

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 a totally cool one at that! After you finish on 31st July, we ask that you send us your evidence and the photo you’d like on your certificate and you will receive your finishers medal in the post in mid August. 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.

01/07/2020 - 31/07/2020
£10.00 - Adult Entry
£5.00 - Child Entry
2.4 miles Swim or 13.1 miles Paddle
Suitable for all
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Jul 11 Sat
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Lostwithiel Jazz Café-Live On Line

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Lostwithiel Jazz Café-Live On Line

Lostwithiel Jazz Café normally run a summer programme of sell out concerts at the Duchy Nursery. We are their charity of the year of this year and in the face of all concerts cancelled and recognising the plight of the Hospices at this time they are holding the first of their virtual online concerts on the 11th July. All monies  raised will be going directly to fund the care and help us keep our beds open. You can donate here on this website and links will be put up to donate during the concert. Thank you so much for supporting us and the Loswithiel Jazz Club. Below are a few words from them and the link you need for You Tube.

Hello and greetings from Lostwithiel Jazz Café. Not going out ? You are invited to enjoy our free You Tube stream on Saturday 11th July at 7.30pm in Aid of  Mount Edgcumbe and St Julia’s Hospices.

We present and on line gig featuring 5 amazing artists, some new to Lostwithiel Jazz Café, specially chosen for you.

 

Here is the You Tube link for the concert

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCADYENM3WWfPFKuzfAobB9

 

7:30 PM
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Jul 19 Sun
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CANCELLED Coast and Clay Sportive 2020

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CANCELLED Coast and Clay Sportive 2020

Coronavirus announcement

COAST & CLAY SPORTIVE – EVENT STATEMENT 18/05/2020 12.00

The Coast and Clay Sportive 2020 is cancelled – now confirmed for July 18th 2021

In the light of the current Covid-19 pandemic we wanted to update you on our position regarding the Coast and Clay Sportive that was due to be held on Sunday 19th July 2020. We’ve been following and reviewing the government’s advice and had hoped it might be the first event we could run post the pandemic. However, we are sorry to say that we have no choice but to cancel the event and start the plan to run it in 2021.

We can confirm that Sunday 18th July 2021 is the new date for the sportive. The event is unchanged; indeed, the venue and routes remain identical.

We’ve transferred your entry to the 2021 event. If you don’t want to take part next year you have two options to choose from; You can donate your entry free to Cornwall Hospice Care, or you can have a refund of 75% of your fee.

All cyclists entered into this year’s event will be email today, Monday 18th May 2020, by the Event Director.

There’s no need to inform us if you’re happy to be transferred to the 2021 date, but if you choose instead to donate your entry fee or request the refund, please let us know by 30th June 2020. We regret that we can’t offer a full refund as we have costs for the 2020 event that we are unable to recover. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at ohoare@cornwallhospice.co.uk.

In the meantime, thank you for your support. We’re thinking of you all and are pleased to report that with your continuing help our hospices remain open 24/7 and we are still admitting those patients who need us.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Coast and Clay Sportive 2021.

Oliver Hoare
Coast and Clay Sportive Event Director
& Cornwall Hospice Care Head of Fundraising

The Coast and Clay Sportive

The Coast and Clay Sportive is back, but with a new home!

Recognised by ‘Cycling Weekly’ as one of ’20 of the best British sportives to ride in 2018’, Cornwall Hospice Care is delighted to be sitting in the saddle, taking over from the Rotary Club of St Columb.

There is something for everybody, from the complete beginner to the hardened cyclist who likes a challenge, with 4 routes to choose from:

EXTREME – 104 MILES

EPIC – 71 MILES

CHALLENGE – 44 MILES

INSPIRE – 17 MILES

All the routes are designed to provide enjoyable and safe cycling in spectacular scenery. We start and finish at the magnificent Prideaux Place, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8RP.

En route, you will experience the coastline and cliffs of the north coast, beautiful country lanes of mid Cornwall and the calmer and gentler south coast, before winding your way back through the Cornish countryside where spectacular views and beaches lead to the finish. The route will be well signposted, with strategically placed marshals, well-stocked feed stations and a few hills! All finishers will be awarded a medal and there will be food and drink at the finish.

What is a sportive?

Well, it’s not a race. Sportives are a great way to get into organised cycling events, giving you the chance to complete a fully signed and supported ride in a relaxed environment. Think of it as the marathon of the cycling world (or a fun run if the word ‘marathon’ brings you out in a cold sweat).

Riding a sportive is a superb way to explore a new area on your bike, in the knowledge that you are fully supported by event staff and surrounded by other enthusiastic participants.

Routes

The Extreme and Epic routes are aimed at experienced cyclists who want a serious test of fitness, endurance and stamina. With over 8,000ft of hills for the 104m riders, and 6,000ft for the 71m riders, you will take on the thrills and pain of cycling some tough Cornish climbs, while enjoying the beautiful countryside as well as the rugged coastline.

The Challenge route is aimed at intermediate riders who want to go beyond their normal ability by taking in some serious hills (3,600ft) as a test of their cycling proficiency.

The Inspire route is for cyclists young or old, beginners or the experienced, who want to take their cycling ambitions beyond the Camel Trail or the commute to work.

View the route maps below:

EXTREME – 104 MILES

EPIC – 71 MILES

CHALLENGE – 44 MILES

INSPIRE – 17 MILES

What's included?
  • Fully signed course.
  • Timed Ride.
  • Marshals.
  • Sweeper Van.
  • Free food, water and energy drinks at feed stations.
  • Medals for finishers.
Sponsorship:

For all riders, sponsorship is optional. However, riders are encouraged to raise some sponsorship, no matter how little.

Every £20 you raise will fund one hour of nursing care in our hospices. In 2019 your efforts helped us open an extra bed in St Julia’s and Mount Edgcumbe Hospices. You can make the difference in 2020 and help open more beds. Our goal is to be able to open more beds  and offer more people our specialist care for those precious last hours.  Your registration fee will cover the costs of this event, but by raising sponsorship you will enable us to care for more terminally ill people in Cornwall.

What happens next?
  1. Register today by clicking on the above red button.
  2. You will receive a confirmation email from our booking platform Charity Checkout letting you know that your registration was successful. There will also be details on how you can purchase a Cornwall Hospice Care Jersey.
  3. If you purchase a Jersey this will be mailed on to you promptly.
  4. You will be offered the chance to setup a JustGiving sponsorship page. Please do so, just £20 raised makes a huge difference to the care we offer.
  5. Share your fundraising page with your friends and family to raise sponsorship for Cornwall Hospice Care.
  6. You will receive joining instructions no later than 1 week in advance of race day.
  7. Any fundraising support you need, we will be on hand to help.
  8. Finally, enjoy the sportive!
Downloads
Coast and Clay Sportive Terms and Conditions of Entry

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

Coast and Clay Sportive Parental Consent Form

Download the Parental Consent Form for the Coast and Clay Sportive 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration process

All cyclists will be required to register and collect their number before being allowed to take part. The number must be displayed on the front of your bike; cable ties will be provided. Full joining instructions will be sent to all cyclists no later that one before the date of the event.

Is there an age limit to take part?

All riders under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. A parental consent form is required for each rider under 16.

All riders, regardless of age, will need to purchase a ticket for the Extreme – 104 mile, Epic – 71 mile and Challenge – 44 mile routes.

Each full price entry to Inspire 17 mile route will also include free entry for two under 16s.


Do you need volunteers to help deliver the event?

Yes, well over 60 volunteers help ensure the Coast and Clay Sportive is delivered safely and smoothly. We always welcome volunteer help. If you can join us drop the Race Director, Oliver Hoare an email on mailto:ohoare@cornwallhospice.co.uk

Will the event be chip timed?

The event will be chip timed and an alphabetical list of finishers will be published after the event.

Recommended cycling equipment and clothing

Recommended kit to take with you:

  • Spare inner tube(s).
  • Puncture repair kit.
  • Pump.
  • Multi-tool.
  • Water.
  • Snacks (bananas, energy gels etc.).
  • Suitable clothes – unfortunately it does rain sometimes.


Do I need to wear a helmet?

Yes. Helmets are a mandatory safety requirement at the Coast and Clay. Anyone without a helmet will not be allowed to ride.

What cycles are allowed?

Road bikes, hybrid bikes, mountain bikes are all suitable bikes, although we advise that the longer distances will be more challenging on a mountain bike.

Electric bikes are also welcome, although any form of e-bike with a twist and go style throttle is not permitted.


Is there Parking on site?

Yes, there will be ample parking available for cyclists and spectators. More details will follow.

Start times

From 7.30am at Prideaux Place, Sunday 19th July 2020. Riders will be started in batches to avoid congestion and must finish by 5.00pm

104m riders from 7.30am

71m riders from approx. 8am

44m riders from approx. 8.30am

17m riders from approx. 9am

DO NOT BE LATE! If you arrive after 9am you may not be allowed to take part.


The route

The route, course splits, hazards and feed stations will be clearly signposted.

Keep an eye out for our motivational signs!

GPS files are available to download above.

It is your responsibility to follow the course. Should you get lost, call the event support number, and we will try to get you back on track.


What distances are the feed stations?

• 104m route – TBC, although expected to be Roche (30 miles), Mount Edgcumbe Hospice (54 miles) and Summercourt (80 miles).

• 71m route – TBC, although expected to be Roche (30 miles), and Summercourt (54 miles).

• 44m route – TBC, although expected to be Summercourt (30 miles).

• 17m route – no feed station.


Will there be finishers medal?

Yes, and a totally cool one at that! After you have crossed the finish line, you will receive your finishers medal.

Can I buy a Cornwall Hospice Care jersey?

Yes! Anyone who raises over £250 will be offered a jersey for free. If you have raised over £250 please email ohoare@cornwallhospice.co.uk with details of your sponsorship and size, and a jersey will be sent to you.

Or, if you prefer, you can buy a jersey here.


Is there any mechanical support?

If you have a mechanical problem, please wait at the roadside and call event support on 07817 004430. There will be a sweeper van following the last rider. Pumps and inner tubes will be available at feed stations.

Abandoning the ride, what do I do?

If you cannot complete the ride please tell a Marshal at a check point or phone 07817 004430. Do not go home without telling someone or we will assume you are injured and have the emergency services out looking for you. You will have to pay any costs incurred.

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). You may defer your place for 2021 or transfer your place to another cyclist. Please note deferrals and transfers will be accepted up to Friday 10th July 2020 at Midday.


Event Cancellation Refund Policy

If the event is cancelled due to adverse weather conditions or other 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.


19/07/2020
7:30 AM
Padstow
£40.00 - EXTREME Route (104 Miles)
£38.00 - EPIC Route (71 Miles)
£35.00 - CHALLENGE Route (44 Miles)
£15.00 - INSPIRE Route (17 Miles)
On the day registration, if places are available, will have an additional fee of £5 on the above prices.
17 miles - 104 miles
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Jul 25 Sat
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The CHC Tandem Skydive

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The CHC Tandem Skydive

Have you thought “I’d love to do a skydive one day”? Why not make one-day, today?! Join other adrenaline junkies and cross this of your dreams list

Perranporth
Registration fee - £50 Minimum sponsorship - £350
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Aug 2 Sun
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CANCELLED Mount Edgcumbe Classic & American Car Show and Summer Fair

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CANCELLED Mount Edgcumbe Classic & American Car Show and Summer Fair

From craft stalls to bouncy castles and classic cars on display, this is truly a fabulous day out for the whole family

9:00 AM
Torpoint
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Sep 1 Tue
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Coast to Coast 2020

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Coast to Coast 2020

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. Team CHC staff will be on the route on certain days (to be advised ) and 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 who will also be providing a refreshment station on certain weekends ( dates to be advised 6th and 13th).

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 those last treasured moments.

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 fundraising@cornwallhospice.co.uk.

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 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).
Downloads
Coast to Coast and Conditions of Entry

See the Terms and Conditions of Entry to 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.

01/09/2020 - 30/09/2020
Padstow
£10.00 - Adult Entry
£5.00 - Child Entry under 16yrs
£5.00 - Dog Entry
30 Miles
Suitable for all
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Sep 26 Sat
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Banger Rally Challenge 2020

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Banger Rally Challenge 2020

The 2020 Charity Banger Rally Challenge from Cornwall to Koper in Slovenia is an opportunity of a lifetime and will be a trip to remember, driving on some of Europe’s finest and most scenic roads. The only snag is that your car has to cost around a measly £500 each.

Can you do it? Yes you can!

The rally will start on Saturday 26th September leaving Pentewan Sands Holiday Park at 11am and finishing in Koper on Thursday 1st October. We think 6 days charging through 10 Countries in a rubbish car will definitely be a trip to remember. There will be several tasks to perform en route to earn bonus points resulting in prizes but managing to coax your chosen wreck to the finish point should be rewarding enough.

An additional prize will be awarded for the most imaginative/decorated car and their occupants. Although everyone who takes part is a winner, each participant will also be provided with an appropriately tacky medal memento on finishing.

You are now probably thinking, will there be support en route! You are joking surely? You really would not appreciate it if we deprived you of the uncertainty each day on whether your chosen chariot will make it to the next checkpoint, let alone start in the morning. Breaking down miles from anywhere, on a mountain pass in a strange country must be top banana in the entertainment stakes and worth the entry fee alone as we’re sure several teams will testify when they arrive back home!

With all this excitement you’re probably wondering how much this will cost to enter!

The cost of a charity place will be £95 registration, which is based on two people sharing a car; additional passengers will be charged at £95 per person. This represents a huge saving on the normal entry cost of £345 and these places are limited. In exchange you undertake to fundraise a minimum of £1,495 for us. These places are strictly limited with just 10 places available.

Entrance fee includes a pre-party on Friday 25th September, finishing party, t-shirts, route plan & camping. Optional extras are purchased directly from the Banger Rally where you will be redirected after sign up.

What Happens Next?

We’ll be with you every step of the way in your preparation for your Banger Rally Challenge. In just a few simple steps you can be on your way to driving one of the most epic journeys in across Europe.

1. Sign up today, on the link above.

2. We will mail your entry form, which will need to be returned to Cornwall Hospice Care. A copy will also be sent to the Banger Rally Team. Any extras you purchase will need to be booked at this time with the Banger Rally i.e. additional passengers.

3. We will send you regular updates with fundraising information, guides etc.

4. We will hold an information/meet and greet evening for the Rally, giving you the opportunity to find out more, ask us any questions you may have and meet past rally challengers.

5. Any fundraising support you need, we will be on hand to help.

6. We’ll see you there on the day to cheer you off!

Why support Cornwall Hospice Care?

Every £20 you raise will fund one hour of nursing care in our hospices. In 2019 your efforts helped us open an extra bed in St Julia’s and Mount Edgcumbe Hospices. You can make the difference in 2020 and help open more beds. Our goal is to be able to open more beds  and offer more people our specialist care for those precious last hours.  Your registration fee will cover the costs of this event, but by raising sponsorship you will enable us to care for more terminally ill people in Cornwall.

Downloads
Terms and Conditions

Full details of the Terms and Conditions of Entry

Frequently Asked Questions

What support is available to help me reach my target?

The fundraising team is on hand to help you achieve your target and to make sure your trek is as enjoyable as possible for you. We want you to be successful so you can fund as much care as possible, and we have lots of ideas, hints and tips to help you spread your target and break it down in to small manageable bite size chunks.

Where will I stay?

Your entry includes camping every night at each of the campsites. ‘Extras’ can be purchased through the Banger Rally, such as accommodation upgrades.

How old do I need to be to take part?

The minimum age for this challenge is 18 years or over.

Do I need specialist kit?

Yes! You need your banger! A wreck that will get you across Europe and worth less than £500.

You may travel in a car worth more than this figure, however you won’t be able to win any of the challenges.


St Austell
Option A - Registration Fee £95 + Min Sponsorship £1,495
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Oct 4 Sun
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Virgin Money London Marathon 2020

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Virgin Money London Marathon 2020

Apply to be part of the iconic London Marathon and be part of #TeamCHC 2020

04/10/2020
Grenwich
£100 registration fee £1,800 minimum sponsorship
26.2 miles
Training required
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Nov 12 Thu
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Everest Base Camp Trek

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Everest Base Camp Trek

This world-renowned trek for Cornwall Hospice Care takes you from Lukla through the world’s highest mountain range and encompasses the most breathtaking scenery you can imagine.

You haven’t seen mountains until you’ve seen the Nepalese Himalayas! Eight of the world’s fourteen highest peaks are found in this region and we can assure you the memories of this challenge will last a lifetime.

This specially designed itinerary, delivered by our partners Global Adventure Challenges will maximise your chance of success and the trekking is taken at a measured pace in order for you to acclimatise sufficiently. You will experience amazing, motivational and securing support from our local guides – their crew are simply the best around incorporating traditional Sherpas who are from the Everest region. Their generous and loving support will motivate you to push on to reach and achieve your goal.

Words cannot describe the true feelings you will experience on this challenge; the sights of Buddhism and Hinduism surround you – a truly spiritual and humbling experience for all.

Can you do it? Yes you can!

This challenge has been graded as Extreme (3) on Global Adventure Challenges grading scheme meaning the trek has been designed to be challenging but achievable as long as you train beforehand. You will be trekking for 12 consecutive days, in very high altitude and in varied temperatures, a good cardiovascular fitness is required – the fitter you are the more you will enjoy the challenge! You will be provided with a full training guide once you register.

What Happens Next?

We’ll be with you every step of the way in your preparation for your Everest Base Camp Trek. In just a few simple steps you can be on your way to trekking one of the natural wonders of the world.

1. Sign up today, with our trusted partners Global Adventure Challenges who work with us  to organise and run the Everest Base Camp Trek. You will need to choose payment option A or B*.

2. Global Adventure Challenges will confirm your booking and manage this part of your trek on our behalf. They will also confirm your booking with us.

3. We will send you regular updates with fundraising information, training guides etc.

4. We will hold an information/meet and greet evening for the Everest Base Camp Trek, giving you the opportunity to find out more, ask us any questions you may have and meet fellow trekkers.

5. Any fundraising support you need, we will be on hand to help.

6. Enjoy the trek!

*please note when choosing payment option B there is no requirement for you to raise any sponsorship, however we would be delighted if you did – just £20 will fund an hour of nursing care, how many hours can you fund?

Why support Cornwall Hospice Care?

We rely on the generosity of people like you in Cornwall who leave us legacies, support fundraising events, play our lottery and visit our 31 shops.

£60 could pay for three hours of unrivalled specialist care from one of our nurses, helping patients who are terminally ill.

£37 could pay for one Lymphoedema appointment to ease swelling and symptoms for someone with cancer.

£23 could pay for an hour with our bereavement counsellor, supporting families  through the loss of a loved one.

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Everest Base Camp Brochure and Itinerary

Download a detailed brochure and itinerary to find out more about the trek.

Frequently Asked Questions

What support is available to help me reach my target?

The fundraising team is on hand to help you achieve your target and to make sure your trek is as enjoyable as possible for you. We want you to be successful so you can fund as much care as possible, and we have lots of ideas, hints and tips to help you spread your target and break it down in to small manageable bite size chunks.

How old do I need to be to take part?

The minimum age for this trek is 18 years old (if you are aged between 13 -17 years you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).

Option A - Registration fee £399 + Min. sponsorship £3,950
Option B - Registration fee £399 + Self Funding £1,975
120km
Extreme - Training required
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Frequently Asked Questions

What support is available to help me reach my target?

The fundraising team is on hand to help you achieve your target and to make sure your event is as enjoyable as possible for you. We want you to be as successful as possible so you can fund as much care as possible, and we have lots of ideas and hints and tips to help you spread your target and break it down in to small manageable bit sized chunks.

What I want to do isn’t listed here, can I still do it?

Yes of course you can.  We’ll even support you with anything you need just the same as if you took one of our charity places.