Hundreds warming up for Worcester Marathon

1st April 2016

Hundreds of runners have already signed up to take part in the Worcester Full and Half Marathon on Sunday 22nd May, raising funds for St Richard’s Hospice.

Organisers Tempo Events are inviting others to take the opportunity to get fit and support their local hospice.

Rob Minton, Race Director at Tempo Events, said; “The Worcester Marathon is growing in popularity each year and the people of Worcester are really getting behind the event. It’s a great race with a wonderful atmosphere, taking in a lovely scenic route, and is an ideal opportunity to take part in a marathon on our own doorstep! We’re delighted that so many runners have already signed up for this popular event, and we are confident that we will reach 1,000 participants very soon.”

Louise Hewett, Director at Hewett Recruitment, said: “We love sponsoring the Worcester Marathon! It’s a great opportunity for friends and family to take part in a brilliant event and in aid of a fantastic local charity. We are big supporters of St Richard’s Hospice and all the wonderful work they do in our county.”

Jodi Brandwood, Challenges and Events Fundraiser at St Richard’s Hospice said; “We are delighted that so many of the runners – 180 so far – have also chosen to fundraise for the hospice. Last year, hospice supporters taking part in the Worcester Marathon raised over £5,000, helping us to continue to provide specialist care for patients with life-limiting illnesses and support their loved ones.”

Both the full and half marathon races will start and finish at Worcester Sixways. Runners will take a scenic, rural route that heads out east from the city; the half marathon runners complete one loop and full marathon runners take on a second loop before the last downhill mile to the finish line. Both races start simultaneously at 9.30am.

All runners will receive an event t-shirt and a medal for taking part. There are dedicated prizes for the first, second and third male and female finishers, plus a team prize and corporate team prize. The race is suitable for all standards of runner and will be professionally chip timed.

Entries are open now and registration is available online at

The event is kindly sponsored by Hewett Recruitment, which has supported the event since it began in 2011.


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During this challenging time, we are doing our utmost to continue caring for the patients and loved ones who need us most.

The way we work has been adapted, with many of our services delivered remotely – such as over the phone, or by video call. And we are working closely with other health care professionals in Worcestershire to share knowledge and expertise at this time.

Latest changes at St Richard’s Hospice

  • In-patient Unit: To protect patients and staff  from the spread of the virus, we are following national guidance and therefore it is with regret we are not able to accept visitors. Please do not hesitate to contact the In-patient Unit with any questions on 01905 958163. Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
  • Community Nursing: Community services continue to operate, with a mixture of hands-on care and remote support.
  • Living Well and Family Support Services: Switched to virtual model, with care given remotely over the phone or via video call.
  • Shops: All 19 of our shops and warehouse are temporarily closed. Please do not leave donations outside our shops, as we are unable to collect them at this time.
  • Fundraising: All hospice organised events until the end of August have been postponed. If you wish to support us, please donate to our Resilience Fund.

Please do not visit St Richard’s Hospice if you have a high temperature or new, continuous cough. If you have these symptoms, please stay at home and self-isolate for seven days. See NHS advice on coronavirus.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time.