Great South Run

Sunday, 16 October 2022
Jo & Maddy

Will you support local Hospice care by taking on the most iconic 10 mile race in the South of England?

Rowans Hospice Charity has purchased Charity bond places for the Great South Run on Sunday, 16 October 2022.  Whilst each place costs the Charity in excess of the standard fee, we recognise the support you are giving by fundraising for us. Therefore, to keep the cost of your place in line with the standard fee we ask our runners to pay £45 for their bond place.

The entry fee includes your place in the Great South Run, a Rowans Hospice Charity running vest and your event pack from the official organisers which will be sent to you prior to the event and includes your running number and timing chip so your family and friends can track your progress on the day. Once you have crossed the finish line you will also receive a shiny new medal and an exclusive t-shirt from the Great South Run!

With only 10 Charity bond places available, make sure to let us know you will be running for Rowans by registering below!

Already secured your spot?

Congratulations! We would love for you to join our team and run for RowansPlease complete the registration form below to confirm that you will be supporting us and have already purchased your Great South Run place.

Your support is so important to the future of Hospice care.

We are asking all Rowans Runners to pledge to raise a suggested sponsorship of £400 to help support the Charity as it begins its long road to recovery after the devastating financial losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Your support will ensure we can continue to provide vital, much needed care within our community. ​We have provided some handy tips below to help you achieve your fundraising target!

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Go the extra mile with Corporate Support!

There are a few ways in which your employer can support your amazing fundraising efforts when you take on the Great South Run and Run for Rowans. Here are some top tips to try!

  • Match funding is a great way to enhance your fundraising. For every £1 you raise, your employer donates £1. Double the donation and double the impact! Why not ask your employer to see if they will be able to help you reach your fundraising goals?
  • Make sure to share your fundraising page with fellow employees. Your page could also be featured in the company newsletter or intranet explaining why you are Running for Rowans!
  • If you have a reception desk, pop a collection tin on the desk. Your clients would love to know that your business supports their local community and hospice care.
  • Alternatively, could your employer support you by covering your Great South Run entry fee so that every penny raised supports local Hospice care?​

Hints & Tips!

Setting up your JustGiving page

The quickest and easiest way to collect sponsorship is by setting up a personal online fundraising page with JustGiving. JustGiving will send your sponsorship money to us automatically so all you need to do is share your page with friends and family so you can begin receiving donations for Rowans Hospice Charity.

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  1. Visit
  2. Login to your account or if you are new to JustGiving you will need to create your account.
  3. When asked ‘Are you fundraising for a registered charity?’ select ‘Yes, continue’.
  4. Search for Rowans Hospice.
  5. Confirm details of the event.
  6. Choose your web address (URL) – this is the link you’ll be sharing with friends and family when asking them to donate.
  7. Click ‘Create your page’…your fundraising page is now ready to accept donations.

Remember! The more people you tell about your fundraiser and your reason for taking part, the more they will want to support and encourage you to reach your target.

If you would like to collect sponsorship offline, you can download a sponsorship form here.

Take a look at the Fundraising Toolkit here  for more hints and tips on setting up and promoting your fundraising page.​​

Training tips and plans!

Our top tips for training for the Great South Run!

  • Join a local Park Run to meet other runners and have fun whilst you train
  • Explore your neighbourhood by running a different routes
  • Make sure to drink water and specialised sports drinks to stay hydrated
  • Enjoy those rest days, take your trainers off and have a relaxing bath
  • Create a fun playlist or listen to a new podcast whilst training
  • Ask a friend to join in your training – evidence shows that having a running partner is motivating to keep you going!
  • Get in touch if you have any fundraising questions

Official Great Run training plans!

To help you on your journey to successfully completing the 10mile Great South Run, the Great Run team have created some fantastic training plans. Whether you are a beginner who is taking on their first race or are an experienced runner, click the links below to view their useful plans to ensure you are as prepared as possible for the big day.

Run/walk training plan
Beginner training plan
Improver training plan

The 10mile Great South Run route

  • Great South Run
     16 October 2022
     8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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