Take on a challenge
Doing a sponsored event for charity is not only a great way to get fit, it's a great way to socialise too!
We think it's a great way to enjoy keeping healthy, whilst doing a good turn by raising sponsorship too. If you are able to take part in any event for Zoë's Place we'd love to hear from you. Below is a list of some of the local events, however there are lots more out there!
If, on the other hand, you are a seasoned athlete and fancy taking on a new challenge, you could still help Zoë's Place by way of sponsorship, or holding a collection on or before the event. You will be helping your community, as our hospice is funded by generous support and donations from the public. Just wearing one of our special T-Shirts helps us to raise awareness, and will provide a valuable signpost for anyone who might like to know more about our hospice.
We'll send you a free Fundraising pack to get you started too. Get in touch today!
Below are details of upcoming sporting events in the local area to get you started...
A course around the centre of Leamington Spa, taking in roads, park and golf course terrain. 9am start
9.30am start, this is a 2-lap, undulating race starting and finishing in Stratford -upon-Avon and traversing the surrounding countryside. Reports suggest that the race is well organised and a hit with runners.
With thousands of entrants, this is a fun run for anyone who likes to enjoy their exercise!
The Coventry Sprint Triathlon is back for 2013, hopefully with better weather! Participants will swim in the 25m indoor pool, before cycling a 2 lap course, well marshalled around the local area, and followed by a traffic free run on local footpaths.
Each participant will receive a T-shirt from the organisers.
This event is a great one for anyone who is new to the sport - a fun but challenging course around Stratford Upon Avon, with rolling climbs on the cycle course and an off-road run course, this is a race for anyone who likes a challenge! Enter as an individual, or grab 2 friends to make a relay team..
This popular race follows a route through mainly country lanes.
The course is undulating and mostly rural and offers interest and challenge to runners of all standards.
It's well-marshalled and traffic free, with rolling road closures.
Open to all standards - 800 race limit.
Race HQ - Jaguar Sports and Social Club, Browns Lane, Coventry
At just over 4 miles, you can walk, jog or run your way from the War Memorial Park, through Earlsdon and Stivichall, then back to the Park for the grand finish! entrants are welcome to Run, Walk or Jog the route, and families are welcome. Alternatively, support your friends on the day, add to the atmosphere and visit the charity village.
We're aiming to get 100 runners - one of which will be Fundraising Manager Mick McCann, dressed as Zoe's Bear! He'll be joined by our Head of Care Amanda Dunne, who makes sure that the care in the hospice is top notch for our little visitors.
READ ALL ABOUT IT! See this great article in the Coventry Telegraph:
The Route is 10kmand has a net ascent of 29m. Total ascent on route is 55m, total descent on route is 26m. The route takes place between the beautiful Warwick and Kenilworth Castles, and is a favourite for many local and national athletes. This year, fundraiser Helen Fairhurst is taking part for Zoë’s Place, look out for her!
Memorial Park is Coventry’s Premier park. Approximately 48.5 hectares in size, the park consists of two distinct areas, the formal garden with the War Memorial and the sports facilities areas with playing fields. The route is flat throughout, and perfect for beginners or veterans alike.
Don't be put off by the name of this event! Taking place at Aylesford Equine X Country Course (LE14 3PF) this race is for the nimble cross-country runner or anyone who prefers the varied course as an alternative to tarmac.
The Kenilworth Half Marathon follows a pleasant course through the Warwickshire countryside and is popular with runners of all abilities each year, recently being voted into the prestigious Runners World Top 50 races list where the event was praised by the magazine for 'efficient organisation, a friendly atmosphere and a scenic but undulating out-and-back course'.
13.1 miles around the great city of the Midlands, with plenty to take your mind of how your legs are feeling, this is a great event for a first time halr-marathon. The route includes Edgebaston Cricket Ground and Cadbury World, so that you can be spurred on by the sights!