Tickets now on sale for 2024 Maidstone Road Run in aid of Heart of Kent Hospice

Categories: Fundraising.

Heart of Kent Hospice is looking forward to welcoming runners for its annual fundraising event, the Maidstone Road Run, on Sunday 3 March 2024.

Tickets are now on sale for this event which has been timed so that it’s the perfect warm up for the spring race season and runners can choose from three distances: a chip timed circular half marathon, a 10K run or a 5K run.    All runners will depart from Cornwallis Academy and will set off in stages.

Take part in Shaun the Sheep’s Family Fun Run. Perfect for our younger runners, the 1k Fun Run takes place on site at Cornwallis Academy. Come in farmyard fancy dress and be in with a chance to win a prize for best costume!


All runners will receive a special finishers medal.

Hospice volunteers and marshals will be on hand along the routes to make sure the event runs smoothly and safely as runners enjoy the routes along country roads around Linton, Boughton Monchelsea and surrounding villages.

Events Manager Maisie Bass said: “We are so excited to welcome runners to take part in one of Heart of Kent Hospice’s most popular and important fundraising events, Maidstone Road Run on 3 March 2024. Last year we saw over 500 runners of all ages and abilities take part for training and in memory of their loved ones. We hope to see even more runners in 2024 and make this the best year yet!”


Specific details on runs:

Half Marathon:  A fantastic opportunity to run a half marathon (13.1miles) along this beautiful yet challenging road route. A perfect training run and warm up for any spring marathon. This run starts at 9am. Adult entry is £40 but if you pledge to raise £250 or more in sponsorship for the Hospice, entry is just £20.

10K run

Take on the 10k route through the beautiful rural villages of Maidstone. A wonderful run for intermediate runners and those wanting to challenge themselves. This run starts at 9:10am.  Adult entry is £30 but if you pledge to raise £100 or more in sponsorship for the Hospice entry is just £15.

5K run

Taking in part of the half marathon and 10k routes this is a perfect yet challenging run for all abilities. This run starts at 9:20am. Adult entry is £20 but if you pledge to raise £50 or more in sponsorship for the Hospice entry is just £10.

Shaun the Sheep’s Family Fun Run

Perfect for younger runners the 1k Family Fun Run takes place on site at Cornwallis Academy. Come in your favourite farmyard fancy dress and run, walk, skip or hop your way to the finish line. This run starts at 10am. Adult entry £7, Child* entry £5, Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £20, Under 3’s – Free.

*Child entries for 16 and under. Please note all children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

For more information, please contact or call 07484527992.


About Heart of Kent Hospice

Heart of Kent Hospice has been providing free, compassionate, end-of-life care to people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones in Maidstone, Aylesford, Tonbridge and Malling and the surrounding towns and villages for the past 32 years.

The Hospice has built an excellent reputation within the local community for the quality of its care, which has been further endorsed by the Care Quality Commission who awarded us with an overall rating of ‘Outstanding’ following an inspection in February 2017.

Our vision is for everyone living with a terminal illness in our community to achieve the best quality of life. We are committed to achieving this by enabling them to live in comfort, with independence and dignity to the end of their lives, and to support those closest to them.

Last year the Hospice cared for over 1,800 patients and their families in their own homes or at our Aylesford-based Hospice. Our charity needs to raise £6 million to deliver all the Hospices services, and we depend heavily on our loyal community of supporters, whose generous donations and fundraising activities raise money for us every year.

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