Age 17 & over
Run from hospice to hospice on the island of Jersey!
The scenic course is one of the highlights of this event with the last 5K being fairly downhill to the finish! From the west of the island, runners will enjoy a flat journey to the south of the island via many points of interest along the way.
All runners will be welcomed in to plenty of coffee and cake in the beautiful grounds of Jersey Hospice Care!
If this is your first time taking part in the event, the first thing I would say is – enjoy it! The scenery is beautiful and it is an fun way to get outside and take in some of our incredible island. Josh Brien, Mens winner
There is also the bonus that the run takes place at the end of March giving you a good solid 10 week training block after Crimbo when everyone’s raring to go for a new challenge and of course shift a few pounds! Chantelle Frazier, Ladies winner
The relay event starts 10 minutes after the main race.
The handover point is at the hospice fundraising shop approximately 6.5 miles.
Runners may leave their cars in the field adjacent to Morrisons in St Ouen. It will be clearly signposted. Please do not leave cars in St Ouen Parish Hall.
Runners may leave their cars near the finish line in St Andrews Park, First Tower There will be no parking at the finish line in the hospice car park. Spectators will be directed by marshals to leave their cars at St Andrews Park just down the hill.
In order to avoid congestion, a one-way system will be in place on the morning of the race. If you are getting dropped off, you mst approach the start line from the top of Rue de La Croix. Therefore, on Route De Vinchelez, drive past St Ouen parish hall on your right, Morrisons on your left, after approx. ¼ mile turn right into Rue de La Croix. The hospice shop is approximately ¼ mile on left.
There are buses available to take runners from St Helier to the start of the race. You need to book your space if you haven’t already and there's a nominal charge of £1.75. Three Tantivy Coaches will be waiting in the layby adjacent La Fregate Café on the avenue. They will leave at 7:40 am Promptly. The coaches will then pick up runners on the inner road outside Mr Fish (Fishing tackle shop) opposite the gates to St Andrews Park. Please wait by Mr Fish Tackle shop.
Runners will be issued bag tags with their race pack. These must be attached to bags and the name clearly marked. The Hospice van will be available at the start and will transfer bags to the finish, where they will be available for collection.
Start from the Hospice Fundraising store in the parish of St Ouen and finish in the car park of Jersey Hospice Care, Mont Cochon in St Helier.
The route initially takes runners out west of the island, towards Grosnez before heading back at Les Landes Common where the four person relay team will make their first handover. Runners will pass the hospice retail fundraising store on Rue De La Croix at 6.5 miles (the next relay handover point). The route continues through St Mary and St John before turning onto Rue du Bel Vent where runners will begin their descent to the finish line in the beautiful grounds of Jersey Hospice Care.
It is relatively flat with a short 1/2 mile incline at approx. mile 11 and a final push up the drive into the hospice car park where lots of coffee and cake awaits you!
Rue de Croix will be closed as runners approach the start line. Once the race is underway it will reopen. No other roads will be closed for the purpose of the race. Runners must take all care to respect other road users. Runners must run on the left-hand side of the road, unless instructed otherwise by a marshal or the honorary police.
Headphones/earphones that sit in or over the ear remain against the rules of UK Athletics and therefore are not allowed. Headphones that work by conducting sound through bones and do not sit in the ears are acceptable.
The winner’s presentation will take place on a different evening - details to be confirmed. All participants and partners are welcome.
Come and join the pasta party the night before the run to meet your fellow runners and the organisers to get your run off to a sociable start! Tickets just £10.
Care for patients with life-limiting conditions
All hospice services to patients and families remain free of charge. The hospice relies on the support of fundraising by the community, local companies, and trusts and the income from retail shops to enable it to continue caring for patients coming to terms with a life-limiting condition and to support their families and loved ones.
Thank you all for taking part and thank you to all your families and friends who have supported you.
Race packs may be collected beforehand or on the morning of the event.
Josh Brien was the men’s overall winner in the 2022 with a time of 1 hour 16 minutes and 20 seconds, his personal best! Here are his thoughts on adding the half marathon to your community races.
I had heard about the Hospice 2 Hospice half marathon through a number of other runners who said what a nice course it was, so I thought I’d give it a go.
Jersey Hospice Care are such an amazing local charity that I also wanted to give them my support.
If this is your first time taking part in the event, the first thing I would say is – enjoy it! The scenery is beautiful and it is an fun way to get outside and take in some of our incredible island.
People have different ideas about what long distance running is but it is good to keep challenging yourself and training with a goal in mind helps to keep you motivated. I’ve taken part in the Jersey Marathon, Spartan Half Marathon, Durrell Dash and the Headway 10 mile race, just to mention a few.
The Hospice 2 Hospice half marathon is definitely one of my favourite races.
I would encourage anyone in the running community to get involved in anyway way they can and if you’re new to running or looking for a running goal then give it a go.
Chantelle Frazier was the ladies overall winner in 2022 with a time of 1 hour 33 minutes and 22 seconds. Here are her thoughts on taking part for the third time in the race.
My half marathon personal best time is 1 hour and 27 minutes and it’s my favourite event. It’s not as long and tough as a marathon but enough time to have a lot of fun and challenge yourself! I have completed various other half marathons in the UK and in France, however Hospice 2 Hospice is my favourite!
I have also completed the Jersey Marathon 3 times and was lucky to finish 3rd women this year, which was an achievement I’m really proud of.
If you have never run a half marathon before, this is definitely the one to enter! The course is a lovely and scenic A to B with the advantage of the last 5k being pretty much downhill! It is a really well organised event and it is clear to see how much effort goes into making it a great event. The route is easily accessible which makes it great to get support on the day from family and friends as well as other spectators along the route. The volunteers and marshalls all work hard to make the race really safe and enjoyable. There is no better way to finish than at Clarkson House itself with a very rewarding hot cup of coffee and a cupcake!
There is also the bonus that the run takes place at the end of March giving you a good solid 10 week training block after Crimbo when everyone’s raring to go for a new challenge and of course shift a few pounds!