Do something amazing this Christmas – come and join us to help raise funds for 2 local charities, spread some festive cheer and have fun! Lace up your trainers and take part in our Festive 5K Family Fun Run!

This brand new event will take place on Sunday 5th December, around the grounds at Pensthorpe Natural Park. Proceeds will be split between Priscilla Bacon Hospice and the Pensthorpe Conservation Trust.

This is a Fun Run and not a race, so it is not timed. Whilst there are medals for all finishers, there are no prizes for being first across the line.

There will however, be a prize of a free family day out to Pensthorpe for the best fancy dress! We encourage all participants to wear something festive – this could be a Santa hat, antlers, Christmas jumper, tinsel, or whatever you fancy!

The 5K route is a single lap around areas of Pensthorpe Natural Park which are not normally open to the public.

Entry costs £15 per adult (16 years+), children aged 5-15 years £7.50 and under 5s free.

All participants will receive:

  • A medal
  • A soft drink/water voucher to redeem in the café
  • Reduced entry to Pensthorpe Natural Park on the day of the event – half price entry for participating adults and 20% off for family/friends who come to support the runners

Facilities at the event:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Toilets

Please note:

  • We will ensure that this event takes place in line with any Covid-19 regulations in place at the time. Please do not attend the event if you are showing any symptoms attributable to Covid-19.
  • Sections of the trail can get muddy with puddles and will accumulate leaves, so may not be suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Please contact us ahead of signing up if you have any questions, or would like to discuss this and we will do our very best to advise you.
  • Due to nesting wildlife, unfortunately no dogs are permitted at the event.

It’s one year since Captain Sir Tom Moore began walking around his garden, with the aim of raising £100 to support the NHS at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. What started as a small, simple idea, grew and grew until almost £33M was raised!

Now, The Captain Tom Foundation have created the ‘Captain Tom 100’ challenge, to enable charities all over the country to raise funds and continue his fantastic legacy. Taking place between 30th April – 3rd May, over what would have been his 101st birthday weekend, the challenge encourages you to do something based around the number 100 to raise funds for your favourite cause.

We would love it if you would choose to support the Priscilla Bacon Hospice appeal and help to build the desperately needed new hospice for Norfolk and Waveney! Just come up with your ‘100-themed’ challenge and click below to create your fundraising page.

Click here for 100 ideas around the number 100 to inspire you!

create your fundraising page

If you would like a Priscilla Bacon Hospice t-shirt to complete your challenge in, we would be delighted to send you one free of charge. Please e-mail Claire at to get yours.


We have a very limited number of FREE places in the 2021 Virtual London Marathon! Simply raise a minimum of £100 for the new hospice appeal in return. This event has now sold out and the only way to get a place is via a charity. We will provide you with a Priscilla Bacon Hospice t-shirt or vest to run in and you will receive an official race number to wear. You will also receive a coveted finisher’s medal and London Marathon t-shirt post-event.

If you would like a place, please e-mail Claire at



The first virtual Virgin Money London Marathon was held in 2020, when 37,966 runners completed the event, which was awarded an official Guinness World Records title for the Most users to run a remote marathon in 24 hours. Following on from this success, participants are again invited to run the 26.2 miles their way, joining up to 50,000 runners up and down the UK – and across the world.

The virtual 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon will take place on Sunday 3 October and participants will have 23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds (from 00:00:00 to 23:59:59 BST) to complete the distance, which they can choose to run, walk or jog – participants of all abilities are welcome.


While the Official Virgin Money London Marathon App, powered by TCS, will allow all participants to track and log their 26.2 miles, its special features will really help bring the virtual experience to life, with an exclusive audio commentary featuring famous voices providing a memorable soundtrack to the day.

All runners in the virtual Virgin Money London Marathon will also be sent an official running number in the post before the event, which they can wear on Sunday 3rd October to ensure they get cheers of support from the communities they run through.


In addition, those taking part in the virtual 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon will be able to be creative with the challenge that lies ahead – something that’s emphasised by the event strapline: Your Run, Your Way.

Ideas for personalising the virtual experience include:

• Being dropped 26.2 miles from home and running back to a hero’s welcome
• Completing each mile with a different running buddy, sharing the challenge with friends and family
• Getting together with a group of friends to walk the 26.2 miles together
• Creating a unique course that visits the homes of friends and family so they can set up outdoor drinks stations for a refuel and catch-up over an energy bar

With loved ones and their community supporting them, participants in the virtual event will be joining many thousands of runners in the biggest-ever celebration of everything the London Marathon embodies – fun, fundraising, fancy-dress and human togetherness, all over the world.

Norfolk Gazelles’ “Don’t Pass It On” Virtual Relay is back for a second year!

Start making your daft batons now, ready for Sunday 18 July 2021. The relay will kick off at 6am – as last year, it will be divided into 17 one-hour time slots with the last runners starting at 10pm. This relay is not about how fast you are, it’s about taking part! The relay is all about the distance covered by your club during the course of the 17 hours, not just about how fast your quickest runners can go. It doesn’t matter whether you run or walk or whether you’re a sprinter or a jogger – every metre counts! You don’t have to be a member of an “official” running club to enter a team – workplaces, mates, family groups etc are all welcome.

Last year, £10,000 was raised for charity and Priscilla Bacon Hospice is delighted to have been chosen as one of the charities to benefit from this year’s event, along with Norfolk & Waveney Mind. Click here to visit the donation page.

If you would like to include your club or organisation and be a team captain, please complete the online entry form by clicking ‘enter relay’ below. Entry is free and entrants have the opportunity to purchase an exclusive coaster, (pictured below), with the proceeds going to charity.

Priscilla Bacon Hospice - Norfolk Gazelles virtual relay coaster

For more information please email

enter relay
The rules:

• There is no single winner – it’s a winning team. That way, everybody’s efforts are recognised.
• Each runner runs/walks for one hour or multiples of one hour (these can be consecutive or spread over the day and are subject to local guidelines)
• First runners/walkers start at 6am; last runners/walkers start at 10pm (event finishes at 11pm)
• Runners can only run, jog, walk… no bikes!
• A maximum of nine runners/walkers can run during each hour (a minimum of one runner/walker for each hour)
• Each runner can run anywhere and on any safe route
• There’s no traditional baton handover – don’t pass it on! — but each runner MUST carry a baton for the full hour
• The baton is of each runner’s choosing, the more random and eccentric the better… A flower pot? A cucumber? A guitar?
• If you want to enter the competition for the best baton, upload a picture to the Norfolk Gazelle’s Facebook event page here
• Each runner starts their run at their allotted time
• Club runners should wear club kit if they have it
• Social distancing rules must be followed
• Time slots run after sundown must wear hi-vis and lights
• All participants run at their own risk

For a list of frequently asked questions, have a look here

Norwich to Norwich Virtual Challenge – from Norfolk to New York!

***Deadline now extended to 30th September 2020***

Help to cover the 5,585 km/3,471 mile distance between Priscilla Bacon Lodge in Norwich, Norfolk and Hospice Chenango in Norwich, New York State.

Anyone can take part and you can walk, run, or cycle at a pace of your choice. Record your total distance covered throughout August and September 2020.

Hospice Chenango are running the same Transatlantic challenge, so it is a matter of national pride that our competitors cover the distance to Norwich, New York State first!

Your £10 registration fee includes a medal in the post and a challenge certificate via email. Special medals recognising those who have completed more than 50km and 100km will be distributed. All proceeds will go to our new hospice appeal.

Once you have completed your distance, you will need to enter the total KM on the Total Race Timing website. Please also e-mail a screenshot of your total to You can use any app you wish, a Fitbit, pedometer etc. – just send a photo displaying the total.

Sign up at the link below!

sign up

We are delighted to have been chosen to benefit from funds raised by Virtual Runner UK‘s June 2021 challenge!

Complete a total of 25k, 50k, 100k or 200k throughout the month. Choose to run, walk or cycle the distance between 1st – 30th June to claim your exclusive, bespoke medal engraved with your completed distance! Any discipline can be done and you can mix and match if you wish, to achieve your goal. Your challenge will be made up from multiple sessions to achieve the distance, and you can do it at your pace.

Entry costs £12.25 and a minimum of 20% of the sign up fee comes to the new hospice appeal.

find out more and sign up!

Update 22nd March 2022 – due to some of our runners having to drop out of the event, we now have 3 spare places.

The first 3 people to e-mail can secure a place, so please be quick if you are interested!

If all of our places are allocated, we would still love to have you on board and you can run for us using your own purchased place. We will provide you with fundraising support, a free branded t-shirt/vest, iron-on letters for your shirt, and a pin badge.

You can join our JustGiving fundraising team page by clicking here.

Please e-mail to let us know you would like to join our team of runners. We look forward to hearing from you!

This amazing, unique event is back in Norwich for 2022!

Boing, bounce, crawl, climb and slide your way around a 5K course featuring some of the largest, most extreme and enjoyable inflatables ever created. Suitable for participants and families of all athletic abilities and it is not a race, it’s all about having fun!

Our Start Wave time is 11:30am.

Finishers receive a medal, pair of socks, multifunctional headscarf and snack bar.

If you can raise at least £100 in sponsorship money, we can offer you a FREE place and a branded t-shirt or vest!

Please e-mail to get your place, by 10am on Thursday 31st March 2022.

The easiest way to collect donations is online. We work with JustGiving and you can join our team page for this event here.

If you would like child places, (5-15yrs), you can either agree to raise another £100 per place and they will be free of charge, or you can pay for children at a discounted cost of £16 each – payable to the charity – and there will be no fundraising obligation.

Please be aware that parking on-site is charged at £5 per car, cash only. Bag drop is available for £3.

We can’t wait to see you there!

If you were lucky enough to secure a ballot place for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon, why not use it to raise funds for Priscilla Bacon Hospice?

You can set up an online fundraising page for us with Virgin Money Giving or Just Giving and we will support you with fundraising advice and materials. We will also promote your participation on our website and social media channels. Just get in touch to let us know you’d like to fundraise for us!

We don’t currently have any charity-funded places available but you can register your interest for one at any time and we will keep you up to date.

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