Take on a challenge with Team St John's in 2024!

Help us raise the vital funds that enable us to provide our essential services to people with life-limiting illnesses and their families across North London.

Last year, with the help of brilliant supporters like you, we created the all-new St John’s Wellbeing Centre and offices for our clinical team and launched new programmes including music therapy, a carers group and activities for bereaved children and young people. We did all this whilst continuing to provide our essential services throughout the community.

If you are ready for a challenge and want to make a huge difference in your community, take a look at our events below or get in contact with us for a chat:

TCS London Marathon

Sunday 21 April

Run through the capital as part of Team St John’s

The iconic London Marathon takes in many of the city’s incredible landmarks including Buckingham Palace, The Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf. With thousands of supporters lining the streets cheering your name, it is truly a race like no other.

Apply today for one of our charity places by completing an application form here. Alternatively, if you were one of the lucky ones who secured a ballot space and would like to run with our team, you can apply here. You will still get all the perks of being in our team – including a free running jersey and fundraising support and advice!

A runner crosses towe bridge and raises his arms in the air as he cheers and poses for the camera.


Saturday 15 June

Take the leap and skydive for St John’s!

St John's Hospice is excited to partner with Skyline Events to bring you this amazing skydiving opportunity. A tandem skydive is a popular choice of skydive as it only requires 30 minutes of on-the-day training before you’ll be strapped to your instructor and off you go.

Fancy freefalling 10000-5000 feet at 120mph? Click here to join Team St John’s today.

A woman attached to a professional skydiver in the sky, she is doing a thumbs up to the camera.


Sunday 14 July (*Date subject to final approval)

Experience The ASICS London 10K with Team St John's!

The ASICS 10K is a perfect race for runners of all abilities, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro chasing a personal best. The closed road and flat route will take you past some of the capital’s iconic landmarks, all while being cheered on by the amazing crowds and pumped up by the live bands and DJs. It is a truly unforgettable race!

If you will be aged 17 or over on race day, you can apply for one of our charity places or use your own place to support St John's – click here to apply today!

A woman smiling with her ASICS 10K medal.

Royal Parks Half Marathon

Sunday 13 October

Take on the Royal Parks Half as part of Team St John’s.

The Royal Parks Half is one of the most beautiful closed-road courses on offer. Beginning and ending in Hyde Park, you’ll make your way through Green Park, St James’s Park, and Kensington Gardens taking in some of the capital’s world-famous landmarks along the way. The 13.1-mile route is on a generally flat course making it perfect for both beginners and experienced runners chasing a personal best.

You can apply for one of our charity places or to use your own place, you just have to be 17 or older on race day. Don't miss out on your opportunity to run this iconic race in aid of St John’s – click here to apply today!

A woman smiling with her ASICS 10K medal.

Do your own thing!

Have you got your own challenge event idea and want to do it in aid of St John's Hospice?

We can offer you fundraising ideas, resources, and advice from our experienced and dedicated team. Whatever stage of planning you are at we are here to help!

Why not take inspiration from Gillian who took on her local Triathalon, follow in Lucie’s footsteps and run the Hackney Half, or create your own epic challenge like Ryan who ran 52 marathons in 52 weeks!

Four women smiling by a lake with their medals on, after completing a challenge event.

Reasons to join Team St John’s:

  • Free running/cycling t-shirt
  • One-on-one support and mentoring to help with training and fundraising
  • Regular communications to keep you up to date with all of our latest news
  • Activities and race day support from the sidelines

Most importantly, your fundraising will help us to reach more people and provide more care. Whether it is supporting a child with a bereavement counselling session following the loss of a loved one, providing art therapy for patients at our new Wellbeing Centre, or providing specialist one-to-one nursing on our Inpatient Unit, your fundraising will enable even more people in our community to live well for longer.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about any of the challenge events listed above and how you can get involved, please get in touch. Contact us by email at challenges@hje.org.uk or by phone on 020 3832 1436.

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