Race4Business returns next month in support of local hospice care

Havens Hospices is inviting teams from Essex businesses to grab their running shoes and help raise vital funds for local hospice care this June.

The 3.5 mile race, which brings colleagues together for a fun evening outside of the office, returns to Chelmsford on 29th June at 6.30pm.

Race4Business has become a significant annual fixture in the business community calendar and raises money for the Essex-based hospice charity, which provides palliative and supportive care to all age groups through its hospice services, Little Havens and Fair Havens.

This year’s race will be the event’s 23rd and starts in Chelmsford High Street, taking teams of businesses through the city’s Admirals Park and then Central Park.

After participants have finished their run, food and drink stalls, music and entertainment will be on offer, providing a great social evening with work colleagues.

The mainly flat course has no minimum speed or standard of fitness required; participants can walk, jog or run making it suitable for a range of ages and abilities. To make things a bit more fun, there will also be prizes for the winning individuals and teams, plus best fancy dress.

Lydia Plews, Business Development Manager at Havens Hospices says: “It’s thanks to events like Race4Business that the charity can continue providing its specialist hospice care free of charge.

“We can’t wait to welcome hundreds of enthusiastic supporters from local businesses looking to have a fun filled summer’s evening with colleagues as well as raising vital funds for local families across Essex who rely on our specialist palliative nursing and supportive care.”

This year’s Race4Business event is kindly sponsored by businesses: Utilize Plc, Birketts, Willmott Dixon, MHA Macintyre Hudson, Tangent International, Gallagher, Fiserv and MS Amlin.

It’s £20 per person to take part and to register a team please visit www.havenshospices.org.uk/race4business

Published 20th May 2022

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People standing under a Havens Hospices branded arch way at the start of the race