Poole Festival of Running

Tie up your running shoes and help fight cancer at the Poole Festival of Running


Help fight cancer by taking part in a half marathon at the Poole Festival of Running.
Poole Hospital Charity is delighted to have been chosen as the nominated charity for the festival and is raising money for cancer treatment at the hospital.
This year we are asking you to get involved, get sponsored and raise money for equipment to improve diagnostic methods and treatment delivery across the Dorset Breast Screening Unit and Radiotherapy. This will mean more accurate results and less stress for patients.
We are hoping to buy:
  • A lateral arm attachment for the biopsy machine in the Dorset Breast Screening Unit. £10,000 –To help the biopsy team reach trickier areas of the breast with ease.
  • Immobilisation devices for Radiotherapy. £15,000- Physical supports for specific areas of the body which help keep patients still in a certain position allowing the treatment rays to enter the body at very precise points to destroy cancer cells whilst avoiding unnecessary radiation to the nearby healthy cells.
Incredibly, if every adult participant raised just £12 we could purchase the Lateral arm and two immobilisation boards: the Eagle board to keep the head and neck still and a Prostep to keep the legs and pelvis still.
The half marathon is a new event for the festival. It is sold out but the charity has a limited number of places still available for the event.
Each place costs £30 but this will be refunded if you raise £100 in sponsorship for the charity.
All runners who raise at least £50 for the charity will receive a complimentary Poole Hospital Charity t-shirt. If you raise more than £100, you will receive a Poole Hospital Charity running vest.
The half marathon starts at 9am on 3 June. To sign up for a place email us fundraising@poole.nhs.uk.
As well as the half marathon, the two day event includes the Poole Hospital 5K Run for Cancer, a 10K race and minithon races for children. To sign up for any of these, click here.
Signed up? Get started with your fundraising by downloading our helpful pack here.