Last dash for chocolate in hospice fun run

Final 2016 opportunity to raise funds for St Mary’s.

Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice’s Chocolate 5K series will be coming to an end for 2016 with a final run in Solihull.

Starting from Dorridge Village Hall on Saturday 10th September, the Chocolate 5K gives chocolate lovers the opportunity to burn off the calories whilst collecting sweet treats along the route. Runners will also receive a chocolate medal and Chocolate 5k goody bag as well as gain free entry into the post-run chocolate buffet.

The popular fun run has attracted over 600 participants across runs in both Bournville and Sandwell earlier this year and now runners can enjoy the final chocolate-themed 5K of the year in Dorridge.

The event will raise vital funds for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice, which provides free care and support for terminally ill patients and their families across Birmingham and Sandwell.

Lucy Watkins, Events Manager at Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice said: “The Chocolate 5K is a challenge with a difference and we’ve been delighted with the response we’ve had so far. To date the 2016 series has raised over £25,000 of vital funds so far and we hope locals can make the final Chocolate 5K of the year one to remember. It’s a fun way to support your local hospice and every penny raised from the charity run will make a massive difference to those who really need our help. We’re already thinking of ways we can make the 2017 Chocolate 5K series bigger and better!”

There isn’t a minimum sponsorship amount but participants are encouraged to raise as much as they can. Just £25 of sponsorship money pays for a Hospice at Home nurse for an hour with £685 paying for a day’s palliative care from our doctors and nurses in the in-patient unit.

Registration is now open. Full details of the tasty event can be found at or by calling the fundraising team on 0121 472 1191.