MORE than 400 people took part in charity runs in support of a hospice last month.

Nightingale House Hospice's 5k and 10k Charity Runs took place on Saturday, March 30.

Set up in partnership with OutFit Personal Fitness Ltd, the event brought together over four-hundred participants and their supporters at Alyn Waters County Park, Wrexham, for a memorable day of running, community spirit and generosity.

The event drew a diverse crowd of runners and spectators - all united in their support for the invaluable services that Nightingale House Hospice provides to people in the community living with life-limiting conditions.

Attendees were treated to a variety of entertainment, complete with food vendors, games, and various other stalls, creating an ideal day out for the Easter weekend.

Among the participants was Tracy Hughes, who was taking part in her first-ever running event.

She said: “I saw the event advertised when I went to Caffi Cwtch at the hospice and signed up. I thought the event was really well-marshalled. The support and encouragement during the day were fantastic! I think I’ve got the bug to do it again. The hospice is well-loved in the community, and people want to support the work they do.”


People from all over the community came to take part in the run, including several Wrexham Police Officers and even Helen Ryvar - who completed the 10k course as part of her 700th consecutive daily half marathon.

Meanwhile, members of 1st Johnstown Scout Group took part in the 1k children's dash.

Overall, 408 people registered for the 5k and 10k runs, which was an overwhelming response to the hospice’s first running event since 2022.

Elise Jackson, Event and Campaigns Manager at Nightingale House, said: “We are thrilled by the incredible turnout and support for the first Alyn Waters 5k & 10k run. All proceeds go towards supporting patients at Nightingale House Hospice. The participation and generosity of all those who attended have truly made a difference.”

While sponsorship contributions from the runners are still being counted, Nightingale House Hospice says it 'eagerly anticipates' announcing the total in due course.