In our special 40th Anniversary year and following the huge success of last year’s Virtual 10K Race, we are excited to bring back our Virtual 10K Race for 2021. Will you join the challenge? 

Sign up, plot your own 10K route in your local area, and run it anytime between 6am and 6pm on Sunday 3rd October to support your hospice.

Link your fundraising page with Strava to see your time on our official leaderboard and receive a free finishers medal and certificate.

For our younger runners*, we will once again be awarding the Paul Canavan Memorial Cup to the fastest runner, male or female, aged 16 years or under; and our School's Shield to the fastest school-age participant.

The Paul Canavan Memorial Cup was gifted to Strathcarron Hospice by former local MP and MSP Dennis Canavan, whose son Paul sadly died in the hospice in 1989, aged 16 years old. The Cup is awarded to the fastest 10K runner, aged 16 or under, in memory of Paul. 

2020 winner Caitlyn Christie of St Mungo's High School Falkirk with Dennis Canavan (left) and Stephen Phee, Head Teacher  

We are delighted that Mr Canavan has presented the Cup and Shield for more than 30 years to the worthy winners which include illustrious names such as Commonwealth Games Marathon runner, Ross Houston and Olympian, Andrew Butchart. 

Could this be your year to add your name to the Cup or Shield?

We need your support now more than ever. Sign up today and do something amazing on 3rd October for your local hospice. With your help, we can continue to care for all those who need us now and in the future. 

We’ve been caring for 40 years, please help us to care for 40 more.


*We would love local primary and secondary schools to get involved around our 10K event and take on your own Schools running themed challenge!

The recommended distances:

10k Run for 15 and over
3k Run for S1 to S4 pupils
1k Run for P5 to P7 pupils
400m dash for P1 to P4 pupils
100m toddler dash for 3-5yrs

Please get in touch on 01324 826 222 or [email protected] if you would like to learn more and get involved.