Runners cheering during the Cheltenham Running Festival

Cheltenham Running Festival – we’re the official 2024 partners!

Winston’s Wish is delighted to announce that we have been made the Cheltenham Running Festival’s official partner for 2024! 

Each year the Cheltenham Running Festival, hosted at the Cheltenham Racecourse, extends the opportunity for marathon masters or novices to join the champions and run the distance of 5K, 10K or half marathon for charity.   

This year Winston’s Wish has been chosen as the official partner for this special running event which will be held on Sunday the 16th of June – a date that many recognise as Father’s Day.

This year’s event is especially poignant as many will recognise the 16th of June as Father’s Day. Many of the children and young people we support are bereaved of their fathers and so this day will not only stand as a powerful reminder for all those who are grieving the death of their dads but especially as a uniting moment for those who come together to help us support them.

Kerry Waite, Sporting and Challenge Events Officer

Participants have until the 6th of June to register, and the minimum sponsorship fee starts from £125 for the 5K distance plus a nominal £10.40 booking fee. To find out more information including how you can register, don’t forget to have a look at the dedicated Cheltenham Running Festival page under the Events section of the Winston’s Wish website.  

Whether you are an avid marathon runner looking to take on the opportunity of running in different surroundings, fancy a new fitness goal or want to take part with your friends and colleagues, then why not register for Cheltenham Running Festival this June? 

With your kind support, Winston’s Wish can continue to give hope to grieving children and young people across the UK.

Kerry Waite, the Sporting & Challenge Events Officer also commented, “We are delighted to be joining with the Cheltenham Running Festival as their official partner this year. We know that runners from far and wide love the opportunity to come together to run at the Cheltenham Racecourse and gain rare access to a very special venue in the Cotswolds.  

“Many of those who also chose to run under the Winston’s Wish banner are champions of our cause too – we as a charity provide direct support and give hope to grieving young people and it’s amazing to see so many people join our community and help us to continue providing the right support at the right time for these bereaved children and young adults. We look forward to seeing lots of people wave the Winston’s Wish flag this Father’s Day.” 

Matt Wood, Co-Founder of RunThrough, commented “It is fantastic for RunThrough to be partnering with Winston’s Wish as our Charity of the Year for Cheltenham Running Festival. Winston’s Wish does incredible work supporting grieving children and their families, providing them with the help and guidance they need during challenging times. As a community-focused organisation, we believe in the power of running to make a positive impact, and we are thrilled to contribute to Winston’s Wish’s vital mission.” 

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Runner at the Cheltenham Running Festival giving peace signs as she runs

On your marks, get set…GO! Join the hottest running festival for 2024 and make your mark on the iconic Cheltenham Racecourse this June, all while helping bereaved young people find their feet when their worlds are turned upside down by grief.