Are you up for the Big Welsh Walk?  #BigWelshWalk

Join the Hospice and Life Size Models in climbing the highest mountain in South Wales, following on in the footsteps of some Big Welsh Icons. Become a Hospice Trooper!

On Saturday 2nd March to help celebrate St David’s Day, a team of Hospice Troopers will be rising to the challenge and climbing Pen-y-Fan. A strenuous mountain walk on well-made footpaths.

The highest peak in South Wales, Pen-y-Fan stands at 886m (2,907ft) above sea level and overlooks breath taking scenery, rolling countryside and impressive mountains.

What’s the difference about this sponsored walk up Pen-y-Fan? I hear you ask…

Well this is your chance to walk in the footsteps of some Big Welsh Icons – giant models will also be carried to the summit and will wait your arrival.

Thumbs up and have your photo taken with these giant iconic models, be part of an amazing atmosphere and story of how these legends made it to the top of South Wales’ highest mountain.

You will earn the right to say…”I was there, I was part of the team Hospice Troopers”. 

In keeping with the celebration, we greatly encourage walkers to dress up in Welsh attire and pose for photos on-route and at the summit…well it’s not every day you see a Welsh Lady, a leek or Welsh Miner standing on top of Pen-y-Fan. 

Whilst perfect for friends, families and groups, our little troopers can get involved too.  All children and young people aged 17 and younger must be accompanied by a responsible paying adult (18 years+) at all times. 

If you would like to come on the adventure with us, then view the Terms and Conditions and click on the Walk this way to Register, we’d love to have you on board.

What you need to know;

Individual entry £5.00 per person.

Team entry £25.00 up to 8 people (must include at least 1 x adult age 18 years plus)

Walkers will also be asked to raise sponsorship; £30.00 individual £200 Team

We are looking to raise £4511.00 which equates to the running costs for the Hospice for 1 day – so lets raise the vital funds to pay for St David’s Day at the Hospice.

Location: Pen-y-Fan. Meeting point Pont Ar Daf Car Park (Pen-y-fan Base Camp). LD3 8NL

Date: Saturday 2nd March 2019

Time: 10.00am

Registration includes: Welcome pack, supervision from walking marshals, event kit list, bottle of water, finishers t-shirt for all those who raise sponsorship.

To be sure to have the best experience, we recommend you do some level of walking prior to the event.


Terms and Conditions

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Dogs welcome as long as they are kept under close control


Please note there are limited parking spaces available at Pont ar Daf

For more information about Pen-y-Fan please visit the National Trust Website



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Challenge yourself and do something amazing for Hospice of the Valleys

After the success of the inaugural Newport Wales Marathon 2018, it returns to the running calendar on Sunday 5th May 2019. And you could be there!
The course boasts a flat, scenic route taking in iconic landmarks, coastal wildlife, picturesque medial villages and the recently regenerated city-centre. Perfect for first timers or those wishing to set a personal best.

The Hospice is delighted to announce we have 10 charity spaces available for Newport Wales Marathon 2019 and we would love to have you join our team. Help us by fundraising to continue to provide the exceptional care and support to patients and their families who need it most in Blaenau Gwent.  In return for a free space we ask that you aim to reach £300 in sponsorship and of course you don’t have to stop there! We will support you every step of the way with your fundraising.  Please get in touch on the details below to claim your charity space.

Please contact Amanda by emailing or by calling 01495 717277

If you’ve already signed up take part in 2019 then we would love to hear from you and can begin supporting you right away.


As part of Team Hospice of the Valleys you will receive;

  • Your free personalised technical running vest or t-shirt,
  • support from a dedicated fundraising team member with hints and tips to maximise your fundraising,
  • Regular communications and a good luck video prior to the event,
  • Marathon training and preparation plan,
  • Support to contact and join a local park run group/ running club,
  • Access to the Hospice of the Valleys central campaign on Just Giving,
  • An invitation to view the building and an overview of the services we provide, where your money will be going
  • And of course supporting you on the day with a cheer station and group selfie before the start.

Reasons to do it…

There are many reasons to run the Newport Wales Marathon for Hospice of the Valleys – whether it’s in memory of a loved one, because you, a family or friend has received support from the Hospice, to push and challenge yourself or simply because you need somewhere to wear your costume…

Knowing your run has helped others, gives a huge boost to the satisfaction you’ll feel on finishing the race. You’ll also be more highly motivated during your training and the race itself.

The minimum age for our charity place is 18 years old on the event day!

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The Hospice of the Valleys Six Mile Race is set in the scenic grounds of Parc Bryn Bach, and takes full advantage of this beautiful setting.

Whether you’re an advanced runner, enjoying park run life, social running or want to set yourself a challenge, then this is the event for you.

For 2019 we are excited to launch our junior run. We welcome children and young people aged between 8 – 16 years to be part of this fantastic event.

Date: Sunday 14th April 2019
Time: 10.00am Junior Run,
10:30am Senior Race
Registration opens at 8:30am
Venue: Parc Bryn Bach, Tredegar. NP22 3AY


What you need to know…

If you are a 2018 race returner wishing to enter the Six Mile Race 2019, we have a special offer for you. To thank you for your support if you sign up during the period of 5th November – 30th November 2018 4.00pm, we will honour your sign up entry fee of last year’s early bird price at £10 affiliated runners and £12.00 non-affiliated runners. 

To take advantage of this special offer please contact the office to update your mailing preferences to include email and we can email you the discount code; 01495 717277 and ask for fundraising team or email


Early Bird

5th November – 31st December 2018


1st January – 7th April 2019

On the Day

14th April 2019


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Non Affiliated

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Senior (17 years +)







Junior (8 – 16 years)





A great way to raise funds for the Hospice of the Valleys to continue to provide the dedicated, exceptional care the clinical team does.

All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult, 18 years plus.

One accompanying adult will enter free of charge per child

Senior; Finisher’s technical t-shirt, bottle of water, snack

Junior; Finisher’s medal, bottle of water, snack

Pre and post-race leg massage

Trophies for the senior top 3 male and females and age categories

Trophies for the junior top male and female

Mass warm up as well as music and entertainment to keep you motivated while you register and run!


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TrekFest is back….. Can you Take on the TrekFest 2019 challenge
The aim of this epic trek across the Brecon Beacons in South Wales is simple – complete your chosen distance whilst making the miles count for Hospice of the Valleys.
Suitable for beginner trekkers and expert trail runners alike, taking on TrekFest is by no means a walk in the park – it’s tough and will test you both physically and mentally, pushing your boundaries like never before.
Whether you’re a solo trekker or getting your friends, family or colleagues together you will be supported every step of the way.
With 25km and 50km routes to choose from, whether you walk, jog, or even run you’ll be challenging yourself in one of the UK’s most stunning national parks – the Brecon Beacons, South Wales.

For more information and to sign up for the ultimate UK trek in 2019 click on the links below.
TrekFest Beacons 2019 Brochure


TrekFest Beacons 2019 Corporate Team Brochure

Visit TrekFest website HERE
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Sign up today and receive a discount off your entry fee when you enter SUMMERSIZZLER into the discount code box.

Registration now Open….Calling all Superheroes! Hospice of the Valleys needs you to take on the KAPOW Superhero Challenge. 

Date: Saturday 8th September 2018
Time: 10.30am

Registration opens at 8.30am on the day

Venue: Parc Bryn Bach, Merthyr Road, Tredegar. NP22 3AY

What’s Involved?

For the first time ever we’re bringing a large-scale event to Blaenau Gwent and the South Wales Valleys and encourage everyone to unleash their alter-ego at our brand new Hospice of the Valleys KAPOW Superhero Challenge!

A 5k run, walk or crawl over, through or around giant inflatable obstacles and surprises.  Taking in the scenery of Parc Bryn Bach whilst harnessing your superhero powers.  Perfect for friends, families and groups, our little superheroes can get involved too. Fancy dress is highly encouraged to boost your superhero powers and looks great on camera.

 So ditch the suit and uniform and let out your inner superhero…we’re waiting for you!

All you need to know…


Early Bird




On the Day


Adult Superhero (18+)




Child Superhero (under 17s)




Team Superhero ( up to 5 x adults)







Family Superhero

(up to 2 x adult superheroes & 3 x child superheroes )






Early Bird: 23/05/18-01/07/18 inclusive
Standard: 02/07/18-02/09/18 inclusive
On the Day: 08/09/18

  • Who’s your hospice hero? A great way to raise funds for the Hospice of the Valleys to continue to provide the dedicated, exceptional care the clinical team does.
  • Take on the Dip n Duck, the Alternator, the Biff Bash, and the Mangle!
  • Slides, mazes, tunnels and so much more.
  • There is no age restriction; however you must be at least 1.2metres tall.
  • All under 16s must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Finisher’s KAPOW medal.
  • KAPOW promises a great live event atmosphere
  • Mass warm up as well as music and entertainment to keep you motivated while you register and run!
  • FREE car parking available.

Watch our own Hospice Superheroes in action and gain the power to sign up!!

Click below for the power to sign up or contact the office to book over the phone.

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01495 717277

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