Calling all super heroes! Walk or run 1km, 5km or 10km as your favourite comic hero!

This event is a fantastic excuse for you, your family and friends to grab your capes and masks to raise money in aid of St Helena. Every penny raised will allow us to help local people face incurable illness and bereavement.

With 3 routes to choose from, there's something for everyone! Comic hero themed warm ups will take place before each event and times of each race will be confirmed closer to the event.

So what are you waiting for!? Grab the Batman to your Robin and come along!

Online registration has now closed, but you can still come along and pay on the day.


On arrival, meet at the bandstand in Upper Castle Park to sign in at the registration desks.

There will be a warm up 10 minutes before each start time
10.00am - Registration opens
11.00am - 10km runners start
11.45am - 5km runners start
12.30pm - 1km runners start

Please note - If you are running the 5km or 10km races and intend to run the 1km with your children or as a family, we would love you to compete and be ready for 12.30pm to start the 1km race.


We have 1km, 5km or 10km routes available. View the routes in advance here.

The 10km route is two laps of the 5km and remains within the park apart from one small section which goes outside Lower Castle Park for a short distance. The 1km is suitable for all ages and abilities. All routes will be signposted and marshalled on the day.

Please be aware that the venue is a public park and will still be open to the general public on the day. There are likely to be other visitors such as pedestrians, dog walkers and cyclists around during the event, so we do ask that you take this into consideration on the day and remember it’s not a race, but a fun run to raise much needed funds for St Helena.

Prices on the day

10k: £25 adults only (age 16+)

5k: £20 adults (16+), £10 children (age 5-15 inc) £45 family (2 adults/ 2 children or 1 adult/3 children)

1k: £5 per person


The closest car park to Castle Park is Greyfriars in Castle Road which is accessed via Roman Road from East Hill, Colchester.


We encourage everyone to dress for the theme and come as your favourite Comic Hero but remember to wear appropriate footwear for running or walking the routes.


We would love your human supporters to come along and be part of the day; however, dogs are not permitted around the race start area and are restricted to the lower park area. The route covers both the Upper Park and the Lower Park, therefore to avoid any confusion, we advise you to leave your furry friends at home.

Sponsorship and prizes to be won!

We rely heavily on the help and generosity of our fundraisers, donors and volunteers. Without you we wouldn’t be here.

So why not become a real super hero and raise the much needed sponsorship by taking part in Comic Hero Run.

What could your sponsorship pay for?

£50 could pay for one session of our Art and Craft Group, where patients have a valuable opportunity to come together in a friendly environment for support from peers and professionals.

Please take a moment to read our terms and conditions.

Contact Information

To contact the St Helena Fundraising team, please telephone 01206 931 468 or email , Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm.


To contact the St Helena Retail team, for enquiries about our shops, donation centre and house clearance service please telephone 01206 890 165.


24 hour advice: SinglePoint 01206 890 360

SinglePoint is a 24/7 advice and support helpline which helps to coordinate an individual’s care with the hospice. SinglePoint also works alongside other healthcare services such as GPs, Community Nurses or Specialists.

The Hospice

To contact a patient at The Hospice please find the address and telephone number below. Phone calls can be made to patients at any time of the day or week. You can contact Inpatient Services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Hospice, Myland Hall, Barncroft Close, Highwoods, Colchester, C04 9JU

Telephone: 01206 845 566

Hospice in the Home

You can contact The Hospice in the Home Team Monday to Friday, between 9.00am and 5.00pm on:

Colchester/Halstead team
Telephone: 01206 845 566

Tendring community team
Telephone: 01255 221 222

Day Therapies

You can contact the Joan Tomkins Centre (Colchester) Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on:

Telephone: 01206 848 163

Fax: 01206 752 245

You can contact the St Helena Tendring Centre (Clacton) Monday to Friday, between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 01255 221 222

Tendring Centre Postcode for Sat Navs: CO15 1EU

Human Resources

The HR Team can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 01206 931 466

Finance Team

To contact the St Helena Finance Team please telephone 01206 931 450 Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm

Volunteer Services Team

The Volunteer Services team can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 01206 931 466

Media Enquiries

For all media enquiries between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, please phone the Marketing and Communications team directly on 01206 931 464

Patient Referrals

If you, or a member of your family has a life-limiting illness and would like to discuss whether St Helena care services can help, you can contact the SinglePoint telephone service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 01206 890 360

Bereavement Support

To contact the St Helena Bereavement Support team please telephone the bereavement helpline: 01206 984 274, Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm

Learning and Development Centre

The Learning and Development Centre is open Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm and can be contacted on 01206 851 560

Service User Group

For more information on the St Helena Service User Group please contact Chair, Ken Aldred on 01206 751 397

Facilities Hire Enquiries

01206 851560


To contact the Lottery team please call 0800 285 1390 or visit the website here, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

If you would like to write to or visit the Lottery team, the address is: Your Hospice Lottery Office Unit 6 The Atrium, Phoenix Square, Wyncolls Road, Colchester CO4 9AS.

Comment, compliment or complaint

Feedback, comments and complaints about St Helena care and support services may be made verbally or in writing to: Director of Care, St Helena, Myland Hall, Barncroft Close, Highwoods, Colchester, CO4 9JU. To speak to a member of our team, call 01206 845 566