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22nd Sept 2019 – HP1 5km Charity Run

By 30th July 2019 August 6th, 2019 Featured Events

We’re delighted to announce that Hemel Hempstead have joined our Hertfordshire-wide campaign to get towns active. Our local partners, Dacorum Borough Council, are organising their first ever Your Town Get-Together 5km Run to bring the local community together and bring their energy to town!

All profits from ticket sales are donated directly to DENS and Sunnyside, to support all of the fantastic work they do with homeless and vulnerable people.

The route is a 5KM loop, starting and finishing by Riverside Shopping Centre. We encourage everyone to join us in town on the day of the event to cheer the runners on and get involved in bringing a positive energy to Hemel Hempstead Town Centre.


Since 2003 DENS has supported thousands of homeless and vulnerable individuals. All of this has been achieved with the help of over 250 volunteers, as well as through the backing of local community groups, schools, faith groups, businesses and with the assistance from a number of charitable trusts.

DENS began in 1998 as a temporary night shelter, rotating between 7 churches during winter. In 2003 the permanent Night Shelter opened, which was replaced in 2015 by The Elms. Today, DENS provide a wide variety of services to vulnerable people in the local area, including a food bank, emergency accommodation, a day centre and much more. Running in this event will help support the amazing work they do!

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Sunnyside Rural Trust was founded in 1990 as a small, horticultural project for young people and adults with learning disabilities. It is now a thriving charity and social enterprise, offering training and work experience for over 130 vulnerable people in the local community.

They train people with learning disabilities to acquire skills in a number of rural and retail activities. These include beekeeping, looking after chickens, growing a wide range of plants and produce, landscaping and garden maintenance. Their work takes place across Dacorum in Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted and Northchurch in a range of tranquil settings. These include ancient woodland, allotments, orchards, greenhouses and a café and farm shop.

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We are delighted to be collaborating with an amazing range of local partners on bringing this event to life, including Dacorum Borough Council, Ocado, Everyone Active and the Hertfordshire LEP. You can learn more about all those involved by clicking on their logos below.


Our county-wide partners help to make all this possible! We are incredibly grateful for all their support and belief in the power of bringing communities together.


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