Join us to celebrate the 1980s and the birth of Florence Nightingale Hospice at our Family Fun Run in Watermead, Aylesbury this April.


Go back to the days before iPods, Spotify, Bluetooth headphones and Fitbits, when shorts were short, and Walkmans and Nike Airs were the latest things – welcome to our brand new 1980s Family Fun Run.

Choose between our 2.5km course for littler legs or 5km course for those wanting more of a challenge, alongside the beautiful Watermead Lake in Aylesbury on Saturday 6th April.

Event Information

Date – Saturday 6th April
Timings – 10am registration, 10.45am warm up, 11am the run begins
Location – Watermead (registrations at Watermead village hall)
Routes- We will have a 2.5km and a 5km route around the lake
Price – Adult £10 and child £6 (includes medal and a bottle of water)


Click here to book your place at the 80s Family Fun Run.

Online registrations for the 80s Family Fun Run close at midnight on Thursday 4th April.

You can turn up on the day and enter (as long as there are still places available), but please arrive by 10am so we can process your entry before the start at 11am.

Please note that entry fees are non-refundable. Please make sure you read the Terms and Conditions for the Family Fun Run before you register.


The Charity is also hoping that people will raise a minimum of £20 in sponsorship which will help to fund hospice services such as the Breathe Well at the Hospice group, which helps those with lung and heart disease to live better with their illness.

Click here to set up a online fundraising page to get sponsorship for your 80s Family Fun Run.

Or you can download a paper sponsorship form here.




Why run for Florence Nightingale Hospice?

In the mid to late 1980s hundreds of people and businesses across Buckinghamshire were holding fundraising events and completing fundraising challenges to be able to open a new Hospice, serving Buckinghamshire, so that patients and their families didn’t have to travel to Milton Keynes and High Wycombe for hospice care. In October 1989 Florence Nightingale Hospice was opened at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury.

Since then Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity has continued to fundraise to provide high quality of end of life care and extend the services which the Hospice can offer such as the Nightingale 24/7 team, Florrie’s Children’s Team and the Bereavement Support Service.