One of the most challenging half marathons in Yorkshire is now open to entrants with a new walking element incorporated for this year’s event.

The Prohms Huddersfield Hilly Half Marathon, now in its fourth year, will again see runners take on the challenging course of Huddersfield’s hilly terrains in support of Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.

The Half Marathon is open to all single runners and corporate teams, with the latter doing a two mile circuit course which, although shorter than the half-marathon, can still prove a worthy challenge.

For the first time ever, this year’s race will also see the opportunity for people to enter a Huddersfield Hilly Half Marathon walk, taking on the 13.1 mile course as part of a walking group.

Sandra Babbings from Prohms said: “We decided to add a walking element to this year’s event so as to open it up to even more people wanting to take part.

“The race has gone from strength to strength over the past three years and we are confident that the 2014 race will be even bigger and better than ever before.”

Taking place on Sunday, October 5, the race will begin on St. Thomas’ Road and incorporates some beautiful countryside views.

Last year the event raised over £8,000 for the hospice, a figure which organisers want to beat this year.

Sammie Robertson, community fundraiser at the charity, said: “We are delighted to again be receiving the support from the Prohms Huddersfield Hilly Half Marathon and can’t wait to see everyone at the start line come October 5.”

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supports children with life shortening conditions and their families across West Yorkshire.

Anyone who wants to sign up to the half marathon, corporate relay or walk, visit

The hospice has supported more than 100 children and their families, across Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield, through its ‘hospice-at-home’ service and state of the art hospice Russell House in Huddersfield.

With just 4% of funding coming from the government the charity must raise over £3.2m each year to ensure it is able to give the children and families the support they need.

As part of the charity’s care service it offers children’s play, family support, bereavement support, sibling support and complementary therapy to all of the children and families it cares for.