We would love to help you with any questions you might have, please Contact Us today and talk to the Aginst Breast Cancer team. The Breast Walk Ever is an event series that happens annually every year, currently in Berkshire in the spring and Oxfordshire in the autumn. The Breast Walk Ever aims to raise awareness for breast cancer in the local community while also being Against Breast Cancer’s biggest bespoke fundraising event which funds research into secondary spread breast cancer detection, prevention and therapies.
What is ‘Breast Walk Ever’?
The Breast Walk Ever is a charity walking event held to raise funds for Against Breast Cancer, who raise funds for vital research into secondary spread breast cancer, the main cause of all breast cancer-related deaths.
The event is a walk along the Thames Path, which follows the River Thames. There are three distances available (marathon, half marathon and 10km) and supporters can choose which one is right for them.
Who can take part in the event?
The Breast Walk Ever is open to all everyone! including children. It is suitable for all ages and abilities, and whilst there is no age limit, all participants under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Anyone can be affected by breast cancer and anyone can get breast cancer. this walk has been created for all of you.
How do I decide which route I should choose?
The event is designed to be a challenge but is realistic in what you think you can achieve in the amount of time you have to train. Whether you are an experienced walker or are taking on a walking challenge for the first time, you will need to prepare for this event.
The average time for a half marathon walk is between 3 ½ and 6 ½ hours, whilst the average time for the full marathon walk is between 7 and 13 hours. On the day of the event, participants who have not arrived at the 10km checkpoint after 4.45 pm will continue at their own risk and will not be covered by the event’s liability.
Where are the start and finish points for 2021?
For Berkshire, the Finish point is by the Thames at Thames Valley Park business park in Reading.
Start points vary but can be found here https://breastwalkever.org/#route
Free transport is provided from the Finish line to each starting point. The pickup for marathon participants is 8 am, for half marathon participants at 10 am and 10k walkers at 11 am.
There is no obligation to take the transport. Participants can travel directly to their start points. To sign up for the free transport please ensure you tick the transport required box on sign up.
There will be no return transport back from the finish.
What support is provided on the route?
At each checkpoint refreshments including hot and cold drinks and snacks are available. Each checkpoint will have toilets and first aid facilities. Checkpoints are marked on the maps. We advise everyone to carry their own lunch, water bottle and personal belongings in a small rucksack. Refills will be available at each checkpoint.
Can I bring my dog?
We are a dog-friendly walk.
Dogs are more than welcome*, however, owners are required to take full responsibility for theirs and we are unable to transfer dogs on the pre-arranged shuttle buses from the finish points.
The Breast Walk Ever also reserves the right to not allow you dog if we believe that the Dog is a risk to others safety.
*Except dogs which are banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991
How much sponsorship do I have to raise?
We are encouraging all the participants to raise a minimum of £50 in sponsorship.
When signing up for the event there will be an option to set up a fundraising page. This is the quickest and easiest way to start your fundraising. However, fundraising offline or through Facebook or Virgin Money Giving are also absolutely fine ways to fundraises
Can I do the Breast Walk Ever for another charity?
The Breast Walk Ever is organised by Against Breast Cancer as a fundraising event for the charity, therefore we kindly ask that all participants raise sponsorship for Against Breast Cancer.
How will Against Breast Cancer support me?
When you sign up to take part in the Breast Walk Ever, we will send you a pack full of ideas and helpful hints on how to fundraise. We’ll also send you a few training tips to make sure you enjoy the Breast Walk Ever; and remember it’s for all the right reasons!
Can I do another walk for Against Breast Cancer?
As well as the Breast Walk Ever, you can fundraise for Against Breast Cancer by taking part in the range of other walks and treks that we offer, such as multi-day treks in both the UK and overseas. If you prefer, you can also organise your own walk or walking challenge, and raise funds through this.
How do I receive a BWE T-shirt?
You can order Breast Walk Ever T-shirts and other materials on sign up or via the ABC Shop.
If you sign up 30 days or more before the walk then your T-shirt will be sent to your address provided on sign up along with your Breast Walk Ever guide and fundraising materials.
If you sign up within a month of the event you may have to pick up your Breast Walk Ever T-shirt at on the day of the event at the registration desks. The information on where to find the registration desk will be sent to you via email along with your fundraising pack and all necessary info.