Breast Walk Ever Berkshire 2021 will now unfortunately not be able to go ahead. The cancellation is due to COVID19 and the health concerns around the virus. We really value our supporters and are so sorry to have to cancel the Breast Walk Ever but safety concerns are our highest importance.
For those that have already entered your place in a 2020 walk will be automatically moved to the following year. For any questions or concerns please contact us.
With 10km, half marathon or full marathon distances, a sponsored walk down beautiful Berkshire trails and the Thames Path sponsoring for breast cancer research.
Returns May 2022
The Breast Walk Ever is suitable for everyone with just a little preparation, dogs are welcome too!
Take part in the Breast Walk Ever and help fund ground-breaking research into secondary spread, the main cause of breast cancer related deaths.
Every day 150 women and one man receive a breast cancer diagnosis in the UK.
Against Breast Cancer was founded by Dr Anthony Leathem and his wife Pat in 1993. Working as a pathologist at University College in London Tony, found himself carrying out too many post mortems on young women. Frustrated, he changed the direction of his work from pathology to research. Tony and Pat started the charity and undertook all of the necessary fundraising that would be essential for his research into secondary breast cancer, the main cause of breast cancer related deaths.
Leap forward 25 years and our research has developed considerably. At the University of Southampton, our research team led by Professor Max Crispin is focused on earlier detection by developing new treatments into secondary breast cancer. They have developed new therapeutic approaches for the treatment of cancer-based on refocusing of the immune system to destroy cancerous cells. This will enable cancer-destroying drugs to be delivered specifically to the secondary tumours before they grow and symptoms are experienced, without damaging the healthy surrounding tissue.
At Oxford University we have established a Fellowship Programme to support and develop young scientists who perform innovative research into increasing survival rates after breast cancer (Professor Crispin was the first such recipient of this award).
We are also working with NHS digital and other partners to make available to other research groups the data, blood and urine samples we collected over a 16 year period from our diet & lifestyle clinical trial which was the largest of its kind in Europe and involved us recruiting over 3000 women all 1 year post diagnosis through a network of 56 NHS hospitals across the UK.
Anthony firmly believed 25 years ago that major research advances require a long-term vision. This is a tradition we are proud to support to this day and why we have committed to support our research team and all of the projects we fund.
Take a walk on the pink side, let’s beat breast cancer together!
Join us on an incredible sponsored walk along the beautiful English Countryside. You can choose from either walking west from Windsor for the full marathon, from our half marathon start in Hurley; or our scenic 10km from Henley.
Whatever you choose we ask you to support our ground-breaking breast cancer research through your training and participation.
We receive no government funding and are entirely reliant on the generosity of our supporters to fund our research. We ask that each walker set a target to raise at least £50. The team at Against Breast Cancer is on hand to help you achieve just that.
Your contribution will help us continue our pioneering research into the secondary spread of breast cancer, and help us on our way to achieving our aim of preventing secondary spread, which is the main cause of breast-cancer related deaths.
Our work is ultimately only possible because of the generosity of our supporters so a heartfelt thanks to all our Breast Walkers from us and all at Against Breast Cancer.
What you can expect from us:
- -Set you up with your own bespoke online giving page
- -Provide you with a Breast Walk Ever fundraising pack – full of fundraising ideas
- -Send you one of our Breast Walk Ever 2021 technical t-shirts*
- -Provide you with walking tips and training plans
- -Full support from the events team via phone or email
- -A completely free sports massage on completion of your walk to say thank you!
We’ll be with you every step of the way, together lets ensure your miles make a difference.
*”T-shirts can be bought for £10 upon registration
Routes will be fully signposted and marshalled with support stations at regular intervals.
The full marathon starts at Dorey Lake just outside Windsor, the walk mostly follows the Thames Path trail but may divert from the path occasionally so please do use the maps provided on the day carefully. The route passes through Maidenhead, Cookam, Marlow, Bisham, then Hurley to join the half marathon route.
The half marathon route starts at Hurley, passing through Aston, Remenham, and Henley before joining the 10km walkers.
The 10km route Starts at Henley-on-Thames and continues upriver through the scenic villages of Shiplake and Sonning before all routes finishing at the finishing village at Thames Valley Park.
(Please note: If you are looking to join up with someone doing a different distance you may need to plan your start times to suit your walking speed. If you start earlier or later than the start times you must let the event team know before the walk)
Free transportation is provided before the walks taking participants from the car parks at the finish to chosen starting points.
Please see the maps of the Berkshire Breast Walk Ever below. We will be sending all walkers relevant maps at least 2 weeks before your chosen walk inside your pack with your walker number and event guide.
Breast Walk Ever Berkshire 2022
Dorney- Hurley – Henley – Thames Valley Park
Returning in May 2022
The routes follow national trails but deviates from the actual signed signed Paths occasionally. The route will be clearly signed, with marshals to keep you on the right track and support stations to keep you fed and hydrated. The route is made up of trails, grassland walking and some back roads through villages. You will be given a contact number on the day for any issues.
The route opens at 9.00 am for marathon walkers, 11 am for the half marathon walkers and 12 pm for the 10km. We expect most participants to finish by 7.00 pm.
Please note that your entry fee covers the costs of putting on the Breast Walk Ever and we are encouraging everyone who takes part to raise a minimum of £50 sponsorship.
Please sign up using the button below
We’re delighted to welcome Pink Ribbon Bingo as our event sponsor for Breast Walk Ever. In 2019 they supported Against Breast Cancer by hosting several online bingo fundraising events such as the Bingo-Runathon in support of our London marathon runners and raised a phenomenal amount of more than £10,000 in 2019! For 2020, Pink Ribbon Bingo sponsored the Virtual Breast Walk Ever (following COVID19 restrictions) which raised £3000 for Against Breast Cancer and have raised even more through games with a total coming soon.
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