For those that entered the postponed Breast Walk Ever – Oxfordshire in 2020 your place will be automatically moved to the 2021 event. We truly appreciate your patience. For any questions or concerns please contact us.
With 10km, half marathon or full marathon distances, a sponsored walk down beautiful Oxfordshire trails and the Thames Path while supporting breast cancer research.
Sunday 5th September 2021
The Breast Walk Ever is suitable for everyone with just a little preparation, dogs are welcome too!
Take part in the Breast Walk Ever- Oxfordshire walk 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 and all the projects we fund.
Take a walk on the pink side, let us beat breast cancer together!
Join us on an incredible sponsored walk along the beautiful Thames Path. You can choose from either a full Marathon walking north from Purley-on-Thames, Half Marathon From Wallingford or a 10km From Clifton Hampden. 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.
Free transportation is provided before the walks taking participants from the car park at Abingdon (by the finish line) to chosen starting points.
The Breast Walk Ever-Oxfordshire route finishes in Abingdon, following the River Thames through the scenic Oxfordshire villages, Culham, Clifton Hampden (10km Start Point), Wittenham, Shillingford, Benson, Wallingford, (half marathon start point), North Stoke, Moulsford, South Stoke, Goring, Lower Basildon, Whitchurch, Pangbourne and Purley (full marathon start point).
Please see the map of the Oxfordshire Breast Walk Ever for 2021 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.
Both Oxfordshire and Berkshire walks have a marathon, a half marathon and a 10km starting point. All walks include their own unique finish area.
Breast Walk Ever Oxfordshire
Purley – Wallingford – Clifton Hampden– Abingdon
The routes follow national trails but deviates from the actual signed paths occasionally. The Oxfordshire walk 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 The Recycling Clothes Company as our event sponsor for Breast Walk Ever. The Recycling Clothes Company Ltd run our doorstop clothing collections, as well as our bra recycling scheme, in England, Scotland and Wales.
The goods they collect through the doorstop collections raise a minimum of £100 per tonne for Against Breast Cancer and is sold and distributed to help people who cannot afford to buy clothing themselves. We do ask that any textile donations are of good quality as RCC can then sell them on. Since 2011, they have donated over £2 million from their doorstep textile recycling. They also donate £700 per tonne of bras collected to Against Breast Cancer through our bra recycling scheme, with hundreds of bra banks situated across the country.
Recycling Clothes Company Ltd is a fully-licensed fundraiser, complying with all UK Charity Commission regulations concerning the collection and sale of used clothing and bras.