The Breast Walk Ever is a fundraising event for Against Breast Cancer taking place at Beale Park on Sunday 3rd September 2017. There are three distance options to choose from a 10km, 13.1 mile half marathon or a 26.2 mile marathon distance.
Who can take part in the event?
The Breast Walk Ever is open to men, women and 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.
How do I decide which route I should choose?
The event is designed to be a challenge, but be 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 arrive at Goring (10km start point) after 4.45pm will continue at their own risk and will not be covered by the event’s liability.
Where are the start and finish points?
The finish line for all distances is Beale Park in Pangbourne. The 10k route starts at Goring Village Hall, the half marathon at Wallingford Bridge and the marathon at Abingdon Bridge in Abingdon. Free transport is provided from Beale Park to each starting point. The pick up for marathon participants is 8am, for half marathon participants 10am and 10k walkers at 11am.
There is no obligation to take the transport. Participants can travel directly to their start points. There will be no return transport back from Beale Park.
Start times for the marathon walk will be 9am at Abingdon Bridge, 11am at Wallingford Bridge for the half marathon distance and 12pm for the 10k walk from Goring Village Hall.
What support is provided on the route?
At each checkpoint refreshments including hot and cold drinks and snacks are available. Each checkpoint will have toilet and first aid facilities. Checkpoints are marked on the maps. We advise everyone to carry their own lunch, waterbottle and personal belongings in a small rucksack. Refills will be available at each checkpoint.
Can I bring my dog?
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 Beale Park.
*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.
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 for all of the right reasons!