The Breast Walk Ever is a sponsored walk raising funds for breast cancer research. 

Everyone is welcome. You can choose to take part on your own, with friends, family or work colleagues. Dogs are welcome to take part in the Breast Walk Ever too, just as long as they bring along their owners! 

The Breast Walk Ever is suitable for all ages and abilities, there is no upper age limit. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. 

Before you sign up, consider the options and choose whichever distance you think you can manage. We encourage you to be realistic, do you have enough time to train in your busy schedule? 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. 

Dogs are more than welcome to take part in the Breast Walk Ever*, owners are expected to take full responsibility for their dog at all times. We reserve the right to not allow you dog if we believe that the dog is a risk to others. 

It’s time to step up

When you sign up to take part in the Breast Walk Ever, we will send you a fundraising pack full of helpful hints and ideas to get you started. We can also provide you with training tips or plans to make sure you are prepared for your Breast Walk Ever.

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 packed lunch, water bottle and personal belongings in a small rucksack. Water refills will be available at each checkpoint.

*Except dogs which are banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991

The route

There are three new routes for the Breast Walk Ever in 2022. The event is now a circular course, starting and finishing in the historic town of Wallingford. Choose between Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km walks, all heading south down the Thames on national trails, bridleways and public footpaths.

The walks will be signed and a map will be available. The walk is fully marshalled with support stations offering snacks, coffee and cake.

Marathon

The Marathon route starts at Wallingford, heading south towards Goring-on-Thames, continues south following the river to Whitchurch-on-Thames and Mapledurham before looping back cross-county to Goring via Whitchurch Hill, crossing the bridge to Streatley and following the river upstream through Moulsford before returning to Wallingford.  

Half Marathon

The Half Marathon starts in Wallingford and follows the Ridgeway and Thames Path through North Stoke, Little Stoke and South Stoke before reaching Goring. At Goring the Half Marathon crosses the River Thames to Streatley before heading up the other side of the river to Wallingford.

10KM

The 10KM distance starts at Wallingford, heads south down Watery Lane, through Newham Murren and Mongewell to North Stoke before heading through St Marys church and looping round onto the Ridgeway just before Little Stoke heading back to Mongewell crossing the Nosworthy Way Bridge and heading back to Wallingford past the boatyard and through the most historic parts of the town.