The Breast Walk Ever is our sponsored walk series, raising funds for research into Secondary Spread breast cancer. 

For 2023 we have two walks. Breast Walk Ever Oxfordshire is back for its 7th year on Sunday 10th September. We are also delighted to announce the launch of our brand new, Breast Walk Ever Hampshire, taking place just outside Winchester on Sunday 7th May. 

Our walks are suitable for all ages and abilities with a little training. At both events you have the choice of 10K, Half or Full Marathon distances. Do consider the options and choose the distance you can confidently manage. Be realistic, 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.  Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. 

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

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 and we reserve the right to refuse entry should we believe your 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 we will have a mobile medic out on the course at all times. 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

Breast Walk Ever Oxfordshire routes

There are three routes for the Breast Walk Ever Oxfordshire in 2023. Each distance has a circular route, starting and finishing in the historic town of Wallingford. Choose between Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k 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 to you on the day both digitally and as a hard copy. The walk is fully marshalled with support stations offering snacks, coffee and cake.


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.

View on Google Maps 

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.

View on Google Maps


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.

View on Google Maps

Breast Walk Ever Hampshire routes

Choose from a Marathon, Half Marathon or 10K distance. Enter as a team of 4 or more and receive a discounted entry.

The event village is set in the rural grounds of the IBM Hursley, where there is free on-site parking, refreshments and toilets. Whichever route you choose we are sure there is something for everyone. Route maps will be improved in the new year:


The shortest of our three options, a country loop taking in the picturesque Hampshire village of Hursley which dates back to the 12th century. Follow in the footsteps of King Charles II after his escape from Worcester in 1651 on “The Monarchs Way”

View on Google Maps

Half Marathon

A larger Loop for those with a little more time, taking in the Monarchs Way, Clarendon Way, Itchen Way and short section on the Pilgrims way.  As well as the outskirts of picturesque Winchester, the route takes in some lovely riverside trails and takes you round St Catherines Hill.  A total of 1000 ft of climbing in with 2 rest stops along the way.

View on Google Maps


The big one, 26.2 miles of stunning views including the majestic South Downs. At just 2300 feet of elevation over the full distance you get the views without too much pain! The marathon route follows that of the half for the first 8 miles and the final 4, taking in large parts of the Monarchs & Clarendon Way as well as the Pilgrim Trail before walkers join the breath-taking South Downs Way.