Welcome to the new Breast Walk Ever through some of the UK's most idyllic countryside to help raise vital funds for life-saving breast cancer research.
Thanks to the popularity and success of the annual Oxfordshire event, this springtime walk was new in 2023 and is back for a second successful year! Come and join other supporters of the charity and achieve something great at the weekend.
Starting and finishing in historic Hursley you'll follow in the footsteps of King Charles II after his escape from Worcester in 1651.
This event is part of Breast Walk Ever | Hampshire.
This walk is suitable for all ages and abilities with a little training.
There's a choice of 10K, half or full marathon distances so choose the distance that's right for you. Whether you are an experienced walker or are taking on a walking challenge for the first time, you will need to do some training to make sure you have an enjoyable and successful experience on the day.
You can choose to take part on your own, with your dog, with friends, family or work colleagues.
Well-behaved dogs on leads are very welcome to take part.
Hursley Sports and Social Club
Start and finish in the rural grounds of the IBM Hursley Club where you will find free on-site parking, refreshments and toilets.
There are three circular routes on offer, all heading out on national trails, bridleways and public footpaths.
The circular half marathon loop takes in the Monarchs Way, Clarendon Way, Itchen Way plus a short section on the Pilgrims Way. You will follow in the footsteps of King Charles II after his escape from Worcester in 1651 to mainland Europe, following his defeat by Oliver Cromwell at the Battle of Worcester.
As well as the outskirts of picturesque Winchester, the route takes in some lovely riverside trails and takes you around St. Catherine's Hill. There's a total of 1000ft of climbing with two well-stocked rest stops and plenty of encouragement along the way.
When you sign up to take part in the Breast Walk Ever, you will receive:
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK claiming the lives of almost 1000 women every month.
Against Breast Cancer funds lifesaving research into secondary spread, the main cause of breast cancer-related deaths.
From humble beginnings, nurse Pat Leathem and her pathologist husband Anthony founded Against Breast Cancer in 1993 from their home in Clifton Hampden. Determined to improve rates of survival from secondary spread, the pair embarked on a mission to improve detection, treatment and increase survival rates for patients after breast cancer diagnosis.
Today the charity continues this goal, funding challenging, long term projects through research teams based at several of the UK’s leading academic institutions.
The research addresses three key areas:
How diet and lifestyle may increase or reduce the risk of secondary breast cancer developing to provide sound, evidence-based advice relevant to a UK population.
How to design better tools for earlier diagnosis of secondary breast cancer to increase survival rates.
How the body’s natural defences could be harnessed to design more effective treatments and ultimately a vaccine against breast cancer.
The sponsorship you will raise by taking part in the Breast Walk Ever will go towards us continuing this life-changing research, benefiting the lives of thousands of women and men in the future.
Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
2024 fees to be confirmed.
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Junior entry fee
I plan to keep walking so that I can continue to raise money for Against Breast Cancer. I long for the day when we conquer this problem and a vaccination can be found to protect women like my daughters and granddaughters. Di
I’ll never forget it, just how rewarding it would be and it still amazes me to this day at how many kind people there are willing to help. Pat Leathem, Co-founder of Against Breast Cancer
The walk from Wallingford and back via Hardwick, was very well signposted and interesting. very well organised and friendly. Thank you. Guy
Your support is more important than ever, as we know that the COVID-19 crisis has resulted in many women not being diagnosed with breast cancer at the earliest possible opportunity. This means that many will discover their breast cancer at a point when it is more difficult to treat or has spread to become incurable. Professor Ingunn Holen, University of Sheffield