Sun 15 Sep 2024 Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK

Breast Walk Ever | Oxfordshire | Marathon

A beautiful 26-mile route along the River Thames featuring the picturesque Hardwick Estate and the Chiltern Way extension too, in support of Against Breast Cancer.

  • Sun 15 Sep 2024
Wallingford, Wallingford




All ages

  • 26 miles hiking


Welcome to the 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 its ongoing success over recent years, this beautiful summertime walk is back this year and you are invited to join in!

Starting and finishing in the historic market town of Wallingford, you'll follow the banks of the River Thames through quaint villages, charming estates and along the Chiltern Way too.


  • A charity challenge walk through some of the UK's most idyllic countryside
  • Features quaint villages, the picturesque Hardwick Estate and the Chiltern Way, depending on route
  • Follow the banks of the River Thames
  • The flattest walk in the Breast Walk Ever series
  • Achieve something very special this summer
  • Medal, well-stocked support stops and post-walk massage
  • Start and finish at the Event Village in the historic Wallingford with food, drink and facilities
  • Raise funds for life-saving breast cancer research

This event is part of Breast Walk Ever | Oxfordshire.

  • All fitness levels
  • Dogs allowed
  • Families
  • Fancy dress
  • Newcomers
  • Teams

Fitness level

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.

Solo walkers or teams

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.

  • Accommodation
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Camping
  • Free parking
  • Paid parking
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ


  • Check points
  • First aid
  • Flat
  • Food stations
  • Out and back
  • Single start
  • Toilets
  • Water stations


This circular route heads out on national trails, bridleways and public footpaths.


  • Wallingford Bridge

    Medieval link between Wallingford and Crowmarsh.

  • Moulsford

    Just North of the stretch of the river immortalised in "The Wind in the Willows”.

  • North Stoke

    The setting for Midsommer Wellow in Midsommer Murders.

  • Goring

    The ancient meeting place of three intersecting transport routes: the River Thames, the Icknield Way and the Ridgeway.

  • Mapledurham House

    Elizabethan stately home and farming estate tucked next to the River Thames.

  • Whitchurch Bridge

    One of two remaining toll bridges on the Thames.


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.



  • Public transport links

  • Map
  • Training plan

When you sign up to take part in the Breast Walk Ever, you will receive:


  • Fundraising pack full of helpful hints and ideas to get you started
  • Training tips and plans to make sure you are prepared for your Breast Walk Ever
  • Refreshments including hot and cold drinks, snacks and water refills at each checkpoint
  • Medical assistance and post-walk massage
Refreshments at each checkpoint and at the finish line

Available to purchase

  • T-shirts
  • Zipped hooded tops
  • Dog bandanas
Order your doggie bandana when you sign up!

  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising support

Each walker is encouraged to raise a minimum sponsorship of £75.

Against Breast Cancer

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:

  • Prevention

    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.

  • Detection

    How to design better tools for earlier diagnosis of secondary breast cancer to increase survival rates.

  • Therapies

    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.

  • All ages
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

2024 fees to be confirmed.

Entry fees

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Entry fee


Junior entry fee


Minimum sponsorship


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

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