Age 14 & over
The Macmillan series of one-day hikes will take you to some of the most beautiful and unspoiled parts of the UK. Bring your family and friends together and have a fantastic day out while raising money for people living with cancer.
Challenge yourself in a spectacular coastal setting and enjoy a wonderful atmosphere whilst raising vital funds to support Macmillan Cancer Support.
This event is part of Mighty Hikes | Northumberland Coast.
It's easy to create a team!
Follow the steps to become a Team Captain when you register. Make sure you have a list of names and email addresses of your fellow team members. Once you have signed up, an email invite will be sent to your team members with a bespoke link for them to fill out their own registration form and join your team.
As Team Captain you will have the option to pay their registration fee, otherwise your team members can pay when they get their invite.
Every time a member of the team completes their registration, you’ll be sent a confirmation email. That way you can monitor who has or has not joined your team.
There will be free shuttle buses to the start line in the morning, and back to Alnwick Castle after the event.
In the morning, the buses will run from 05:20 to 08:30, it's a 30 minute drive.
After the event, the busses will run from 16:00 to 22:00, it's a 30 minute drive.
There will be a free shuttle bus from the half marathon finish line back to the start line after the event.
The journey from the half marathon finish line is 15 minutes and the shuttles will run from 12:00 to 17:00.
Please note that shuttle buses depart on a fill-and-go basis so listen out for updates on the day from the helpful Mighty Marshals.
You will need to be prepared for all weather and bring all the essentials needed for the hike. A full kit list is available.
Your family and friends can meet you at the finish event village to cheer you across the finish line. However, they will not be able to accompany or meet you at any of the pit stops.
Unfortunately, no dogs can take part in a Mighty Hike with the exception of assistance dogs. This includes at any of the start and finish venues.
The hike starts in the picturesque grounds of Alnwick Castle, a 12th Century stronghold. The majority of the hiking route is along the Northumberland Coastal Path, a hugely popular hiking route, due to the largely flat nature of the pathway, and the sublime coastal views that unfold around each corner. Huge unspoilt expanses of sand make up famous beaches and bays, and with impressive and imposing castles lining the route, this is sure to be an unforgettable hike.
There is a £250 fundraising pledge per hiker.
There is a £250 fundraising pledge per hiker however a team may have a joint fundraising target and joint fundraising page. This means the overall goal is shared.
eg. a team of 4 will have a target of £1000.
Fundraising towards your £250 pledge is part of the challenge and the team is full of ideas to help you get there. Small steps can take you a long way and every pound you raise will help support more people living with cancer.
No one should have to face cancer alone.
Macmillan will move mountains to help people with cancer live life as fully as they can. If you’re diagnosed, your worries are shared.
And they don’t stop there. They're going all out to find ever better ways to help people with cancer, helping to bring forward the day when everyone gets life-transforming support from day one.
But without your help they can’t support everyone who needs them.
14-17 year olds must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
When asked about my Mighty Hike, without thought or pause I would respond with a huge smile, and something along the lines of "it was absolutely excellent, and I would do it again in a heartbeat. Hollie, 2023