Sat 30 Mar 2024 Birmingham, West Midlands, UK

Walk of Light Birmingham | 5km

On 30th March, as the sun sets, walk together and shine a light on blood cancer. Sign up today to walk 5km with your family and friends in Cannon Hill Park.

  • Sat 30 Mar 2024
Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham




All ages

  • 5 km


Join Blood Cancer UK and walk to shine a light on blood cancer.

Walk to keep the memory of our loved ones burning bright. Walk to shine a ray of hope for someone as they face their darkest moments. Walk to light the path for a brighter future.

Around 40,000 people are diagnosed with blood cancer each year. On 30th March, as the sun sets, walk together and shine a light on blood cancer. So, dress up in lights, shine brightly and join in at Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham for Walk of Light.


  • Meet like-minded people affected by blood cancer and walk together
  • Collect your lantern at dusk and shine brightly as you walk
  • Everyone can take part on feet or wheels
  • Lantern, medal and hot drink included
  • Free Walk of Light t-shirt when you raise £50
  • Fund vital blood cancer research

Because together we can be the generation to beat blood cancer.

This event is part of Walk of Light Birmingham.

Event video

  • All fitness levels
  • Dogs allowed
  • Event village
  • Families
  • Fancy dress
  • Free venue entry
  • Newcomers
  • Teams
  • Wheelchair users


  • 17:30 | Event village opens
  • 18:00 | Suggested arrival time
  • 18:45 | All walkers must have arrived
  • 19:15 | Walk of Light begins!


This event is for everyone, people of all abilities can take part, and the event is accessible to both wheelchair users and pushchairs.


It's easy to register a team! Team Leaders simply need to make sure that every member of the team registers.

  • Paid parking
  • Park
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Cannon Hill Park
Russell Road
West Midlands
B13 8RD

Public transport

Cannon Hill Park is accessible by public transport.


There is limited car parking on site.


  • Entertainment
  • First aid
  • Flat
  • Out and back
  • Single start
  • Traffic free
  • Way markers


  • Bring your own cup
  • Public transport links

  • Medal


  • Lantern upon arrival
  • Fully signposted route
  • Finisher's medal
  • Warm drink
  • Event pack through the post
  • Online fundraising page
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials


  • Walk of Light t-shirt if you raise Β£50
  • Walk of Light merchandise - water bottle, neck warmer, drawstring bag, hoody

  • Fundraising incentives
  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising support
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event

The fundraising target for each walker is £150. Once you've raise £50 you'll receive a Walk the Light t-shirt.

Blood Cancer UK

Funding research and providing support to improve blood cancer patients' lives.

Blood Cancer UK is dedicated to beating blood cancer. They fund research and support those affected. Since 1960, the charity has invested over £500 million in blood cancer research, transforming treatments and saving lives. The day blood cancer is beaten is now in sight and researchers are determined to finish the job.

Light the way to beat blood cancer.

Around 40,000 people are diagnosed with blood cancer each year so you're invited to join the Walk of Light event and get sponsored to support Blood Cancer UK.

Because together we can be the generation to beat blood cancer.

  • All ages
  • Enter on day
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
  • Race pack by post

I’m doing Walk of Light because my husband Jack died of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) 12 months ago. It’s just nice to be with likeminded people, people that know what you’ve been through, what you’re going through. People that understand. Kath, Walk of Light Birmingham, 2023

Because my daughter saved my life by donating her stem cells and because I’m really grateful to be alive. Elizabeth, Walk of Light Birmingham, 2023

Me and my family & friends walked around Cannon Hill Park Birmingham, the event was amazing with so many people. We walked in memory of my daughter Natalie White, raising £1,745 and we’re thrilled to bits. Roll on next year, let’s do it again! Denise, Walk of Light Birmingham, 2023

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