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Interested in joining us for a Pink Ribbon Walk? Find out the answers to frequently asked questions, covering training, start times, refreshments and more.

Registration

  • Who can take part?

    If you're over 16, you can take part in our Pink Ribbon Walks. Children can also come on the day to cheer on family members along the route and/or support them on site.

  • How much is it to take part in the Pink Ribbon Walk?

    You'll need to pay an entry fee of £20 per person to take part in the Pink Ribbon Walk. This entry fee is non-refundable. 

  • What will I get for my registration fee?

    • We'll email you a digital event pack with event details, training guides, a sponsorship form and fundraising tips
    • Optional physical fundraising pack sent in the post
    • Regular Pink Ribbon Walk e-newsletters
    • A final event pack which we'll post to you before your walk
    • A pink ribbon for you to write a personal message on
    • A Pink Ribbon Walk T-shirt for you to wear on the day
    • Refreshments and toilet facilities on the route
    • A Pink Ribbon Walk medal
    • Celebratory hot food at the finish
    • A free massage at the finish 
    • A certificate with your fundraising total
  • How much sponsorship do I need to raise?

    We'll encourage you to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship (in addition to your £20 entry fee).

  • Why is there a £100 minimum sponsorship target?

    We ask you for a minimum sponsorship of £100, because we believe this suits the challenge's scale and difficulty. While there isn't a penalty if you don't reach this fundraising target, we encourage you to aim for this. And we'll give you fundraising ideas and materials to help make it as easy as possible.

    The £20 registration fee doesn't cover all the costs of providing fully supported walks. By setting a minimum sponsorship target, we can make sure we can cover the cost of each event place and that we can continue to fund our life-changing research and support

  • When do I have to sign up by?

    You'll be entering on a first come first served basis. Our online registration will close at midnight on the Monday before the date of the event.

    We can also take registrations on the day if we are not at capacity. Please keep an eye on our website for the latest information on registering. We'd encourage you to sign up straight away because places are limited.

  • I registered for the Ribbon Walk but I can no longer take part, can my friend take my place?

    Yes. Please call us on 0370 145 0101 and we'll change your booking.

Team

  • Can I take part as a team?

    Yes of course. Each team member will need to be registered to the event, so one person can register the entire group, or everyone can register individually. You can then create a JustGiving page for your team to help with that all important fundraising. Why not give your team a name so that everyone knows who you are.

Event details

  • What time do the Pink Ribbon Walks start?

    20 mile walks

    • Arrive from: 8.00am
    • Warmup: 8.45am
    • Start: 9.00am

    10 mile walks

    • Arrive from: 10.30am
    • Warmup: 11.15am
    • Start: 11.30am

    We recommend arriving 30 minutes before the warmup so you have enough time for parking and registration.

  • What will the terrain be like?

    Our routes are challenging but achievable. We'll give you a training program that suits your ability.

    We do our best to make sure that all routes have a similar level of difficulty, but there'll be some variation.

    After we've finalised the routes, we’ll be able to give you more details on their difficulty. So, we recommend that you keep an eye on our website, or you’re more than welcome to get in touch later in the year, when we we'll have more information.

    All routes are subject to change.

  • How much training should I do?

    It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced walker or if you haven't done anything like this before, as long as you put in the training. There's plenty of time to train, and we'll include training tips in your digital event pack, which you'll get when you sign up. We'll support you every step of the way.

    Please be aware that all our walks contain some hills and varied terrain. Nearer each event, we'll post more about the terrain on our website.

  • How long will it take to walk the 20 mile and 10 mile routes?

    We think that the 20 mile walks should take between 5 and 8 hours to complete. And the 10 mile walks should take between 2.5 and 4 hours. All these times include breaks for snack and toilet stops.

  • When will I receive my T-shirt and/or walking number?

    We'll send you your T-shirt and walking number in your event pack, along with a pink ribbon and an event guide. Your event pack will arrive at least 2 weeks before the event takes place.

    If your pack doesn’t arrive in time, don’t worry - we can give you a T-shirt and walking number on the day, and you can definitely still take part.

Event day

  • Where can my friends and family go on the day?

    We'll position ‘Cheer Points’ at various points along the routes. Your friends and families can cheer you along from there, so you're more than welcome to invite people along.

    We'll send more details about family and friends in your final pack, which you'll get near the event date.

    Some of our venues are kindly offering discount rates to event supporters like friends and family. We'll send you confirmed details of these offers in your final pack.

  • Will there be any toilet facilities?

    You'll find toilets at the start and finish areas, as well as at our snack stations along the route. You'll find these around every 3 to 4 miles.

  • Will you provide any food or refreshment?

    We'll have water refill points, fruit and snacks at our Snack Stations along the route.

    Although, we recommend carrying some water and lunch with you in your daypack. We won't be providing bottle water to help reduce plastic waste. So make sure to bring your own bottle to refill.

    When you cross the finish line, we'll provide you with a celebratory meal. We'll have vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options for anyone who requested them at registration.

  • Can I bring my dog?

    You can bring dogs to our Pink Ribbon Walks at Blenheim Palace and Bakewell. But unfortunately dogs aren't allowed at our Hampton Court Palace Pink Ribbon Walk.

    If you are bringing a dog, we recommend bringing them to your training before the event. This way, they can become used to walking long distances at your pace and on a lead.

    Please consider weather conditions. It has been very hot in previous years, and some dogs struggled and couldn't complete the route. And please be aware that the routes pass through farmland where there are sheep, cows and horses, as well as parkland with deer.

  • What support will I be given on the route?

    We'll support and guide you throughout the walk. We'll clearly place pink 20-mile and orange 10-mile Pink Ribbon Walk signs along the route. At regular intervals, you'll find marshals who'll help guide and encourage you on your way.

    Along the routes, you'll find several snack stations with volunteers offering refreshments. Our volunteers can help answer questions you have.

    If you need any assistance on the route, call our emergency contact number which we'll print on the back of your walking number.

    To help identify everyone, please can you wear your free Pink Ribbon Walk T-shirt with your walking number pinned to the front of your T-shirt or outer layer of clothing. This way, it will be clearly visible.

  • If I'm a wheelchair user, can I take part?

    Some of our routes are wheelchair-accessible, but this can be weather dependent. If you're a wheelchair user and you'd like to join the Pink Ribbon Walk, get in touch to find out more.

  • Can I bring a pushchair?

    We can't allow pushchairs on the route because there are some less accessible sections.

    Children under 16 are more than welcome to cheer you on at our cheer points and finish line.

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