This event has been cancelled

Marathon Walk London has been cancelled

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event has sadly been cancelled. Thank you so much to all #TeamStGiles members who had already secured their place. A member of the Fundraising Team will be in touch with all participants to discuss your options.

We know how disappointing this is, but we’re sure everyone will understand why this decision has been made. The Marathon Walk London is now scheduled to take place in September 2021, and we’d love you to be part of it. Stay tuned for more information!

Explore the capital on foot as you fundraise for your local hospice this September – join #TeamStGiles for the Marathon Walk London!

Choose from a 13 or 26 mile route through the city. You’ll set off early from the crackling atmosphere of the event hub, tracing peaceful parks and alongside waterways as you pass iconic landmarks like Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and all the sights and smells that London has to offer.

By taking part in the Marathon Walk London you will get:

  • A full briefing and printed information
  • Access to the celebration hub before and after the event
  • Breakfast and lunch for those doing the full marathon, lunch for those doing the half distance
  • Training guide
  • Snacks and medical support en route
  • Full kit list
  • Signposted route
  • Access to your portal and app
  • Exclusive medal

As part of #TeamStGiles you will also get:

  • A St Giles orange T-shirt
  • Fundraising resources
  • A dedicated team member to assist you on your training and fundraising journey
  • The huge sense of pride in supporting your local hospice

To learn more about the event, download the full itinerary here.

We’re here for you… because you’re here for us

“St Giles was like a home from home for us. Staff were amazing and giving something back by taking part in fundraising events has really helped us come to terms with his loss.”

Every time sisters Ellen & Laura Knowles look to the stars, they think of their dad, Alf, who died at St Giles. So when they got the chance to join an overnight trek up Mount Snowdon on Ellen’s birthday they decided it would be the perfect way to honour his memory.

Ellen and Laura signed up a team of 14 friends and family members to join the night-time trek in August 2019, raising an amazing £5,700 for St Giles Hospice.

“We’d already done the 25km Trekfest for Dad but I thought that trekking up Snowdon through the night on my birthday would be extra special.” said Ellen.

“Reaching the summit was beautiful – something I’d definitely recommend doing. It was gruelling but, because we were a team of very close family and friends all doing it for dad, we kept each other going.

“He would have been so proud of what we’ve achieved and it’s great to think that more people will get the same end of life care as Dad because of it.”

Since Alf died Ellen and her family have raised more than £30,000 for St Giles Hospice in his memory taking part in treks and organising events.

Please join Ellen and fundraise for St Giles to help us to support local people and their families, living with a terminal illness.