London Winter Walk

Start the New Year on the right foot!

A great event to walk off the Christmas celebrations and to kick start your New Year fitness regime! There are full marathon,
half marathon and 10K options, both starting and finishing at The Oval Cricket Ground on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 January 2024.

The Winter Walk will take in highlights of the Thames, its historic bridges, and many of the capital’s key landmarks. Families are welcome, there’s rest stops with snacks, a special medal and hot food at the finish!

Whether it’s to enjoy an active day out with friends or colleagues, or to maintain a New Year fitness regime – there’s a London
Winter Walk for you! Join as an individual or as a team, and raise funds for West Herts Hospitals along the way.
There are three distances you can choose with age restrictions per distance:

  • The Full Marathon – 42km figure of 8 starting and finishing at the Oval Cricket Ground
  • The Half Marathon – 21km East or West loop past Tower Bridge to Southwark Park
  • The 10K Challenge – 10km the Thames loop, start and finish at the Oval Cricket Ground

Head to the Ultra Challenge page to find out full details of prices and to sign up, please select Raise, West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals Charity (under Hospital charities) as your chosen charity!

Just Giving – after you have registered, please also sign up to our Winter Walk Just Giving page here. Simply click ‘start fundraising’ to create your own page.

Sign up and fundraising options

1. Charity Sponsorship – you pay a small registration fee, do lots of fundraising and we cover the cost of your event place!

  • Full marathon: Reg fee £30 / fundraising target £300
  • Shorter distances and lower fundraising targets are also available!

2. Mixed Funding – pay half of the event place cost yourself, fundraise a bit less and we pay the balance of the event
place cost.

  • Full marathon: Reg fee £50 / fundraising target £150
  • Shorter distances and lower fundraising targets are also available!

3. Self Fund – you pay the full cost of the event place – fundraise whatever you want, with no set target or deadline, and
there’s no cost at all to the charity!

  • Full marathon: £99
  • Shorter distances and entry fees are also available!

To sign up or find the full details of this great Challenge, and the full range of Ultra Challenges, click the sign up button below.
There are four options to choose from – after you have selected your preferred option, simply choose the day and distance. You’ll be asked to provide contact details, dietary requirements and t-shirt size. This is also where you choose Raise, West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals Charity as your chosen charity! Charities are listed alphabetically, there is also a search window.

Why fundraise for Raise, West Herts Hospitals Charity?

Not only will you feel a great sense of achievement, but you will also be doing something great by fundraising for your local NHS hospitals across Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans.

Our hospitals depend on charitable support, and every day is a chance for you to make a difference. Your fundraising could be helping to pay for something big – like a special piece of equipment that goes above and beyond what the NHS can provide alone. Equally, you could be supporting a small comfort that makes all the difference such as toys for poorly children or wellbeing support for our exhausted doctors and nurses. Whatever the need, we can help by working together.

To find out how your fundraising will support patient care in our hospitals – click here.

Reaching your fundraising target

We know that, now more than ever, it can be difficult to ask for donations when friends and family may not be able to give as much, but together we can still make a difference – you’d be amazed how the smallest sponsorship and donations add up very quickly. Our fundraising team will be here to support you.


Any questions? 

If you’d like to find out more before you sign up, please contact westherts.raise@nhs.net

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