About The Marsden March

Each year, thousands of people walk 14 or 5 miles between our Chelsea and Sutton hospitals to support The Royal Marsden and help build a future beyond cancer.

This is a great way for individuals, friends and family to raise funds for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, show their support or honour a loved one. It’s also a great opportunity to recognise the ways in which your life has been touched by cancer alongside others with similar experiences.

The walkers

Supporters, patients, family, friends and hospital staff – everyone who supports the pioneering work of The Royal Marsden. Each year, many hospital staff sign up, along with our loyal celebrity supporters.

Long or short walk

The full 14-mile route goes through Chelsea, Putney, Wimbledon and into Sutton. There is also a shorter, family-friendly 5-mile route that follows the last five miles of the main route, for anyone wanting a less strenuous walk.
Read more about the routes

The party

At the end of the route there is a big thank-you party for all our walkers – a great way to celebrate the end of a fun day with other walkers and staff from both hospitals. There is always a BBQ, face-painting and live entertainment with a series of guest bands.

The cause

All funds raised go directly to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, so every pound donated will help to provide the best possible diagnosis, treatment and care for those affected by cancer.