Group of four women on the Banham Marsden March

The Banham Marsden March

Update: We have taken the difficult decision to postpone The Banham Marsden March to Sunday 23 May 2021. Please find more information below. 

Important notice about The Banham Marsden March

It is with great disappointment that, unfortunately, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone The Banham Marsden March once again.

We were so looking forward to celebrating the event’s 10th anniversary and had really hoped to go ahead in September. However, the health and wellbeing of our walkers has to take priority and as the covid-19 situation and related guidelines currently stand, it is just not going to be feasible to hold the event in September in a way that is safe and enjoyable for our walkers, many of whom are cancer patients.

New date set for May 2021

We know that the incredible atmosphere at The Banham Marsden March can only be made possible by our amazing walkers, coming together in their thousands to support The Royal Marsden. We want to make sure that our 10th anniversary event is a special day to remember and so that is why we are asking walkers to help us celebrate our 10th anniversary on Sunday 23 May 2021 instead. We plan to return bigger and better than ever!

What happens next?

If you were registered for this year’s event your registration will automatically roll over for free, to next year’s event. If you were registered and do not want to join us in 2021, you can cancel your place. You will need to quote your unique registration ID, which you should have received in an email from us.

Cancel your place here.

If you have any queries about the postponement of The Banham Marsden March please read our FAQS.

Group shot of walkers on The Banham Marsden March

About The Banham Marsden March

Thousands of people join us every year to walk between our two Royal Marsden sites in Chelsea and Sutton. You’ll find patients, families, supporters of the hospital and Royal Marsden staff all taking part and fundraising.

The choice is yours, sign up to the 15 mile walk or join us for the final leg by taking part in the 5 mile distance.

This year, you’ll be able to select what time you’d like to start, so sign up soon to make sure you and your team get the time that suits you.

Taking part 

When you join us, you’ll get a special tenth anniversary t-shirt, a medal, and plenty of other surprises on the day. When you cross the finish line in Sutton, there’s a big party for all our walkers and spectators.  Listen to bands, unwind in a deckchair, enjoy the BBQ, or simply soak up the amazing atmosphere as we celebrate our tenth anniversary. You’ve earned it!

The Oak Cancer Centre

We started The Banham Marsden March in 2011 and since then you’ve raised more than £13 million. This incredible amount has helped The Royal Marsden to revolutionise the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and improve the lives of everyone affected by cancer, across the UK and around the world.

But we don’t want to stop there. We want you to help us celebrate our first decade in style: with more walkers than ever before, and by raising £2 million for a very special cause - to help build the Oak Cancer Centre.

This brand-new centre in Sutton will help us speed up the development of life-saving treatments and ensure we can be there for everyone who needs us.

Find out more about the Oak Cancer Centre

We march just to say thank you – and because we want everybody, no matter where they live, to have the same treatment and support which we had.

Laura - former patient, walks The Banham Marsden March every year
Charles Hallatt cutting the ribbon at The Banham Marsden March

Our sponsor

The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity is proud to be working with Banham as title sponsor for The Banham Marsden March.

2020 will be Banham’s sixth year of working with us and their support has been vital in helping us make The Banham Marsden March such a great success to date.

Charles Hallatt, Executive Chairman, Banham said:

Banham has proudly supported the March since 2015 with more than 360 members of our staff taking part to date, raising over £130,000. We look forward to the event’s special 10th Anniversary celebrations in 2020.