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The Banham Marsden March

We are looking forward to celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Banham Marsden March on the new date of Sunday 23 May 2021. We hope to see you there!

Already registered?

If you were registered for the 2020 event, you don’t have to do anything. Your registration will automatically roll over to Sunday 23 May 2021. 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.


Check out our FAQS for more information about The Banham Marsden March. We’ll be updating these as guidelines change. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, or you’re unsure whether you are registered to the 2021 event, please contact us.

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About The Banham Marsden March

The Banham Marsden March is a 15 mile sponsored walk between our two Royal Marsden sites in Chelsea and Sutton. There’s also a family-friendly 5 mile option, which covers the final part of the route. Each year you’ll find thousands of walkers — including patients, families, supporters of the hospital and Royal Marsden staff — all taking part and fundraising.

We were disappointed that we had to postpone our 2020 walk due to the covid-19 pandemic, especially as we were due to celebrate the event’s 10th anniversary. But now we are looking forward to being able to finally get together and raise vital funds on Sunday 23 May 2021.

If you are registered, you’ll get a pack in the post in April which includes a special 10th anniversary t-shirt, a cap kindly provided by our sponsor Banham, and your walker’s guide. On the day, there are checkpoints along the route and when you cross the finish line at The Royal Marsden in Sutton, you’ll be able to collect your 10th anniversary medal to wear with pride! Government guidelines may mean the finish line party looks a little different this year, but we’ll still be there to help you celebrate your incredible achievement. We’ll keep all walkers updated with the changes to be expected on the day nearer the time.

The Oak Cancer Centre

We ask all walkers in The Banham Marsden March to raise £150, and together they have raised more than £13 million since 2011. This incredible amount has helped The Royal Marsden to revolutionise the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and improve the lives of cancer patients, across the UK and around the world.

But we don’t want to stop there. This year, for our 10th anniversary event, we need your help to raise £2 million for a very special cause: The Oak Cancer Centre, our brand-new facility due to open in Sutton by the end of 2022.

The Oak Cancer Centre we will speed up the development of life-saving treatments and ensure we can be there for everyone who needs us. By taking part in The Banham Marsden March, you’ll be helping to raise vital funds to make it a reality.

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.

Our 2021 event will be the sixth consecutive event that Banham has sponsored, 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. After the challenging circumstances presented in 2020, we look forward to being able to take part in this special event in 2021, celebrating the 10th anniversary.