When is The Banham Marsden March?
The Banham Marsden March will take place on Sunday 14 May 2023.
When can I register for The Banham Marsden March?
Early bird registration will be open from Wednesday 23 November. Registration will close on Friday 05 May or sooner if tickets sell out.
What are the registration fees?
The 15-mile walk ticket prices are:
- Adults (18+) - £20.00
- 11- 17 years - £10.00
- Under 10 – FREE
- *Royal Marsden staff - £10.00
The 5-mile walk ticket prices are:
- Adults (18+) - £15.00
- 11 – 17 years - £10.00
- Under 10 – FREE
- *Royal Marsden staff - £10.00
*RMH staff will need to enter a unique code when registering.
Where does the walk start and finish?
The 15-mile walk will start at Dovehouse Green – see map.
We moved to this start location in 2019 so we were able to accommodate more walkers in a safe and accessible location, but we haven’t moved far from our original start point. The walk will still go directly past the front of The Royal Marsden Hospital in Chelsea.
The-5 mile walk will start from King George’s Recreation Field next to Morden Park– see map.
Both distances finish at The Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton – see map.
Is there parking available?
- There is no parking available at the 15 mile start location in Dovehouse Green
- There is limited parking available on the side roads around the park at King George’s, our 5 mile start location
- There will be free parking at The Royal Marsden, Sutton, all day via the Cotswold Road Entrance, SM2 5NG. Please follow stewards and signs
What are the start times?
The first wave will start at 08:30am and the following waves will start every 15 minutes until 10:00am. The first wave for the 5-mile walk will start at 11:00 and the following waves will start every 15 minutes until 11:30am.
You will be able to choose your start time when you sign up to the event, but each start time has limited capacity so make sure to sign up early to get your preferred start time.
Are there any entry restrictions?
We welcome all ability levels - as long as you enjoy a good walk!
We ask that if you have an existing medical condition, are pregnant or a Royal Marsden patient that you check with your GP or consultant before taking part.
Also, if you are planning to take part in a wheelchair, please let us know so we can make sure you have the right support from our team on the day.
Is there an age limit?
There are no age limits. If you are under 16 you can still take part as long as you are accompanied by a responsible adult.
Can I still get involved if I don’t want to walk?
Of course, you don't have to walk to support us – we’ll need plenty of volunteers on the day. Find out more about volunteering and how to get involved.
How will I know if my registration has gone through?
You will be shown a confirmation screen and sent an email. If you haven’t received your email, please check your junk mail - just in case!
If you’re unsure whether it’s gone through, email us and we can check for you.
Can I sign up more than one person at a time?
Yes, the more the merrier! If you are registering someone else, you will need the below details from them:
- t-shirt size
How can I ensure that I’m walking with my friends/family?
Make sure you have all registered for the same walk, using the same team name and the same start time.
We will do our best to make sure that everyone with the same team name is walking together, but we cannot guarantee this.
Can I register on the day?
Unfortunately not, we need everyone taking part to register in advance.
It’s vital for our administration and also to make sure we have appropriate stewarding, insurance, first aid cover, and plenty of food and drink!
I can no longer take part, what should I do?
Let us know as soon as possible, and if you know someone who wants to take your place instead, send us their details and we will transfer the place.
Please note we can only transfer places up to 05 May 2023.
When will I receive my walker pack?
We will start sending out walker packs from January 2023.
My t-shirt doesn’t fit, can I change it?
Yes, there will be a chance to change your t-shirt size on the day before we set off.
However, we will have a limited stock of each size, so we cannot guarantee that the size you require will be available.
Can I change my distance and/or start time?
If you get in touch with us before the 05 May 2023, we will do our best to change your distance and/or start time. Although we cannot guarantee that we will be able to.
Can I change my personal details after I have registered?
Sure, give us a call as soon as possible if you need to change any of your details.
Do I need to raise a minimum amount of sponsorship?
The Banham Marsden March is a charity walk, so we ask all our walkers to raise a minimum of £150 for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. The money you raise will help us make a difference to the lives of people affected by cancer.
We'll be sending plenty of tips along the way to help you reach your target! So don’t forget to add our email address, [email protected], to your contacts.
Can I take part but not raise money?
Unfortunately not. The Banham Marsden March is a charity event, and we would like everyone taking part to try their best to raise funds for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.
What’s the best way to start my fundraising?
The best way to get sponsored is to use the GiveStar page that was created when you registered for the event. It’s the easiest way let your friends and family know how they can support you.
The link to your fundraising page will have been sent to you in an email from GiveStar.
If someone else signed you up for the event you will need to set up a login to access your fundraising page. You should have received an email from Give Star with a link to login to your page.
How can I pay in offline donations?
Thank you! Please make cheques out to ‘The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity’ and send to the below address with a note of your full name and a reference ‘The Banham Marsden March.’
The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity
Or if you would like to find out about other ways to pay your sponsorship in, such as bank transfer, please contact us. Thank you so much!
Is there a fundraising deadline?
Yes, please make sure that you’ve collected and sent in all your sponsorship money by 09 June 2023.