The Banham Marsden March FAQs

Everything you need to know about The Banham Marsden March. 

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The Banham Marsden March 

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. 

How much are tickets?

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.

Other discount codes will be promoted via email and on our social media channels and will remain live for a limited time only.

Where does the walk start and finish?

The 15-mile walk will start at Dovehouse Green, near The Royal Marsden in Chelsea.

The 5-mile walk will start from King George’s Recreation Field next to Morden Park.

Both distances finish at The Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton.

How do I get to the start locations?

The 15-mile start is at Dovehouse Green, SW3 6NT. You can either book a ticket on our coaches from The Royal Marsden in Sutton or make your own travel arrangements. The nearest tube stations are South Kensington or Sloane Square.

The 5-mile start is at King George’s Playing Fields, Tudor Drive, SM4 4PF. You can either book a ticket on our coaches from The Royal Marsden in Sutton or make your own travel arrangements.

How do I purchase a coach ticket?

On the day, we offer coach transport to both the 5 and 15 mile start lines from The Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton.

Coach tickets 

We have a limited number of coach tickets available to take you to the start of each walk. You’ll need to purchase these as part of your registration. Tickets for coach travel are £5 per person and must be purchased in advance- tickets cannot be purchased on the day. We will not be able to allow anyone on without a pre-paid ticket. Your printed tickets will be included in your fundraising pack and you need to bring your printed coach tickets with you on the day. 

If you did not purchase a coach ticket when registering for the march you can still purchase one depending on availability by getting in touch with the team at [email protected]

Coach times

You’ll be able to choose your preferred coach departure time and this time will be stated on your ticket.

Coach tickets are time specific and not interchangeable. Please make sure you are on time for your coach on the day - we recommend arriving 15 minutes before your coach is due to leave. Please arrive on time as we cannot guarantee travel for anyone arriving late and unfortunately, we are not able to wait for any late arrivals.

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?

What are the start times?

For safety reasons, we’ve staggered start times, so it’s important that you arrive in time for the start wave you’ve chosen.

  • The first wave for the 15-mile walk will start at 08:30am and the following waves will start every 15 minutes until 10:30am.
  • The first wave for the 5-mile walk will start in two waves at 11:00 and 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. 

Will there be refreshments available on the day?

Water will be available at that start line and at various checkpoints on the route, but we recommend packing your own water bottle too.

There will be food vendors at King George’s Playing Fields (The 5 mile walk start/checkpoint 2), and at the finish line. They will accept both cash and card payments. Please also ensure you pack some light snacks to fuel you through those final few miles.

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. 

Registering for The Banham Marsden March 

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. Under 16s must also wear the wristband in their fundraising packs, with the parent/guardian details completed. 

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, 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.

How will I know if my registration has gone through?

You will be shown a confirmation screen and sent an email from Givestar. 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:

  • email
  • address
  • t-shirt size
  • DOB

Please note you will have to register your team at the same time as part of the same transaction. Once your registration is complete, you cannot add further participants, but friends and family will still be able to join your team themselves. 

You cannot register a child under16 without a parent or guardian, so please make sure to add them on when you register yourself.

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 your walker packs in March 2023. Each participant will receive theirs in advance of the event. If your pack hasn’t arrived 2 weeks before the event, please contact us.

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.

Please note, we will do our best to amend these details on your pack but if we have already printed your pack this won’t be possible. We will send you email confirmation that the changes have been made.

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. We will do our best to amend these details on your fundraising pack but if we have already printed your pack this won’t be possible.


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.

We kindly ask that you do not reactivate any fundraising pages from previous years as we won’t be notified that your page has been reactivated and your sponsorship will not be accounted for.

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
Fulham Road

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!

Where can I get a paper sponsorship form?

Although we recommend using your online GiveStar page, we will include a paper sponsorship form in your walker pack. If you’d like to receive a form sooner, please email us 

Is there a fundraising deadline?

Yes, please make sure that you’ve collected and sent in all your sponsorship money by 09 June 2023.