Marsden March FAQs

Got a question about The Marsden March? Have a look through our frequently asked questions below. And if you can’t find what you’re looking for then give us a call on 0208 770 0279 or email us [email protected].

Marsden March walkers

Taking part

Am I allowed to take part in the walk?

We welcome all ability levels - as long as you enjoy a good walk!

We only 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 and make us aware for health and safety purposes.

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. And more mature walkers are also welcome - we believe you're only as old as you feel!

Do I need to raise a minimum sponsorship amount?

We ask all our walkers to raise a minimum of £150 for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. We'll be sending plenty of tips along the way to help you reach your target. 

The walk is full. Can I still take part?

Sorry we’d love it if everyone could walk with us but due to the route and health and safety, we’re restricted on numbers. Entries are given out on a first come, first serve basis.

Can I still get involved if I can’t take part as a walker?

Of course, you don't have to walk to support us – we’ll need plenty of volunteers on the day. Get in touch if you’re interested.


For all the dos and don'ts of taking part in The Marsden March, take a look at our full terms and conditions of entry


How will I know if my registration went 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, give us a call 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 details below from them:

  • email

  • address

  • date of birth

  • t-shirt size

  • emergency contact details

  • details of any medical conditions or allergies

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 walking 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!

Once you’ve registered

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 replace walkers up to 16 February 2018.

When will I receive my walker pack?

We will start sending out packs in February 2018. They will contain all your March goodies - t-shirt, number, back panel, newsletter, safety pins, start time and (if you booked a seat) coach ticket.

If you haven’t received yours by 19 February, give us a call.

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 only have a few spares 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 19 February 2018 we will do our best to change your distance and/or start time. Though 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.

If you need to change your address please make sure you let us know before 12 January 2018, so your pack will go to the right place.

Walk with us 

Registration is now open for The Marsden March 2018! Join us on Sunday 4 March 2018 - we would love to see you there.