14 July 2018 will see well over a thousand super inspiring men and women walking either a half or a full marathon around central London at night to raise critical funds and awareness of charities Breast Cancer Care and Prostate Cancer UK. Walking a marathon through London at night is no small feat, but the challenge is well worth it to support such an invaluable cause. Here’s a message from Natalie Hadley, one of our amazing Walk the Night heroes explains why she’s taking on this epic night marathon.
“I'd like to say what a fantastic challenge this will be for everyone.
I'm walking with my sister, Sharon Elliott, it's in memory of my sister in law, Ruth Hadley. She lost her battle to an aggressive form of breast cancer last July, so this will be a very emotional walk, as it will be a few days before the anniversary of her death.
She dedicated her life to Angola in Africa as a missionary for the past thirty-three years, helping thousands of people and building schools and teaching children. She was really loved by the Africans; they miss her so much and are totally lost without her.
She was one very amazing lady, who I'm honoured to have known for sixteen years and who I miss so much. I told her before she died, I would do something to raise money.
My other reason for this walk is that our dad is currently going through treatment for prostate cancer and is in radiotherapy sessions at the moment – and it's looking very promising! 😊
Thank you, I just wanted to share my story.”
What is walk the night?
Walk the Night is our first challenge to bring men and women together to walk through London in support of Prostate Cancer UK and Breast Cancer Care. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast, or whether your idea of a work-out is stretching your stomach with another cookie, Walk the Night is open to all.
Achievable by anyone with a reasonable amount of training, this 26.2 mile or 13.1 mile marathon around London is a fab way to get in shape, testing spirit and stamina, while making amazing new friendships and supporting an invaluable cause.
Walk the Night takes you on a circular route through London, starting and finishing at Granary Square near the iconic King's Cross station. The route will take you past many famous landmarks, including Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and many more!
Registration for Walk the Night 2018 is now closed – register your interest in being part of this iconic challenge in 2019 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.Learn more about Walk The Night