Distance: 10KM/Half & Full Marathon | Registration Fee: variable | Fundraising Target: variable

A great event to walk off the Christmas celebrations, and to kick start your New Year fitness regime! There are Full Marathon & Half Marathon & 10K options, all starting & finishing at The Oval Cricket Ground on Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 January, and take in highlights of the Thames, its historic bridges, and many of the Capital’s key landmarks. Families are welcome, there’s a free winter bobble hat and neck buff, rest stops with snacks, with a special medal and hot food at the finish.

How to join the Child Bereavement UK team

Simply select Child Bereavement UK as your chosen charity when you sign up, the link to the website is below.

Fundraising options

  • Marathon26 miles (42 km) looped walk, starting & finishing at The Oval Cricket Ground in Vauxhall. The route heads east along the Thames with a Rest Stop at Southwark Park for a welcome hot drink & snacks. Then it’s back along the  north bank of the Thames for lunch at the Oval. The 2nd loop heads west – with  Rest Stop in Parsons Green – and back to The Oval for a loud finish line welcome.
  • Half Marathon13 miles (21 km) – starting & finishing at The Oval Cricket Ground in Vauxhall. We’ve two Half Marathon options – either heading East, or West – which way will you go?
  • 10km walk10 km Walk, starting & finishing at The Oval Cricket Ground in Vauxhall. The looped route heads along the Thames through the heart of the Capital.

Sign up and fundraising options

10 km Half marathon Full marathon 
Option 1 - Charity sponsorship – you pay a small registration fee, do lots of fundraising and we cover the cost of your event place.

Not applicable

Registration fee £7.50 / fundraising target £195

Registration fee £10 / fundraising target £275

Option 2: Mixed funding – pay half of the event place cost yourself, fundraise a bit less and we pay the balance of the event place cost.

Not applicable

Registration fee £34.50 / fundraising target £110

Registration fee £44.50 / fundraising target £150

Option 3: Self fund – you pay the full cost of the event place - fundraise whatever you want, with no set target or deadline, and there’s no cost at all to the charity. £37.50 standard price
£25.00 8 - 18 year old price
£69 / £44 14 - 18 year old price) £89 /£59 14 - 18 year old price)

Why Child Bereavement UK?

Child Bereavement UK helps children, parents and families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. We support children and young people up to the age of 25 who are facing bereavement, and anyone affected by the death of a child of any age.

We provide training to professionals in health and social care, education, and the voluntary and corporate sectors, equipping them to provide the best possible care to bereaved families.

When you fundraise for us, you’ll receive:

  • a welcome email and fundraising pack from our events team
  • a free t-shirt to wear on the day with iron-on letters
  • support from our dedicated fundraising and events team to achieve your target
  • e-newsletters updating you with news from across the charity
  • rest stops - free food & drink
  • ALL meals/food included
  • medics, massage, and pace walkers
  • medal, t-shirt, glass of bubbly.

Register Now!

If you have any questions about the event, please don’t hesitate to contact our fundraising team on [email protected]