I walk for those who can’t
In June my friend and I decided to participate in the Windsor 10km race for life. This was my first fundraising experience, so I was a bit hesitant, but it was made incredibly easy by Cancer Research. They automatically create a Just Giving page when you sign up, and after a quick share on Facebook, the donations started rolling in. It was a hard run, but it was totally worth it.
At the end of the run we were given a leaflet for the Shine Night Walk 2019 which happens across the country with the biggest event happening in London. After such a positive experience we immediately signed up for the Half Marathon. You could also sign up for the 10km walk or the full marathon, each starting in the same pace along their own routes.
Covered in lights and glitter we walked half a marathon on the 21st of September 2019 with over 10,000 other people. There was a massive combined total of £3.5 million pounds fundraised by the London walkers alone!
The half marathon route took us across the Tower Bridge, past the Tower of London, the Shard, St Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, The London Eye and many other London landmarks.
We met so many different people along the way all with their own stories and their own reasons for walking. Everybody was so supportive including all the volunteers giving out directions, snacks, water and encouragement the whole way around.
You don’t have to be a great walker or an amazing runner to participate, you just have to be determined to do what you can in the fight against cancer.