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London Marathon Walk

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About the Challenge

EARLY BIRD OFFER: Book for £50.00* only and pay no tour cost!
Register before 15.02.17 to claim offer.


Pull on your daisy roots, and join us for our cockney-themed London Marathon ball of chalk!


2017 sees our cockney-themed 26.2 mile ‘marathon’ walk (half-marathon option also available) which takes in famous landmarks and lesser-known corners of the historic capital.
Our route takes us towards the church of St-Mary-le-Bow, centre of London's Cockney heritage, while having fun learning the old cockney rhyming slang (some of which you will have to figure out yourself as you go along!)

This is a tough challenge and you can expect tired pins and plates of meat, but there’s plenty for you to have a butcher’s at along the way! With plenty of sights for your mince pies, it’ll be one of the most memorable things you do this year – you won’t Adam & Eve it!

So bubble and squeak to your china plates or your trouble – and even if you start out on your Jack Jones you’ll end up with plenty of new friends. Register online or just pick up the dog and bone ….

 *£50.00 registration fee is non-refundable. Offer excludes fundraising option. 

London Marathon Walk

1 DAY
  • We meet early for registration at our event hub in Chiswick, and have time for a good warm-up as well as a fortifying hot drink and a breakfast bap. We then set off! Our route takes us across the River Thames and follows its southern bank, looking across to Craven Cottage stadium as we walk on a mix of embankment paths and quiet residential streets. We cross the Thames again at Battersea and continue through Chelsea and Knightsbridge, passing Hyde Park Corner and continuing to Regent’s Park, where we follow a wonderful section of Regent’s Canal through Camden Lock. Looping south, we come to St Pancras and our half-way mark.

    Now heading for the historic centre of London, we pass Smithfield Market and come to historic Cheapside, immortalised in literature from Shakespeare to Austen and Dickens. Here lies the church of St-Mary-le-Bow, centre-piece of Cockney heritage. According to tradition, a true Cockney is born within earshot of the church bells; these are the Bow Bells which legend says called back Dick Whittington to be mayor of London.

    Central London’s icons come thick and fast now; we spot landmarks from St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Shard, London Eye, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace as we criss-cross the Thames and walk through Whitehall to Westminster. Heading out of the city, we return to Fulham and walk alongside the Thames back to our event hub. 
    There’s time afterwards to enjoy the atmosphere at the hub and say farewell to your fellow walkers before heading home.
    Trek 26.2 miles

    A half-marathon option (Grade Challenging) is also available. This starts at our halfway point at St Pancras and follows the second part of the route as described, crossing the finish line at our event hub in Chiswick.

    Trek 13.1 miles


Prices may vary depending on date.

  • Available pricing options

    Fundraising Option
    Registration Fee £25 Fundraising target £100 Tour Cost - Airline Taxes - Book now
    Full Payment Option
    Registration Fee £25 Fundraising target - Tour Cost £50 Airline Taxes - Book now

    Pricing Explained

    Registration Fee (i)
    Payable on booking

    Fundraising Target (i)
    Paid 10 weeks prior to trip departure

    Trip Cost (i)
    Payable 8 weeks prior to trip departure

    Download Challenge Details
  • Available pricing options

    Full Payment Option
    Registration Fee £50 Fundraising target - Tour Cost - Airline Taxes - Book now

    Pricing Explained

    Registration Fee (i)
    Payable on booking

    Fundraising Target (i)
    Paid 10 weeks prior to trip departure

    Trip Cost (i)
    Payable 8 weeks prior to trip departure

    Download Challenge Details
  • Available pricing options

    Fundraising Option
    Registration Fee £25 Fundraising target £70 Tour Cost - Airline Taxes - Book now
    Full Payment Option
    Registration Fee £25 Fundraising target - Tour Cost £35 Airline Taxes - Book now

    Pricing Explained

    Registration Fee (i)
    Payable on booking

    Fundraising Target (i)
    Paid 10 weeks prior to trip departure

    Trip Cost (i)
    Payable 8 weeks prior to trip departure

    Download Challenge Details

Detailed Information

  • Being vegetarian or having other dietary requirements is not usually a problem provided you let us know well in advance. If you know there are plenty of foods you cannot eat you may wish to bring extra snacks from home so you can top up your energy supply.

  • Your trip will be led by experienced Discover Adventure leaders, who are selected for their experience and knowledge of trekking over marathon distances.  You will find them friendly and approachable with a sense of humour and the ability to safely and effectively deal with any situation that arises. You are in very safe hands with a Discover Adventure leader. The crew will have radios and/or phones, medical kit and other safety apparatus where necessary.

  • Your safety, and that of the rest of the group, is our highest priority. Our trips are designed and planned with safety in mind. Your crew will be equipped with mobile phones, medical kit and other safety apparatus where necessary. They always have access to our 24-hour emergency UK back-up. Our leaders are responsible for safety on the trip, and will make any changes to the itinerary they deem necessary should local conditions dictate. Pre-trip administration – such as compulsory medical questionnaires – is all done with your safety in mind.

Preparing for the Challenge

  • Trekking Information - marathon walks

    Groups may set off at staggered intervals (depending on numbers), once you've set off you can go at your own pace. The 26-mile walk should take approximately 8-9 hours for fit and strong walkers; others should allow longer. It may take some walkers up to 12 hours. This is not a competitive event! You can go at your own pace, but if we are concerned about you being able to finish the distance safely, we will recommend you stop early. We trek on tarmac paths and pavements around the city and its parks.

  • We could be exposed to bad weather at any time so be prepared for all conditions. We provide you with a detailed packing kit-list on registration, as well as details on useful discounts you are entitled to as a Discover Adventure customer. We are always available if you need advice.

  • Our challenges attract people of all levels of experience and fitness, all ages and backgrounds. We expect all participants to train hard in advance to achieve this challenge, but we respect everyone’s limits. We design our challenges so that everyone can go at their own pace: this is not a race. For logistical and safety reasons we sometimes need to re-group, so the front-runners will find themselves waiting for the slower ones. Please relax, and remember that this is a team effort that enables people to achieve their personal goals and earn sponsorship.


Testimonials

Cassie - November 2016


A beautiful day combined with the smiles and support of the DA crew made for a wonderful, long walk around London raising funds for Out of Afrika.

Lorraine - November 2016


A great adventure, run by great motivators, would do it again!

Marylin - November 2016


An all round fab day thank you.

Pamela - November 2016


DA gave great support at all times from booking right to the end of the challenge.

Yasmin - November 2016


I just wanted to thank you and the team for a fabulous day on Saturday. My blisters have blisters and I am walking a little strangely, but it was brilliant! well organised from start to finish, and a great way to see the capital!

Trek Training Weekend

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£160 Special Offer - Only when you book at the same time as registering for your main challenge

Discover Adventure Trek Training Weekends take place in Snowdonia National Park, Wales. This training weekend is designed to put you through your paces to enable you to gauge fitness levels and gain advice from our experienced leaders.

MORE INFORMATION

GRADE | tough (3)

This trip involves more rigorous days; weather, altitude or basic living conditions will add to the challenge. We will supply you with a thorough training guide when you have registered. Training for the challenge is all part of the preparation and requires commitment! Without it, you will find the challenge less enjoyable - and we want you to have the time of your life!
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