Cancer Research UK is calling on women across the UK to take on a new challenge this summer at Race for Life Hike.
Race for Life Hike is a series of one-day, long distance walking events that take place at iconic picturesque locations across the country between May and September. There are eight different locations for 2018, including Hadrian’s Wall, the Lake District and North Norfolk. Each cater to different levels of ability, from beginners to experienced hikers, and are between 20 and 26 miles.
Women can take on Race for Life Hike as a group, or as an individual. It is the perfect day out for regular walkers who want a distance challenge, or those who have previously done a Race for Life 5k or 10k and want a new adventure in the great outdoors. Not only will participants get to explore and experience iconic views, but they’ll also be offered free entry into unlimited Race for Life 5k and 10k events to help them train.
Whether walking for themselves, a loved one or a friend, taking part in Hike gives every woman the opportunity to make a real impact in beating cancer as every pound they raise will help fund life-saving research into over 200 types of cancer.
Over eight million women have participated in Race for Life since it began, raising over £820m for vital research and trials. This money has enabled Cancer Research UK to be at the heart of progress that has seen survival in the UK double in the last forty years.
Race for Life Hike 2018 events
Lake District Hike – Saturday 19 May
This route follows the Cumbrian Way through the Lake District National Park. It starts at Derwent Water next to Keswick and takes in many of the classic sights of this iconic landscape.
Hadrian’s Wall Hike – Saturday 9 June
Starting in the ancient remains of Brocoletia Fort and following the line of the iconic Roman Wall, this route includes Sycamore Gap. It also features breathtaking views of Northumberland Country Park and finishes at Lanercost Priory.
Jurassic Coast Hike – Saturday 23 June
This is an absolutely stunning route along the UNESCO World Heritage coastline, starting at Corfe Castle and finishing at Weymouth. Famous sights you’ll spot along the way include Durdle Door and Stair Cover.
Brecon Beacons Hike – Saturday 30 June
Our first circular Hike, the Brecon Beacons starts and finishes at the Brecon Showground. It includes an ascent of nearly 1000 metres but it’s worth it for the spectacular sights, both on the way up and back down, including Pen Y Fan.
The Ridgeway Hike – Saturday 7 July
One of the easier hikes, this route features a varied mix of terrain and an attractive landscape including the White Horse and Avebury Stone Circle; a UNESCO World Heritage site.
South Downs Way Hike – Saturday 1 September
Hike along the famous South Downs Way from Brighton to Eastbourne. This route features the beautiful Sussex coastline sights of Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters.
North Norfolk Hike – Saturday 8 September
This Hike offers a variety of terrains; beaches, sand dunes, high ridges, farm tracks and fishing villages – perfect for beginners. The route includes Holkham Beach – an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Peak District Hike – Saturday 8 September
A classic Peak District route; starting in the beautiful town of Bakewell and finishing at the stunning Carsington Water. The route passes through Monsal Dale, Deep Dale and Monyash, with fabulous scenery throughout.
You can sign up to Race for Life Hike at www.raceforlife.org