Event Date

The Oval
SE11 5SS
United Kingdom

Guaranteed Charity Place

A great event to walk off the Christmas celebrations, and to kick start your New Year fitness regime!   

Families are welcome, there’s a free winter bobble hat & neck buff, rest stops with snacks, with a special medal and hot food at the finish. Whether it’s to enjoy an active day out with friends, or to maintain a New Year fitness regime – there’s a London Winter Walk for you!

Join as an Individual or as a team, and do it for yourself and self fund, or support one of our Charity Partners with much needed fundraising. Set yourself up for an active New Year!

The Full Marathon – 42km figure of 8 starting & finishing at the Oval Cricket Ground 

The Half Marathon - 21km loop past Tower Bridge to Southwark Park Both start & finish at The Oval Cricket Ground near Vauxhall – and both are available on Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 January.

This event is strictly walking only – so no jogging or running is allowed.


Registration for London's best Winter Walk is now open! 

1. Charity Sponsorship – you pay a small registration fee, do lots of fundraising and we cover the cost of your event place! Half marathon: Reg fee £15 / fundraising target £195 Full marathon: Reg fee £20 / fundraising target £275

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. Half marathon: Reg fee £34.50 / fundraising target £110  Full marathon: Reg fee £44.50 / fundraising target £150

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! Half marathon: £69  Full marathon: £89

Be part of #TeamSands

As part of #TeamSands you will receive:

  • a Sands technical top to wear with pride
  • support from a dedicated contact in our Fundraising team to help you achieve your target 
  • training advice and tips to ensure you are fully prepared ahead of race day
  • our Sands digital fundraising pack full of ideas and advice
  • fundraising materials to help you promote your fundraising events

Through taking on this challenging event, you will raise much needed funds to help us prevent more babies from dying and meet the growing need for our support services. Thank you.

Ultra Challenge offer events like this all over the UK. You can join any one of them for #TeamSands. See the full list and sign up on their website.

If you have any questions, simply get in touch with us by emailing teamsands@sands.org.uk or calling 020 3897 6092

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