Marathon Walk

Challenge yourself by walking a half or full marathon for Girlguiding

Explore London's iconic sights with this unique walking challenge

Join us on the London marathon walk, taking in world-famous sights and less well-known corners.

This challenging event has a brand new route for 2020! You'll walk through the historic heart of the city, passing iconic landmarks including the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye.

This is a tough one-day event; at approx. 26 miles, it forms an enormous challenge for walkers. There is also a half-distance option.

When: the 2020 London Marathon Walk has been postponed to September 2021

Full marathon

There are two fundraising options for the full marathon.

1. Fundraising option

You commit to raising the target. Girlguiding will retain 50% of the target, plus any additional fundraising you achieve.

  • Registration fee: £29
  • Fundraising target: £100

2. Full-payment option

You raise as much money as you can and 100% will go to Girlguiding.

  • Registration Fee: £79
  • Fundraising Target: As much as you can!

Half marathon

There are two fundraising options for the half marathon.

1. Fundraising option

You commit to raising the target. Girlguiding will retain 50% of the target, plus any additional fundraising you achieve.

  • Registration fee: £29
  • Fundraising target: £60

2. Full-payment option

You raise as much money as you can and 100% will go to Girlguiding.

  • Registration Fee: £79
  • Fundraising Target: As much as you can!

Who can take part? 

You don't have to be a member of Girlguiding to take part. You just need to be fit enough to take part on the day. This is a great way to challenge yourself in a less competitive way as it promises to be a fun, friendly and relaxed event. And you might discover parts of London that you might not have seen before. 

The minimum age for the full marathon route is 16, while it is 14 for the half marathon route. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

What support will I receive?

You'll be supported every step of the way. 

Before the day

We'll help you with:

  • Training plans to help you reach your fitness goals
  • Support in reaching your fundraising target 

On the day

You'll receive support from organisers Discover Adventure including:

  • Experienced Discover Adventure leaders and support staff will be there throughout to manage the event safely and enjoyably
  • Marshalling stops with water and snacks

But the best bit is yet to come...afterwards you'll get a certificate and exclusive Girlguiding charity challenge badge!

Get in touch 

Get in touch with the challenge events team if you have any questions on [email protected]

Please note: This open challenge is organised and run by our partner Discover Adventure. Anyone can take part in the open challenges! And all communications regarding trip registration and logistics should be discussed directly through them, whilst Girlguiding will support you every step of the way with your fundraising.