Mighty Hikes

A fantastic series of one-day hiking marathons all over the UK. Every Mighty Hike is easily accessible and will take you to some of the most beautiful and unspoiled parts of our country. Bring your family, bring your friends and have a fantastic day out while raising vital funds for people affected by cancer.

Sign up today for your Mighty Hike and you will receive the following:

  • a free Macmillan walking top
  • a free buffet lunch and hot food at the finish
  • regular check points with free drinks and snacks 
  • a clearly marked route
  • medical assistance
  • finisher's medal and bubbly.

Read our FAQs below and find out what your fundraising could help pay for.

A man and a woman with a green landscape in the background.

What happens on the day?

Last year's hikers talk about their experience of taking on a marathon walk.

What happens on the day?

Last year's hikers talk about their experience of taking on a marathon walk.

2019 Hikes

Frequently Asked Questions

We've answered some of your questions about how to register, fundraising and how your money is spent below. If you've already registered, we have information on changing your details, what to expect on the day and fundraising tips too. Just choose your hike above and select the FAQs tab.

Individual registration FAQs

How do I register for a Mighty Hike?

Select your chosen event above and click 'Sign up now'.

How much is the registration fee?

The registration fee is £25 per person, which you pay online upon completing your registration form.

What is the minimum age to take part?

The minimum age to take part in this event is 18. Children aged between 14-17 can still take part as long as they're accompanied by an adult who is 18 or over. The accompanying adult must complete their registration first and will be asked to sign a parental consent form.

When will registration close? 

Registration will close two weeks before the event date, or when the event sells out. After this date we cannot accept any new registrations or transfers.

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Team registration FAQs

I'd like to do the event with family, friends or work colleagues. Can we sign up as a team?

Yes, you can sign up as a team, you can read all the details on how to do this below.

How do we register?

1. Appoint a Team Captain, they will complete the initial online registration.

2. Make sure the Team Captain has a list of all the names and email addresses of the people in the team. The Team Captain will need to enter them in order to invite everyone else to complete their own online registration.

3. The Team Captain can pay the registration fee for as many members of the team as they like, or just themselves. If the Team Captain doesn't pay your registration fee, you will be asked to pay this when you complete your own registration.

4. The Team Captain will choose the start time for the whole team. Make sure you discuss this beforehand and consider the walking pace of the entire group. See our Event FAQs on the event pages above for more details on timings.

5. The Team Captain will also choose parking and shuttle arrangements for themselves. Everyone else will be asked to choose their own parking and shuttle arrangements when they register.

6. Once the Team Captain has completed the team registration form the rest of the team will receive an invitation email with a link to their own registration form. 

7. Please complete your registration form within two weeks of receiving the email. We only hold the start time for two weeks so if you miss this deadline you risk starting at a different time to the rest of your team, or losing your place entirely if the event is then full.

How long do team members have to complete the registration form?

We only hold the team start time for two weeks, so we strongly recommend completing your registration by this deadline otherwise you risk not being able to start with your team and losing your place if the event then becomes full. 

After this deadline your place in the event is not secure, even if the team captain has paid your registration fee. The final deadline to register is two weeks before the event, however please note that the event may sell out before this date.

What is the minimum age to take part?

The minimum age to take part in this event is 18. Children aged between 14-17 can still take part as long as they're accompanied by an adult who is 18 or over. The accompanying adult must complete their registration first and will be asked to sign a parental consent form.

Is there a discount for teams?

There is a discount available for teams of 5 or more. Your discount code will appear once you've registered your team and you will be asked to enter this before you proceed to payment.

I'm taking part with a team, do we all have to raise the minimum fundraising amount?

Yes you will need to raise the minimum fundraising amount of £250 for each member of your team. You can, however, choose to split the total in any way you like between the team if some people are comfortable raising more than others. 

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Fundraising FAQs

What is the minimum fundraising amount for each event?

We ask you to raise a minimum of £250 to help people living with cancer. This includes anyone aged between 14-17.

What is the minimum fundraising amount if I sign up to more than one event?

Even if you have signed up to several Mighty Hike, we still ask you to raise a minimum of £250 for each event.

Why is there a minimum fundraising amount?

As for any charity, organising these events costs money. The £25 registration fee doesn't cover all the costs of putting on a fully-supported hiking series of this scale so we have to set a minimum fundraising amount. This ensure the costs of the event are covered so the majority of the money fundraised is spent on our vital services to help people affected by cancer.

What is JustGiving and how do I set up a page?

JustGiving is one of the most trusted platforms for online giving and is very simple to use. Once you've set up your page you can share it with friends, family and colleagues and they can make an online donation of their chosen amount, and leave you a message. It was also ask if their donation is eligible for Gift Aid.

The money donated to your page comes straight to Macmillan, which means no trips to the bank or hours counting pennies.

What happen if I don't raise the minimum fundraising amount?

It is important that everyone reaches the minimum fundraising pledge of £250 to ensure Macmillan doesn't lose money on your participation and the majority of what you raise helps those affected by cancer.

We provide you with as much help as we can to help you reach this amount, and our Supporter Care Hub is also available on 0300 1000 200 if you want further help. If it gets to a point where you feel you really can’t fundraise anymore then you are welcome to donate the remaining amount yourself.

Can Macmillan help with my fundraising?

Definitely! Once you’ve registered, keep a look out for your Fundraising Pack in the post which should arrive within 2 weeks. This includes a comprehensive fundraising guide with advice and ideas on how to reach your fundraising target, along with a sponsorship form and other resources.

We will also be in touch every couple of months with helpful e-newsletters, and you can email or call our Supporter Care Hub on 0300 1000 200 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) anytime you have a fundraising question. They will also be able to order any materials you may need including collection boxes and buckets, balloons, posters and extra sponsorship forms.

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How will my fundraising help?

£250 could pay for for five people living with cancer to attend a health and wellbeing event, providing them with the skills to improve the management of these areas in their lives.

£335 could pay for a Macmillan grant that helps a family affected by cancer take a holiday and enjoy precious time together.

£546 could pay for a Macmillan Social Care Worker for a week, helping patients, family members and carers manage the social and practical problems of living with cancer.

Every £800 we spend on our phone service could lead to our welfare rights advisors on the Macmillan Support Line helping people living with cancer claim up to £31,480 in benefits they are entitled to.

£1,203 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for a week, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.

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