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Mighty Hikes experience

Experience a Mighty Hike

Mighty Hikes experience

You can expect a marathon hike like no other. With a medal and glass of fizz waiting for you at the finish, regular refuelling pit-stops, a buffet lunch and marshals out on the route, you’re guaranteed a great day out. It’s a long way but it’s amazing how far you can go when you join with other Mighty Hikers, all walking for the same fantastic cause.

Past Mighty Hikes

Take a look through photos and videos from our past Mighty Hikes to get an idea of the experience we offer and the incredible atmosphere and camaraderie on the day.

How does your money help?

We ask everyone taking part in a Mighty Hike to pledge to raise £250 to fund our services for people living with cancer.

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£250

could pay for …

… a Macmillan Social Care Worker for one week

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£552

could pay for …

… a large Macmillan benefits advice service for one hour

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£1,203

could pay for …

… a Macmillan nurse for one week

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Frequently asked questions

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Event

What is the impact of COVID-19 on the Mighty Hikes?

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Due to the spread of Coronavirus our first 9 Mighty Hike events are not taking place at the previously arranged dates. The health and safety of our Mighty Hikers, staff and volunteers is our utmost priority.

If we can postpone our Mighty Hikes to a later date, we will automatically move current registrations across. If we must cancel the event for this year, participants will be able to move their registration to another hike or defer their place to 2021. If participants are no longer able to take part, they will be able to request a full refund. We are currently looking into all possible options and we will be in touch as soon as we have more detailed information on the next steps.

Can I bring my dog?

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No. Dogs (aside from Assistance Dogs) are not permitted at the event due to limitations from private land owners and the challenging nature of the routes.

Are there toilet facilities?

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Yes. There will be toilet facilities available at the start, the first break stop (6.5 miles roughly), the half-way lunch stop, the second break stop (19.5 miles roughly) and at the finish.

What happens if I get injured?

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On the day you will be given an emergency number to contact should you need any assistance and there will be roaming medics and trek-masters along the route. There will also be regular checkpoints where medical and event staff will provide support.

Are refreshments provided?

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Yes. This is a fully supported event with a full buffet lunch at the half-way lunch stop and hot food at the finish. There will also be regular refuelling stops along the route where substantial snacks and drinks will be provided.

Can my family and friends come to support me?

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Your family and friends can accompany you to the start and meet you at the finish but cannot walk with you unless they’ve also registered. We also ask they do not meet you at the lunch sites or pit-stops as they have limited capacity.

Can I run?

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No. This is a fully supported event and all arrangements have been based on walking pace. Runners will be considerably faster and therefore support along the route will not be in place.

Can my bags be transported to the finish?

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Yes. There will be a baggage drop facility in the registration tent at the start. Your bags will be transported for you to collect at the finish. Baggage is left entirely at your own risk.

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Registration

What is the minimum age to take part?

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The minimum age to take part in this event is 18, however 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. Children aged 13 and under cannot take part.

When does the registration close?

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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.

How do I cancel my place?

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Please email us or call 0207 840 7887 if you can no longer take part. We have to confirm final numbers two weeks before the event takes place so please let us know no later than this to avoid unnecessary costs spent on your place.

Can I transfer onto another Mighty Hike?

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Yes. You can transfer to another Mighty Hike event if there are spaces available. Please email us or call 0207 840 7887 and include the event you’re currently doing, and the event you’d like to transfer on to. Please note, transfers cannot be made less than two weeks prior to the event.

Can I transfer my place to another person?

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Yes. You can transfer to your place and your registration fee to another person. Please email us or call 0207 840 7887 and give us the name and email of your replacement to send a transfer registration form. Please note, transfers cannot be made less than two weeks prior to the event.

Can I get a refund of my registration fee if I cancel?

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Unfortunately not. The registration fee is passed onto the event organiser, Threshold, and is non-refundable under any circumstances.

Can I defer my place to next year?

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Unfortunately we cannot defer places to next year. As our Mighty Hike locations can be susceptible to change we cannot offer this as an option.

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Fundraising

Why is there a £250 minimum fundraising pledge?

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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 pledge. This ensures the costs of the event are covered so the majority of money fundraised is spent on our vital services to help people living with cancer. This is, of course, the main aim of the Mighty Hike series.

What is the minimum fundraising pledge if I sign up to multiple events?

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

If I sign up with a team, does each team member have to raise the minimum fundraising pledge?

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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.

When do I have to reach my £250 fundraising pledge?

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We ask that your £250 is with Macmillan one month after your Mighty Hike. If you have not reached or sent in your £250 by this time you will receive emails from us reminding you of this requirement.

What happens if I don’t reach the £250 minimum pledge?

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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 living with 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 by email or by phone on 0300 1000 200 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) 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 I share a JustGiving page with someone else?

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If you share a JustGiving page, please make sure to fill in this form to let us know, otherwise we could end up getting in touch with a member of the team who looks like they haven’t raised anything because the JustGiving page is not in their name.

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Event

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Registration

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Fundraising