Hike a marathon Mighty Hike through the fishing port of Padstow, passing spectacular coastlines and beaches finishing in Newquay.
|Date:||03 Sep 2022|
|Min. fundraising pledge:||£250|
|Date:||03 Sep 2022|
|Min. fundraising pledge:||£250|
Free Macmillan walking top
A clearly marked route
Regular refuelling stops with snacks and drinks
Free food at the finish
Finishers medal and bubbly
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The atmosphere was amazing, we saw so many people encouraging each other and it felt so wholesome. Can’t wait to do my next Mighty Hike.
Anastasia, Jurassic Coast Mighty Hike 2021
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The registration fee for the marathon is £25 which you pay online upon completing the registration form. The registration fee is non-refundable.
We ask everyone to pledge to raise £250 to support people living with cancer. Click on Your Hike in the navigation bar where we have lots of useful information and resources to help you get started.
The deadline to register is midnight on Friday 19 August 2022 or when the event sells out.
It is possible to transfer between the full marathon and half marathon distances. Please know that if you request to transfer to the lower distance the £5 difference in registration fees will not be refunded.
Transferring between distances is not possible if the request is made less than 2 weeks before the event as registration will be closed or if the event is sold out.
If you wish to change from the half marathon to the full marathon, we will ask you to pay the £5 difference in registration fees.
If the event is full, and you would like to take part, you should fill out your details by clicking through at the top of this page, and you will be added to the waiting list.
The waiting list works on a first come first serve basis, and will offer out places when a participant has to drop out for any reason. When you get to the top of the list and a place becomes available for you, you will be emailed with an invite to register. You must use the link in this email to register within 7 days, or the link will expire. If you no longer wish to take part, you can decline the invite and the place will be offered to the next person on the waiting list.
We absolutely appreciate supporters are motivated to join our Mighty Hikes because of very personal connections to Macmillan. With this in mind, we recommend you join the waiting list as soon as possible, which will give you the best chance of securing a place on the event. We believe this is the fairest way to guarantee everyone has an equal chance of being invited to join the event.
There is a 10% discount on the registration fee for teams of 5+. The discount code is generated when you complete the registration form which you need to enter in the promotional code box before proceeding to payment.
The Team Captain will receive a unique registration link in their confirmation email which can be forwarded on to any new individual who wants to join the team. Please note that the team start time may not be available if all places have been filled.
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.
The start location is Trevethan Farm, Padstow, PL28 8EX
The finish location is Tretherras, Newquay, TR7 3BH.
See the marathon route on this Google map.
The route has an approximate total elevation gain of 4685 feet.
The hike routes listed are subject to change following health and safety inspections. Any changes will be communicated and routes are fully signposted.
Yes, there will be toilet facilities available at the start, the first pit stop (8.2 miles), the half-way lunch stop (14.7 miles), the second pit stop (20.7 miles) and at the finish.
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.
Dietary requirements will be catered for and you can specify these on the registration form.
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. This includes at the start and finish sites.
Free parking is available at the start at Trevethan Farm and you can book this through the registration form. Complimentary shuttles will be running from the finish at Tretherras, Newquay back to Trevethan Farm until 10pm.
Complimentary coaches will be running from the finish at Tretherras to Newquay Station until 10pm.
The hike will set off in waves 20 minutes apart, between 7.10am and 7.50am. You can select your preferred start wave when you register. These are given on a first-come, first-served basis.
We advise hikers with a slower pace to book the earliest start wave available to give plenty of time to complete the route.
The event village at Trevethan Farm will be open between 5pm and 7pm on Friday 2nd September and will re-open from 6.30am on Saturday 3rd September.
Here you will pick up your bib number and can also visit our kit swap desk and pop-up shop to buy all our Mighty Hikes and Macmillan merchandise!
We ask everyone to arrive 45 minutes before their start time and no earlier.
We have cut-off times for reaching each pit stop and lunch. This is for your safety and to give everyone the best chance of completing the hike. Hikers passing through the stops after the cut-off times may be taken to the finish line by shuttle bus. The cut-off times for the event are:
First pit stop: 12pm
Second pit stop: 7pm
We estimate that the fastest full marathon walkers will finish in 7.5 hours while the slowest walkers could take around 12.5 hours. Due to venue restrictions we have to start closing our finish area at 9.30pm. Therefore, when you choose your start time, please select an earlier wave if you consider yourself a slower walker and a later wave if you consider yourself a faster walker.
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