The Walk of Hope brings together families, friends and individuals to walk together in memory, celebration and solidarity. You’ll walk 10km through the beautiful grounds of Tatton Park in honour of the treatment and care provided by The Christie. 

Join us for the Walk of Hope on Saturday 18 September 2021. The event site will open at 4pm for you to enjoy lantern decorating, face painting and live entertainment. This will be followed by a peaceful dove release to start the walk at 5pm. After taking in the stunning scenery of Tatton Park, the evening will finish with a beautiful firework display.

Join Team Christie today and you can help us to make a real difference to the lives of cancer patients and their families. Every pound raised from the Walk of Hope will help us to fund the development of our new The Christie at Macclesfield Cancer Centre. This will offer treatment to patients in Macclesfield and the surrounding area.

The event will follow all current Government COVID-19 guidelines as we work to get all our fundraising events back on track. COVID-19 has hit our fundraising hard and we hope you will be able to join us at this COVID-safe event.

The Walk of Hope is sponsored by AstraZeneca.

Whether you are walking in memory, walking in support or walking in hope, we will all walk together in the fight against cancer.

Want a place?

Great – you can sign up for the Walk of Hope now using the form below.

By registering for the Walk of Hope 2021, you are agreeing to the following event terms and conditions: 

  • All participants should be satisfied that they are fit to take part before entering the event. If you have any doubts, please refer to your GP. 
  • The Christie reserves the right to prohibit individuals from taking part. 
  • Participants must follow the instructions of the organisers at all times. 
  • Participants must not be under the influence of alcohol or any other substances. 
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and be supervised at all times during the event. 
  • Participants permit The Christie to use any photographs taken during the event for any advertising or editorial purposes, including on the internet. 
  • The Christie will take reasonable care to ensure that the event is conducted in a safe manner. Liability cannot be accepted for any damage, injury or loss arising from the negligence of participants (whether through failure to observe the rules of the event or otherwise). 
  • All participants must be mindful and considerate of other participants, the general public and Tatton Park. 
  • We value your support and promise to respect your privacy. By providing your personal information you agree to us recording your details on our database, so we can provide you with the best possible support every time you contact us. We will also contact you from time to time by phone, email, text or post to tell you about how we can support you and how you can get involved with our team. Your details will be kept securely and only shared with our suppliers or partners who work on our behalf or with us to deliver and improve services for people affected by cancer. We never sell or swap your details with third parties. If you prefer us not to use your details in this way, you can email , telephone 0161 446 3400, or write to us at The Christie charity, 2-4 Candleford Road, Manchester, M20 3JH. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • We are reviewing all aspects of the event to see the best way forward given the likely restrictions that will be in place on Saturday 26 September. Our team are working with experts to identify the best way to ensure safety and social distancing. You will be sent full participant instructions closer to the event with all of the vital information needed ahead of the event.

Cancellation policy

  • The Christie reserves the right to change the publicised route at any point up to the day of the event. 

I have read and understood the Walk of Hope terms and conditions. I will abide by all rules stated and will take full responsibility for my actions on the event day.

How will you ensure the event is COVID-19 safe? 

Our participants’ safety is our highest priorityWe are reviewing all aspects of the event and our team are working with experts to identify the best way to ensure safety and social distancing. You will be sent full instructions closer to the event with all of the vital information needed ahead of the event.

Is the route suitable for wheelchairs?

Unfortunately the route is not suitable for pushchairs, buggies or wheelchairs.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, dogs are welcome at the Walk of Hope.

Is there an age limit?

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

Any children under the age of 5 may need to be carried by a parent or guardian during some parts of the route.

What should I wear?

Suitable footwear should be worn at all times. Suitable footwear includes hardwearing shoes, trainers and walking boots. Flip-flops and sandals are not suitable.

The Walk of Hope is an outside 10K event and will take place in all weather conditions. Participants must dress appropriately for all weather conditions.

Are we timed?

No. The Walk of Hope is not a race and running is not permitted.

How long does it take?

Finishing times vary from participant to participant, depending on how fast or slow they walk. The Walk of Hope usually takes between 1.5 and 3 hours.

Will there be refreshments?

Water will be provided for participants and there will be a food van at the start and finish. Participants often bring their own picnics to enjoy too.