Take on the Big Hike challenge 2022

Big Hike Challenge

What is the Big Hike challenge?

Cancer Research UK's Big Hike is a series of long distance hiking events set in six stunning locations across the UK.

Take big steps towards beating cancer by hiking through rising hills, river valleys and taking in spectacular views across the countryside.

Whether you're a first-timer or an experienced hiker, explore the great outdoors, take on the challenge and raise money for Cancer Research UK.



Choose your Big Hike challenge

Why take part in Cancer Research's Big Hike



1 in 2 people will get cancer in their lifetime.* We all know someone who is or has been affected. 



Cancer Research UK’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives.  Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival in the UK double in the last 40 years.  



Our determination to beat cancer hasn’t faltered and we're more focussed than ever on our ambition of seeing 3 in 4 people survive their cancer by 2034. Every donation you receive will help us reach that goal. Participating in a Big Hike event while raising money means that you can be part of that fight against cancer. 

We're with you every step of the way

we are with you for every mile

Once you've signed up, we'll send you everything you need to reach your fundraising target. You'll receive emails in the lead up to your challenge as well as an event pack nearer the time. 

You'll receive by email:

  • A fundraising pack
  • Training plan and top fundraising tips
  • Sponsor form and sponsor a mile form
  • Access to our Strava community 
  • Your own online giving page
  • A detailed route map 
  • Your personal hiker number with timing chip

Your Big Hike event pack will include:

  • Letter with checklist for what you'll need on the day
  • Motivational back sign
  • Your personal hiker number
  • Cancer Research UK t-shirt or vest

Go to the Big Hike Information Hub 

Join the Big Hike challenge and take big steps to beat cancer 

*Ahmad AS et al, British Journal of Cancer, 2015