Mighty hikers tackle coastal route for charity

Just Regional
Jun 3, 2024 2 mins read

More than 2,000 charity walkers strode out of Cromer and raised more than three quarters of a million pounds for a cancer charity.
Macmillan’s Norfolk Coast Mighty Hike took place over the weekend of May 11 and 12 with walkers tackling a full or half marathon distance. The longer route finished at Holkham Hall and the shorter walk ended at Blakeney.

Lauren Sanders, Senior Marketing Manager – Mighty Hikes at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “Macmillan Cancer Support is incredibly grateful to the 2,263 people who took part in the breathtakingly beautiful, but physically challenging Norfolk Coast Mighty Hike at the weekend.

“So far, they’ve raised an incredible £771,000! We couldn’t be more grateful for our amazing supporters.

“The 30,000 people who are taking part in Macmillan Mighty Hikes this summer are part of something very special. Every penny raised at a Mighty Hike will help Macmillan to provide vital support for people living with cancer, when they need it most.

“Our waiting list is open for Norfolk Coast Mighty Hike 2025 and there are still some places available at a small number of our other Macmillan Mighty Hikes this summer, so sign up now at”

East Runton man Chris Ashwell, who tackled the full marathon route, said: “The Mighty Hike was a brilliantly organised event raising a huge amount of money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

WALK THIS WAY: Fundraisers taken part in the Mighty Hike event. Pictures: MACMILLAN

“The route follows the coast path from Cromer to Holkham and includes an hour long stretch on the shingle between Weybourne and Cley. Whilst this is tough, everything feels that little bit easier afterwards.

“After the wonderful lunch stop at Blakeney, I pushed on to the finish completing the hike in seven—and-a-half hours. I would recommend the event to everyone next year!”

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