Join the Walk
For the first time ever in 2022 the Mouth Cancer Foundation brings you a choice when it comes to your FREE 10 KM walks. We are excited to announce that we are back in London’s Hyde Park on Saturday 24th September 2022. This event will launch the Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walk from Home series.
Between Saturday 1st October and Wednesday 30th November 2022 walk as many times as you like on your own or with your family and pets around the comfort of your own area. The charity is encouraging as many people as possible to step out and make a difference during Mouth Cancer Action Month.
Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walk – Hyde Park London
On Saturday 24th September 2022 we are back in Hyde Park, London!
Join the 17th Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walk to raise awareness in order to save and improve the lives of all head and neck cancer patients.
The FREE annual walk in Hyde Park was hugely popular prior to the pandemic and we are excited to welcome walkers back to our in-person event again!
The walk is open to everyone, including dogs, of any age and ability. On the day participants will receive a participant bib as well as a medal and goodie bag, at the end, with lots of exciting freebies.
The Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walk on Saturday 24th September 2022 will start at 12:00 noon at the Bandstand in Hyde Park, London. See map
Participants should arrive at 11am. We suggest you bring a light packed lunch and re-usable water bottle, (ideally not plastic), to have with you on the walk.
The Walk will be taking place in September so dress appropriately for the weather. Hopefully, the sun will be out; however, it is advisable to bring a rain coat and/or umbrella just in case.
There is limited parking around Hyde Park. Anyone who drives into the park will have to pay and display so it is best to arrive at the 10 KM sponsored walk by public transport.
To participate please register online as soon as possible so that we can send you further information in time for the event.
Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walk - From Home
The walk in Hyde Park will launch the Walk From Home Series.
Walk a total of 10 KM, as many times as you like, on your own or with your family, friends and pets around the comfort of your own home, garden or local area.
Create a route, around your local area, with a total distance of 10 KM. This could be any combination such as 1 x 10 KM, 2 x 5 KM, 10 x 1 KM. The route can be done in one go, (10 KM is approximately 12500 steps and takes about one and a half to two hours to complete), or over several days. You can even set yourself challenges and do as many 10 KMs as you like over the duration of the event. Ideally this is a walk, but if you wish to run, walk backwards, hop, skip etc that is fine. The choice is yours! Just send us your photos and tag us in on social media - Instagram @mouthcancer, Facebook @mouthcancerfoundation and Twitter @mouthcancerMCF
This is the only walk for mouth cancer anywhere in the world so the charity is encouraging as many people as possible to take part in this FREE 10 KM sponsored walk between Saturday 1st October and Wednesday 30th November.
This year we are holding the walk throughout Mouth Cancer Action Month to raise as much awareness as possible and encourage the dental profession to get behind the event and take part.
2022 promises to be the most innovative walk to date. To participate please register online by completing the form as soon as possible so that we can send you further information in time for the event.
We would suggest that you dress appropriately for the weather at the time of completing your 10 K. If you have a mouth cancer 10 KM Walk T shirt from previous years walks, we would love you to wear it while out on your 2022 walk. Take a re-usable water bottle, (ideally not plastic), to have with you and your family on the walk.
The main aim is to raise awareness of mouth cancer through your walk; we have come up with multiple ways of how this can be achieved:
Buy a mouth cancer t-shirt to wear on your walk - By having our logo visible you will spark huge amounts of interest with passers-by.
Create, draw, paint our logo and tag us in on social media, with your loop, logo, and tag a friend. We can also email across a jpeg of the charity logo.
Try and encourage a neighbour to do their bit, and post a Mouth Cancer Foundation flyer through their door!
Everybody is invited to participate and walk as far as they can! If you want to train to take part in the walk, please see our training tips below.
All participants will receive a medal for their achievement. See our Prizes page for details
This programme has been designed for those of you that are already fit. It is based on distance and is aimed at building your endurance levels. By the end of this 10 week programme you will be walking up to 10 kms at least three times a week, which will put you in good stead to comfortably be able to complete the event without any problems.
The aim of stretching is to gently lengthen muscles before and after exercise, and to improve tissue flexibility. If done correctly, stretching will help prevent injuries and increase athletic performance. This section includes tips for stretching and a stretching programme for you to follow.