London
Trek

Trek26 London

Event Type Trek
Date 3 June 2023
Start Location Larkhall Park, London
Level Moderate
Registration fee £25 for 26 miles, £20 for 13 miles
Fundraising target £300 for 26 miles, £200 for 13 miles

Sign up and use code EARLYBIRD to receive 20% off your registration fee.

The challenge

Experience the capital like never before, as you take on this epic trek around London. You’ll experience everything from world famous tourist attractions to hidden corners of the city – taking in bustling streets, quiet green spaces and of course the iconic river Thames. 

‘The atmosphere was great and it really helped to get through the day talking to the other walkers. A great sense of accomplishment at the end, having helped a great cause, and completed a tough challenge.’

What's included when you take on a Trek26?

  • A friendly team to support you every step of the way with fundraising tips and ideas.
  • Bespoke training plans put together by our professional training coaches.
  • A fully supported route including regular rest stops with snacks, drinks and toilets.
  • Free breakfast, lunch and hot drinks included.
  • Trek leaders and medical support.
  • A medal and glass of bubbly on finishing the route!

Where?

You'll start and finish the trek at our event hub in Larkhall Park, London.

The route

For both routes, you'll start and finish in Larkhall Park. You will head east along the embankment giving you views of Big Ben, Westminster Bridge and the London Eye.

26 mile trekkers will head into the heart of London where you'll be greeted by the impressive St Paul's Cathedral, before heading west, taking in the sites of the city.

13 mile trekkers will cross the Golden Jubilee Bridge into the West End. You'll pass Covent Garden and make your way round the boundary of the beautiful Regents Park, before heading back into the hustle and bustle of West London.

Both routes will regroup in Westminster where you'll head back to the finish in Lambeth, taking in some of London's most iconic sites; Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament.
 

*The map above can be expanded for more detail. Simply click the box in the top right corner.

**Please note the route is subject to change slightly as we confirm locations. 

Itinerary

Find out more about what the trek itself will be like by downloading a copy of the itinerary.

Kit List

Download our kit list which you can tick off when packing for the trek. We also have some top tips on how to find the best kit for you and an exclusive discount for Cotswold Outdoors.

Fundraising

Fundraising Target

Registration Fee: £25 for the 26 miles, £20 for the 13 miles
Fundraising Target: £300 for the 26 miles, £200 for the 13 miles

Your fundraising target covers your trip costs, and means we still have plenty of money left to help us get closer to a world without dementia.

If you need some inspiration, just visit our fundraising zone.

FAQs

The fundraising target is £200 per person for the 13 mile route, and £300 per person for the 26 mile route. This is so we can cover your trip costs, and still have plenty of money left to help us get closer to a world without dementia. If you need some inspiration, just visit our fundraising zone.

Absolutely! You can create your team when you register by clicking 'Create'. To join an existing team click on the ‘Find’ button and type either the team name or the name of the team captain. Every member of the team must register for the trek via the website (joining a team on Just Giving is not a valid entry for the trek).

Your fundraising target is still £200 per person for the 13 mile route or £300 per person for the 26 mile route, but you're welcome to combine your targets into one team total. 

When you register as a Team Captain, your team members will receive 15% off their registration fee when they sign up. Details of the discount will be supplied to the Team Captain upon registration.

We’ll send you out a free trekking top if you smash your fundraising target a month before your trek. You don't need to get in touch to claim it - as long as you have hit your target on your JustGiving page or paid in cash donations, we'll send out your top automatically. 

If you are fundraising in a team, please let us know by creating a team when you sign up so we can make sure you all receive your tops.

The start and finish point is in Larkhall Park. 

We trek on well trodden city pavements so it's likely to be hard underfoot. The route is mainly flat with a few minor inclines. As we are trekking around London prepare to come by tourists and locals, and some parts of the route may be congested.

Yes. All our events are planned to meet current government guidelines. We ran a full programme of events in 2022 which had excellent feedback from our supporters, and will apply similar measures to our future events. 

We are monitoring the situation closely and will make alterations as guidelines change. All the information you need to keep you safe will be sent to you before the event.

Breakfast, lunch and lots of snacks are provided as well as water and hot drinks at the start and finish area, rest stops and lunch stop. If you have any dietary requirements, just let us know when you sign up.

We'll have trek leaders spread along the route, and doctors at the back of the group. The route will be well-marked with brightly coloured marker arrows and there will be extra marshals at any sections that are less straightforward. 

There'll also be manned rest stops along the route – usually one in the morning, one in the afternoon, plus a lunch stop. We’ll be on hand to provide help and plenty of encouragement and there will be first aid support, as well as toilets.

There will be facilities at the event hub (where you start and finish) and most planned rest-stops along the route.

This event is not a race; everyone should be able to walk at a comfortable pace. In order for the event to be managed safely, there will be a cut-off time.

The 26 miles should take approximately 8-9 hours but can take some walkers up to 10 hours.

The minimum age limit for the Trek26 series is 14. All participants must be at least 14 on event day.

If you're under 18 you'll need an adult to take part with you, who also needs to sign up online.

The route is designed to be challenging but is achievable for most people provided you train well in advance. When you sign up we’ll email you a training guide to help you prepare.

You will need to be able to carry all essential kit required for the challenge e.g waterproofs, layers, water, sun cream, snacks. Check the kist list to be sure of everything you will need.

Make sure you have trained with your backpack, carrying everything you need, so that you are used to trekking with your pack at full weight.

We carry on! Do make sure you check the kit list and come prepared for all types of weather.

No, we’re afraid not, everyone taking part needs to be fully registered and fundraising to beat dementia.

No. We cannot be responsible for their welfare and landowners often ask us not to bring dogs onto their lands, which we must respect. 

No, we’re afraid not.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this event please get in touch with our team on 0300 222 5808 or [email protected].

Volunteer

Not a trekker? You can still do something incredible and make a difference to people affected by dementia.

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to cheer our trekkers over the finish line. We'll kit you out with an Alzheimer's Society t-shirt and provide you with everything you need to give our trekkers an amazing event day experience.

You'll help to set them on their way to raising even more money to change the lives of people affected by dementia. And we can guarantee you'll have a great time!

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