About - Walk and Marathon

Sponsored Charitable Walk And Marathon For All Ages
Bank Holiday Monday 25th May 2020

History

The Bridgnorth Walk was established in 1967 as a way of raising money for local, national and international charities. In 2017 Bridgnorth Lions took over as organisers.

The event regularly raises over £100,000 for good causes and attracts both competitive and weekend walkers who enjoy a wonderful community atmosphere along the 22 mile route.

In 2019 Bridgnorth Lions announced a major expansion to the Walk weekend by adding a Marathon for runners. The event was judged by runners to be extremely challenging but rewarding as the route took in some of the most beautiful Shropshire countryside, including a visit to the top of the 1770 foot high Brown Clee.

Volunteers and Marshalls

Since taking over the event Lions have made a number of safety and other innovations to ensure a competitive event for participants. But the day is also enjoyed by more than 100 marshals who give up their time to provide water and encouragement every mile along the route. Local organisations such as the WI, Rotary club, scouts and ATC cadets, as well as individual families or groups of friends, man the water stations and cheer the participants.

Additionally, many family members and friends cheer participants along the way with many ending up in Bridgnorth High Street to cheer them home.

For those visiting Bridgnorth for the first time it’s an historic market town in Shropshire, 15 miles from Wolverhampton, Kidderminster and Stourbridge and only 13 miles from Telford. On the event day the town is buzzing with market stalls and visitors enjoying the historic environment.