25 Mar Unilever – The Great Walk 2022 – July 8th 2022
Unilever - The Great Walk 2022
July 8, 2022
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
You’re invited to the biggest event of the year – The Great Walk 2022.
The Great Walk is an annual event, where Unilever employees and guests come together to do good whilst doing good for others, by walking a full or half marathon and raising money for charity.
In 3 years, The Great Walk has connected over 700 walkers from across the UK & Ireland sites and have raised more than £150,000 for Liverpool Ocular Oncology Research Group (LOORG) in memory of our friend and colleague, Renee Metroka.
As a team, we are exceptionally proud of how we have come together to support LOORG in memory of Renee. Our donations from The Great Walk have made up over 50% of LOORG’s annual donations received – meaning the charity can fund more research into the pathogenesis and treatment of adult ocular tumours to improve patient care and survival.
With The Great Walk heading into year four, we’re introducing a second charity partner to the event to support an additional charity close to our Unilever family – we know the power of partnerships and the role they play. That’s why we’re immensely proud to continue to work closely Liverpool Ocular Oncology Research Group (LOORG) and support another meaningful charity Live Life Give Life, an organ donation awareness charity.
Having gone from East to West along the Thames in 2019 and 2021, we are introducing a new circular route for this year, crossing the Thames multiple times and taking us past iconic London landmarks and finishing at The Oval Cricket Ground in Vauxhall.
As this event is all about raising money and awareness for our two charities, it’s classed as a volunteering day – so Unilever employees don’t need to take annual leave to participate!
You can join us on Friday 8 July in person for:
- A Full marathon, from Chiswick to Vauxhall, starting at approx. 07:45
- A half marathon, from Chelsea to Vauxhall, starting at approx. 13:00
To make this year bigger and better, Unilever are asking for
- A minimum fundraising target of £200 per person, so we can raise the most money to date!
- A registration fee of £20, which will cover the cost of your involvement in The Great Walk, including stops along the way, lunch and a 2022 Great Walk branded t-shirt.
Are you in for The Great Walk 2022?
Press register below to sign up through TicketTailor (link will open in a new window). Please note, the walk is only open to employees and guests of Unilever.
Route overview – Subject to Change.
We’ll meet early for registration and a safety briefing. You’ll then be provided with route maps (and route files in advance) before being set off in waves.
The route starts at Chiswick, and snakes its way along the banks of the Thames. We then head away from the river for a while, through Chelsea, Knightsbridge and into the City, before turning back and making our final approach to Vauxhall.
Along the way, we’ll pass by the famous sights of the Royal Albert Hall, Natural History Museum, Trafalgar Square, Somerset House, The Gherkin, Tower Bridge, The Tate, Battersea Power Station and more, before finally reaching The Oval for our finish line celebrations!
The half marathon option starts in Chelsea (lunch stop for the full marathon) and then follows the second half of the marathon route.
There will be regular refreshment stops along the way, offering a welcome chance to put your feet up for a minute or two and grab a drink!
- Support along the route
- Full support crew working behind the scenes setting up regular refreshment stops, and providing medical backup
- 2 refreshment stops along the way (marathon route, 1 stop on half marathon route)
- Route files and maps
- Fully recced route
- Kit lists & hiker information document
- Post hike snacks
- Event t-shirts – see size guide below:
What’s not included?
- Travel to / from the hike
- Food & drink other than that provided at the refreshment stops
We’ll be sharing more information about The Great Walk 2022 and revealing our second charity partner at Seb’s Broadcast on 21 April – be sure to tune in!
In the meantime, if you have any questions, please reach out to a member of The Great Walk team.
Unilever is a consumer goods company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. Its products include food and beverages, cleaning agents, beauty products, and personal care products.
Fundraising and Sponsorship
All fundraising and sponsorship enquiries should be directed to Unilever. There are opportunities to sponsor specific elements of the event, for example the refreshment stops, support crew, event branding.
All money raised will go to support the Liverpool Ocular Oncology Research Group (LOORG) and our new 2nd charity partner that will be announced on 21st April.
Who are pie?
pie are unique in the industry offering only bespoke guided rides & hikes for companies, charities and groups of individuals.
Looking After You
The event is fully supported with pie crew on the route, support vehicles, tour leaders and medics. You will receive morning and afternoon refreshment stops and a substantial lunch. Every hiker will be given an emergency contact card with details of who they can call to ask for assistance if required.
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Registrations are being taken through TicketTailor – click the button below!
Please note, the walk is only open to employees and guests of Unilever.