03 Mar Unilever – The Great Walk 2021 – July 29th 2021
- Unilever - The Great Walk 2 - July 2021
July 29, 2021
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
You’re invited to the biggest event of the year – The Great Walk 2021. Together, let’s raise money for the Liverpool Ocular Oncology Research Group (LOORG) in loving memory of Renée Metroka.
Unilever know the power of partnerships and the role they play. That is why they’re immensely proud to work closely with their charity partner Liverpool Ocular Oncology Research Group (LOORG), to support the life-changing clinical research into the pathogenesis and treatment of adult ocular tumours to improve patient care and survival.
Unilever’s journey began with them over three years ago when they sadly lost their dear colleague Renée Metroka. In her memory, they wanted to create an event that reflects her personality and to raise funds for LOORG, who supported Renée and her family through a difficult time.
They call this The Great Walk.
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 two years, they’ve raised more than £100,000, connected over 500 walkers from across their UK & Ireland sites, and increased awareness of the pioneering research by LOORG.
In 2021, Unilever are on a mission to go bigger and better than ever before and make it their biggest year yet. They want to remember Renée and reconnect with their colleagues up and down the country after 2020, a year like no other.
As this event is raising money and awareness for LOORG, it is classed as a volunteering day, so Unilever employees do not need to take annual leave to participate!*
You can join us on Thursday 29th July either in person or virtually.
- In-person for:
- A Full marathon, from Greenwich to Twickenham, starting at approx. 07:45
- A half marathon, from Stamford Bridge to Twickenham, starting at approx. 13:00
*Following Government and Unilever guidelines.
- Virtually. If you can’t join us in person you can still join us virtually via The Great Walk app – to walk either a full marathon, half or as many miles as you’d like!
To make this year bigger and better, Unilever are asking for
- A registration fee of £20, which will cover the cost of your involvement in The Great Walk for which you will all receive a branded t-shirt
- Minimum fundraising target of £200 per person, so they can raise the most money to date for LOORG
Are you in for The Great Walk 2021?
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 meet early for registration and a safety briefing. You’ll be provided with route maps (and route files in advance), before being set off in waves.
The route starts at Greenwich, and snakes its way along the banks of the Thames. Within the first few steps, you’ll be 15m underwater as we pass under the river through the Greenwich foot tunnel. You’ll then head west upstream taking in the famous sites of Tower Bridge, The Tate, Buckingham Palace, Battersea Power Station and so on, before finally reaching the world famous Twickenham Stadium!
The half marathon option starts at Chelsea FC at lunchtime and then follows the second half of the marathon.
We will provide 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 x refreshment stops along the way (marathon route, 1 stop on half-marathon route)
- Buffet Lunch
- 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
Unilever is a British-Dutch transnational consumer goods company co-headquartered in London, United Kingdom and Rotterdam, Netherlands. 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).
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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.