About We Walk for Yorkshire

Together we can walk 31,000 miles in May. 

We Walk for Yorkshire is a walking challenge for anyone who wants to keep active and help save lives in Yorkshire.

31,000 is the number of people who are diagnosed with cancer every year in Yorkshire.

People are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer in Yorkshire than in most other parts of England and, tragically, too many people die. Yorkshire Cancer Research exists to change this. With the help of people across the region, the charity funds vital research and pioneers innovative new services for people with cancer.

Every step counts, and every pound raised will help save lives in Yorkshire.

Frequently Asked Questions

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When can I sign up?

You can sign up any time before 31 May 2024, but we recommend you do so as soon as possible to give yourself more time to get your miles in!

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How do I sign up?

Select Take part and follow the instructions to create your fundraising page and get your free T-shirt.
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When can I start tracking my miles?

You can start tracking the miles as soon as the challenge begins on 1 May 2024.

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How do I track my miles?

To keep your friends and family updated on your progress you can add your miles to your fundraising page.

Track your miles automatically:

If you track your miles with Strava, Fitbit, Garmin or mapmyfitness, your distances will automatically be added to your fundraising page.

1. Download the relevant app and set up your account.
2. Log into your We Walk for Yorkshire fundraising page.
3. Under the heading ‘My Fitness Activity’ click your chosen app.
4. Follow the prompts to connect your account.

When you next want to track your miles, select start your workout in the fitness app. As soon as you have finished, save your workout and your distance will automatically be published to your fundraising page within 24hrs.

If you are using an alternative method to track your miles you can manually add your distance to your fundraising page.

Manually add your miles:

1. Log into your We Walk for Yorkshire fundraising page and select ‘My Fitness Activity’.
2. Under ‘Add activity’, enter the date and distance.
3. The number of miles will now appear on your fundraising page.

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Are there any age restrictions?

There are no age restrictions, however the We Walk for Yorkshire T-shirts are in adult sizes only.
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How do I join the Facebook group?
Join the dedicated We Walk for Yorkshire Facebook group to ask questions and meet others taking part in the challenge.

To do this, simply request to join the Facebook group and start sharing!
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Can I accept cash donations?

If you receive a cash donation, please pay it into your personal account and make a donation to your fundraising page.

If you receive a cheque donation, please post it to:

Yorkshire Cancer Research
Hornbeam Square West

Make sure to add We Walk for Yorkshire as the reference.

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Can I have a free T-shirt?

When you sign up to We Walk for Yorkshire, you'll be asked which T-shirt size you'd like. We'll then send your T-shirt out. Please allow 10-14 days for delivery.

Contact events@ycr.org.uk if you have not received your T-shirt within 14 days of signing up.

The T-shirt sizes are below:

S 34/36" M 38/40" L 42/44" XL 46/48"

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Can I change my target distance?

You can change your target distance at any point during the challenge.

To do this, go to your dashboard and select "My fitness activity". Here you can log your miles, connect a fitness app and change your target distance.

Don't forget to update the title and description of your fundraising page with details of the challenge/distance you are taking on, so friends, family and colleagues can get behind you.
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Can I take part in a team?

Of course. The more the merrier! Taking on a challenge together is a great way to stay motivated and have fun while you raise life-saving funds
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How do I join a team?

Taking on a challenge together is a great way to stay motivated and have fun while your raise life-saving funds. 

How you join a team will depend on whether the team is public or private.

If the team is public, you can search for the team’s name and click the “Join us” button.

If the team is set to private, an existing member of the team can invite you by sending you a joining link. Click the link and follow the steps to become a member.
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My T-shirt is the wrong size. Can I change it?

Of course. If you find your T-shirt is the wrong size please drop us an email at events@ycr.org.uk, send the wrong size back to us and we will send you out the correct size. To try and avoid this situation please take a look at the size guide below.

S 34/36" M 38/40" L 42/44" XL 46/48"

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How can I contact you?

The best way to contact us is by emailing events@ycr.org.uk  and we'll do our best to get back to you within 24 hours, Monday to Friday.