Bridge the Gap

Bridge the Gap charity walk returns in person on the morning of Sunday 11 September.

Join us on this specially designed three-mile route meandering though the grounds of six of Cambridge’s Colleges, and enjoy our city in a new way while raising funds for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity and Romsey Mill.

Trumpington Street in Cambridge showing historic buildings and Colleges

Bridge the Gap event has taken place every year since 2001, welcoming more than 40,000 people who have helped to raise over £630,000 for local charities. 

The two charity partners, Arthur Rank Hospice Charity and Romsey Mill, offer essential support and care to people throughout Cambridgeshire.

The Route 

The route, which is wheelchair and pushchair friendly, will be revealed soon!

What to expect 

We’ve got lots of treats in store and can’t wait to greet hundreds of you on the day.

We’ll have a team of over 120 friendly marshals lining the route and assisting with refreshments and entertainment on Parker’s Piece, so there’s much in store to be enjoyed.

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How long is the route and is it a race?

The route is around three miles, and is definitely not a race!

We invite you to take in the opportunity to visit different college grounds which are not always open to the public. It’ll stay very central to the city, so it’ll be easy to make use of local cafes along the way.

Early bird registration is now open, and ends at midnight on 6 July 2022. 

Early bird registration is £16 per adult (aged 16 and over).

After 6 July it will be £18 per adult and £20 on the day.

Up to three under 16s go free with every registered paying adult.

Much of the route is outside, but please note that only guide dogs will be permitted into college grounds.

Are you a UK taxpayer? Your donation can help us to raise even more vital funds for our services, at no extra cost to you. 

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All the proceeds from the event are split equally between Arthur Rank Hospice Charity and Romsey Mill

We are so grateful for the support of everyone who takes part. Funds are raised through entry fees and generous donations made during registration. Some participants also enjoy getting sponsored to take part in the walk, using the online sponsorship platform JustGiving. 

All will be revealed, closer to the time! 

Most importantly, please bring proof of your registration, either on a device or printed.

In our ongoing commitment to sustainability, we won’t be offering water bottles this year. Please bring your own (filled) reusable water bottles. 

It’s advisable to be prepared for hot weather (hats and suncream) and rain (raincoats and umbrellas) as we’ll carry on, whatever the weather!

You might like to bring a picnic blanket to enjoy the entertainment on Parker’s Piece more comfortably.

The two charity partners, Arthur Rank Hospice Charity and Romsey Mill, offer essential support and care to people throughout Cambridgeshire.

Early bird registration will close midnight 6 July 2022. After that, it will be possible to register right up to the event. On the day tickets will incur a slightly higher charge.

Clinical Staff at Arthur Rank Hospice holding a Thank you sign

Thank you

Your support means our services can continue, free of charge. Thank you for helping us to reach our £4.44 million fundraising target this year.