One Walk 2018

Join JDRF supporters around the world, all striding towards a cure for type 1 diabetes

One Walk is live for 2018!

Join us as part of this global event to walk for the future of type 1 diabetes research. Since One Walk started in 2014, JDRF’s UK One Walks have raised over £1.3 million for some incredible research projects.

Whether you want to meet others with type 1, make a positive contribution to type 1 cure, prevention and treatment research, or just get a bit fitter, One Walk is for you.

One Walks are taking place all across the country so it’s easy to find an event near you. Choose from a 3km or a 5km walk, encourage your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours to get involved and sign up today! One Walks include great social opportunities, activities and refreshments for everyone who takes part, and is a fun day out for people of all ages and abilities – from the littlest legs to the most brisk power-walkers.

JDRF One Walk 2018

“One Walk is a fantastic and fun day out for all my family and friends! It’s great to meet others affected by type 1 diabetes and be united in raising money for the cure” ~ Angela Spiby, One Walker, 2016

Event locations

Browse the listing below to find a One Walk nearest to you. Don’t worry if you can’t see your region listed just yet – we’ll be adding more events over the coming weeks. Edinburgh coming soon!

Volunteer as event crew

Want to join our Event Crew volunteers and lend a hand at a One Walk? We have lots of opportunities to volunteer at these events. Just email [email protected] to let us know if you can support a local event and we’ll give you everything you need to get involved.


Date: 30 September 2018
Location: Drayton Manor Theme Park, Drayton Manor DrFazeley, Tamworth B78 3TW
Time: 9.30am – 1pm
Distance: 3km or 5km walk

Central Scotland

Date: 30 September 2018
Location: Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell ML1 3ED
Time: 10am – 1pm
Distance: 5km walk


Date: 14 October 2018
Location: The SSE Swalec, Cardiff CF11 9XR
Time: 10am – 2pm
Distance: 3km or 5km walk

What our One Walkers say

As parents of a child with T1 we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for coming along and taking part in the the One Walk. Every year we are overwhelmed with the numbers of people that join us in supporting this incredible charity. ~ The Clark family

JDRF One Walk 2018 walkers
The Clark family on a JDRF One Walk in 2017

I have participated in the JDRF One Walk for a variety of reasons; it’s a wonderful excuse to gather together with friends and family for a day out in London, while raising awareness and support for the charity. Secondly, it’s an opportunity to proudly acknowledge and openly discuss type 1 diabetes with those who are unaware of how it affects people on a daily basis.

Thirdly, it’s an opportunity to explore London and get in some much-needed exercise as well. It’s a beautiful, inclusive and fun-loving event that I believe is totally focused on bringing the JDRF family together in a welcoming and relaxed environment. ~ Courtney Glymph

JDRF One Walk walkers walking for type 1 diabetes research
Courtney Glymph and other One Walkers on a JDRF One Walk in 2017

One Walk 2018 is supported by:

JDRF One Walk 2018 corporate sponsors