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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Q: What is the last day we can register a team on?
A: Friday 8th June 2018.

Q: Is there any age restrictions?
A: For the LONG and MEDIUM Walk route challenge the minimum age for participation is 12 years old. If a person under the age of 18 is taking part then a responsible adult (someone over 18) must register sign the disclaimer form on their behalf and take full responsibility for this person for the duration of the event. There is no age restriction for people taking part in the SHORT route challenge but anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Q: Can we bring dogs?
A: This year dogs are welcome on all three walk routes.

Q: Are any of the route suitable for people who regularly use a walking stick?
A: No.

Q: Are there toilets on route?
A: At check point 3, 4 and 5.

Q: Can we have a team of two people?
A: No. The minimum number in a team is 3 and the maximum is 6. If 7 of you want to do it them you must register a team of 3 and 4 people.

Q: How much is it?
A: £5 per person for the shiort route, £15 per person for the medium route and £20 per person for the long route. In all cases the sixth person goes free (so you get 6 places for the price of 5)

Q: What do you get for your money?
A: Participation in a very well run event that makes a walk in the countryside into soemthing special that you will never forget, plus an Ordnance Suvey map section with directions, and illustrated guide book, a team certificate with team photo, and a badge of honour for every walker.

Q: Why is it so cheap?
A: The team registration fees only cover the cost of putting on the event. We raise our charitable money from all the walkers taking part and rasising sponsorship. That is why we encourage people to set up online giiving pages and try as raise as much as they can for us. 

Q: How much are walkers expected to riase.
A: We suggest that any of the walk routes are personal challenges to every different person and we encourage people to try and raise £150, but obviously more is better. The more money we raise the more vulnerable young homeless people we can help.

Q: What are the three routes like?
A: The short route is approx. 7 miles, (3.5 up and 3.5 down) rated easy.
A: The medium route is approx. 14.5 miles, (3.5 up and 11 down) rated moderate.
A: The long route is approx. 23 miles (with 4 hills) rated tough.

Q: How much time should we allow?
A: Short route 3 hours.
A: Medium route 5/6 hours.
A: Long route 10/11 hours.

Q: When do we have to start the walk?
A: Long route teams must start between 7am and 8am.
A: Medium route teams must start between 8am and 9am.
A: Short route teams must start between 9am and 9.45am.

Q: Can we bring our own food?
A: Yes. We do provide water and chocolate at all the check points, but we do advise you bring some food yourself.

Q: Is there a ‘cut off’ time for the walk on the day?
A: Yes. If people are still walking by 7.30pm we will encourage them to stop at the next check point and get a lift to the finish line.

Q: Can we stop at any check point?
A: Yes. This is a challenge but we want people to be safe and well, so we have transport at every check point ready to ferry people back to the finish line.

Q: What sort of clothing should we wear?
A: Sensible walking boots and clothing that can deal with bad weather and hot weather. It really depends on the forecast for the day.

Q: Why is this charity walk so unique?
A: It is the only charity walk that happens in a different location every year and doesn’t rely on route markers. We give teams a map and an illustrated guide book, but the direction are very clearly described, so very few people get lost.

Q: What happens if we do get lost?
A: Each team has the emergency number. Simply phone it and we’ll come and find you. We’ve never lost a steam in 18 years of running this event.