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Double Locks Pub
Men's Walk
11th Mar 2017

Can I register on the day?

No.

The 2017 Men’s Walk is now SOLD OUT!  We are at maximum capacity!

Unfortunately this means that we will not be able to take any new sign ups on the day.

If you missed out on joining us for this year's Men's Walk but still would like to make a donation click here

Can I get food and drink at the event?

Your will be given water and chocolate prior to the walk and once the walk has been completed you will of course receive your free pint and pasty. If this is not sufficient, further food and beverages can be purchased from the Double Locks.

What is the route of the walk?

The walk will take you along The Exe Valley Way canal path south bound as far as the Turf Locks, where you will return back along the other side of the canal path. The route will be well signed and marshalled.

What is the terrain like?

The walk is flat along public footpaths. Is is narrow in places where single file walking is required. Care must be taken as walking alongside the canal.

How long will the walk take?

The walk should take 2.5 hrs at an average pace.

What happens if I cannot finish the walk?

If you cannot finish the walk and feel you might need to stop, you may pull out at any point. Please tell your nearest volunteer marshal who will be able to assist you. If you need to pull out please notify us so that we know that you are safe.

Will it be safe? 

Your safety is of the utmost importance to us. We do ask that you bring your mobile phone if you have one, and that it is switched on, fully charged and with plenty of credit on it.  The route will be marshalled and signed.

Will there be first aid facilities?

We will have first aiders available at the Double Locks and out on the route of the walk.

Will there be toilets on the route?

Toilet facilities will be available at the start and the end of the route only.

What should I wear? 

We recommend that you wear comfortable trainers! Blisters are not fun for anyone. Please make sure that whatever footwear you decide to walk in are well-worn in.

Comfortable bottoms to walk in are also important; shorts, leggings or trousers. Whatever you prefer.

Can we walk as a group?

Yes. Absolutely. When registering as a group each participant needs to fill in their own form. Tell us your team name and let us know how you have raised money in a group.

What time can I arrive?

Registration will be open and we will be all set and ready to welcome you from 12pm.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes of course, all man`s best friends are very welcome.

Do I need to raise a certain amount of money?

Your entry fee covers the cost of the event. Therefore any funds you can raise or donate over and above your entry fee is greatly appreciated. If you would rather make a donation in lieu of raising sponsorship, there is an option to donate upon registering or you can call the team (01392 688020) and donate at any time! 

Your welcome pack will include a sponsorship form and we would encourage everyone to set up an online giving page at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/menswalk2017

Within the Welcome Pack and in the lead up to the event we will be giving you lots of alternative fundraising hints and tip suggestions to help you make a difference.

Can I Gift Aid my sponsorship? 

You can ask each person who sponsors you to Gift Aid their donation by them ticking the gift aid box on the sponsorship form. Any personal donations are eligible for Gift Aid. Please make sure your sponsors fill in their own full home address (not their work address) and postcode, otherwise we are unable to claim Gift Aid.

Can I hand in my sponsorship money on the day?

Yes! Please bring your sponsorship money with you on the day to hand in before the run (cheques should be made payable to Hospiscare). This is the easiest way of handing in your sponsorship money or if you would prefer not to handle any money at all you can choose to set up an online page at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/menswalk2017 The money comes directly to Hospiscare!

How old do I need to be? 

Entry for the Men`s Walk is open to entrants aged 12 and over. An adult guardian must accompany each entrant aged under 16 for the duration of the walk and we must have a signed parental consent form filled in by each under 16's legal parent or guardian.

For school and youth groups there must be a ratio of two adults per five pupils. The guardian must sign the registration form in the space provided and enter separately for the Men`s Walk. The registration forms must then be submitted together and the full entry fee is applicable for all entrants.  

 

Event location

There's limited free parking at the Double Locks pub and at Bromhams Farm Playing Fields. We suggest that you car share and use either on-road parking in Marsh Barton, or the Matford Park and Ride.

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