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The Maer, Exmouth
The Twilight Walk & 5K Fizz Run
6th Jul 2019

Can I register on the day?

Yes. Registration before the day (online or call into the fundraising office) will close on Wednesday 3 July 2019 however you will be able to sign up on the day within the Event Area. Please note that the entry fee 'on the day' will be £30 each.


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 supper consisting of a bacon bap/veggie pizza with a hot drink. Also within the event area prior to setting off there will be hot beverages sold, plus an ice-cream van; both will be donating a percentage of their takings to Hospiscare.


What is the route of the walk?


5 mile route: 

Our walkers will exit the Maer onto Maer Road, up Foxholes Hill, where they join the SW coastal path taking them down the zig zag path, all the way along the sea front. Around the marina & through the Imperial Recreation ground, past the Exmouth Rugby Club, onto Imperial Road, through Manor Gardens, exit towards the back of the Imperial Hotel. Walk down the footpath and exit toward the seafront in between the Premier Inn & The Boathouse. Back along the seafront, cross the road on the island before the Lifeboat Station and head back to The Maer via Maer Road.

CLICK HERE for an interactive ROUTE MAP 

 

10 mile route: 

Our walkers will exit the Maer onto Maer Road, up Foxholes Hill, where they join the SW coastal path taking them down the zig zag path, all the way along the sea front. Around the marina & through the Imperial Recreation ground, past the Exmouth Rugby Club, onto Imperial Road, through Manor Gardens, through The Strand, down Marine Way, where they join the footpath before Exmouth FC.

Along Carter Avenue, up Belle Vue Rd, at Highbury Park join the public footpath to take you out onto Exeter Road. Head out of Exmouth and join the National Trust path that takes them down onto the Exe Estuary Cycle path. Turn left on the cyclepath and head back to Exmouth along Marine Way, down Imperial Road, turn left onto Victoria Road, back along the seafront, cross the road on the island before the Lifeboat Station and head back to The Maer via Maer Road.

CLICK HERE TO for an interactive ROUTE MAP

 


What is the route of the 5K Fizz Run?

Our runners will exit the Maer turning right onto Maer Road. At the mini roundabout turn right onto Queens Drive and run the entire length of the seafront. At the end of the seafront you will loop around the marina and return back along the seafront to The Maer, passing all the walkers.    

CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR INTERACTIVE 5K FIZZ ROUTE MAP

 

5k Fizz Run participants running along the seafront

 

What is the terrain like for the Twilight Walk?

Relatively flat, the hardest part is Foxholes Hill at the very start of the walks. It is narrow along Exeter Road (for the 10 mile walkers only) where single file walking is required.


What is the terrain like for the 5K Fizz Run?

Nice and flat along the scenic seafront. 


Can I take part in both the run and the walk?

Due to the scorching heat of 2018, we have moved the run so that this will commence half an hour after the walkers set off (7pm), therefore it will not be possible to take part in both.


How long will the walk take?

At an average pace of 20 minutes per mile the walk should take 1hr 40mins for the 5 miles and 3hrs 20 mins for the 10 mile route. You should therefore look to complete the 5 mile route at or around 8.10pm and the 10 miles by approximately 9.50pm.


Smiles at the Twilight Walk


What happens if I cannot finish the walk/run?

If you cannot finish either the walk or the run 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 Maer and out on both routes of the walk.


Will there be toilets on the route?

Toilet facilities will be available at The Maer, Manor Gardens and at the Imperial Recreational Ground exit.


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.

You will receive your t-shirt approximately a week before the event. 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 please fill in the online entry form and include your team name. To take advantage of the group offer (£17.50 each), your team needs to be a multiple of/minimum of four.

 

The 'Fizzee Rascals' team at the Twilight Walk

 

Will I be able to buy merchandise at the event arena?

Yes, we will have a range of pink-themed products on sale on the day, with all profits made going to Hospiscare. 
 

What time can I arrive?

Registration will be open and we will be all set and ready to welcome you from 5pm.


Can I bring my dog?

Yes of course, well behaved dogs on leads are very welcome. If you plan to take your dog with you on the 5K Fizz, you will need to start at the back of the runners. 
 

Dogs are welcome at the Twilight Walk

 

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 instead 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 information pack will include a sponsorship form and we would encourage everyone to set up an JustGiving page by clicking here.

Within the information pack and in the lead up to the event (via email) 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! You can bring your sponsorship money with you on the day and hand in before the run/walk (cheques should be made payable to Hospiscare). Alternatively you can pay via debit/credit card. If you would prefer not to handle any money at all then please set up a JustGiving online page, where all the money you raise will come directly to Hospiscare.


How old do I need to be? 

The Twilight Walk and 5K Fizz Run are open to entrants aged 12 and over. An adult guardian must accompany each entrant aged under 16 for the duration of the walk/run 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 Twilight Walk. The registration forms must then be submitted together and the full entry fee is applicable for all entrants.  

 

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