Men’s Walk: What to Expect

Men’s Walk: What to Expect

Walk a route of your choice wherever you want, and help raise vital funds for Hospiscare.

We are hoping and planning to get everything to you that normally makes Men’s Walk such a fantastic event, however it is hugely challenging to plan for such uncertain times, so things are a little subject to change – but we promise to keep you updated on any changes.

The key things to know about Men’s Walk – Your Way are:

  • Walk your own route, local to you, on Saturday 20th March 2021
  • We will be sending your Men’s Walk t-shirt, Chunk of Devon pasty and Exeter Brewery beer to you in advance of the event during the WC 15th March
  • We’re planning to use a Strava Club for you to be able to log your walk and keep up to date with how other Men’s Walkers are doing on the day
  • The rugby will be broadcast on ITV1
  • Please note: online registration to receive your Men’s Walk Kit in advance of the event closes on Monday 15th March. You can still register after this time providing we have not reached capacity, but you’ll not receive your Men’s Walk kit for Saturday 20th March.

Everything you need to know about Men's Walk - Your Way

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Making sure you’re COVID-19 compliant

Making sure you’re COVID-19 compliant

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Location

Location

Wherever you want as long as it’s within current government guidelines! Click on the image to find out more.

What to wear / take

What to wear / take

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Making sure you’re COVID-19 compliant

Making sure you’re COVID-19 compliant

It’s essential that all our Men’s Walk participants are abiding by the current government guidelines. Please ensure you familarise yourself with the latest guidelines by visiting the government website gov.uk/coronavirus and adhere to the relevant guidance such as maintaining a distance of 1m+ from anyone outside your household, wearing a mask and regularly washing or sanitising your hands.

Location

Location

Plan a route of your choice. We suggest you plan your walk location and route in advance. Please remember to comply with the current government COVID-19 guidelines and take into consideration the following:
• Choose a walk route that is a safe and sensible distance for you and appropriate to your fitness level
• Plan to walk a route that is open to the public, easily accessible and well-lit if light is poor
• Carry a mobile phone in case of emergency
• Only walk in appropriate weather (avoid rain and very sunny days) and wear appropriate clothing and footwear
• Avoid alcohol consumption
• Be respectful of social distancing at all times
We will also be awarding a prize for the best Strava GPS drawing – see more about this in the Strava section!

What to wear / take

What to wear / take

Please wear your Men’s Walk t-shirt. It will be fantastic see all our Men’s Walkers in their t-shirts across Devon and beyond. We suggest you also have your own face mask and hand sanitiser whilst walking. We recommend that you wear comfortable trainers or walking shoes and appropriate clothes for the weather on the day you are walking – layers are good so you can adapt your clothing to any changes in the weather. Please make sure that whatever footwear you decide to walk in are well worn in.

How to use Strava

Strava is a free activity tracking app, so you can record your Men’s Walk on the app as well as share it in the Men’s Walk Strava Club.

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How to download Strava on your smart phone:

  • Apple: go to the App Store search Strava and download.
  • Android: go to Play Store search Strava and download.

Then simply sign up with either your email address or Facebook account.

Once you’re set up, you might want to consider the following:

Don’t worry if you’re not tech savvy at all. Let us know your route and send us some pictures from the day and we’ll add you to our list of fantastic Men’s Walk finishers!

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Set up your fundraising page

The easiest way to get started with your fundraising is to set up a JustGiving page and share it with your friends and family on social media!

Click here to set up your page
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Paying in sponsorship

If you’re fundraising online Just Giving (or other platforms) will automatically send us the money you’ve raised. If you’d like to pay in what you’ve raised offline head to www.hospiscare.co.uk/donate and select ‘I have taken part in a sponsored event’ and write Men’s Walk in the box below. If you’d rather send us a cheque please make it payable to Hospiscare and send it to Hospiscare, Searle House, Dryden Road, Exeter, EX2 5JJ along with your sponsorship form. Thank you!

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