A Trek to Remember FAQ’s

Registration

It costs £49 to enter per person and we also ask everyone taking part to raise £325 sponsorship to ensure we can continue our work protecting women from gynaecological cancers. 

You can also choose the self-funded option which is a £49 registration fee plus £220 (you pay this) and £100 of sponsorship. 

How do I get a t-shirt? 
T-shirts are handed out when you register in the morning of the day, this saves us money for postage and packaging. We will take your t-shirt order around 6 weeks before the challenge. 

Where do I sign-up? 
All sign-up is done through the Global Adventure Challenges website who are running this challenge on our behalf. Click here to register for your place. 

When do I get my welcome / fundraising pack? 
When you register you will be sent a welcome pack by Global Adventure Challenges which is packed full of everything you need to know about this trek – including training tips and a kit list. 

You will then receive a fundraising pack from The Eve Appeal, which will be sent out by email. This will include advice on how to fundraise for this challenge including a guide to setting up a JustGiving page, hints and tips and our sponsorship form template. 

How old do I have to be to enter? 
The minimum age to take part is 14, however any 14 – 17 year olds must be accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the challenge. 

Can I register on the day? 
Unfortunately, we are unable to take registration on the day due to health & safety reasons. Registration closes on Friday 9th September 2022 – we encourage that you register as early as possible, so you have plenty of time to train and fundraise. 

Groups

Can I take part as a group? 
Yes, we would love for you to take part with your friends, family or colleagues! Each person will need to register separately though, then just let us know you are taking part as a team. You are also more than welcome to come by yourself, we will be walking as a team and you will get the chance to meet everybody. 

Do groups have the same minimum sponsorship? 
Yes! We ask everyone taking part to aim to raise a minimum of £3250 however you are more than welcome to do this together, for example a team of 4 can set up a team fundraising page to raise £1,300. 

How do we fundraise as a group? 
We’d recommend having one JustGiving page which you all use to send round to friends and family – this means if you have a similar circle of friends you are only asking them once rather than asking them to sponsor four individual pages. 

Fundraising

What is the sponsorship target? 
We ask everyone taking part to aim to raise a minimum of £325 to ensure that we can continue to protect women  from gynaecological cancers. We also pay a cost per person for everyone taking part to Global Adventure Challenges who provide the logistics, health & safety and overall running of the event. 

If you are really struggling to raise the amount please do get in touch, we are always more than happy to offer advice as well as fundraising hints and tips. You can contact us either by emailing events@eveappeal.org.uk or calling 020 7605 0100. 

Should I set up a fundraising page? 
We’d recommend setting up a JustGiving page as it is a great way to let everyone know you are taking on this incredible challenge whilst encouraging them to sponsor you. A step-by-step guide on how to set up your page will be included in your email fundraising pack along with our sponsorship form template, which is perfect for anyone who doesn’t want to donate online. 

How will my fundraising help The Eve Appeal? 
The money you raise will go towards ground-breaking research into developing effective methods of risk prediction, prevention and early detection whilst also helping to raise much-needed awareness of key signs and symptoms. 

To find out more about the research you could fund click here, or click here to read more about the five gynaecological cancers. 

Travel and accomodation

Is accommodation provided for this challenge? 
Unfortunately, we do not provide accommodation. We recommend you stay the night before and after the trek as we will begin early in the morning (approx 6:30am) and it will take around 12 hours to complete. 

There are accommodation options near Brampton where you will start and end the trek, and in the surrounding villages. Last year we saw an increase in the demand for UK breaks and this may be the case in 2022, so we recommend booking something as soon as possible – it’s never too early! 

How do I get there? 
Brampton is 9 miles away from Carlisle, which is the closest mainline station. There is a regional train service from Carlisle to Brampton which takes around 20 minutes.  

What time will the walk begin? 
We estimate that registration will be from 6am – 6.30am, however this is being confirmed by Global Adventure Challenges and could be subject to change. 

On the day

How long will it take to complete the trek? 
Approximately 12 hours. 

Will any refreshments be provided on the day? 
Yes! We serve snacks and drinks at each of the water stops, you will have a buffet style lunch and then a hot meal and glass of fizz at the finish. 

Can my friends and family come and support me? 
The more the merrier – please do encourage your friends and family to come on the day, especially to cheer you and the rest of our amazing trekkers across the finish line. Just keep in mind they won’t be able to walk the route, unless they register in advance. 

Can I bring my dog? 
Unfortunately not – we love dogs, but this walk is quite demanding and wouldn’t be suitable for a dog. 

Are their toilet facilities on route? 
We will be embracing the great outdoors on this challenge! 

Will there be medical support during the walk? 
Absolutely! Medical support will be available throughout the event and you will be given a contact number when registering on the day should you need medical assistance. Please note when registering you are required to fill in a medical questionnaire, which at the discretion of Global Adventure Challenges may require a doctor’s signature. 

Cancellation

Can I swap my place with someone else? 
Yes, you have up to 7 days before the challenge to swap your place, however this could incur additional costs. 

What happens if I have to pull out during the trek? 
If you feel unwell during the trek or for any other reasons are unable to continue, please let a member of the Global Adventures Challenges / Eve team know straight away. 

What happens to my place if I cancel? 

If you can no longer take part and have to cancel then you must contact either Global Adventure Challenges or The Eve Appeal as soon as possible. You have to tell anyone who has supported your fundraising that you are no longer taking part and see if they would like a refund on their donation.   

If you cancel in the 42 days before the trek (after Friday 12th August) we will still incur a cost for your place as arrangements will have already been made. If you cancel before 12th August we will not face any costs for your place.  

Who can I contact? 

For enquiries about the itinerary, route and how to train please contact the Global Adventure Challenges team on 0124 4676 454. 

For enquiries about fundraising or supporting The Eve Appeal please contact us either by emailing events@eveappeal.org.uk or by calling 020 7605 100. 

Ready to join us on this incredible challenge? Click here to sign up today!