Go Red Trek – Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

If you have any questions or queries about our Go Red Trek, do take a look through some of the common questions we get asked below or get in touch with Rosa today either by emailing events@eveappeal.org.uk or by calling 020 7605 0103.

How long will it take to complete this trek?
We estimate that most people will finish in around 7 – 8 hours. We will let you what time registration will be nearer to the time.

What is included on this challenge?
In the lead up the challenge you will receive:

  • One-to-one support from a member of the Eve Appeal Fundraising Team
  • Emailed a Sports Pack on how to get your fundraising underway as well as hints and tips and a Sponsorship Form template
  • Welcome Pack and communication from Global Adventure Challenges with useful hints and tips on training, recommended kit list and information about the trek day

On the day of the challenge you will receive:

  • A packed lunch, which you will have the chance to put together at the beginning of the challenge
  • 2 water stops offering complementary snacks such as tea, coffee, water, crisps and Haribo
  • Hot snack at the finish with some fizz
  • Route guides per person
  • An Eve Appeal branded ‘Go Red’ t-shirt to wear on the day (these will be handed out on the day when you register)

What is not included?

  • Breakfast on the day of the trek
  • Accommodation
  • Travel to and from the event

Can I join as an individual or do I need to sign up as a team?
You are more than welcome to sign up as an individual, the trek is a great opportunity to meet and chat with fellow Eve Supporters. If you are joining as a team we’d recommend that you register individually onto this challenge – it is easy and simple to do just click here. 

If we have signed up as a group can we combine our sponsorship targets?
Everyone will have an individual fundraising target but you are more than welcome to fundraise as a group, so if there are 3 of you in a team you can set up one JustGiving page which would have an overall target of £900.

What is the difference between Minimum Sponsorship and Self-Funding?
On the Minimum Sponsorship Option, you will pay a £30 registration fee to Global Adventure Challenges and then raise a sponsorship target of £300. 60% of this target, £180, must be raised 8 weeks before the event, 2nd August 2019. The remaining 40%, £120, is to be raised no later than 6 weeks after the challenge, 8th November 2019.

On the Self-Funding Option, you will pay to cover the cost of this challenge up-front to Global Adventure Challenges along with the registration fee. This means you will have no sponsorship target as we are not invoiced for your place – so you can just raise as much as you can! Please note, you cannot use any of your fundraising to cover the cost of your Self-Funding place otherwise you would need to opt for the Minimum Sponsorship option.

What if I am having difficulties raising the sponsorship target?
We are here to support you throughout your fundraising for this incredible challenge so if you are having any problems fundraising or if you have any queries please do get in touch – we would be happy to help. You can either email events@eveappeal.org.uk or call 020 7605 0100.

Why is there a sponsorship target and / or fee to Global Adventure Challenges?
In order to run this fantastic challenge, we work alongside Global Adventure Challenges and pay a cost per participant for those on the minimum sponsorship route. The cost varies on the number of participants we have taking part and covers the logistics of the event, including the route design, refreshments and food on the day, members of staff who will be first aid qualified as well as support vehicles for anyone who falls ill or gets injured during the trek.

We rely on the support of Global Adventure Challenges in order to be able to run such a successful event year on year that our supporters enjoy.

How will my sponsorship help The Eve Appeal?
With your support you will help us to raise funds towards our ground-breaking research which is focused on developing effective methods of risk prediction, early detection and screening as well as our other work.  We know that early diagnosis is key to saving women’s lives. You will also help us to raise much-needed awareness of the five gynaecological cancers, breaking down the taboos that surround these cancers, encouraging straight talking and open conversations about gynae health and ensuring that both women and men recognise and understand the key signs and symptoms.

To find out more about our research click here or about each of the gynae cancers click here. Alternatively contact us: email events@eveappeal.org.uk or phone 020 7605 0109.

If you are worried about a gynae health issue you can contact Ask Eve, our gynaecological cancer information service, either by calling 0808 802 0019 or by emailing nurse@eveappeal.org.uk.

Where does the trek begin and what is the route like?
The route is circular and will start and finish in Bourton-on-the-Water. The route then heads out onto the Monarch’s Way where we will walk alongside the River Windrush, passing Clapton-on-the-Hill and Farmington before reaching Northleach.

After passing through Northleach, we join the Macmillan Way passing through the small villages of Hampnett and Turkdean before continuing our trek to Cold Aston. The final leg of our challenge will join the Gloucestershire Way before moving onto the Windrush Way as we head back into Bourton-on-the-Water to mark the end of this incredible trek.

What is the nearest station to Bourton-on-the-Water?
The nearest station is Kingham, which is around a 20 minute drive from Bouton-on-the-Water

Who organises the event?
The event is facilitated by Global Adventure Challenges on behalf of The Eve Appeal. Global Adventure Challenges are adventure travel specialists and keen outdoor enthusiasts who are very experienced in organising challenges and in trekking.

Who can I contact?
For enquiries about the itinerary, route and training 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, click here to register onto this fantastic challenge!