When does the challenge take place?
Saturday 9th September 2017
What do I have to do to take part?
Sign up is done directly via the Global Adventure Challenges website, click here for more information and to register for your place.
What are the minimum sponsorship targets for this challenge?
Everyone who signs up will pay a non-refundable £25 registration fee and commits to raising a minimum sponsorship of £325 for 26 miles and £300 for 13 miles.
Can I sign up as a group?
You can register groups of up to 10 onto this challenge however there are a couple of things to consider when you do so.
The group leader, or the person registering, will be able to fill in all their details at the time of registration as well as complete the medical questionnaire. They will also be required to input the name and email address for each of their group members.
The Global Adventure Challenges team will then email individual group members their registration form and medical questionnaire to be completed by the individual – please note group members are not fully registered onto this challenge until this has been completed. Once done, Global Adventure Challenges will send each individual group member a welcome pack.
Although there is an option to register as a group, it may be easier for you each to register individually onto this challenge.
If I’ve signed up as a group can we combine our sponsorship targets?
We are more than happy for you to fundraise together for this challenge however you will all still need to reach your individual fundraising targets. So if you are fundraising as a group of three for the 26 mile route, your overall target would be £975.
We pay a cost for each participants place in this challenge and therefore are unable to lower these sponsorship targets or accommodate people fundraising together to reach one target.
When do I need to raise my sponsorship by?
4 weeks before the challenge – 11th August 2017.
What if I am having difficulties raising the sponsorship?
We understand that sponsorship targets can be daunting, but The Eve Appeal team will be on hand throughout your fundraising to offer advice and support along the way. If you are having difficulties raising the agreed sponsorship amount or wanted to talk through any of your ideas please do not hesitate to give the team a call on 020 7605 0100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is included?
In the lead up to the challenge you will receive:
- One-to-one support from The Eve Appeal with your fundraising
- Online sports pack with fundraising hints and tips
- Welcome Pack and communication sent out by Global Adventure Challenges with useful hints and tips on training, kit list and information about the trek day
On the day of the challenge you will receive:
- Lunch for all walkers, both 13 mile and 26 mile routes
- Water stops offering complimentary tea, coffee, water, cereal bars and fruit – there will be 2 for the 26 mile participants and 1 for the 13 mile participants
- Hot snack at the finish
- Waterproof route guides
- Bespoke A Walk to Remember t-shirt
What is not included?
- Breakfast on the morning of the trek
- Accommodation – we’ve included more details about accommodation in the local area below
- Transfers for getting to and from the start/finish location
How will my sponsorship help?
By taking part in this incredible challenge you will help us to raise vital awareness of all five gynaecological cancers and their signs and symptoms as well as helping to raise money to enable us to continue funding our life-saving research and other work. To find out more about The Eve Appeal, visit www.eveappeal.org.uk.
What support do you offer with fundraising?
We offer everyone who registers one-to-one support with their fundraising, we provide advice, fundraising ideas, materials, sponsorship forms and much more.
What sort of person takes part?
Anyone! The group will be made up of men and women from all walks of life, who want to make a difference, have a sense of adventure and enjoy walking. Some people will sign up with friends, but many will sign up on their own so it is the perfect way to meet new people.
Am I fit enough?
The challenge will be fairly tough and so you will need a reasonable level of fitness to complete the walk, you will be required to complete a medical questionnaire when signing up to the trek. Once registered you will receive a comprehensive training guide from Global Adventure Challenges.
We estimate that most people will finish the 26 mile walk in 10-12 hours and the 13 mile walk in 5-6 hours. Therefore require that you commit the time for training in the lead up to the trek as the more you train, the more enjoyable you will find the challenge.
Do I need to meet any medical requirements?
You will be asked to complete a medical questionnaire when you register to take part, depending on your answers in the medical questionnaire you may need to get your Doctor to sign this.
Is accommodation provided and will I need to stay both the Friday and Saturday night in the local area?
Accommodation is not provided for this trek and we would recommend, especially for the 26 mile participants that you do stay both the Friday and Saturday night somewhere nearby to the registration point in Bourton-on-the-Water. The exact location for the registration (and end) point is still being finalised but we will update our pages as soon as this information becomes available.
We would also recommend that you book accommodation as early as possible as the Tour of Britain, the largest cycle race in race in the UK will be coming to the Cotswolds on 9th September. This could mean that overnight stays in the area could fill up quickly.
We have put together a list of places that you can stay to suit all budgets – please do take a look at it here. Please note this is not a comprehensive list and there will be other accommodation available in the area.
What is the nearest train station?
The nearest station to Bourton-on-the-Water is Kingham, but you can also get the train to Shipton or Morton-on-the-Marsh.
Is transport provided and how do I get to the registration point?
Transport is not provided to the start/finish location, we have put together a list of local taxi companies should you need a taxi on the day – we would recommend you book these in advance and keep some numbers handy for the end of the challenge if you are unsure what time you will finish.
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 trekking.
Do you have any stories of people who have take on the challenge in the past?
We have a number of supporters who have shared their personal experiences of taking part in ‘A Walk to Remember’; you can find their stories and pictures here.
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 Rosa, either by emailing email@example.com or by calling 020 7605 103.