Midnight Walk 2017
We’ve ripped up the rule book to celebrate our Midnight Walk’s 10th anniversary. Join us for our biggest celebration yet!
Our all-new Midnight Walk takes place in Horsham on 10 June and this year, for the first time ever the whole family can join in.
- Men and children 10 years old and over welcome for the first time ever
- New venue
- Earlier start of 10 pm
- New routes for seven, 13 and 20 miles.
Join us as we take you through the streets of Horsham overnight, through carefully marshalled paths, to raise funds for hospice care. By taking part in the walk you’ll be helping us to be there at the hardest time of someone’s life, giving free hospice care to those that need it.
Don’t just look at the stars;
For more information, contact our events team on 01293 447355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date/time: 10 June 10pm (registration first)
Location: Horsham, Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre
Registration fee: £15
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Book before 21 April for the early bird price of just £10 per person.
Standard entry fee is £15 per person.
Registrations close on 7th June. No on the night registrations allowed so book your place soon!
Date: Saturday 10 June 2017.
Venue: Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre, Wickhurst Lane, Broadbridge Lane, Broadbridge Heath, RH12 3YS
Where is the registration point?
Registration is at Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre, which will be well lit and clearly sign posted from the main reception.
7 or 13 mile registration time
7 and 13 mile registration will take place from 8.45pm – 9.30pm at Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre. The Midnight Walk will start at 10.00pm.
20 mile registration time
20 mile registration will take place from 7pm – 7.45pm at Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre. The walk will start at 8pm to ensure you finish with all the other walkers.
How do I collect my t-shirt?
You will be able to collect your t-shirt and other merchandise from the Turner Centre at St Catherine’s Hospice, Crawley on the following dates:
25 March – 10.00-15.00
03 April – 10.00-16.00
13 April – 17.00-20.00
18 May – 17.00-20.00
If you can’t make one of these dates, please give us a call on 01293 447355.
Note – you won’t be able to collect your t-shirt from the St Catherine’s Hospice shops this year.
Can I collect a friend’s t-shirt?
Yes of course, just bring a copy of their confirmation email along with you too.
How long is the route?
You can choose between a 7, 13 or 20 mile route.
Will there be first aid facilities?
Yes, qualified first aiders will be at the event.
Where does the route go?
The Midnight Walk is a walk through the streets of Horsham. We have 3 route maps available in the Maps section below. Some of the route can be quite dark, so you’ll be given a torch on the night to use in the darker areas and the route is fully marshalled.
Will it be safe?
Your safety is of the utmost importance to us. The event has been organised in conjunction with local authorities and the route will be well marshalled by volunteers. A sweeper vehicle will also follow the last walkers to ensure that nobody is left behind. All walkers will sign in and out on the night and confirm their contact number on the night to make sure everyone is safe.
How long will it take?
People of all fitness levels take part in this event. For those opting for the seven mile route, fit walkers can expect to finish in one and a half hours. For those taking on 13 miles, it will take approximately three and a half hours for a fit walker. If you decide to take on the 20 mile route, a fit walker will complete it in around five hours. There is no rush and we encourage walkers to go at their own pace. There will be lead walkers, as well as people at the rear of the walk to ensure the last participants return safely.
Will there be toilets on the night?
Yes! There will be plenty of toilets at the registration point – you can use these before the start and at the end of the walk. There will be additional stops on the route.
Do I need to be fit?
You can walk at your own pace, whatever your fitness level, but we do recommend that you should train before taking part in the walk, especially if you’re taking on the longer route.
Will there be any refreshments?
We will be serving a hot or cold breakfast at the end of the walk. You would have chosen this option at registration. Refreshments will also be available on the route.
Can I bring my dog?
Unfortunately, no pets or animals are permitted at the Midnight Walk or on the event route except for guide dogs.
Do I need special footwear or clothing?
We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and well-fitting footwear such as trainers or walking boots.
Will there be parking on the night?
Yes, car parking is available near the start of the route. There is parking available at Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre and at Horsham Bowls Club. Parking is also available at Tesco Broadbridge Heath – Licence plate numbers need to taken in advance to prevent tickets being issued. This will be taken at registration.
Will there be lockers/ storage facilities to leave things?
Unfortunately, there are no lockers or storage facilities available for this event, so we’d advise that you don’t bring anything more than you can comfortably carry.
Will it go ahead if it’s raining?
Yes! As the British weather is notoriously unpredictable please do keep an eye on the weather forecast and come dressed in suitable clothing. The walk will only be cancelled if we think it will be too dangerous for you to take part. In the rare occurrence that this is the case we will contact you by phone and email as soon as we know the event is cancelled.
Can I drop out?
If you can’t take part in the walk, please call the Events Team as soon as you can. Please don’t give your place away to anybody else. If you need to drop out on the night, please make your way to the nearest Route Guide so they can arrange transport back to Horsham Park.
Do I have to raise sponsorship money?
Although there is no minimum sponsorship we do encourage you to raise as much as you can, as the registration fee only covers the cost of putting the event on.
Raising just £150 would meet the cost of a nurse providing night time care for the duration of the Midnight Walk.
All walkers who raise £350 or more by Friday 23 June will receive an exclusive Midnight Walk hoody and a special VIP invite for you and a friend to join us for champagne celebration event to say thank you in August.
The walk relies on your sponsorship to be successful. Each entrant is asked to raise sponsorship in addition to their entry fee for St Catherine’s Hospice. At the registration point you will be asked how much you expect to raise from sponsorship.
You can also send a cheque directly to: Midnight Walk, St Catherine’s Hospice, Malthouse Road, Crawley,
West Sussex. RH10 6BH.
Please make cheques payable to: St Catherine’s Hospice.
Money must be received by St Catherine’s Hospice by Thursday 24 August 2017
Can I Gift Aid my donation?
You can ask each person that sponsors you to Gift Aid their donation by ticking the Gift Aid box on your sponsor form if they are a UK taxpayer or pay Capital Gains Tax. For every £1 they donate, we receive an extra 25p
When can I collect my hoody?
We will contact all walkers who have raised £350 approximately two weeks after the deadline on Friday 15 July. You will then be invited for champagne on the lawns in August where you will be able to collect your hoody.
I can’t find the answer to my question?
If your question has not been answered, you can email us at email@example.com or call on 01293 447355
We look forward to seeing you at Midnight Walk 2017!
- Exclusive Midnight Walk 10th anniversary t-shirt
- A goody bag on the night – special treats for the night
- A 10th anniversary medal on completing the event
- Either a hot or cold breakfast option on completing the event