Welcome to Walk The Test Way
Walk and raise money for YOUR chosen charity.
Please keep an eye on our web site which is being updated for this years walk!
.....and you have been asking when our Walk is this year - well it is Sunday 12th October 2014!
"Early Bird" Registration will open in June so get ready!
Cheques have now been sent to Charities for all sponsorship received to date as the following link - less interim sums detailed below sent out in December 2013.
So if you have not sent in your sponsorship please do so now as we want to complete distribution for the 2013 Walk.
Through your efforts the Test Way Walk raised over £60,000 in 2013 including the 25% proportion allocated to Rotary Club of Romsey Test charities, making over Four Hundred Thousand pounds to date for Charities nominated by walkers and The Rotary Club of Romsey Test.
There is still sponsorship to come in so a final reminder will be made to those walkers, please send in yours if you have not done so, as we want to make final payments to chosen charities as soon as possible!
Rotary Club of Romsey Test
Walk the Test Way 2013
Cheque Distribution Week Commencing 9th December 2013
Arthritis Research £2070
Breakthrough Breast Cancer £850
British Heart Foundation £500
Cancer Research UK £800
Cardiac Risk n the Young (CRY) £1100
Countess Mountbatten Hospice £500
Frontline Debt Advice UK £529.67
Hants IOW Ambulance £1000
Headway (Soton) £500.38
Hursley CC £613.13
MacMillan Cancer Support £2050
Macular Society £650
Multiple Sclerosis Socty £550
Pancreatic Cancer UK £500
Plaza Futures £700
Polymicrogyria Family Support £600
Romsey Family Support Group £500
Rose Road Assoc. £2100
Simon Says £700
SGH Piam Brown Unit £2350
Teenage Cancer Trust £700
Mencap - Andover & Dist £850
You can also view this list at the following link:-
Here is a message from our Walk Chair following the Walk on October 6th 2013.
What a great autumn day we had for WALK 2013, which was our 10th we all enjoyed it because you the WALKERS enjoyed it!
We hope you liked your Bacon Baps and Hot Beverages by Romsey Explorer Scouts and that it got you off to a fortified start!
There were 600 of you walking this year and we were delighted that so many of you, around 180 walked the "Marathon".
We were so pleased to have you taking it on you were all superb and such great fun.
I should know I followed you down and the atmosphere was magnificent!
Fellow Marshals have told me the same tale about all the Walkers and we were absolutely delighted to have you with us.
I am sure that whatever distances you chose; you found it a challenge, and in turn satisfying.
Please stay in touch by visiting our web page, and make sure that you get sponsorship monies to us soonest so that we are able to make the distributions as soon as we can.
We will update the site with news throughout the year.
Please let us have your photographs, I took plenty of them for you!
Don't forget you can load your photos direct by clicking on the gallery drop down tab on the home web page.
Also we would be delighted to have your feedback both good and bad, as we are always looking for constant improvement.
What you really want to know is that next years Walk is on Sunday October 12th 2014....see you all then!
Thanks for making it such a super day!
Chair Walk the Test Way
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In 2013 well over 700 walkers turned out for YOUR Charities - Many Congratulations!
Rose Road had the greatest number of walkers with over 50 walking for them, but the following charities also had good numbers - Headway, Cancer Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, Arthritis Research, The Alzheimer Society, Wessex Children's Hospice, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, Simon Says and Romsey Family Support Group.
So well done and a huge THANK YOU to all who walked the Test Way with Rotary on 6th October 2013.
The total raised from the 2013 walk for charities including the proportion going to nominated charities of the Rotary Club of Romsey Test was over £58,000.00
What you said about the 2013 walk:
“The whole walk was incredibly well organised, the Rotary Club of Romsey Test did a brilliant job, marshals with big smiles and lots of encouragement seemed to be everywhere throughout the entire route and not once did we doubt we were on the right path.
I cannot praise them highly enough
and the big finish reception was a welcome sight for some slightly tender
feet and tired bodies!”
“The walk went well, great organisation, we walked from St Mary Bourne, 7 hours 15 minutes”.
“I really enjoyed the walk; I only did 2 miles as I have been unwell.
Please pass on my thanks to the team it was so well organised and the weather was lovely”.
Click on the following link to see what was raised for Charities nominated by walkers on the 2013 Walk:
Help raise money for your charity by asking your supporters and donors to register for the walk and raise money. No need for you to do any more - let us organize everything else for you! Five walks of differing distance from 5 to nearly 26 miles along the beautiful Test Way to choose from - fully marshaled and patrolled with St John Ambulance facilities along the entire route in case of any first aid emergencies.
Download a presentation here: