Summary - About the Walk the Test Way Sunday 14th October 2018 Event
- The aim is for participants to enjoy the challenge of 'Walking the Test Way' and to use it to raise sponsorship for their chosen charities. All sponsorship monies raised will go to charities.
- Each walker must pay a non-refundable registration fee towards the transport, paramedic support and administration costs.
- There five walks to choose, from at 5; 8; 11; 16 and 25.5 miles.
- Participants check in at Romsey, are coached to their starting point and then walk back to the finish in Romsey.
It has been found that more sponsorship is raised by using JustGiving so please use our JustGiving page by pressing the button on the right.
About the Walk the Test Way Sunday 14th October 2018 Event
The event aim is for participants to enjoy 'Walking the Test Way' and to use the challenge to raise sponsorship for their chosen charities.
All sponsorship monies raise will go to charities. Each walker must pay a non-refundable registration fee towards the transport, paramedic support and administration costs.
Which distance to choose?
There are five walks to choose from at 5; 8; 11; 16 and 25.5 miles. Participants check in at Romsey, are coached to their starting point and then walk back to the finish in Romsey.
Walkers should be capable of completing their chosen walk and should seek medical advice if in doubt. If walking the ‘marathon’ they should be able to finish in less than 9 hours, an average of at least 3mph.
Registration Age Restrictions:
Walkers under 16 must be registered, and accompanied on the walk by an adult. A group leader should ensure approval to walk and for Rotary to hold their personal data has been obtained from their parent/guardian.
Online Registration & Fees:
You register on-line by clicking the 'Join the walk' button where you can make a single walker or a group registration.
Reduced Fee Early Bird Registration is available until August 31st at £9.00 for adults and no charge for those 15 and under. From September 1st, registration is £12.00 for adults and £6.00 for 15 and under.
We suggest you make your registration payment using PayPal where you can use your debit or credit card. You can also use cheque or bank transfer - your provisional confirmation email after registration will provide details.
We find that more sponsorship is collected using JustGiving so please use our JustGiving page by pressing the “make a page button” and your charity will then receive 80% of funds raised rather than 75%.
£50.00 is suggested as a target for each walker.
See the Sponsorship tab for more details on setting up JustGiving, printing and using sponsorship sheets, submitting money raised to Rotary and how it is distribution to charities.
All walkers Check In at the Crosfield Hall, Romsey and are transported to their starting point by coach. Public parking is free on Sundays and a map showing directions and car parks can be downloaded using link Town Map
Please allow at least 20 minutes for check in - if walkers arrive late they may have to join a shorter walk.
Coaches will leave the Crosfield Hall to take walkers to their chosen start point as follows:--
Start 1: St. Mary Bourne c25.5 miles (c41k) - leaves Romsey 07.00hrs
Start 2: Wherwell c16 miles (c26k) - leaves Romsey 08.45hrs
Start 3: Stockbridge c11 miles (c18k) - leaves Romsey 10.00 - 10.15am
Start 4: Horsebridge c8 miles (c13k) - leaves Romsey 11.15hrs
Start 5: Mottisfont Church c5 miles (c8k) - leaves Romsey 12.00hrs
A route map with emergency telephone numbers will be available at check in.
At Check In, Yellow and White identification tags are issued to each walker. The yellow tag is given to transport steward when boarding the coach, and confirms your presence on the walk. The white tag should be attached to clothing with the tie provided and is handed in at the finish to confirm you have finished safely.
Once dropped off at their start point participants walk back to Romsey.
There are stiles and gates on the route so for further specific access advice please contact the Walk Registrar.
Walkers should have suitable clothing and footwear.
Dogs are welcome on coaches and the walk but must be on a short lead at all times particularly where contact with livestock is possible.
Toilet Facilities - will be at various locations as indicated on the route map provided at check-in.
The walk route is well signposted and marshals will help direct you and deal with any difficulties.
Walkers should not leave the walk without notifying a marshal.
St John Ambulance attend in case of a medical emergency and walkers should contact a marshal immediately to obtain help.
In the unlikely event where adverse conditions might force the cancellation of the walk, please check the Walk Web Site for the latest information.
The walk finishes in Romsey War Memorial Park where you will be awarded with your medal. It is approximately a 600m walk back to town car parks from the Memorial Park.
The Frequently Asked Questions Tab may help with other queries.