You're registered for Midnight Walk 2020 which is taking place on 18 September 2020. Download your participant pack, which is full of lots of vital event information and hints and tips, here.

A big thank you from everyone at Katharine House for your support and for taking part - it's thanks to you that our Community Nurses can continue to support patients in their homes and in the hospital.

We want you to have a great night and so we've put together the following information to help you prepare and guide you on what to do on the night and to help you prepare in the next couple of weeks.

Please be aware that you will pick up your walker pack on the night and also you t-shirt (if you've ordered one). You will not be able to pick up t-shirts from our shop or the hospice before the event

What do I need to bring?

  • A waterproof - just in case! We've contacted the weather fairies to ask for good weather, but we all know what the British weather is like!
  • A full water bottle if you have one - to keep hydrated, we won't have disposable water bottles this year, so you need to bring your own and do your bit for the environment.
  • A fully charged mobile phone. The emergency contact number on the night is 07512 690 706.
  • Good, comfortable, worn in walking shoes with good ankle support. Don't forget you'll also need a decent pair of socks to guard against blisters, and stick in some blister plasters for good measure, just in case.

Registration: We will open at 6.30pm at Banbury Rugby Club, Oxford Road, Banbury OX15 4AF, and closes at 8.30pm. To register and pick up your walker number you will need to know the name of the person who booked your place as your walker number and registration will be under their name. Please make sure you leave lots of time to register and why not bring a pre-walk picnic with you or grab a snack at the Rugby Club and make a real evening of it. 

The Route: Please note that although the two walks (10 mile and 6 mile) follow some of the same route, they do split apart at a number of places. We will publish a link to the route map nearer the time, please look out for an email with links.

Dropping out: If you need to drop out, it's ok, it happens, and it's fine to do so if you're struggling. Please find your nearest marshal. They will arrange for our minibus to pick you up and bring you back to the Rugby Club. If you do decide to leave the route for any reason, please let us know, so that we’re not up in the middle of the night trawling the streets of Banbury looking for you and worrying about what has happened! You can use the emergency number above to call us and let us know.

Dogs: This year, dogs are not allowed at Midnight Walk so please leave your furry friends at home.

Personal safety: You will be walking through some quieter areas f the town, so please make sure you do not walk alone. Try and keep other walkers within sight at all times and if you become separated from other walkers, please wait at your nearest marshal point and join the walkers behind you. We will have back walkers supporting both routes so you will never be the last walker to the finish.