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Here’s all the key information you need to plan for the Moonlight Walk 2022. We’ll be in touch via email whenever there’s an update to this page.

Essential information

When? Saturday 16 July 2022. Gates open 6pm.

Where? Easington Sports FC. We ask you to enter the club via Wykham Park Academy, Ruskin Road, Banbury, OX16 9HY and walk across the playing fields to the start point. 

What time? Gates open at 6pm and we invite you to come and enjoy a pre-walk 80s party picnic with live music. Bring your own picnic or dig into the homemade pizzas, ice creams, snacks, teas and coffees we’ll have on offer.

Not coming for the picnic? Please ensure that you arrive by 8:30pm at the very latest.

What do I wear?

Dress up! Get inspired 80s style and wow us with your shoulder pads, shell suits, fluorescent leg warmers – we’ll be judging the best dressed costume.

And the sensible bit … You must make sure that you wear footwear that is suitable for walking and (if you’re on the 10-mile walk) for some uneven terrain. We recommend well worn in walking shoes or trainers. Be prepared for unpredictable British weather too!

What do I need to bring?

  • Headtorch: we make every effort to make sure that the route is well lit, however, there are a few sections of the 10-mile route that will take you on country paths. We will be walking this section of the route during sunset, so please carry a headtorch in case you don’t complete this section before the sun goes down!
  • A full water bottle: we will provide water points for you to refill your water bottle along the route. In the interests of protecting the environment we will not be providing bottles of water as we aim to reduce the amount of plastic we use.
  • A fully charged mobile phone: we will give you an emergency contact number for the day in case you need any assistance on the route.
  • Waterproofs.
  • Safety pins for your running number (which will be handed out to you beforehand).

Where are we walking?

Both routes start and finish at Easington Sports Football Club, Banbury.

The 10-mile route takes you into the countryside, to Bodicote and back up into Banbury, through the town centre and back to our finishing point. Please note that this route is not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies.

The 6-mile route takes you over to Longford Park, into Banbury Town Centre and back up to our finishing point. This route is suitable for wheelchairs (although, please be aware that the route includes a steep section at Hightown Road).

We’ll be offering free bacon baps or veggie sausage baps for all finishers.

Is it safe?

We’ll have lots of marshals on the route. If you become separated from other walkers, please wait at the nearest marshal point and join the walkers behind you. We will also give you an emergency contact number in case you need assistance or need to be picked up and returned to the start/finish point. We will have a back walker supporting both routes.

Essential downloads

If you have any further questions about any aspect of the walk, training or your fundraising, please get in touch at [email protected] or call 01295 816484.

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