How far are the routes? 

There is a choice of six or ten miles. 

How much does it cost to take part? 

We have a limited number of tickets for the following:  

  • Super Early Bird: £10 adult, £5 child 
  • Early Bird: £15 adult, £8 child 
  • Full price: £20 adult, £10 child 
  • Virtual event registration fee: £15 adult, £5 child 

This covers the cost of administration, event management, your medal and your certificate of achievement at the end. The registration fee ensures that all the sponsorship money you raise can go directly to helping our patients and their families, friends and carers. 

What COVID-19 safety precautions will be in place? 

We will be taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our participants, volunteers and staff. These will include:  

  • Staggering the start of the walk to allow for social distancing. 
  • Making full use of outdoor areas at the Rugby Club
  • Making hand hygiene stations available at the Rugby Club. 
  • Staff will be wearing masks. 

This list is not exhaustive and we will be following government guidance as it becomes available following the Events Research programme. 

How old do I need to be?  

There is no age limit. Any walker under the age of 18 must include the name and authorisation of the parent/guardian who will be accompanying them on the walk on their registration form. 

Where will the walk take us? 

The walk runs from the Rugby Club, on the Oxford Road. There will be a mix of walking on tarmac paths and walking on grass, which may be uneven. We will share the route closer to the event. 

Do I need to specify which route I will take on the night? 

When you register, you will be asked what route you will be taking, six or ten miles.  

When does it start? 

The start of the event will be staggered. Starting times will be allocated closer to the event.  

Is a map of the routes available? 

Yes a map of both routes will be made available closer to the event. 

Will the route pass the hospice? 

Unfortunately, we are not able to take the route pass the hospice for health and safety reasons and number of marshals we would need to do this. 

Where is registration? 

Registration will take place at the Rugby Club. This will be signposted. 

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Can I walk with a group of my friends? 

To make administration easier, we encourage all groups of walkers to give themselves a group name. When signing up you will be given the option to add your group name. It also makes it easier for us to record your sponsorship money against your group after the event – if we know who you are and can group you together on our database. 

Are there any lockers/storage facilities to leave things at the start? 

We don't have lockers available for you to leave your belongings and we cannot take responsibility for anything left unattended at the Rugby Club. We recommend that you only bring what you need on the day and take this with you. 

Will there be any refreshments? 

There will be snacks available before you start and on both the six-mile route and the ten-mile route. We recommend you bring water to take with you when you walk. There will be refill stations en route. In order to reduce waste, we do not hand out single-use plastic bottles.  

There will be food available at the finish line.  

Is there any other way I can support the event/hospice? 

Spread the word

If you are taking part, please spread the word among your colleagues, family, friends and neighbours. We also need a lot of volunteer support to help the event run smoothly; to get involved, contact the Not the Midnight Walk team on [email protected]. 

Use our JustGiving page to raise money

We have set up a Not the Midnight Walk page on JustGiving, which is a very simple way to gather in sponsorship money and promote what you're up to. After the event all the money you've raised will also be transferred by JustGiving to Katharine House, so you won't even have to worry about getting your hard-earned sponsorship to us.

Set up a tribute fund

If you are taking on your challenge in memory of someone special, why not set up a tribute fund and grow your memory fund through your fundraising? The tribute fund has an area where you can enter your event and share through social media. It has a totaliser, so you can see how well you are doing. Add photos of your event and this will inspire people to support you and your special tribute fund. 

Find out more about setting up your fund on our tribute fund page. If you require assistance in setting up a tribute fund, please call 01295 816484 and we can assist in doing this. Katharine House tribute pages are easy to set up and last forever, keeping memories alive. 

Match funding

Many employers will match-fund the amounts their employees fundraise. Why not speak with your employer and ask them if they will do this? It is quick and simple and won’t cost you a thing. Usually all they require is a letter from us confirming the amount you have raised, and we will happily provide you with this. Please contact us on [email protected] to let us know you intend to do this. 

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 (at no extra cost to them). 

How do I hand in my sponsor money? 

Please read our handy guide to all your options for getting your money to us promptly.

I can't find an answer to my question, what do I do? 

If your question hasn't been answered, please email us at [email protected] or call on 01295 816484. 

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