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Please note : Our 2020/21 events may be subject to change, due to the ongoing situation with coronavirus. To keep you safe, we are continuing to review all our upcoming events to ensure they comply with the Scottish Government’s latest official guidance. We’ll let you know about any changes as soon as we can.
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You’ll be blown away by this shockingly good 5K walk through the mega wind turbines of Whitelee Windfarm, brand new for 2020! Gather your friends and family and get ready to amp it up at this exciting sponsored walkathon through the mighty turbines of the UK’s largest on-shore windfarm that straddles the borders of East Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire and East Ayrshire, which makes it a great attraction to visit for people throughout Glasgow. Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and further afield!
Enjoy stunning views of Lochgoin, Arran, Ailsa Craig and Ben Lomond as you walk the fan-tastic 5K circular route past 10 awe-inspiring wind turbines, before finding a surge of energy to help you cross the finish line. Suitable for the whole family, walkers of all ages and most abilities are welcome to join in and help us ensure there’s No Life Half Lived for people living with chest, heart and stroke conditions in Scotland.
Venue: Whitelee Windfarm Moor Rd, Eaglesham, Glasgow G76 0QQ
The circular 5K route around Whitelee Windfarm begins and ends at the visitor centre, taking in beautiful scenery and magnificent sights along the way.
The accessible route is suitable for the whole family, including outdoor prams and wheelchairs. There is an incline at the very end, with resting points situated along the end of the route, which may prove challenging for people with our conditions, but we are here to encourage and support you every step of the way.
By taking part in the Megawatt Walkathon you’re helping people in Scotland with a chest, heart or stroke condition really live. Every step you take will help others live life to the full. All the money you raise will stay in Scotland, helping to provide vital services and support in your local community. To enter, there is a fee of £15 for adults and £5 for kids (age 5 to 17), and under 5s go free! We also ask adults to raise a minimum sponsorship of £35 to help us make sure there’s No Life Half Lived in Scotland.
1. Park and Ride Transport
We are running a ‘Park & Ride’ system to the event venue, as there is limited parking at Whitelee Windfarm. This will help ensure a smooth on the day registration process and overall enjoyable day! Our event shuttle bus service will take you on a short journey from Williamwood High School (where we have allocated parking) and drop you directly at the Whitelee Visitor Centre, where you will register your arrival. Our event shuttle bus service will collect you from the Visitor Centre after you complete your walking challenge and return you to Williamwood High School. (Directions to Williamwood High School and the designated event parking area will be included in your event Registration & Fundraising Pack, which will be sent to you prior to the event day).
You will receive your registration and event shuttle bus time slot at least 2 weeks prior to the event date of Sunday 13th September – please keep the day free in your diary. You will also receive a schedule for our event shuttle bus return journey service back to the car park within Williamwood High School.
3. Are there toilets on route?
While there are no toilets along the 5k walking route, there are comfort break facilities within Whitelee Visitor Centre, which we suggest you use before setting off on your 5km Megawatt Walkathon challenge.
4. Can I bring my sponsorship money on the day?
Yes, please bring a printout of your Online Fundraising Page or Cash Donations Collected and place them both or either in the envelope provided in your Registration & Fundraising Pack. We will collect your envelope from you on the day of the event during the registration process, before you start your Megawatt Walkathon challenge in aid of Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.
Give us a call on 0300 1212 111 and we will put you in touch with your regional fundraising advisor. We are here to give you lots of support and advice to help you achieve your fundraising goals and most importantly of all, make it fun! You can also check out our fundraising resources available on our fundraising website.
5. Can my friends and family come and support me?
Friends and family are more than welcome to come along and support you. There is a café within Whitelee Windfarms’ Visitor Centre, with large glass windows offering a bright modern setting and the seating and decking area offers fantastic panoramic views of the Windfarm.
For those joining you on the day of the event who are not taking part in the Megawatt Walkathon, but would like a place on the shuttle bus, please call 0300 1212 111 to arrange. Shuttle bus seats are limited and are intended to transport participants only to Whitelee Windfarm, but we will do our very best to accommodate all request to transport non participants via our shuttle bus service, but cannot guarantee this nor at the same time. A small donation may be required
6. Can I walk with my Dog?
Yes, you can! The walk and shuttle bus are both dog friendly.
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