Congratulations to everyone that completed the 2017 Round the Clyde Walkathon, as well as a few boo-tiful dogs too!
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Your Reason, Your Distance, Your time to make a difference...
Our Round the Clyde Walkathon is a great way to show your support - Spend time with friends and family on Sunday 29th October – Take part and help us improve the quality of life for people in Scotland after a stroke, or diagnosis of a chest or heart condition.
*Choose your walking distance!
Ghoulishly Delightful (6km)
*Based on an average walking time of between 10 to 15 minutes per km
What is the Round the Clyde Walkathon?
A fang-tastic urban circular route in the heart of Glasgow, with every step revealing the River Clyde’s boo-tiful history, with some trick or treats along the way!
There are two walks to choose from depending on walking ability. The route uses pavements and pedestrian footpaths and follows the edge of the famous River Clyde, our spook-tacular event marshals will be in place to cheer you on every step of the way!
The walk is perfect for participants of all ages and fitness levels, and is suitable for wheelchair users, prams, buggies, pushchairs and we welcome well-behaved dogs, and their owners too-hoo!
When is the Round the Clyde Walkathon?
Sunday 29th October 2017
Where does it take place?
Walkers will register in the Hub, 70 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1DZ, just beside the Glasgow Science Centre.
What length is the walk?
There are two walks which start and finish at the same point, choose the ghoulishly delightful 6km (3 laps) or the hair-raising 10km (5 laps).
What time can I register?
Your registration time depends on the distance you choose:-
- The Hair-raising 10km - participants to register between 10:00am & 10.45am
- Warm starts 11:00am sharp
- The Ghoulishly Delightful 6km – participants to register between 10.45am & 11.15am
- Warm up starts 11.30am sharp
How little does it cost?
Entry fees: £10 per adult, £5 per young person (aged 5-17), under 5’s walk for free, but we hope participants will take the opportunity to raise what they can to support our work. (Please note all children and young people should be accompanied by an adult).
Optional sponsor forms will be sent to all participants, however, there is no minimum sponsorship required. Support will be provided to anyone choosing to raise sponsorship. Online resources plus details of your local fundraising advisor can be found at www.chss.org.uk/myfundraising
Why take part?
All funds raised at our Round the Clyde Walkathon will stay in Scotland. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland’s aim is to improve the quality of life for people in Scotland after a stroke, or diagnosis of a chest or heart condition. We offer vital advice, support and information to those affected.
What do I wear?
As this is a Halloween inspired event we encourage all participants and their furry friends to wear their most spook-tacular outfits! All those registered to take part will receive our new CHSS t-shirt – as shown here by your local Fundraising Advisors, Andrea and Ainslie.
Now for the sensible part…
Please wear supportive shoes or trainers and prepare for rain or shine (this is Scotland after all!). We recommend you bring a water proof jacket as it can double up as a windbreaker, if necessary. Layers are also advisable as you may feel the cold throughout the walk due to location next to the iconic River Clyde.
No, unless you have any concerns that you would like to discuss with us, just to be safe! Call us on 0300 1212 999.
Can spectators watch?
Yes, once you have waved your family and friends off why not visit our ‘Health and Wellbeing Market’ within the Hub. We will have a concoction of natural sweet treats and pampering products to experience, sample and purchase that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated!
Will there be refreshments?
There will be no water stations round the walking route, therefore we encourage all participants to bring their own water and snack to keep your energy levels up and hydrated, however the Wee Coffee Cart will be back by popular demand to serve some delicious hot drinks, cake and pastries to refuel after your boo-tiful walk around the Clyde!