WALK FOR KIT 2020 - SPONSORED WALK

Join us for our annual sponsored walk across the beautiful South Downs where an army of KTF supporters will be walking to raise money for the foundation. To make this an event for all ages and fitness levels there is a choice of three distances: marathon (26 miles), half marathon (13 miles) and quarter marathon (6.5 miles). So far, the sponsored walks have raised nearly £30,000 for KTF and we are looking forward to another fun, family event and crossing our fingers for more blue skies (and dolphins!).

Places will be limited to 100 walkers. 

Photos of previous years' walks can be found in our Facebook albums

Date:

5th July 2020

 

Here's what to do:

 

1.    Choose a level​​

 

All three walks are circular and begin and end at the Green in East Dean.​​

Tiger Mammoth, 26 miles, depart 8am

This is a challenging walk for fit and experienced walkers. It is the length of a full marathon and takes in 3 of the Sussex peaks.  You may need to train for this one.  The challenge is to complete the walk in 10 hours! 

Tiger Medium, 13 miles, depart 8am

This walk is still a good push at 13 miles, but it is not as hardcore as the Tiger Mammoth.  It is a half marathon in length and still takes in Sussex peaks. This walk should take approximately 5 ½ - 6 hours at a steady walk but do factor in breaks and chances to enjoy the amazing scenery which will add to the total walk time.

Tiger Mini, 6.5 miles, depart 10am

This walk is for children and families, or less experienced walkers. It does have several steep climbs, and part of the route runs along the cliff top.  This walk should take 3 hours at a steady pace, but for those with children, it may take significantly longer, especially with breaks.  The walk is not suitable for buggies or pushchairs. As a parent, you are best placed to know if this distance is realistic for your child. However, we would suggest they are at least five years old. All children under 16 need to be accompanied by an adult.

 

On all 3 routes, you are never too far from a road.  If you need to cut the walk short, there are several points where a taxi could collect you.

​2.   Let us know

 

Complete this form to register. If you are entering as a family then you only need to complete one form. Once you have signed up we will be in touch with more information.

3.   Get sponsored!

  • The best way to get sponsorship is to create an online fundraising page.  It is very simple.  Go to bit.ly/walkforkit2020eventhub and click on 'Start fundraising' then follow instructions to set up your own fundraising page which will be linked to this event. When it asks you what you are doing to raise money, search for 'Walk for Kit 2020' and all the event details will be completed for you.

  • You can send the link to friends, colleagues and family for them to sponsor you online.

  • You can also donate directly.

  • We can also supply a paper sponsorship form if you prefer - click here to download one.

  • We have not set a minimum amount needed to raise in order to take part, but we would love to reach £10,000 in total. We hope to have 100  people take part, and if each person was able to raise £100, we would meet our target.  However, we  are extremely grateful for any amount raised, as every pound will make a difference.

  • We are offering some lovely rewards for reaching sponsorship targets:

    • Raise £100 and receive a Kit Tarka Foundation pin badge or button badge

    • Raise £250 and receive a Kit Tarka Foundation tote bag full of goodies

    • Raise £500 and receive a goodie bag and two tickets for KitFest 2 (should the event go ahead).

4.    Turn up & walk!

  • Directions to the start 

    • The walk begins and ends in East Dean.  In East Dean, turn from the A259 onto Gilbert’s Drive, signposted to Birling Gap, Beachy Head and Village Green. Take the first right onto Village Green Lane, signposted to the Tiger Inn.  You will see the Village Hall on your left. Parking for the walk is in the field directly opposite the village hall. Look out for ‘Kit Tarka Foundation’ signs and drive into the field. 

    • PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE VILLAGE CAR PARK ITSELF.

    • If you need a lift, or can offer a lift, please let us know.

    • On arrival, make your way to the sign in table and let us know you are here. Also please remember to  sign out when you finish so we know you are back safe and sound.

  •  Route

    • Maps and walk directions will be given out on the day.

    • If you want to complete the walk at your own pace you will need to have your own O/S explorer map no 123: Eastbourne & Beachy Head and be confident to map read.  You will also need a hard copy of the instructions to follow – please print out or see organisers on the day for a copy.

    • Each walk will also have two guides to take people around the circuit.  If you do not know the route and do not have a map, you will need to walk with the guides.

       

Please remember:

  • Wear sturdy and comfortable footwear.

  • Bring plentiful water, lunch and high energy snacks. There will be a half way refreshment point with water and snacks for all distances.

  • Bring sun cream, a sunhat, plasters, and warm outerwear.  Remember to bring waterproofs if the  weather is unsettled.

  • If you are bringing a dog, keep them on a lead when near livestock and especially when near the cliffs.

  • Follow the countryside code: take nothing and leave only footprints.  Remember to close all gates.

  • There will be a mobile medic on bike on the day if you have any problems.  Please let us know if you have any health conditions that may affect your walk.

  • As a massive thank you, on completion there will be plentiful tea and cake.

 

The Tiger Inn, who are the mastermind of the Tiger Mammoth challenge, serve thirst quenching drinks and hearty food, and are open until 11pm. They are also very kindly opening early on the day to allow walkers to use the toilets before setting off.

We would love your friends and family to join us too - please let them know all about the walk.

For any questions do please get in touch.

2019 Tiger Mini walkers © James Kendall

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