Step up to save babies' lives by joining us for Walk for Kit 2022! With three fully-guided walks to choose from (6.5 miles, 13 miles or 26 miles) you will always be surrounded by the stunning scenery of the South Downs with its rolling hills and coastal paths. Sign up solo or with friends and family for an amazing day out in the country to help keep babies safe. T-shirts, snacks, refreshments and tea and cake at the finish all provided for free thanks to our amazing sponsors!
Funds raised from the walk will fund our campaign to prevent babies like 13 day old Kit dying from neonatal herpes (the cold sore virus in babies) or other infections acquired after birth.
Sunday 10 July 2022
All three walks are circular and begin and end at the Green in East Dean, East Sussex (Google Maps link to start)
Registration is free but we ask that you aim to raise a minimum of £100 sponsorship. Anyone raising over £250 will receive one of our wonderful goodie bags packed full of treats to reward your efforts.
There will be halfway refreshment points on each route and plentiful tea, coffee and cake at the end.
T-shirts will be provided for all walkers
All routes will be led by stewards but route maps and directions will also be provided if you are a confident walker and would like to go at your own pace.
First aid kits will be carried by a steward on each walk and qualified first aiders will be on hand.
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.
Free parking is available at the start or buses 12 or 12A from Eastbourne or Brighton stop at East Dean. Timetables available here. If you are thinking of driving, please consider posting on our Facebook event page to arrange a car share.
The Tiger Inn, which is very near the finish line, serves thirst quenching drinks and hearty food, and are open until 9pm. They have recommended you book a table if you are planning on eating there after your walk. They are also very kindly opening early on the day to allow walkers to use the toilets before setting off.
How do I sign up?
Just choose a distance from the options below and register below. If you are entering as a family then you only need to complete one form.
6.5 miles (approx. 10.5km)
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 would take about 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.
13 miles (approx. 21 km)
This walk is still a good push at 13 miles, but it is not as hardcore as the 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.
26 miles (approx. 42 km)
Pioneered by the Tiger Mammoth team, this is a challenging walk for fit and experienced walkers. It is the length of a full marathon and takes in three of the Sussex peaks. You may need to train for this one. The challenge is to complete the walk in 10 hours! But remember to take time to enjoy the incredible views.
A huge thank you to our Walk for Kit sponsors whose contributions make the event extra special. Please click on their logos below to find out more.