Is there a registration fee?
No, it’s free to take part.
Will I get a t-shirt?
If you’ve taken part in The Twilight Walk before, we’d encourage you to wear your existing t-shirt for your challenge. If you don’t already have a t-shirt and would like one, you can order one during sign up or by emailing email@example.com.
Can anyone enter?
Yes! The Twilight Walk is for all ages and abilities.
We’d encourage families to walk together. Children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult. If you have friends or family living abroad, they can take part remotely too.
Anyone with a disability or limited mobility can also take part – as you pick your own distance and route, you’ll be able to choose somewhere familiar and suitable for your needs.
Can I do The Twilight Walk as part of a team?
Absolutely! Once you sign up, you can create or join a team. If you’re setting up a team, you’ll need a team name and a team fundraising target. When others sign up, they can choose to join your team and type in the same team name – this will ensure all your pages are linked together. Everyone will still have an individual fundraising target of £100 per adult and kilometres to cover.
Please do ensure you check the latest government guidance if walking as a group in person to ensure your walk is safe. If planning a larger walk remotely, be sure to check out our helpful guide for advice and tips on planning and organising.
What happens after I complete my walk?
Please let us know when you’ve completed the walk and share your experience and photos with The Twilight Walk Team and your fellow walkers (see ‘Sharing your story’, below).
For completed challenges we will start sending out your certificates from late November. For all those who raise £100 or more, you’ll also receive a bespoke medal for your efforts.
Do I need to raise a minimum amount?
We’re asking every adult walker to raise £100, or more if you can, to help us take strides towards a world without brain tumours. £100 could pay for a test to understand the genetic changes associated with the development of a brain tumour to help identify personalised treatments.
How do I collect money for my event?
Once you sign up, your JustGiving page will be automatically created and any donations collected on your page will come directly to The Brain Tumour Charity. You can share your page with friends and family so they can donate to your challenge.
How do I pay my fundraising to The Charity?
All donations made through your JustGiving page will be transferred to The Brain Tumour Charity automatically, so you don’t need to do anything.
If you have any offline donations, please send them to the address below along with sponsorship forms, referencing ‘The Twilight Walk 2021’ and your name:
The Brain Tumour Charity
What happens to the money I fundraise?
Your fundraising will go towards our goals of doubling survival and halving the harm. Here are just some of the ways your money can make an impact for people affected by brain tumours:
- £100 could pay for a test to understand the genetic changes linked to brain tumour development, to help identify personalised treatments.
- £150 could ensure 150 families receive a HeadSmart card, making them aware of the symptoms of brain tumours in children and teenagers.
- £250 could cover the cost of giving 10 children and their families the immediate support and information they need after the devastation of a diagnosis.
- £500 could cover two days of research for one of our leading brain tumour researchers, to better understand brain tumours and provide more targeted treatments.
Introducing The Twilight Walk
I organised my own walk for The Twilight Walk last year – is this the same?
Due to the easing of government restrictions, we are able help support you with setting up your Twilight Walk this year, allowing more people to join in person if you wish. The Twilight Walk Team are happy to help support you with organising a larger walk so please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We also recommend reading our guide for holding larger walks, which is full of guidance, tips and advice.
What is The Twilight Walk?
Each year, The Brain Tumour Charity has organised The Twilight Walk, a series of autumn walks to raise money and bring the brain tumour community together. Join us remotely this October and help us pick up the pace towards a cure. Choose from our 10km, 40km or 130km options or set your own distance. Every step you take will help us move further, faster for everyone affected by brain tumours.
How does the challenge work?
- Sign up before October 31st and you have until the end of November to complete your challenge.
- Choose your distance: 10km, 40km, 130km or your own distance
- Set up and share your fundraising page. Once you’ve signed up and your fundraising page is ready, make sure you add a profile picture and keep your page updated. Then, all you need to do is share the link to your page with your friends and family so they can donate.
- Log the distance you cover on your fundraising page.
How do I track distance walked?
You can either link your online JustGiving page to your Strava account, or manually log the distance you cover on your page.
Do I need to walk on a specific day?
No. As long as you register before 31 October, you can complete your challenge at any time until the end of November.
Do I need to complete the challenge in one go?
No. You can complete the challenge from the day you register up to the end of November. This gives you the opportunity to plan out when you want to do your distance and whether you want to split it up into multiple shorter distances.
I’ve changed my distance/fundraising target – how do I edit my page?
Once you’re logged in, you’ll need to click on the profile icon in the bottom left of your screen. Click the icon and you’ll be able to ‘Edit page’, Here you can update your fundraising and distance targets as well as change your profile photo and make changes to your story that appears on your fundraising page.
How do I change my Team details?
You can only edit your team’s details if you were the one who created the team. You’ll need to, as above, click on ‘Edit page’ and you’ll also have the option to edit the team page. You’ll be able to edit the team name, fundraising target and story.
Walk Options and Planning
Types of Sign Up
We’ve tried to make the challenge as flexible as possible. You can take part in a way that suits you, either as an individual, a small group or a larger team.
- An individual – a single adult fundraising on their own page.
- A small group – most likely a family group, living together and fundraising using the same page.
- A team – This could be through a larger walk or coming together remotely allowing you to unite without distance being a factor!
Whether you sign up as an individual, team or relay you can choose between our traditional 10km, 40km or 130km, or choose a distance of your own. Remember you have until the end of November to complete your chosen distance and can change this target at any point.
Is there a time limit?
No, we just ask that participants complete their challenge before the end of November.
Do I need a licence to collect donations on my walk?
You’ll need permission from the local council to collect donations as you walk, if this is in a public space. If you’re collecting at the start/end of the walk, you’ll only need permission from the venue you’re collecting at. Speak to The Twilight Walk Team to find out more.
Safety and Support
- As this is a remote event which you will be completing independently, The Brain Tumour Charity is not responsible for your safety. Completing a risk assessment will help protect yourself and other people who may come to harm during your fundraising. For more guidance, please read our useful guide.
- When choosing a route, stick to well lit public footpaths, avoiding busy roads and private land.
- We do suggest having at least one member of your household with you to support you, whether that’s through meeting you at points along the way, providing you with refreshments or being on hand to provide you with any other support you might need.
- All walkers are requested to be considerate of residents when walking through residential areas.
- Dogs can join you, but they’re the responsibility of the owner.
- The Brain Tumour Charity expects all walkers to obey current government and local authority guidelines and social distancing regulations at all times.
Can The Charity provide support on the day for longer walks?
Please do contact The Twilight Walk Team, if you wish for a charity representative to attend on the day for your larger walk. We’d love to attend walks where possible, though sadly we cannot guarantee attendance at all walks
Sharing your story
We’d love to hear how your walk went! Please share your experience and photos with us, either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or on social media and on The Twilight Walk 2021 Facebook page.
What if I have other questions?
Please email us at email@example.com and we’ll do our best to answer.
Terms and conditions
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