Introducing The Twilight Walk
What is The Twilight Walk?
The Twilight Walk is our annual, flagship fundraising event. It brings together our community in large numbers as they take on a walking challenge to raise money, raise awareness and celebrate loved ones.
I organised my own walk for The Twilight Walk last year – is this the same?
Unfortunately, due to current social distancing restrictions, we’re not encouraging you to organise your own group walk. But why not create a team and walk virtually together on the same day or weekend? It doesn’t matter where you live – you can be part of The Twilight Walk this year.
Why is The Twilight Walk different this year?
Due to the ongoing situation surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, current government guidelines regarding social distancing and for the safety of our community, regrettably we are unable to run our normal mass participation events and facilitate supporters’ own walks this year.
But although we can’t come together in person, we couldn’t let October pass without uniting – in some form – for The Twilight Walk. So this time, it’s virtual!
How can 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, or referencing ‘The Twilight Walk 2020’ and your name:
- Hartshead House,
61-65 Victoria Road,
Is there a registration fee?
No, it’s free to take part but we’d encourage every adult to raise £100..
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 the sign up. If you haven’t done this during the sign up please email firstname.lastname@example.org to order one
Can anyone enter?
Yes! The Twilight Walk is for all ages and abilities.
We’d encourage families to walk together. Children under 17 should be accompanied by an adult. If you have friends/family living abroad, they can take part remotely too..
Wheelchair users 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 a 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.
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 fundraising team and your fellow walkers using #TheTwilightWalk2020 (see ‘Sharing your story’, below).
For completed challenges we will start sending out your certificates and medals from the middle of November.
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.
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.
You can also collect money offline – we have sponsorship forms available for download. Please be sure to follow government guidelines on social distancing if doing this.
What happens to the money I fundraise?
Please see 'Why your walk matters'.
How does the challenge work?
- Sign up for your challenge any time before 31 October.
- Choose your distance: 10km, 50km or 100km.
- 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?
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’. Then click on the “Fitness” tab and you can connect or sign up for a Strava account which then automatically logs your distance.
If you use another fitness app please log distance manually.
Do I need to walk on a specific day?
No, as long as you register before 31 October, you can complete your walk at any time. We encourage you to complete your walk in October, but your page will remain active after the 31 October so please let us know once you have completed your walk.
Do I need to complete the challenge in one go?
No, you can complete your chosen distance over as many or as little walks as you want. We encourage you to complete your total distance in October but you’ll be able to still log kms after 31 October if needed.
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
- An individual – a single adult fundraising on their own page.
- A team – a group choosing to ALL individually walk the same distance. (e.g. a team of 5 create a team and each individual sets their distance target at 50km across October).
- A relay – a group choosing to divide the distance between them. (e.g. a team of 5 create a team but choose to divide their 100km between them across October. They each set their individual distance target at 20km).
Whether you sign up as an individual, team or relay you can choose between our traditional 10km, 50km or 100km. Remember you have the whole of October to complete your chosen distance and can change this target at any point.
Is there a time limit?
No, you can complete your walk at your own pace. The challenge will end on 31 October 2020 however your page will remain open after this point so keep walking and fundraising and let us know when you complete your challenge.
Safety and Support
- As this is a virtual event which you will be completing independently, The Brain Tumour Charity is not responsible for your safety.
- When choosing a route, stick to 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.
- The Brain Tumour Charity would advise, for your own safety, that all walkers observe current government and local authority guidelines and social distancing regulations at all times.
Can The Charity provide support on the day for longer walks?
Unfortunately not. As much as we will miss coming together with you this year, the challenge is an individual or team walk only. Make sure that you are properly prepared for your walk/s and stay safe. We know you can do this!
Sharing your story
We’d love to hear how your walk went! Please share your experience and photos with us, either by email to email@example.com or on social media and on The Twilight Walk 2020 Facebook page.
- Facebook - @TheBrainTumourCharityChallengeEvents and @TheBrainTumourCharity
- Twitter – @BBEventsTeam and @BrainTumourOrg
- Instagram - thebraintumourcharity
- Use the hashtag #TheTwilightWalk2020
What if I have other questions?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our best to answer.