Frequently Asked Questions

Event

Getting to St. Rocco's Hospice

Address:
St. Rocco's Hospice
Lockton Lane,
Bewsey,
Warrington,
WA5 0BW

Directions

St. Rocco's Hospice is positioned in Bewsey, Warrington. Please enter the postcode above into your Satnav. On arrival, please follow event signs, and marshals will direct you to event parking.

What are the event timings?

The event starts at 7am, where you will be registered and enjoy a cooked breakfast.

At 8am, coaches will leave the Hospice.

At 8.30 am, the coach will drop the half-marathon hikers off at The Cotton Hotel and Spa in Knutsford. Then your hike will commence.

At 9 am, the coach will reach East Cheshire Hospice, the Marathon hikers starting point. Then your Marathon will begin.

How long will the marathon take to walk?

Walking at a regular pace will take around 8 hours. Note: an average walking pace is 3.1 miles per hour – this would give a finishing time of about 8 hours and 23 minutes for walking a marathon at an average speed. And slow walkers – or those who take regular breaks – can take over 8 hours to complete the 26.2 miles. 

How long will the half-marathon take to walk?

Walking at a regular pace will take around 4 hours. Note: an average walking pace is 3.1 miles per hour – this would give a finishing time of about 4 hours and 12 minutes for walking half a marathon at an average speed. And slow walkers – or those who take regular breaks – can take over 4 hours to complete the 13.1 miles. 

Will there be refreshments?

The Hospice will welcome you with a cooked breakfast before you are coached to your chosen hike starting point.

On route, there will be several water stations.  

Snacks and drinks will be provided at the Hospice when you finish your hike.

What if I have dietary requirements?

When you register, please fill in your dietary requirements to ensure your needs are met, such as vegan, allergies etc.

What do I wear?

Please dress according to the weather conditions on the day. We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and trainers. It is a condition of entry that you wear your Hospice-to-Hospice Hike t-shirt and attach your walker number to the front. Please complete the medical information on the reverse of your walker number before the day.

What should I bring with me on the day?

  • A rucksack
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Packed lunch
  • Mobile phone
  • Portable charger
  • Provided printed directions
  • Provided map
  • Plasters
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Sun Protection
  • Sun cream
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses

Will there be toilets on the route?

There will be toilets on the start/finish line area and at places along the route.

Is the route suitable for wheelchair users and pushchairs?

Due to the terrain and length of the walk, the route is not suitable for wheelchair users or pushchairs.

Are dogs allowed on the walk?

No dogs allowed (check out our Sunset Walk in Sept for this)

Will there be photos taken at the event?

A photographer will be present at the event, and your photos may be published on St. Rocco's website, social media channels and wider media outlets. You must inform St. Rocco's Hospice if you would not like your photos to be used.

Participants

I'm unable to take part in the walk, can I transfer my place to someone else?

It is not possible to transfer your place to another walker. If you are unable to walk, please let us know as soon as possible.

When is the latest I can register?

Registration will be open until midnight on Thursday 30th June 2022. Please note, it will not be possible to register on the day, so please sign up before the above date.

When will I receive my T-Shirt?

You will be able to collect your pack from the Hospice on selected dates before the event. Please look out for these dates being emailed to you.

Fundraising 

How much sponsorship should I raise?

Your registration fee only covers the cost of putting on the event, so we kindly suggest that all participants raise £250. The money you raise will go towards patient care here at St. Rocco's and ensure that we can continue to support all our patients and their families both within the Hospice and in the Warrington community.

How do I pay in my sponsorship money?

  1. Pop into the Hospice with cash, card or cheque. We are open 9 am-5 pm weekdays and would love to say hello and hear how you found the walk! Our address is St Rocco's Hospice, Lockton Lane, Bewsey, Warrington, WA5 0BW
  2. Make a payment over the phone. Call the Supporter Care Team on 01925 575 780
  3. Send a cheque in the post (please do not send cash in the post). Made payable to 'St Rocco's Hospice', and don't forget to include a note with your name, address, walker number (if you have it) and team name (if you were part of a team). Send to the address above.
  4. If you have a Just Giving page. Your donations will come directly to us; you don't need to do anything! If you have offline donations, please send them to us using the above options.

Not collected sponsorship?

We know that asking for sponsorship is hard, especially if you take part in more than one St Rocco's event. If you have been unable to collect sponsorship, please consider making a personal donation.

Volunteering

Do you need volunteers?

We need marshal volunteers to help along the route. We are also grateful to anybody who can lend a hand in general. You can contact us on 01925 575780 for more details on how you can help or apply online here.

Question not answered here? Please get in touch. We'd love to hear from you!

events@stroccos.org.uk or 01925 575780

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