Frequently Asked Questions
All ladies over eight-years-old can take part in The Rowcroft Sleep Walk, no matter what your fitness level. The event is for ladies-only but men are more than welcome to volunteer. Find out more about volunteering by clicking here (insert link).
Whether you choose the five or ten-mile route, you’ll begin your walk at the Riviera International Conference Centre. All of our walkers will stroll along the beautiful Torquay sea front, around the marina and head out towards Preston. Those tackling five miles will turn around at Hollicombe Park, where the ever-popular Lights of Love will be located, while ten-milers continue on to Preston Green, Paignton and through to Torbay Leisure Centre, before making tracks back to the RICC.
You’ll start your walk at either 7.00, 7.30 or 8pm – just in time to catch the beautiful sunset over the Bay! Your start time will be allocated to you closer to the event. You’ll need to arrive at the RICC around 15 minutes before that time.
Most people walk at around three miles per hour, which means it should take two hours to complete the five-mile route and around four hours for the 10-mile route.
Parking will be available at the RICC car park; we’ll send you a permit nearer the time.
The theme of ‘Girls Night Out’ can mean whatever you want it to! Be as creative as you like; customise your Sleep Walk t-shirt, sling on some sparkles, glam-up with glitter or jog along in your joggers! Just make sure you wear shoes that are comfortable enough to complete the course and that you have your walker number clearly visible.
There’ll be toilet and refreshment stops with plenty of other fun and games along the route. Have a look at our website and your route map for more details.
Your entry fee only covers the cost of running the event, so your sponsorship money is what we rely on to be able to deliver patient care to those who really need it. We also know that fundraising isn’t always easy and that we aren’t the only charity asking you for your hard-earned cash, so we’ve put together lots of advice on how to raise as much sponsorship as you can on our ‘Fundraising Pack’, which you can download from the website or call us and we’ll send one in the post. Alternatively, you can also now make a one-off donation if asking for sponsorship really isn’t your thing, just take a look at our website for more details.
You can pick up yours from any of our Rowcroft shops between Monday 1 April (TBC) and Wednesday 26 June. Find your nearest Rowcroft shop by clicking here.
We are currently looking for volunteers to help out on the night and would love you to join us. Find out more and sign up to help today by visiting the volunteers page on this website.