Sleep Walk 2017 - FAQs

Event Type: Runs, Walks & Cycles

When: 8th July 2017

Where: Torbay Leisure Centre

Time: 7.30pm - late

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can take part in The Rowcroft Sleep Walk?
All ladies over eight-years-old can take part in The Sleep Walk, no matter what your fitness levels. The Sleep Walk is a ladies-only event but men be more than welcome to volunteer. Find out more about the volunteer roles available ‘ere.

Where will we be walking?
Whether you be walking five or ten miles you’ll set sail from Torbay Leisure Centre. Your voyage will take you past Goodrington Sands, around Roundham Head along to Paignton Seafront where five milers return to Torbay Leisure Centre and ten milers continue to Torquay before returning to Paignton.  

What time will we set off?
You’ll be setting sail at either 7.30pm, 8pm, 8.30pm or 9pm – your start time will be allocated to you closer to the event. You’ll need to arrive at Torbay Leisure Centre around 15 minutes before you set sail so there’s time for ye’all to climb aboard.

How long will it take me to complete the route?
We expect you to walk around three miles an hour which means it will take two hours to complete the five mile route and four for the ten, oooh arrrr.

Will there be somewhere to park?
There be plenty of parking at Quay West car park, we’ll send you a permit nearer the time.

What should I wear?
Some swashbuckling boots, a belt, waist coat and pirate hat! Be as creative as ye like with your Sleep Walk t-shirt but make sure you scallywags wear shoes that are comfortable and have your walker number clearly visible.

What facilities will be available on the route?
There’ll be toilet and refreshment stops throughout your voyage with plenty of other fun and games along the route. Have a look at your route map for more details. 

Do you have any tips on how to fundraise?
We have lots of advice on how to raise as much loot as you can; how about organising a talk like a pirate day or swear jar for the office scallywags; check out our Sleep Walk Fundraising Page for more ideas. You can also download extra copies of your sponsorship form from this website, and download a poster to personalise with your pirate name and how far ye be walking.

Where can I collect my Sleep Walk t-shirt from?
You can pick up yours from any of our Rowcroft shops, find your nearest by clicking ‘ere

I’d like to get involved but am not sure I could complete the route – how else can I help?
We be scouring the seas 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 our volunteers page.

Have a question that’s not answered on this page? Download our full list of FAQs from the Further Information bar on the left, email or speak to a member of our Events Team by calling 01803 217641.

When & Where

Torbay Leisure Centre


Torbay TQ4 6LN

8 Jul 2017 7.30pm - late