Midnight Walk Ipswich 2021

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Trinity Park

Felixstowe Road



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Join us for the 2021 Midnight Walk for St Elizabeth Hospice

About this event

The Midnight Walk is our flagship sponsored walk through the outskirts of Ipswich. The walk is for men and women and you can choose to take on the 10km or half marathon route to raise vital funds for the hospice. This year's walk will take place on the 2nd of October 2021. Make sure you dress up to shine bright and glow through the night and join us for the biggest party in Suffolk! Not only does the walk give you the chance to party, it also gives you time to remember those who mean the most to you. 

Join us for our 2021 Midnight Walk and support your local community. We're back and want to make this year's event bigger than ever!

Entrants must be 10 years of age or over on 2 October 2021.Any walker under the age of 18 must include the name and authorisation of the parent/guardian who will be accompanying them on the walk on their registration form.

Before you register please ensure you read our terms and conditions here

Midnight Walk 2021 COVID-19 Booking Guarantee

By signing up to the Midnight Walk 2021 we’d like to reassure you that if for any reason the physical event cannot take place on the 2nd of October due to COVID-19 that we will provide you with an alternative event (whether this be a virtual challenge or a postponed date). If you cannot make the new date, we will refund your registration fee (excluding Eventbrite booking fee) if it is requested within 2 weeks of the new date being announced. After that time we won’t be able to process refunds.

Frequently Asked Questions

T-shirt design?

Please note that due to the the cancellation of the 2020 Midnight Walk event, t-shirts were ordered last year, this means that if you took part in the Virtual Midnight Walk 2020 then the t-shirt design and colour will be the same for the 2021 event to avoid wastage.

How far are the routes?

There is a choice of 10km or a half marathon.

Where will the walk take us? 

The Midnight Walk will take walkers through the outskirts of Ipswich starting and finishing in Trinity Park. Both routes will pass the hospice on Foxhall Road and the half marathon route will also take walkers along the waterfront. A map of the walk will be sent out in your walker pack (from February onwards)

Is a map of the routes available?

A map of the routes will be posted out to you with your walker pack. 

Do I need to specify which route I will take on the night?

When you register, you will be asked what route you will be taking, 10km or half marathon. The timings for the evening, including the departure times of different groups, are given below:

19:30: Gates open

21:00: All walkers leave Trinity Park, Ipswich

Will there be parking on the night?

Yes, there will be parking available on the night at Trinity Park. This will cost £1 per vehicle so please bring change with you if you’d like to park your car. All proceeds from the car park will go straight to the hospice.

Where is registration on the night?

Registration will take place on the night in the Cattle Shed at Trinity Park, Ipswich. This will be signposted.

Are there any lockers/storage facilities to leave things at the start? No 

How much does it cost to take part? 

The registration fee is £13 (+ Eventbrite booking fee) throughout the whole sales process. In order to receive a t-shirt you must sign up before 23:59 on the 10th of August. After this point you will not receive a t-shirt and there will be no spares on the night. This is to save the hospice money and reduce waste.

The ticket price covers the cost of administration, refreshments on route and your medal. If you have signed up before 23:59 on the 10th of August you will also receive a Midnight Walk t-shirt in the post. The booking fee helps the hospice cover our Eventbrite costs.

When do I get my T-shirt?

To receive a t-shirt you must sign up before 23:59 on the 10th of August 2021. This year there will be no t-shirt collections, all t-shirts will be posted to participants closer to the event.

Unfortunately we are unable to change the T-shirt size you request when you sign up as all are made to order.

Do I have to raise a certain amount of money? 

We ask each participant to raise as much sponsorship as possible. By raising £120 you will fund a home visit to a patient living with a terminal illness by one of our health care assistants, enabling them to stay at home and prevent unwanted hospital admissions. 

You can download a paper Sponsor Form here. Please ensure each individual’s details are added. Gift Aid cannot be claimed without these.

Can I collect sponsorship from people online?

You can create your own Just Giving page with details of what you are doing, when and why. You can email links to your friends, family and colleagues anywhere in the world and they can donate online by debit or credit card. St Elizabeth Hospice automatically receives any donations made via your page. Simply visit www.justgiving.org.uk.

Can I Gift Aid my donation?

You can ask each person that sponsors you to Gift Aid their donation by ticking the Gift Aid box on your sponsor form, if they are a UK taxpayer or pay Capital Gains Tax.  For every £1 they donate, we receive an extra 25p.

What else can I do to raise money?

Many employers will match fund the amounts their employees fundraise. Why not speak with your employer and ask them if they will do this. It is quick and simple and won’t cost you a thing. Usually all they require is a letter from us confirming what you have raised and we will happily provide you with this.

How do I hand in my sponsor money?

Please send cheques to: Midnight Walk Team, St Elizabeth Hospice, 565 Foxhall Road, Ipswich, IP3 8LX.  Alternatively, you can bring the money to the Ipswich Hospice.

If you have set up a St Elizabeth Hospice Giving page, we automatically receive all donations made through the website, so you don't need to do anything!

How long will the walk take?

The walk will take approximately two-four hours for a fit walker but there is no rush and we encourage all participants to go at their own pace.  

The event is definitely not a race and there will be no pressure to finish in a certain time.  There will be lead walkers as well as walkers at the back of the pack to ensure the last participants return safely.  

Will there be any refreshments? 

There will be refreshments on both the 10km route and the half marathon route. There will be hot drinks waiting for you when you return to Trinity Park where you started. We recommend you bring water to take with you when you walk.

Will there be toilets on route?

Toilet facilities will be available at the start/finish, the rest point on the half marathon route and at the hospice stop where both routes pass through.

Will it be safe? 

Your safety is of the utmost importance to us. The event has been organised in conjunction with Suffolk Constabulary and the route will be well marshalled by volunteers.

I'm in a wheelchair? Can I still take part?

Please contact us to discuss further. Call 01473 707043 or email midnightwalk@stelizabethhospice.org.uk 

What do I need to wear?

We recommend that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes.  Your registration fee includes a T-shirt and we are encouraging all participants to dress up for this year's theme!

Can I bring pets?

No pets or animals are permitted on the Midnight Walk except guide dogs.

Do I have to be fit?

No, you can take it at your own pace.  We do recommend that you should train before taking part and that you feel comfortable that you will be able to complete a long run or walk.  The Midnight Walk is a fun event, designed for you to take at your own pace; it is not a race. 

How old do I need to be?

Entrants must be 10 years of age or over on 2 October 2021.Any walker under the age of 18 must include the name and authorisation of the parent/guardian who will be accompanying them on the walk on their registration form.

Can I walk with a group of my friends?

To make administration easier, we would encourage all groups of walkers to give themselves a group name. When signing up on Eventbrite you will be given the option to add in your group name.

Is there any other way I can support the event/Hospice?

If you are taking part, please spread the word amongst your colleagues, family, friends and neighbours. We also need a lot of volunteer support to help the event run smoothly; to get involved, contact the Midnight Walk team.

If you are taking on your challenge in memory of someone special , why not set up a tribute fund and grow your memory fund through your fundraising . The tribute fund has an area where you can enter your event and share through social media. It has a totaliser so you can see how well you are doing. Add photos of your event it will inspire people to support you and your special tribute fund .

Set up your fund here http://stelizabeth.muchloved.org/g_home.aspx  if you require assistance in setting a tribute fund up please call 01473 723600 and we can assist in doing this.

 St Elizabeth Hospice Tribute Funds are easy to set up and last forever, keeping memories alive.

I can't find an answer to my question, what do I do?

If your question has not been answered, you can email us at midnightwalk@stelizabethhospice.org.uk or call on 01473 707043

Please note that the route distances are approximate and rounded to the nearest mile.

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Trinity Park

Felixstowe Road



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Organiser St Elizabeth Hospice

Organiser of Midnight Walk Ipswich 2021

St Elizabeth Hospice aims to improve life for people living with progressive and terminal illnesses.

Our work is centred on the individual's needs and we provide specialist support wherever it is needed; whether that is in your home, in the community or at our hospice. We offer expert care and support to help patients, and their families, maximise the potential from the time they have left.

We make no charges for our services and although we get some NHS support, the majority of our income comes through public support, either directly through fundraising, donations and volunteers, or through profits made by our retail teams.

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