What you need to know
The walk will begin at Himley Hall at 11am. You’ll need to sign in at the registrations desk when you arrive so that we know you’re there and then you’ll be clearly directed to the starting point. Registration opens at 9am.
Please park at Wolverhampton Racecourse on the day. There will be free coaches available between the Racecourse and Himley Hall all day to make it easier for you. Coaches will depart from the Racecourse from 8.45am, and will leave as and when they are full until all walkers are at Himley Hall for the start. If you would prefer to park at Himley in the morning there will be return bus transfers available between 3.30pm and 5pm from the Racecourse back to Himley Hall but please be aware that you will be required to pay for a Pay & Display parking ticket at Himley Hall.
The walk will end at Wolverhampton Racecourse, where there will be lots of fun going on to welcome you over the finish line! Look out for face painting, bouncy castles, Walk For Dreams 2017 merchandise for sale and of course a place to buy a drink! We will be showing the Wimbledon Tennis Final on the big screen and you’ll even be able to buy a bowl of strawberries and cream! There will also be the chance to grab some delicious food and re-fuel. Why not invite friends and family (even those who aren’t walking) to watch you complete the walk and join in with you for the celebrations?
Don’t miss out on this year’s official Walk For Dreams t-shirt or another piece of merchandise for this year’s walk! These will be for sale at both the start and finish line.
Other bits ‘n’ bobs to know about the day
- Toilets are located at both the start and finish venues and at two rest stops along the route: The Hollybush Inn in Penn and Sainsbury’s Raglan St.
- Water will be available at each rest stop
- Food and refreshments will be available to buy at Himley Hall and the Racecourse
- St John’s Ambulance will be around throughout the day
Please make sure you keep an eye on the weather in the days preceding the walk and come prepared for all eventualities. We’d suggest you bring the following:
- A hat in case it’s sunny – you’ll be out walking for a few hours.
- A bottle of water – there will be some water stations along the route but it’s always best to have some with you in case you need extra.
- A jumper – just in case it clouds over.
- A waterproof coat – in case there are showers NB: it’s easier to walk in a group with raincoats on rather than with umbrellas.
- Suncream – better to be prepared than to get burnt!
- Plasters – for blisters just in case your trainers stop being comfy.
- Snacks – there are plenty of places to stop along the route but it won’t hurt to have a couple of treats with you just in case you’re feeling low on energy.