FAQs

Where will the money I raise be going?

You will be walking to raise funds for Christian Aid. to find out more about their work go here

How can I collect Sponsorship?

There are two good methods. 1 the good old Sponsorship form – UK, this is still a very popular method, the alternative is to set up a Just Giving page but please make sure you select Christian Aid as your organisation and make it clear in the title the money has been raised by participating in the ‘Sheffield Night Hike Challenge.’

Do I need to Register?

All walkers must be registered.

All walkers must check-in and check-out according to the route they are walking.

– 9 mile : check-in at the start at St. Lukes Church, and check-in at Hathersage Methodist Church Hall.

– 17 mile : in addition to the above, to check-out of Hathersage Methodist Church Hall, and check-in at the finish at St. Lukes Church.

We need to know who is walking at all times. This is for your safety. We need you to check-in and check-out appropriately for your route. If you don’t check-in when you finish (at Hathersage for 9 miles, and at St. Lukes for 17 miles) we will call the Police and Mountain Rescue to come and look for you. If you are walking 17 miles and don’t check-out at Hathersage then we don’t know you are missing.

What shall I Wear?

Comfortable boots or walking shoes, as it can be muddy. Bring waterproofs and warm clothing. Be prepared for the weather, which can change during the walk.

What shall I bring?

A good torch with spare batteries (not just glow sticks!)
– Your sponsor sheet
– Spare clothing
– Food to eat & drink
– Waterproofs
– A print out of the walk guide (if possible)

Are there Refreshments on the walks?

Refreshments, including hot and cold drinks will be available at the start and finish centre. Cold drinks will also be available at the check points, bacon and veggie sandwiches will be available at the halfway point at Hathersage Methodist Church.

Are there Toilets on the walk?

Toilet facilities will be available at the start and finish centre (St. Luke’s Church), and halfway at the Hathersage Methodist Church Hall check point.

Is there an entry fee?

No this is a free event to participate in but we welcome donations to help run the event and of course your sponsorship is what makes a difference around the world!

Is there First Aid?

Yes this is provided on route at the checkpoints. Radio cover facilitates the event and provides assistance for any emergency arising en route, marshalls are positioned with emergency contact details and we have several check-ins to make sure everyone is safe and accounted for.

Is Emergency Transport provided and can I drop out from the 9 mile point?

There will be transport back to the start from the checkpoints for those unable to complete the route.

Walkers who reach the halfway point at Hathersage Methodist Church after midnight are considered to be walking too slowly and will not be allowed to continue. Transport will be provided back to the finish centre at St. Luke’s Church.

There is a mini-bus service from Hathersage back to the start at St Luke’s for anyone undertaking the 9 miles route.