Is there an entry fee?
No. This is a free-to-enter challenge event. However, we strongly encourage participants to collect sponsorship towards the work of Christian Aid, since that is the purpose of the Night Hike Challenge. For those who are unable to be sponsored we welcome a small donation to help cover costs of running the event.
Where will the money I raise be going?
You will be walking to raise funds for the international development charity ‘Christian Aid’. Christian Aid is a partnership of people, churches and local organisations committed to ending poverty worldwide. Christian Aid stands together with our global neighbours to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. There will be more details on the night of the specific project work that any money raised will be supporting. To see the impact of money raised during last year’s event, please go to our Your Impact page.
How can I collect Sponsorship?
There are two main ways you can collect sponsorship:
- Using our Sponsorship Form, which is still a very popular method
- Setting up a Just Giving Page. Please make sure you select Christian Aid as your chosen 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 to take part?
Yes, all walkers must be registered. You can register online once registration is open. All walkers must then check-in on the night.
Where do I check-in on the night?
Check in is at St. Luke’s Church, Blackbrook Road, Lodge Moor, Sheffield, S10 4LQ is from 8:00pm, with the Night Hike Challenge starting at 8:30pm. Car parking is available near the church. If you do park, please be careful not to obstruct local residents.
What safety measures are in place?
The Sheffield Night Hike Challenge is a fully marshalled event with Marshalls throughout the routes to ensure that walkers are safe and accounted for at key check points during the night.
First Aid is provided at the checkpoints along the route.
There is also radio cover during the event providing assistance for any emergencies that may arise.
Emergency transport will be provided back to St. Luke’s Church Lodge Moor, from any checkpoint for those unable to complete the route. Please note that 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. There is a mini-bus service from Hathersage back to the start at St Luke’s for anyone undertaking the 9 miles route.
What should I Wear?
Comfortable walking boots or walking shoes are recommended, as it can be muddy. Bring waterproofs and warm clothing. Be prepared for the weather to change, which can happen during the walk.
What should I bring?
- A good torch with spare batteries
- Spare clothing
- Food to eat & drink along the route (though their are refreshments at the 9 mile point in Hathersage)
- A print out of the walk guide (though some will be available on the night)
- Your sponsor sheet
Are there Refreshments available on the routes?
Refreshments, including hot and cold drinks will be available at the start and finish points. Cold drinks will also be available at check points along the route. Bacon cobs and veggie sandwiches will be available at Hathersage Methodist Church Hall (the halfway point).
Are there Toilets on the routes?
Toilet facilities are only available at the start and finish point (St. Luke’s Church), and the halfway point (Hathersage Methodist Church Hall).