GWC10K

Virtual tickets are now available for the GWC10K 2022!

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Tickets are now available for the GWC10K 2023!

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About the event

The 30th edition of the GWK 10K will be run on 16 July 2023, with all proceeds being donated as usual to Young Lives Vs Cancer. We are going all out for the 30th anniversary of this event, and there will be another fun, family festival at the finish at Sampford Peverell playing fields. There’ll be refreshment stations all along the picturesque route from Tiverton Canal Basin and when you finish your walk or run, you’ll be able to enjoy a day of great entertainment, with live music, games, a bar, raffles and much more.

If you missed out on running the 2022 10k, we’ve got good news for you. There’s no need to wait for 2023 to do your bit for this awesome charity – you can still enter and run the 2022 race virtually.

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Start Line: Tiverton Canal Basin, The Moorings, Canal Hill, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 4HX.

Finish Line / Festival: Sampford Peverell Playing Fields, Whitnage Road, Sampford Peverell, Tiverton, EX16 7BU.

2022 event video

2019 event video

2022 event video

2019 event video

Sponsorship

The £33 Challenge:This year we are encouraging all of our participants to raise £33 each in sponsorship for their efforts on the day. If every participant from 2018 raised just £33, we could have funded a room in a Home from Home for more than 18 months.

£8could help pay for a DVD to help prepare a young person with cancer to return to school, helping them keep up with their studies and deal with the challenges of meeting friends and teachers after their experience.

£20could pay for a Play Specialist to help a child prepare for and cope with treatment, by using models, toys and photos to explain what will happen. When a child is calm, treatment can be given more easily and can also be more effective.

£33could pay for a family to stay overnight in one of the Homes from Home, providing free self-catering accommodation near to specialist children’s cancer treatment centres, which are often many miles from a family’s own home.

£170could pay for a Young Lives Vs Cancer grant. Cancer can have a huge effect on a family’s finances and a YLVC grant is offered to children and young people with cancer, and their families, as soon as they arrive at the hospital to help meet the sudden extra costs that a cancer diagnosis can bring.

FAQ - 10K

You can either park at the finish line in Tiverton Parkway overflow car park free of charge donated by APCOA and catch the shuttle bus to the start line for a cost of £2 or there is limited parking at the Canal Basin (subject to charges). You should refrain from parking on Canal Hill as this will cause problems and be mindful of people when you are parking in housing estates.
No, your number will be at the registration desk ready to collect. You should get an email in the week leading up to the event allocating you a number and registration desk to go to on the day. Please ensure the details on the reverse of your running bib are correct.
You can bring your dog if you are walking, however, they must be kept on leads and under control at all times. Please ensure you pick up after your dog and use the bins provided.
Places on the bus can be reserved as part of your booking process but cannot be guaranteed for anyone on the day and are available on a limited basis. Each journey is a cost of £2 per person.
There are plenty of bridges along the route, some of which are really good places to stop and watch the Runners/Walkers go by. The bridges that we would recommend are: Manley Bridge, the car park on the left just before you get to Tiverton Road Bridge and Greenway Bridge. We also have a large finish line where you can wait for participants whilst enjoying the festival which is free to enter.
There will be live music, food stalls, facepainting, bouncy castles and other entertainment for you to enjoy after the Walk/Run. This will be finishing at approximately 16:30.
Yes. We will have refreshment stations along the route with water and squash available. At the Festival, there will be various food stalls from Hog roast to sweets & cakes and also a bar provided by The Globe Inn.
There are no toilets along the route but there are toilets at the Canal Basin and also at the Finish Line.
You will be able to participate in the Walk, but due to the narrow towpath, pushchairs, wheelchairs or mobility scooters will not be able to participate with the Runners. As there are steps at the exit of the canal, an alternative route near the end of the walk be clearly marked.
You can participate in the Walk at any age. To participate in the Run, you must be 16 or over. Anyone under 16's must be accompanied by a registered adult.
Yes it will ! The Walk and Run will continue whatever the weather ! Obviously we will have to consider what entertainment we will be able to provide at the Festival, this may have to be reduced slightly if it is raining – however there will definitely still be food stalls, bar and live bands performing.
Yes, you can run with your friends as long as you register as a Group when registering online. If you do not register as a group, you will be put into your running category dependant on the time you select to complete a 10k.
Group bookings are available but will need to be made by a responsible adult. Children under 16 will need to be accompanied at all times.
Scooters are fine – especially for young children. Bikes are not recommended for Health and Safety reasons.
Unfortunately not due to the amount of admin. Running numbers are all pre-populated and will be ready for collection on the day with your personal details.
The event is called the 10k however it is slightly longer at just over 11k. For this reason, we will be going the extra mile for Young Lives Vs Cancer with the finish line in the field where there will be plenty to do at the festival. There will be a YLVC flag at the 10k point as well as the official timer.

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Lucho Dillitos Promotion Rules

  1. The competition starts 8PM 16/04/2021 and ends midnight 06/01/2022
  2. To enter the competition, the participant has to submit a selfie of themselves with the official GWC10k medal as a comment to the pinned Lucho Dillitos Facebook post our Facebook Page https //www.facebook.com/gwc10k
  3. Valid entries must picture a registered participant of the 2021 Virtual GWC10k and the official medal
  4. Picture entries which do not fully meet the criteria may by exception be accepted as valid at the discretion of the GWC10K committee
  5. All decisions by the GWC10K committee on which entry qualifies as a valid entry are final
  6. Email submissions may be made to charity@adopstar.com
  7. Three winners will be picked by the GWC10K committee, who each get to choose one box of 27 LUCHO DILLITOS energy blocks in an available flavour of their choice. Flavours are subject to availability and will be communicated to the winner when they claim their prize
  8. This prize has no cash value and cannot be exchanged for cash, credit or another product
  9. The prize will be shipped to each winner by LUCHO DILLIOTS. For this purpose, the winner will need to agree that their full name & postal address be passed onto LUCHO DILLITOS and their chosen courier to fullfil their the shipment
  10. Personal details will be processed and stored in accordance to the general GWC10K GDPR guidelines
  11. Winners will be announced on Facebook and are expected to claim their prize within 14 days of the announcement. Unclaimed prizes after that period will be offered to one runner up per prize
  12. In the unlikely event that extraordinary circumstances make shipping the prize to the winner impossible, the GWC10K committee reserves the right to replace the winning prize for a similar prize, defined as such based on equivalent retail value
No, No, this is a fun run to help raise money for Young Lives Vs Cancer but feel free to time your run on a personal device and try to beat your PB.

FAQ - Festival

Dogs are permitted on the field, however, they must be kept on leads and under control at all times. Please ensure you pick up after your dog and use the bins provided.
You can park at Tiverton Parkway overflow car park free of charge donated by APCOA.
There will be a bus at 4pm to Tiverton Canal Basin & 4:30pm to Cullompton. Each journey is a cost of £1 per person. Seats will be on a first come first served basis and not guaranteed unless prebooked on Eventbrite.
There will be live music, food stalls, facepainting, bouncy castles and other entertainment finishing at approximately 4:30pm.
Yes. At the Festival, there will be various food stalls from Hog roast to sweets & cakes and also a bar provided by The Globe Inn.
There are toilets in the club house and also portaloos.
Yes it will ! Obviously we will have to consider what entertainment we will be able to provide at the Festival, this may have to be reduced slightly if it is raining – however there will definitely still be food stalls, bar and live bands performing.
We will have 250 chairs to use however its recommended to bring chairs or a picnic blanket if you arrive later in the day.
Absolutely. There will be inflatables and entertainment with music also suitable for childrens ears !

Nobody thinks Cancer will happen to their child, until it does. Cancer doesn’t discriminate. Today, 12 more children and young people will hear the devastating news that they have cancer but, thanks to Young Lives Vs Cancer, they won’t have to face it alone.

From diagnosis, Young Lives Vs Cancer's specialist care teams will step in to help, support and guide by providing a package of tailored support including free self-catering accommodation, social workers and specialist nurses to each young cancer patient and their family.

In 2019 Young Lives Vs Cancer supported just over 148 families in Devon with their very own Home from Home in Bristol, alleviating the financial cost of accommodation and allowing families to stay together during the toughest times.

Young Lives Vs Cancer also provide six Specialist Nurses and three Social Workers in Devon to support the young person at their home, school or workplace to minimise disruption, while still providing with the emotional, medical and financial support they need. We can only do this thanks to incredible supporters like you.

If you would like to hear more about the amazing work they do to support young people with cancer as well as similar events to the Grand Western Canal 10k, then please let us know how you would prefer to hear from us

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