Tiverton Canal Walk
Tiverton Canal Run
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About the event

Enter our virtual GWC10k anytime and complete it by the 31st of December 2020 to be rewarded with our beautiful 2020 medal, whilst raising vital funds for CLIC Sargent!

In July 2019 we raised a whopping £22,637 for CLIC Sargent. We hope by going virtual, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year, we can still count on you to help raise a meaningful amount for the charity.

With virtual challenges and competitions along the way, we will be working hard to ensure your virtual experience will be fun and memorable!

All proceeds raised will be donated to CLIC Sargent.

We update our social media regularly, with all the latest news and challenges, so please like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter to stay up to date!

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.

2019 event video

2019 event video

Programme

More details will be released as soon as we have them.

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 CLIC Sargent Home from Homes for more than 18 months.

£8 could 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.

£20 could pay for a CLIC Sargent 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.

£33 could pay for a family to stay overnight in one of CLIC Sargent’s 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.

£170 could pay for a CLIC Sargent grant. Cancer can have a huge effect on a family’s finances and a CLIC Sargent grant is offered to children and young people with cancer, and their families, as soon as they come into contact with us to help meet the sudden extra costs that a cancer diagnosis can bring.

FAQ

No, your number will be at the registration desk ready to collect. Please ensure the details on the reverse 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.
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. At the finishline, there will be free parking donated by APCOA in the overflow car park at Tiverton Parkway Station.
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.
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.
There will be a BBQ along with a live music, facepainting, bouncy castles, stalls and other entertainment for you to enjoy after the Walk/Run. This will be finishing at 16:00.
Yes. We will have refreshment stations along the route with water and squash available. At the Festival, there will be various food stalls from BBQ to sweets & cakes.
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 12 or over. In either case 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 Family Festival, this may have to be reduced slightly if it is raining – however there will definitely still be a BBQ and a live band 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.
Children between 12-16 years may participate in the run however a responsible adult will need to complete the booking process and children must be accommpanied by a registered adult at all times.
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.
If you purchase a t-shirt or vest online, these will be waiting for you at the registration desk on the day. We will have a limited stock available for purchase on the day.
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 CLIC Sargent with the finish line in the field where there will be plenty to do at the festival.
When do I get my running number, bus ticket and t-shirt/vest? Running numbers need to be collected at registration on the date at Tiverton Canal Basin. You will also be given bus tickets (unless on the Cullompton -Tiverton Parkway - Start Line route which will be emailed.) T-shirts & Vests will also be at the registration desks waiting for you.

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 CLIC Sargent, they won’t have to face it alone.

From diagnosis, CLIC Sargent’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.

Last year CLIC Sargent 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.

CLIC Sargent 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 CLIC Sargent do to support young lives vs 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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