Walker Information

Thank you for showing an interest in joining us for the 47th Guernsey World Aid Walk, sponsored by Sarnia Hotels Guernsey. We have put together some information for walkers, including some instructions which are intended, as far as possible, to secure your own comfort and safety. Please note, this event is a ‘walk’, so we cannot take responsibility for anyone who chooses to run the course.

Walker Number

For insurance purposes, all walkers must have a unique Walker Number. You should receive this in the email confirming your registration.  Please make a note of it.  On the day of the Walk, please check in at the Start Table (see times below) and quote your Walker Number to collect your pin-on identification number.  If you print out a sponsorship form, put your name and Walker Number on it, and bring it on the day, as this will speed up the process for picking up your pin-on number and it will be stamped and ready for collection at the end of the Walk, as proof that you’ve completed the Walk.

Sponsorship money and paper forms

As a Guernsey World Aid Walker we would encourage you to ask as many sponsors as possible to pledge money for your efforts. People can also donate to the charities benefitting from the Walk here. Once you have registered, you can collect sponsorship money via your Race Nation personal online fundraising page.  A link will be sent to you by email. You might also like to print out a sponsorship form, so that you can collect sponsorship money in cash; this will also enable you to pick up your pin-on number quickly on the day, by handing it in at the Start table.  Please write your name and Walker Number on the sponsorship form in the space provided, even if you’ve collected money online. Do pick it up after the walk if you still have more sponsorship money to collect. Arrangements for payment of sponsorship money after the Walk are detailed on the sponsorship form. If you bring sponsorship monies with you on the day of the Walk they should be handed in with your sponsorship form when you collect your pin-on number from the Start Table. Sponsorship monies can also be handed in, after you have finished the Walk, to the Treasury Team in the Inner Street, Market Square. If you don’t bring sponsorship monies on the day, your sponsorship form still needs to be handed in when you collect your paper number, so that it can be stamped to show your sponsors that you have done the Walk. Please note that the sponsorship form is not available to download from the website.  If you haven’t got one, please check for a link in the email confirming your registration.  If you haven't received this email, please visit the How to Enter page for support information or the Contact Us directly.

Route and map

This year’s route is the same as last year and is anti-clockwise – please make yourself familiar with the route and remember to follow the signs on the day. A link to the World Aid Walk Guernsey Map will be on your confirmation email or a printed version sent to you if you entered by post.

Start and Checkpoints

The Guernsey Walk (click here for info on the Herm Walk) starts at 9am at Market Square and finishes at 4:30pm at Market Square and will be held whatever the weather. Check-in tables at the Market Square will be open from 8am. When you arrive in the morning you will need to check in to receive your pin-on Walker Number. If you have a sponsorship form, write your name and Walker Number on it and hand it in in exchange for your pin-on number. Please wear this number using the pins provided in order to identify you as a participant of the World Aid Walk, and ensure your number is noted by the marshal at each checkpoint. If you wish to stop walking at any point please inform a marshal. The three checkpoints are as follows. Please note the closing times: Vale Douzaine Room                  9:30 – 11:30 Port Soif                                        10:00 – 12:30 Les Beaucamps High School    11:30 – 15:30

Safety

Road Safety is of utmost importance for your own sake and the welfare of other road users. Please stay on the marked route and take extra care when crossing roads, ensuring you follow Marshals’ instructions and respect their authority. Observe the traffic code for pedestrians:
  1. Where a pavement exists, please use it;
  2. Where there is no pavement, walk on the right facing oncoming traffic;
  3. Do not walk more than two abreast;
  4. Cross main roads only at pedestrian crossings, or where you can be seen easily by motorists.
DISCLAIMER: All participants in the Walk take part at their own risk and the organisers and committee of the World Aid Walk accept no responsibility for personal accidents. Care will be taken by the organisers to try to ensure the safety of walkers. Walkers hereby indemnify the organisers from and against any liability arising from their participation in the Walk.  


  • The World Aid Walk is sponsored by:
    Standard Chartered



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