Family Walk (4.5km)
Who can take part?
All age groups are welcome to take part however, due to the nature of the terrain and distance of the of the routes...
Minors are the responsibility of, and must be accompanied by, a responsible adult for the duration of the event. Children under the age of 5 may take part at the discretion of their parent (s)**
Anyone over the age of 75 should contact the event organiser directly for further information.
Large family groups (3 or more children) must be supervised by more than one adult.
** See the note about transportation below.
The 4.5km Family Route:
This offers a lovely riverside section through woodland, a moderate climb up Morebattle Hill (lovely views) and a downhill charge to the finish.
And let's not forget we have our mini challenge for all our young (and young at heart) participants to keep them entertained along the route!
Total ascent is about 140m.
The route will be a combination of tracks and footpaths with a small section on the road. This will be a marked route with checkpoints, and a marshall will shepherd you across the only tricky road-crossing.
THE SMALL PRINT!
(Essential Information and Regulations)
The safe and successful running of this event depends upon you following some simple rules, these are provided with all the event information, below. Please read through these before completing the registration form at the bottom of this page.
Sponsorship forms can be managed online at BMyCharity. This enables us to receive the sponsor money directly and saves you the hassle of collecting it in after the event. A link will be sent to you once you have registered. If you'd prefer a paper sponsor form, you can download a printable one here.
There is no minimum sponsorship amount for this event. We suggest that each participant aims to raise £15 or more in sponsorship.
Registration is now open! and will remain open until we reach maximum capacity for the event, so make sure you register today!
ON THE DAY:
The start time for the family walk is between 12:00 and 1:00 and you will need to check in with us at Base Camp at Mowhaugh (near Town Yetholm)... we'll be in the big tent!.
We will provide some refreshments on completion of your route.
- What to bring.
A good, sturdy pair of footwear is essential for all participants.
And please ensure you bring waterproofs and warm layers as appropriate. Suncream may also be necesssary. Refreshments will be provided at the end of the route but we advise that you carry a drink and snack with you.
And don't forget to bring some pennies for picking up team merchandise at the end of the walk!
Unfortunately we are unable to accept dogs this year.
The only toilets are at Base Camp.
If you wish to withdraw form your route you MUST report to the nearest checkpoint, who will arrange the safest route off the hill for you.
- Route alterations and cancellations.
The route details provided on this site are provisional. The Border Search and Rescue Unit reserves the right to make any last minute changes to the route/event. Where possible, we will notify you of any significant changes to the route in advance. In the extremely unlikely event that we have to cancel the event we will contact you as soon as possible before the event (by the email you provide on the registration form and/or via the local radio station - Radio Borders).
- Please follow the country code. We can only stage the walk with the co-operation of local landowners. Please return their kindness by making sure you leave NO litter and cause no damage. Fences should only be crossed at designated crossing points (almost always gates).
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
but you can still register on Sunday morning atMorebattle village hall.
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