Registration has officially opened for the 2018 Saffery Rotary Walk, Guernsey’s only around-the-island walk, offering participants early-bird prices for those who sign up before 31 January 2018.
Walkers who register by 31 January will pay a discounted price of £20, after which the regular registration fee will be £25.
Due to the success of the relay team option, walkers will once again be able to take part as a relay team with a maximum of seven people in each team. The early-bird price of £100 for team registration will be available until 31 January, after which the regular team registration fee will be £140.
Next year’s Saffery Rotary Walk takes place on Saturday 9 June and the organisers are hoping to encourage a record number of participants.
Chair of the Walk’s organising committee, Simon Milsted, said: “Last year we had over 900 walkers take on the 39 mile challenge including 27 relay teams and the widest possible inclusion of walkers from throughout the Guernsey community. The walk’s innovation, accessibility and inclusivity was recognised at this year’s Guernsey Community Awards which led to us winning the Organising Committee of the Year award. We are incredibly proud of this and hope to continue to build on the success of the 2017 walk and encourage even more people to sign-up and challenge themselves.”
The walk is divided into sections by a number of checkpoints along the route, with each section being between four and eight miles in length and of varied levels of difficulty.
Participants can register by going to the event’s website: www.safferyrotarywalk.com and signing up to the fundraising platform Race Nation which also enables people to raise sponsorship and donate through a secure server.
Director at Saffery Champness and head of the firm’s CSR activity, Lisa Vizia said: “Supporting local community projects is central to our approach to CSR. As sponsors of the Walk, we are excited to continue our work with the committee to make this year’s event as successful as last year. It’s an honour to sponsor an event which helps so many deserving charitable projects on the island, is accessible to everyone and encourages lots of people to get active while enjoying Guernsey’s beautiful coastline.”
Walkers complete the challenge in aid of a range of local charities and not for profit organisations, all of which operate in Guernsey and the Bailiwick. The 2018 recipients will be announced in January.