Is there an entry fee?
No. This is a free-to-enter event. However, we strongly encourage participants to collect sponsorship towards the work of either Christian Aid or CAFOD, since that is the purpose of the May Day Trek. For those who are unable to be sponsored we welcome a small donation to help cover costs of running the event.
Do I need to register to take part?
All walkers must be registered. Walkers under 18 must have their parent’s or guardian’s consent to take part. Anyone under 14 must be in the care of an adult. We ask people to register in advance of the day to help us know the numbers required for catering or first aid support, however you can register on the day but we ask you to arrive early as this can get busy prior to the 10am start!
How can I collect sponsorship?
There are two main ways you can collect sponsorship:
- Using a sponsorship form, either for Christian Aid or CAFOD, which is still a very popular method.
- Setting up a Just Giving Page. Please make sure you select Christian Aid or CAFOD as your chosen organisation and make it clear in the title the money has been raised by participating in the ‘May Day Trek’.
Are there any rules for the walk?
The organisers of the Sheffield May Day Trek reserve the right to cancel the walk because of inclement weather or for other practical reasons.
The organisers take all reasonable precautions for the safety and welfare of participants, including insurance cover. However, they do only accept walkers who agree to come in their private capacity and entirely at their own risk, and those who comply with the following conditions:
- Obey the marshals in all matters
- To walk between the official ‘First Walker’ and ‘Last Walker’ (this is not a run)
- Do not collect any money during the Trek
- Leave no litter
- Follow the paths
- [11 mile route] : Dogs are permitted on this route, though please keep your dogs on a short lead and clean up after them
- [ 6 mile route] : We are sorry to say that dogs are not permitted on this route. (This is a requirement of our agreement to use the Yorkshire Water concessionary paths on the south side of the reservoirs)
What should I wear?
Comfortable boots or walking shoes, as it can be muddy. Bring waterproofs and warm clothing. Be prepared for the weather, which can change during the walk.
Are there any refreshments and toilets at the event?
Refreshments, including hot and cold drinks will be available at the start and finish centre. Cold drinks will also be available at the check points.
There are toilet facilities at the start and finish centre but none on the route.
What safety measures are in place?
First Aid is provided on route and at the checkpoints. We have Radio cover facilitates across the route with stewards to assist in any emergency arising en route.