South Shields Memory Walk Plus, Bents Exhibition Park
Date: Saturday 05 October 2019
- Walk type:
- Memory Walk Plus
- Arrive from:
- Walk starts:
- Meeting point:
Bents Exhibition Park
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Register for this walk
With every step you will help change the lives of people affected by dementia – now and in the future. Register yourself or a team, and start fundraising today!
Walk extra miles and make extra memories with Memory Walk Plus, an event for those wanting to go the distance, for a world without dementia.
Sign up or join a team and pledge to raise £200 each to help defeat dementia today. Once registered, start your fundraising and smash your target! Every pound you raise will change the lives of people affected by dementia – now and in the future. Find out more below and in our factsheet.
Registrations close Thursday 26 September.
Please note unfortunately we cannot accept under 16's for this event, due to the challenging nature of the walk.
What you'll get from us:
- A Regatta training guide to help prepare for your Memory Walk Plus - available as 4 week and 10 week versions
- A Memory Walk Plus t-shirt to wear on the day
- An exciting welcome pack with helpful hints and tips
- A finisher’s medal to celebrate your amazing achievement
- Chip timing to track your walk time
- Free refreshments at our walk checkpoint
- Regular updates from our team
Who will you walk with?
Train, walk and fundraise together at Memory Walk Plus. Walking as part of a team is a great way to make the most of your challenge and share extra miles and extra memories together. If you create a team, your friends and family will be able to register individually using the team code and link sent in your welcome email. Please note Memory Walk Plus is only suitable for walkers over the age of 16 and no dogs are currently allowed on our routes.
Not sure if Memory Walk Plus is for you? You can sign up for a shorter walk taking place on the same day here.
What to expect
The route will take you up Sea Road to join the stunning coastal paths of Souter Lighthouse and the Leas. Follow the trail along to Whitburn, Sunderland, before heading back to South Tyneside. The route has a mix of terrain, including compact paths, pavement and gravel – there are some muddy patches in wet weather so please wear suitable footwear. Please note all routes and distances are subject to change.
For more information about the walk, including what to bring on the day and FAQs, check out the event factsheet.
The route will start and finish at Bents Exhibition Park, where you can get ready for your Memory Walk Plus in our walk village. Join fellow walkers who are all eager to go the extra mile, warm up and go! Before you set off take a moment to reflect on who you are walking for by leaving a message on the Memory Tree. Please note the event site is on grass.
How to get there
Memory Walk will start and finish at Bents Exhibition Park which is located just off Sea Road, right by the beach.
There is no dedicated event parking, please use city centre parking and public transport. Visit South Tyneside council website for information on parking charges. Bents Exhibition Park is 1.5km walk from South Shields metro station, and there are several bus routes that run close by.
To keep South Tyneside environmentally friendly, please choose the most sustainable method of transport and car share where possible.
Registration will close Thursday 26th September 2019 and you will not be able to register at the event. So sign up now and get your team members to do so too!