On Saturday 20th October, come and join hundreds of others supporting Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice on a sponsored night time walk.
Registration opens: 6pm
Walk starts: 7pm
Starting at 7pm from Leeds Beckett Headingley campus, there is an option of a 10K or 5K route around the surrounding streets.
Remember lost loved ones
Both routes will pass through Wheatfields Hospice; there, you can make a visit to our Starlight Garden where you can leave a special message to lost loved ones as well as enjoy some well-earned refreshments.
Team or individual entry
Sign up individually or select 'Team' entry, name your team and then sign up/invite friends, family and colleagues to hike with you! There is no limit on how many members your team can have so don't be shy.
Whether you’re walking in memory of a loved one, for fun or just to support your local charity, make sure you sign up for the Starlight Hike and support Wheatfields.
Sign up for Wheatfields Starlight Hike
I have enjoyed supporting Wheatfields Hospice ever since I lost my Mum in January 2010. The Sue Ryder Nurses who visited her at home enabled her to have the end of life care that she wanted.
"I’m looking forward to enjoying the atmosphere and Starlight Hike experience with the girls that work for me. We don’t always get the opportunity to hang out together so it will be nice to do something fun!"
Wheatfields Starlight Hike FAQs
What time does the walk start?
The walk will start from Leeds Beckett University Campus at 7.00pm. Registration will open at 6.00pm. There’ll be lots of pre-walk entertainment to enjoy and get the party started.
Where does the route go?
There is a choice of two routes - a 10K and shorter 5K.
Both the routes follow public footpaths through Headingley before going through Meanwood with the 5K returning back to the university campus, and the longer 10K route going onto Moortown before returning back to the Headingley. Both routes will involve a stop at Wheatfields Hospice for a visit to the Starlight Garden.
Are children allowed to walk?
Yes, children are permitted to walk but must be accompanied by a legal parent or guardian at all times. Everyone taking part in the walk must complete a registration form.
Please note that as the route is on public footpaths bikes and scooters are not permitted. Children's buggies are permitted.
What about dogs?
Unfortunately, as dogs are not permitted in the start/finish venue, we are unable to allow dogs on the walk.
What do I need to bring with me?
Please make sure you have your ticket, which you can download or print off when you’ve completed your registration. We will register people by surname on the evening of the walk.
Please also come dressed appropriately for the weather, especially as it will be the end of October, and wear good walking shoes. Although the route will be lit with street lighting, it is also advisable to bring a torch with you.
Will any food/drink be provided?
Yes water will be provided at the start of the walk and during the route.
We’ll also provide everyone with a hot snack and drink on the route.
We do advise, however, that you bring some additional water with you.
Do I need to raise any sponsorship to take part?
Although we don’t stipulate a minimum amount of sponsorship to be raised, this is a charity event to raise funds for Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice so we do encourage people to raise at least £100 to support us. We hope that everyone will raise as much as they can.
You’ll be able to set up an online fundraising page after you’ve completed the registration form. We can also help with providing paper sponsor forms, collection tins and any other fundraising items.
If you would like any help with your fundraising, just get in touch with the Wheatfields fundraising team and they will be delighted to help.
What's the refund policy?
Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable, other than in the event of rescheduling or cancellation by the organiser.
What are the full terms and conditions?
The Sue Ryder Starlight Hike is a night-time walking event in aid of Sue Ryder.
By submitting the online application form, you confirm that you understand and agree to abide by the following terms and conditions:
Registration - Every participant must fill in their own registration form unless:
- The person completing the form is doing so as the parent or guardian of a participant aged under 18 in which case the parent or guardian must inform the participant that they have signed the terms and conditions on their behalf and that their participation in the event will be governed by these terms. By completing the application and agreeing to the terms and conditions the parent/guardian confirms that the child concerned is capable of taking part safely.
- The person completing the form has or reasonably believes that they have the participant’s consent to their doing so on the participant’s behalf. The person completing the form must make the participant aware of these terms and conditions in good time before the event. In the event that the participant does not agree to be bound by these terms and conditions they should withdraw from the event. Participation in the event shall be deemed to be acceptance of these terms and conditions by the participant.
- All participants must register online or complete a paper application form no later than Thursday 18th October; online registration will close at 5pm on this date.
- Entries may be available on the night subject to availability.
- All participants must supply emergency contact details.
- A parent or guardian must countersign the application of any participant under 18 on date of application. Participants aged under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult and there must be at least one adult for every 5 walkers aged 16 or under. Accompanying adults must ensure that their child/children is/are supervised throughout the event and has/have a good level of road safety awareness.
- Participants must pay a non-refundable, non-transferable entry fee at the time of applying. The amount of the entry fee will be confirmed on the application form and on Sue Ryder’s webpage for the event.
- Sue Ryder reserves the right to refuse any application. Sue Ryder’s decision shall be final.
- Sue Ryder reserves the right to change, postpone or cancel the event where forced to do so by circumstances beyond its control. Where the event is postponed or cancelled, participants shall be entitled to defer their entry to when the event next takes place or (subject to availability) transfer to an alternative Sue Ryder fundraising event.
- Successful applicants will receive an email confirmation.
- If any of your contact or other details should change after you have entered the event, you should notify Sue Ryder as soon as possible.
- The Starlight Hike has been designed as a low-risk event for a person of average fitness. All participants should satisfy themselves that they are in good health and physically able to participate in the Starlight Hike. If in doubt, participants should consult a GP, hospital doctor or other suitable healthcare professional prior to the event.
- If you have any medical conditions or if you wish to take part in a wheelchair, please contact us before completing the entry form for information about how you can be supported in this event.
- Whilst Sue Ryder will use reasonable endeavours to make the event safe, all participants must protect themselves by wearing suitable clothing and footwear. High-visibility apparel and torches are recommended. All participants must follow the rules of the Highway Code as they apply to pedestrians, as well as the instructions of the event organisers and marshals on the route.
- Sue Ryder accepts no liability for any personal injury to any participant other than where such injury is caused by negligence on the part of Sue Ryder. Sue Ryder accepts no liability whatsoever for any loss of or damage to any participant’s property.
- The Starlight Hike is predominantly a walking event! This means that running is not permitted and we cannot allow any other means of transport (such as scooters, roller blades or bicycles), although exceptions may be made for children’s buggies and wheelchair users. Please note that the majority of the route will be on paths alongside public roads that will not be closed for the event. You must therefore keep to the path and obey the Highway Code.
- Dogs are not permitted in the start and finish venues, and therefore are not permitted on the walk with the exception of assistance and guide dogs.
- Sue Ryder asks that participants and supporters do not smoke during the event.
- For health and safety reasons, participants may not consume alcohol immediately prior to or during the event.
- Participants should conduct themselves appropriately during the event and refrain from doing anything which might pose a risk or cause a nuisance to other participants or which might reasonably be expected to adversely affect Sue Ryder’s reputation or bring the charity into disrepute.
- Sue Ryder reserves the right to eject any participant who does not comply with these terms and conditions.
- The Starlight Hike is an exclusive Sue Ryder fundraising event. All participants must pledge to raise as much sponsorship as possible for Sue Ryder. Sponsorship monies may not be given to or shared with any other organisation. Sue Ryder suggests that each participant should seek to raise at least £100 in sponsorship.
- Participants should promptly collect all sponsorship monies after the event and pay these to Sue Ryder within a reasonable time of the event.
- In the event that the charity’s fundraising for a particular care centre or location exceeds its planned/established expenditure (calculated by year), any excess will go to fund Sue Ryder’s other vital work. All cost examples provided are calculated based on average costs.
- Unless they notify Sue Ryder of any express objection, participants are deemed to have agreed to take part in post-walk publicity, which may include interviews, photography and/or filming for Sue Ryder internal communications, local and/or national media. In the event that you raise any objections to the use of any image in which you (or any of your children) are featured after the event, Sue Ryder will remove that image from its website and refrain from any future use of it, but cannot undertake to remove from circulation any printed materials already in use. Sue Ryder will endeavour not to use any photographs, images or likenesses of children aged 16 or under.
- We’d love to keep in touch with you about future events and to tell you more about the work of Sue Ryder and how you can support it. Please tick the appropriate box on the application form if you’re happy for us to email or text you. If you do not want us to telephone you or send you mailings by post about our other events and the work of Sue Ryder, please tick the appropriate box on the application form.