St Nicholas Hospice Hoop


5 Aug 2017

Positive Steps would like to invite you to a special event this Summer to support St Nicholas Hospice Care, 

The Hospice Hoop will be open for 24 hours and involves a 2 mile loop around the Moreton Hall estate. Friendly supportive marshalls will be en route with drinks and snacks, so if you can commit to raising a minimum of £50 then all you have left to decide is how many Hoops to challenge yourself with. Hoops must be walked (not run).

The challenge will take place alongside the Centurion event (competitive walkers attempting distances up to 100 miles!). 

If you've entered Girls Night Out in Sep, why not take part to help step up your training?

As well as a warm welcome and congratulations when you finish, there will be a special momento to take home.

Distance: As many 2 mile Hoops as you are prepared to take on!

Suitable for: Anyone - who wants to have a go!

Medals: All finishers will be awarded a special momento of their challenge

Places available: 160

Event Details

Start time: The event will be taking place between midday on Sat & midday on Sun. So you can choose a time that suits you!

Entry cost: £20, with a fundraising target of £50 for St Nicholas Hospice Care

Refunds: As this challenge is a fundraiser for the hospice, no refunds will be available

Race numbers: To be collected on the day

Cut off: Midday on Sun 6 Aug

First aid: First-aiders will be present at the start/finish and along the course. If you develop medical problems, please alert the nearest marshal and prompt assistance will be provided. Participants are required to provide their own first aid materials for blisters.

Contact: Kevin Marshall on 07955 495016

Course Details

Start location

Moreton Hall Estate
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Finish location

Moreton Hall Estate
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The event will be held around the Moreton Hall estate on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds using the network of cycle paths that criss-cross the estate. It is just off the A14 and so easily accessible by car. For those using public transport there is a bus from the railway station to the Moreton Hall estate. The 2 mile 'hoop' is on cycleways and pavement with good surfaces.

Race Rules

Minimum age: Any entrants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

No person (except a blind runner’s attendant) may accompany a competitor at any point on the course.

Qualifying events  Entrants are advised to ensure they train sufficiently to ensure they are physically fit enough to participate.

Race Numbers A walker other than yourself must not use your race number. It must not be cut, folded or mutilated in any way and must be fastened securely to the front of your vest or top. Please fill in the personal information required on the reverse side including relevant medical information and contact numbers to aid race staff in the event of an emergency. 

Registration All participants are required to present themselves at the registration desk to collect their Race Number.