• Nidderdale Charity Walk & Run

    Sunday 10th May 2020

    2020 will be the 27th anniversary of the highly successful and popular Nidderdale charity event organised by the Rotary Club of Harrogate. Again, Pateley Bridge is our starting point with the routes taking participants into upper Nidderdale.

     

    The sole purpose of this Rotary event is to provide you with well organised, way marked walks with checkpoints along the way to enable you to raise money for your own charities. We do preparation….you raise sponsorship and walk (or run)!

     

    To date, over £880,000 has been raised by participants, which is an amazing achievement. The entry fees paid will be used to cover our costs and the excess will go to local charities supported by the Rotary Club of Harrogate.

     

    There will be five routes - of approximately four, eight, fifteen, twenty two and twenty six miles. The routes all start from Pateley Bridge Scout Hall and head up Nidderdale towards, and for some beyond, Lofthouse.

     

    Registration to take part in the event can be made on line with payment via debit / credit card or via PayPal. All online entrants will automatically be entered into the draw for the 'Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two' generously donated by Rudding Park Hotel and Spa.

     

    The event will be open to runners and walkers who may complete whichever length route they wish. Numbers are not limited. Further information and a registration form can be found below.

     

    We wish to thank our patrons for their support and, of course, would welcome further patrons for this excellent and established event. (If you are interested in being a patron, please contact us using the contact form below.)

  • We are supporting these local Charities ......... and these local charities are supporting this event ...... and encouraging their supporters to enter.

    These charities will help with the on-the-day organisation and will receive a donation from the Rotary club.

     

    Click on their logo to visit their website.

    Harrogate Hospital & Communities Charity

    Harrogate Hospital and Community Charity funds specialist equipment, training and services, going above and beyond the provision of the NHS to help improve treatment and facilities for all departments and services at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust.

    Kidney Research Yorkshire

    Kidney Research Yorkshire was founded in 1970 to support research to improve the lives adults and children who suffer from a variety of kidney disorders.

    We fund projects all over Yorkshire, the Humber and beyond, supporting research which aims to improve diverse areas of kidney disease and it’s treatment.

    We rely on voluntary donations, our fundraisers and the legacies that we receive, without which, we would not be able to do what we do to make a positive difference to kidney patients and their families.

  • We are supporting these Charities

    as well as the ones above

    Click on their logo to visit their website.

    Giggle Doctors

    The Theodora Children’s Charity was founded in Switzerland by the Poulie brothers almost 30 years ago and has been operating in the UK for 25 years. The "Giggle Doctors" that they provide are all professional children’s entertainers that have received training in working in a medical setting and visit children in 20 hospitals and 3 hospices around the UK.

    Polio Plus

    Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 30 years, and we’ve made incredible progress in the fight to rid the world of it forever.

    As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we've helped to reduced polio cases by more than 99.9 percent.

    It’s crucial to eliminate polio from the last two countries where it remains endemic and to keep other countries polio-free.

    If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.

    New 'wild' cases of polio are now only found in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

  • These local charities will be encouraging their supporters to enter the event.

    Watch this space

  • The Routes for 2020

    There are 5 Routes - choose which is best for you. All routes will be fully signposted.

    4 Mile Route

    Wath

    This route is ideal for family walkers (but not for pushchairs). The route goes up the Nidderdale valley and around the hamlet of Wath.

    From the Pateley Bridge Scout Hall, the route follows the Nidderdale Way and in two miles the hamlet of Wath is passed. Shortly after passing the dam, you walk up a slope to join a bridleway. Turn right onto this bridleway (east) which leads slightly uphill and back down through Wath to the bridge, passing the hotel on the way. Immediately before the bridge, turn left on to the Nidderdale way and follow it back into Pateley Bridge.

    Please note dogs are not allowed on the Route.

    8 Mile Route

    Ramsgill/Bouthwaite

    This route follows the 4 mile route but continues along the valley as far as Bouthwaite & Ramsgill. There will be a checkpoint with drinks and biscuits at Bouthwaite.

    Please note that dogs are not allowed on this walk.

    15 Mile Route

    Ramsgill and Lofthouse

    If you want a medium distance route then this is the route for you.

    From Pateley Bridge, the route takes the same path as the 4 and 8 mile routes via Wath and Gouthwaite reservoir to the village of Bouthwaite. Turn left to Ramsgill. Cross the river and follow the Nidderdale Way to Lofthouse where there will be a checkpoint at the Village Hall. There will be drinks and biscuits here. Return on the east side of the river through Wath as per the 4 mile route to the finish at Pateley Bridge.

    Please note dogs are not allowed on the Route.

    22 and 26 Mile Routes

    Scar House Reservoir

    If you want a long distance, challenging route then these are the routes for you.

    From Pateley Bridge, the walk takes the same path as the 15 mile walk via Wath, Bouthwaite, Ramsgill and Lofthouse where there will be a checkpoint at the Village Hall. There will be drinks and biscuits here. From the checkpoint, walk up the hill out of the village and turn left following the clearly marked path and walk on the right side of the valley up past Thwaite House and Summerstone Lodge. Continue to the Scar House reservoir dam (checkpoint and water) where the 22 milers cross the dam whilst the 26 milers walk around the reservoir. Return over In Moor to Middlesmoor and re-enter Lofthouse. After calling at the checkpoint, continue on the east side of the valley to Bouthwaite and Wath as per the 4 mile route to the finish at Pateley Bridge.

    Please note dogs are not allowed on the Route.

  • Essential Information for Walkers and Runners

    All those taking part in the event must download the following documents.

    • Terms & Conditions - Please read so that you fully understand the terms & conditions in relation to the event.
    • Information - Provides essential information.
    • The Registration / Contact Form - Please complete and sign this form and bring it with you on the day of the Event.

  • Maps

    If you would like a copy of the Maps and a more detailed description of the routes,

    please click on the appropriate button.

    Then click on 'Open Source Maps' to see the route in more detail.

    These maps will open under a new tab.

  • Entry Fees

    Secure payment can be made on-line by going to the Payment page below

    Entry Fees

    8, 15, 22 and 26 MILE ROUTES:

    • Adult:                        £10.00
    • Child 6-15 years      £4.00
    • Child under 6           Free
    • Family: (2 Adults with 1 or more children or 1 Adult with 3 or more children): £20.00  (Must be members of the same family)

    4 MILE ROUTE:

    • Adult:                        £5.00
    • Child 6-15 years      £2.00
    • Child under 6           Free
    • Family: (2 Adults with 1 or more children or 1 Adult with 3 or more children): £10.00  (Must be members of the same family.)

     

    If you do not wish to pay on-line, payment may be made on the day of the walk (in cash) but please complete and email the registration form in the 'Documents 2020' above so that we know who will be taking part.

    (Please note: Payment on the day will incur an additional £2 per person)

  • Payment on Line

    Payment is made via PayPal - the secure on-line payment system.

    Don't worry if you do not have a PayPal account as you can still make a secure payment via PayPal using your debit or credit card.

     

    26 Mile Runners - Please choose the first option '26 Mile Run' in the drop box below.

    Other runners and all walkers - Please choose whichever distance you want.

    2020 Walks and Runs
    3.00 - 20.00
    26 Mile Runners : £10

    Adult 4 Mile : £5
    Child 4 Mile : £2 if 6-15 years (Under 6 free)
    Family 4 Mile : £10 (2 Adults + children)

    Adult 8, 15, 22 or 26 Mile : £10
    Child 8, 15, 22 or 26 Mile : £4 if 6-15 years (Under 6 free)
    Family 8, 15, 22 or 26 Mile : £20 (2 Adults + children)

    Click on Option' below & if registering as –
    • Adult(s) only - choose that option & enter the number of adults.
    • A 'Family' - choose 'Family'.
    • A Single adult with 1 or 2 children - choose Adult and enter the number of children on the next page by clicking on 'variation'.

    To make payment click on ‘Buy Now’.
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  • Contact Us

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by completing the enquiry form below.

    Rotary Club of Harrogate
    Ascot House Hotel, Kings Road,
    Harrogate. HG1 5HJ
    Brian on 07808 094707
  • Patrons

    We would like to express our grateful thanks to our patrons for their support

    (Clicking on the photos will take you to the individual patron's website)

    Lloyd Land Rover of Ripon

    Lloyd Motor Group is an award-winning organisation which began in 1976 and now has eight franchises across 21 dealerships representing: BMW, Honda, Jaguar, Land Rover, MINI and Volvo, plus BMW Motorrad and Honda Motorcycles.

    Listed in the top dealer groups by Automotive Management, Lloyd Motor Group provides a prestige buying experience from modern, state-of-the-art retail centres located throughout the North of England and the South of Scotland.

    As part of the Lloyd Motor Group, our Lloyd Land Rover Ripon Retail Centre is the perfect place in which to choose your new or used Land Rover. With friendly and professional team led by Head of Business David McIntyre, we are here to help you select and enjoy your vehicle, offering expert advice and support throughout your ownership.

    You can visit his website by clicking on the image on the left.

    Rudding Park Hotel and Spa

    CHAMPAGNE AFTERNOON TEA FOR TWO EXPERIENCE

    Rudding Park Hotel and Spa have very kindly offered a 'Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two' experience for one lucky entrant in the Nidderdale Walk & Run 2020. To qualify for this draw you must enter online before the event and take part. On-the-day entrants will not qualify. All qualifying entrants will be automatically entered into this draw. The winner will be notified on the day.

    The Walking Englishman

    Harrogate

    Mike Brockhurst, known as the Walking Englishman, has dedicated himself to providing a free walking resource website that exists to inspire you to go out walking in the countryside of Great Britain. His greatest wish is to get people out walking in the rich and varied countryside in our country and enjoy walking in the beautiful surroundings at our disposal. He has a passion for walking and wants to share it.

    On the website he has provided all grades of walks from young to old, beginners to experienced, so everyone can have a go at finding a walk on the website to suit themselves. Go on, take a walk. And anyone who cannot
    find a walk for themselves can contact him and he will always help and try to find one suitable.
    His motto is : "Enjoy your walking."

    Mike has been a tremendous help in planning the Nidderdale Walks and developing the Walk Maps.

    You can visit his website by clicking on the photograph on the right.

    c/o Ascot House Hotel, Kings Road, Harrogate. HG1 5HJ

    The Rotary Club of Harrogate is one of the longest established in the United Kingdom with a record of over ninety years continuous service to the town of Harrogate and the wider community, during which it has sponsored four other Rotary Clubs. It is especially noted for its contribution to the environmental movement in Rotary International. Amongst its many current enterprises is the provision and management of twenty-seven units of accommodation for people of fifty-five and over with limited means (Harrogate Flower Fund Homes) and the organisation of the Nidderdale Charity Walk which has raised over £880,000 for local charities.

    Visiting Rotarians are welcome to attend club meetings, which are held on Monday evenings (5.30pm for 6.00pm) at Ascot House Hotel, Kings Road, Harrogate. HG1 5HJ Telephone 01423 567344

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  • Raising Sponsorship

    Tips for Raising Sponsorship

    OVER £880,000 RAISED BY WALKERS TO DATE

    The whole rationale for the Nidderdale Walks is to provide a vehicle to enable enthusiastic walkers to raise sponsorship monies for their favourite charities. Whist we appreciate that fundraising is a challenge in itself, it can be fun and very rewarding if you plan it right. Before you start, think about...

    • How much can you raise?
    • Set yourself a realistic fundraising target.
    • Your supporters will be impressed by your determination and more likely to reward your efforts.
    • Who will sponsor you?
    • Think about all the people you know and split them into groups. For example: Family – immediate and wider, their friends.
    • Friends – from school, university, clubs, other organisations, online social networks.
    • Work – current and former colleagues, customers, suppliers.
    • Community – pub, church, local shops.

    Then think about how likely all these people are to sponsor you, and how much they might donate – you’ll soon see if your sponsorship target is achievable.

    Why don’t you...use your friends as promoters to fundraise on your behalf?

     

    Fundraising Online

    Online fundraising is fast, easy, and safe. It lets you promote your challenge, contact all your supporters in one go, and raise funds securely. There are a number of online fundraising sites but perhaps the best known is www.justgiving.com

     

    Promotion

    Promoting your challenge is key to maximising your fundraising efforts. You need to decide who you want to tell, what you want to tell them, and how.

    Think about the use of social media – Facebook, Twitter etc. Keep people interested in what you’re doing. What you are planning. How training is going. Let them see that you’re working hard and towards a goal, and keep it fun and friendly.

     

    AND FINALLY ----- Good luck