From questions about parking to what you should wear, here are some of the questions you have probably been asking.
When can I pick up my Goody Bag?
As there are so many of you this year, we want to avoid any queues and lengthy lines at the Welcome Reception. So you can pick your Goody Bag up at the following times from our centre (187a Baker Street)
Saturday 13th May – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Monday 15th May – 1:00pm-4:30pm
Tuesday 16th May – 9:30am-4:30pm
Wednesday 17th May – 9:30am – 4:30pm
Thursday 18th May – 9:30pm – 8:00pm
If you aren’t able to pick up your Goody Bag in this time we suggest you ask a member of your team to collect yours for you. This is to avoid queues and delays on the day at the Night Hike.
You will still be able to collect at the Night Hike Welcome Reception if you cannot do any of the above.
What time does the walk finish?
Due to regulations, we have to pack up at the Civic Centre by 11:59pm. Until then, we’ll be at the Civic Centre with the finish line, walker certificates, glitter wall and our wall you can stick your star on!
If you finish after midnight, that’s absolutely fine! We will send you your certificate through the post.
Our Marshalls need to be let go throughout the evening, however all of the signs will be left up for you to continue the route.
Is there parking?
Free parking is available on roads surrounding the Civic Centre after 6.30pm. Please note that The Nightingale nor the Civic Centre can be held responsible for vehicles, their contents or any parking tickets.
Can young children join the Night Hike?
Yes, of course. Children under 12 can join the Night Hike for free, but there is a small cost added for a child goody bag. All children and young adults up to 15 years old MUST be accompanied by a paying parent/carer over 18 years old. The accompanying adult will be responsible for the young person at all times during this event.
Will there be photography and videography?
Yes. We will be taking photos and videos throughout the event to use in publicity material, our website, newsletters, online and social media sites. If you do not want your photo to be taken, please speak to a member of staff on the day.
All photos will then be available in our Event Gallery for you to have a look at and download!
Will there be a bag drop?
Unfortunately, we will not have the facilities to have a bag drop for all walkers. We suggest your wear your Nightingale back pack and only bring essential items you are comfortable carrying for your 5/10/15km walk.
Will there be toilets around the course?
Yes! We will have comfort stops clearly signposted. These will be a range of places that have offered their toilet to all of our walkers free of charge to make sure you get to the finish line comfortable.
Will anyone be on the route in case of emergency?
We have Marshals at locations all around the route to make sure you’re comfortable and able to continue walking. If there is any issue our Marshals cannot resolve, a member of The Nightingale team will be on hand in case of emergencies to get to your location as quickly as possible.
We are also very grateful to Edmonton Cycling Club who will be on hand, cycling along the route in case of any issues.
Do I get a walking number?
All walkers will receive a walking number for health and safety. We will have a record of your number in case of emergency and we require all walkers to fill out the back side of their number with emergency contact details.
What happens at the end of the walk?
You can give yourself a big pat on the back and a round of applause for completing the Night Hike. Once you get your certificate you can take some celebratory phots at our Glitter Wall and stick your star on the wall.
What should I wear?
We advise you wear clothing you feel comfortable walking in. For many that’s trainers, sports leggings and a t shirt.
Many people wear fancy dress which ranges, though we’d love it if you wore something (nightingale) red!
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