Come and join us for a 5 km charity walk. Walk starts at 11.00 a.m. prompt. Halloween outfits encouraged. Mulled wine stall – to wind down.
The 5km course around stunning Thorndon Contry Park South
5 Km charity walk
£10 for all participants over the age of 16
£5 for children aged over 7 and under 16
2 Km treasure hunt
£4 for children (between 4 and 16 years).
Children under the age of 4 go free and will not be registered.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The entry fee is non-refundable unless we materially alter or cancel the event. We reserve the right to make small alterations. This does not include cancellation due to inclement weather.
What is the Thorndon Halloween Scare?
There are two walks taking place for charity. Halloween outfits encouraged. One walk is 5 km and consists of a marshalled route through Thorndon Country Park South. The second walk is a Halloween themed 2 km Treasure Hunt for children (children must be accompanied by an adult)
When is the Thorndon Halloween Scare taking place?
Sunday, 27th October 2013.
Where is the walk taking place?
The walk takes place at Thorndon Country Park South. Brentwood Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3RZ
What are the start times?
The 5km walk will start promptly at 11.00 a.m. You should arrive about 1 hour before the start. The 2km walk will start at 11.30 a.m.
What happens if we do not wear Halloween fancy dress?
Nothing, all entrants and spectators are encouraged to wear Halloween outfits but if you do not wish to, it will not prevent you from taking part.
What if I want to run and not walk?
The event is specifically designed for walking. Participants are requested not to run.
Where does the walk start and finish?
It is a circular walk and the start and finish will be from the same place – near the Cafe just beyond the car park.
Is there wheelchair access?
Thorndon Park South does have access for wheelchair users and welcome those people with a disability to be able to enjoy the park. However, both the 5km and the 2km route include narrow tracks and will not be suitable for wheelchair users.
Where does the money go that has been raised?
The registration fee goes towards the cost of organising the events. Money raised through sponsorship or donations will be split equally between Cancer Research and the charities supported by The Rotary Club of Brentwood.
Are refreshments available?
Yes - the cafe will be open for food and drinks. In addition, the Rotary Club of Brentwood will be operating a mulled wine stall.
What clothing should I wear?
Halloween Fancy dress - although not essential. Sensible walking shoes and warm/rain proof clothing according to the weather forecast.
What safety arrangements are in place?
St John’s Ambulance will be on site.
How do I register?
We would like you to register on-line. It is easy and safe. Just go to www.halloween-scare-thorndon.org.uk If you want to register on the day, you will be able to do so, but there will be an additional charge of £2.00 per entry.
How much does it cost to take part?
The on-line registration cost for the 5km walk is £10.00 for an adult and £5.00 for a child (aged between 7 and 16 years). The fee on the day is an additional £2.00 for registration costs.
The cost for the 2 km children’s walk (4 -16 years) is £4.00 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult and one adult goes free. Children under the age of 4 are free of charge. Additional adults will be £4.00 each.
There is a car parking fee at Thorndon Country Park South of £2.20 per vehicle.
How old do children have to be to take part?
5 km walk children should be 7 or over and to qualify for the child rate must be under 16. Children younger than 7 can accompany an adult but they will not be registered and there will not be a charge.
2km Treasure Hunt children should be between 4 and 16 years. Again younger children can accompany an adult but will not be registered and will not pay.
How do I set up on-line fundraising?
You can raise money in two different ways, you can set up fundraising online by clicking on the button below or you can download a sponsorship form here.
Full details on how to set up your own fund raising page at JustGiving are provided in your confirmation letter, once you have registered. All monies from sponsorship and donations will be split equally between the Rotary Club of Brentwood and Cancer Research.
How do I get to Thorndon Park South?
By bus: 151 from Brentwood Town Centre to the Halfway House.
By train: Brentwood train station is about 4 miles from Thorndon Park South.
By car, the park is situated on the A128 (Brentwood Road), close to the A127 and the Halfway House. For further details see www.visitparks.co.uk
How far is the walk?
There are 2 walks, a 5 km walk (3 miles) which should take about 1 hour to 1.5 hours and the children’s scary walk which is 2 km.
How much money do I need to raise?
You can raise as much money as you like. You do not have to get sponsorship, you can just pay your registration fee. However, additional monies through sponsorship or donation will be very much appreciated.
How much do I need to pay as a spectator?
There is no fee for spectators, just come and support a community charity event and have fun! There is, however a car parking charge set by the Council of £2.20 per vehicle.
Who is responsible for organising the event?
The Rotary Club of Brentwood is the organiser, supported by Thorndon Country Parks and Cancer Research. Our Rotary Club has been organising fund-raising events like this for more than 80 years.
Who can take part?
Anyone can take part. However, you walk at your own risk, so if you have an underlying medical condition, which could affect yourself or others, then contact your doctor first.
Can I take my dog on the walk?
Yes but your dog must be kept under control and on a lead. Please use the bins provided should your dog foul the footpath.
What happens if the weather is bad?
We will watch the weather reports and in the unlikely event that the weather is so bad that the walks cannot take place, we will put a message on the website at the latest by the night before. Registration fees are not refundable.
What do I do when I arrive?
Pay and park the car (marshalls will be available with parking tickets to speed up the parking process and avoid queues). Please have £2.20 available in change.
Register at the registration desk - it will be organised by surname groupings (e.g. A-K etc). Note: For those who have not registered in advance online, registration may be made on the day.
On registration, all entrants will be provided with an entrant number which must be worn on the back of their shirts (their emergency contact details must be written on the reverse of the entrant number).
Following registration entrants can get refreshments from the café. A warm-up session will be held to music to help prepare for the event.
A DJ will be playing music and giving out announcements.
Why is The Rotary Club of Brentwood organising The Thorndon HalloweenScare?
To raise monies for local charities – there are many worthwhile causes and we like to do what we can to support them. All of our Rotary members are volunteers and we have no administration charges deducted from funds raised.
How can I find out more about The Rotary Club of Brentwood?
Contact the Club via the web-site www.brentwoodrotary.org.uk
All participants must abide by these rules on the day of the event.
People will be able to register for the event on the day BUT the Rotary Club of Brentwood retain the right to refuse registration if the numbers of participants exceed the number of marshalls required to ensure that the walk takes place safely.
People registering on the day will be charged an additional £2.00 per person to cover additional administration fees.
By taking part, all participants and spectators agree to photographs being taken as part of the activities and used for marketing material. Photographs of children will not be used without parental permission, other than those in large groups. No personal details will be used in publicity details, unless specifically agreed.
Participants must write an emergency telephone contact number on the reverse side of their official number which must be worn on the back of shirts during the event. In the case of an emergency your emergency details may be used.
All participants enter the event at their own risk.
Children under the age of 16 are the responsibility of their parent or guardian.
Children under the age of 16 cannot enter individually
All participants must abide by any rules, instructions and regulations displayed or given on the day of the event by police and marshalls.
On the Day
Participants are asked to arrive approximately 1 hour before their start time. Late arrivers may not be allowed to start.
Go to registration desks and collect your number.
The telephone number and name of someone to contact in an emergency should be written on the back of your entrant number.
Bring a bottle of water with you.
Wear sensible footwear and clothing, as well as your Halloween fancy dress of course!
Participants and spectators are asked to refrain from smoking in the Park.
All those involved in organising the event do so voluntarily and we ask that they are treated courteously and with respect.
Please do not drop litter and if you bring refreshments dispose of your rubbish in the bins in the park or take it away with you.
If you have a dog with you, please keep it on a lead whilst the event is taking place and ensure you use the designated bins should they foul the footpath.
Health and Safety
Any individual participating in the event who is unsure of their physical fitness to take part should seek advice from their medical practitioner beforehand.
First aid facilities will be provided at the event in case of an injury, an emergency or if a participant or spectator is taken ill.
The Rotary Club of Brentwood will not be liable for any injury, damage or loss whatsoever suffered by participants or spectators other than as a result of negligence.
The Rotary Club will take all reasonable steps to minimise the risk of injury to participants.