Frequently Asked Questions

When & where will the walk be held?

The walk starts at 4.30am at the Tourist Information Centre on the harbour-side in St Peter Port. GY1 2LQ

How is my time recorded?

Timings are checked via scanning software. However we must point out that the walk is not a race but a personal challenge. If you want to just do part of the walk that’s absolutely fine – or walk it in relay fashion with friends. It’s all about raising money for charity!

Can I bring my dog with me?

Although we do not ban dogs we wouldn’t encourage them to attempt the entire route – 39 miles is a bit too long a distance for your average pooch. Should your dog require any assistance whatsoever while on the walk it is entirely your responsibility to find the necessary help.

Will there be water stations round the course & where?

There are water stations at each checkpoint where you can refill your water bottle.
Some checkpoints also have food distribution (cereal bars etc.) and there is a hot breakfast supplied at Le Gouffre.

When will awards to Charities be given out?

The presentation evening is held each year in September at which representatives of the charities and Walk Award winners will be invited.

Will there be massage therapists available?

Yes. Massage therapists will be available at Pleinmont and Cobo.

Visiting Guernsey?

For full details from the Visit Guernsey website where you will also find help with any accommodation needs CLICK HERE

How can I get to Guernsey?

By Air
Flights are available from most major UK airports, mainly served by Aurigny

By Sea
A fast ferry service is operated by Condor Ferries between Guernsey and Jersey, Poole, Weymouth and St Malo. There is also a traditional ferry between Guernsey and Portsmouth.

Do I have a walk number?

Yes. You will receive a walker pack containing your walk number.
Each walker pack also contains luggage tag, a t-shirt, information booklet and some other useful bits and pieces for the day.
Our major dispatch date having now passed, your walker pack, including our amazing Walk Shirt and numbered Walk id tags, will be posted out to you in the first week of June.
If you are in the UK or Jersey and are experiencing mail delays you are welcome to contact our help desk and we will substitute a delivery address to a location that you are staying at here in Guernsey before Walk day. Or you may wish us to keep the pack to one side for collection when you arrive

What do I do if I have to drop out?

If you decide to drop out from the walk you should try to retire at a checkpoint. The checkpoint officials will make sure that your retirement is recorded.
If you have to retire between checkpoints then you should contact Walk Control on the number given in your Information Pack.

Will there be medical assistance?

Yes. St John Ambulance will be around on the day plus other first-aiders.
Assistance may be summoned at any of the Walk Checkpoints or by calling our walk Control number – 07781 114999 – on the day

Are there toilets on the course?

Yes. There are toilet facilities at all Checkpoints plus at many other spots along the route.

What do I do with my bag?

We will transport bags for you between checkpoints.
On arrival at a checkpoint you will find your bag at the ‘Bag In’ area.
When leaving a checkpoint you must ensure that your bag is moved to the ‘Bag Out’ area so that it is moved onward to the next checkpoint.
You must make sure that the luggage label provided is secured to your bag.

How do I pay over my sponsorship money?

Why not collect sponsorship immediately using the Race Nation giving pages. Use your log in and follow the prompts.
If you are raising money in the traditional method bring your sponsorship money to the start in cash or cheque, made payable to ‘The Rotary Walk’. Alternatively, you can send the cheque to the Saffery Champness office.

Can I donate sponsorship even though I may not walking?

Of course. Your help would be very warmly received. Click here and you will be directed towards the Race Nation donation pages. Or any of our Checkpoints on the day will be pleased to accept donations from well-wishers.