Here’s some handy information about the 2020 Derwen Fun Run and Walk taking place on Sunday 5th April 2020

Walk/fun run route information

Sponsored walk/fun run information - route map

This is a 10k circular route around Gobowen starting and finishing at Derwen College.  Please arrive at reception (registration) between 10 and 11am as the the walk will start from The Orangery entrance at 11am.

The route is signposted, and well marshaled.  Halfway round you will have the option to take part in the 6k route if you find you can’t complete the 10k option.  The terrain is relatively flat, but at time the roads can be quite narrow.

Please wear sensible shoes – the roads can be quite muddy, but we are sure the scenery and company will over compensate for a bit of mud!

It is important to follow the Highway Code whilst on the walk.  Please click here for the Highway Code Rules for Pedestrians.

All walkers should return to college by 2pm please.

Registration

You will need to register prior to 5th April – contact Anna Evans on 01691 661234 ext 395.  You can also register online via Eventbrite.Register Here

We ask adults for a (minimum) £20 donation and/or sponsorship.  Children aged 12 and under are free to enter – and of course sponsorship is also welcome!

On the day, you will need to go to the registration point from 10am to let us know you have arrived.  Follow the signs from the car park to registration.


Parking

Parking is via the Agnes Hunt Village, accessed from Whittington Road. If you are using a satnav to come to the walk, please use post code SY11 3NB. Turn in to Agnes Hunt village and follow the signs to the parking.

Pedestrian Access

If you are coming to Derwen on foot you can come in via The Orangery entrance on Whittington Road in Gobowen.

Sponsorship and donations

You can pick up a sponsor form from Anna Evans – please email: anna.evans@www.derwen.ac.uk or phone Anna on: 01691 661234.

Alternatively you can make a donation towards the walk through our Virgin Money page.

Refreshments

Bring a drink! We do advise that you bring your own drink with you to ensure you have enough for the walk.  All marshals will have bins with them to dispose of litter and recycling, and there will be bottle recycling and bins on-site at Derwen.  Please remember to dispose of your litter responsibly.

After completing the walk/fun run, you will be given a refreshments voucher. Teas, coffees and hot soup will be available from The Orangery Restaurant for all walkers and runners.

The Garden Café will be open early for breakfast, and will also serve lunch after the event.

Pedestrian Access

If you are coming to Derwen on foot you can come in via The Orangery entrance on Whittington Road in Gobowen.

Sponsorship and donations

You can pick up a sponsor form from Anna Evans – please email: anna.evans@www.derwen.ac.uk or phone Anna on: 01691 661234.

Alternatively you can make a donation towards the walk through our Virgin Money page.

Refreshments

Bring a drink! We do advise that you bring your own drink with you to ensure you have enough for the walk.  All marshals will have bins with them to dispose of litter and recycling, and there will be bottle recycling and bins on-site at Derwen.  Please remember to dispose of your litter responsibly.

After completing the walk/fun run, you will be given a refreshments voucher. Teas, coffees and hot soup will be available from The Orangery Restaurant for all walkers and runners.

The Garden Café will be open early for breakfast, and will also serve lunch after the event.

Enjoy yourself

You will be walking in some beautiful countryside on this route. However, if you do find you are struggling or you don’t think you will be back at college by 2pm, please let one of the marshals know.  The marshal will be able to arrange a lift back to the college.

Weather

Check the local weather prior to the walk

Toilets

Locations of toilets available en-route to be confirmed.

Let us know how you are getting on

Share your walking tweets with us @DerwenCollege @VisitDerwen

Thank youThank You! Derwen Fun Run/Walk information page

We continue to fundraise to provide our students with opportunities to enhance their learning and independence skills. However, Derwen College relies on donations to make this happen. We raise funds to provide the specialist tools, equipment and experiences our students need to reach their goals.

If you are unable to take part in the Sponsored Walk, there are other ways of supporting Derwen during 2020:

1 – Donate directly to Derwen through our Virgin Money Givingaccount.

2 – Do some fundraising! Contact our Fundraiser Anna Evans to discuss your ideas and get involved.

3 – Come to one of our events.  We have many events taking place throughout the year.

4 – Let your friends and family know about Derwen College.  We are on Facebook and Twitter and always appreciate a share or retweet!