4 Mounds Challenge – Registration
24, Sat Aug 2019
Slag Bank - Barrow , Cemetery Hill - Dalton
To raise funds and awareness for:
Barrow and Districts Society for the Blind, registered charity number: 1051674
Vision Support Centre: An Information and support hub providing a wide range of services and practical support for visually impaired people and their families within the local community.
Vision Support Team: Supporting over 800 visually impaired people in the community.
Ostley House Residential Care Home: Providing quality care and support to elderly residents affected by visual impairment and/or dementia.
- I declare that I will not compete in the 4 Mounds Challenge Walk unless I am medically fit on the day of the Event and that, in any circumstances, I will compete at my own risk.
- When taking part in the Event, I will carry my litter with me and/or will put it in the rubbish bags provided by the marshals along the route.
- I accept that the Organisers, the sponsors, the marshals, and the volunteers will not be liable for any loss, damage, claim, costs or expenses, demands, proceedings or damages of any nature whatsoever, including but not limited to direct, indirect or consequential losses, which may arise in consequence of my participation in the Event, to the fullest extent permitted by law.
- I agree to raise a target donation of £50 (£20 for Under 16) (excluding Gift Aid). The donations money is payable by 15th September following the event completion, and will be paid directly to Barrow and Districts Society for the Blind charity.
- If during the walk I find myself unable to continue and I drop out I will contact the number provided on the walkers guide as soon as possible.
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How much is it to register?
The cost of registration is free for this walk.
What is the age limit for the walk?
Any person under the age of 16 wishing to participate in the event must be accompanied by an adult and obtain the written consent of their parent or legal guardian in the form provided by the Barrow and Districts Society for the Blind. The consent form will be sent to the registered account email and must be returned prior to the event.
Can I supervise a group of young people?
When accompanying a group of children aged between 5-7 years old there must be one adult for every eight children and for children aged 8 to 16 years old there must be one adult for every 10 children for the duration of the event.
Can wheelchair users enter?
Some parts of the walks will pose difficulties for wheelchair users. We would not discourage you from participating but you have to enter the walk with the knowledge that some parts may be challenging. Best thing to do is to contact the office or ring the event organiser m.07403778607 with regards to the specific walk and obtain further advice.
I am a slow walker, can I take part?
Of course! The 4 Mounds is not a race. We welcome all walkers of all capabilities.
I do not have an email address – how will I know my entry has been accepted?
An email address is a compulsory field on our registration form. Barrow Blind Society does this because we send out emails with important information to all our walkers before the events. If you are unsure whether your registration has been successful, contact us via email or phone and we will check our systems manually.
What happens to my sponsorship money if I have to withdraw from the 4 Mounds Challenge?
If you have raised money for our charity and you then are unable to take part in the 4 Mounds and would like a refund, Barrow and Districts Society for the Blind will contact each of your donors to ask if they are still happy for their money to go to the charity you chose.
I cant do the 4 Mounds Challenge anymore, can my friend take my place?
No. All our participants will be given a GPS tag at the start of the walk. This can not be transferable.
Can I register on the day?
No, unfortunately all participants have to be registered before midnight on the 22nd August 2019.
Is there a walker pack and if so what is in it?
Yes. You will receive a pack filled with all the information you need before you set off on your 4 Mounds Challenge, this includes: an ID card, a walker guide, a route map and emergency telephone numbers.
When will I receive my walker pack?
You will receive your walker pack no less than one week before the event.
Are baby strollers, prams, pushchairs allowed on the walk?
Yes but you need to be aware that there will be some parts of the walks that will pose difficulties for walkers with baby strollers, prams, and pushchairs. We would not discourage you from participating but you have to enter the walk with the knowledge that some parts will be challenging.
Are my family and friends allowed to attend to watch and cheer me on?
Of course! Each checkpoint will have designated spectator cheer points. Information on these can be found in the event specific walker guide which will send by email. However, spectators are encouraged to come along to the Hoad Monument at the end of the challenge event to join in the celebrations. Due to safety and security reasons, spectators are not permitted to enter our start checkpoint. Only walkers with the valid registration IDs will be allowed in those areas.
Will I receive a map of the route?
Yes, map route information will be sent by email in the walkers pack.
Are dogs allowed on the walk?
We welcome dogs to join their owners on the 4 Mounds Challenge. Dogs do not need to be registered to take part. However all dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and those with dogs must take care to be considerate of other walkers and clean up any mess.
Can I be supported by a bike on the route?
No. We have lots of health and care support services available along the route but the 4 Mounds Challenge is limited to walking participants.
Is there recognition for being 1st across the finish line?
We are always keen to stress that the 4 Mounds Challenge is not a race so there is no special prize or recognition for the walker who finishes first. Completing the 4 Mounds is a great achievement for anyone. So, whether you are first or last to finish, the 4 Mounds team always strives to give every participant the same level of encouragement and enthusiasm when they cross the line at the end of the walk.
What will I receive when I cross the finish line at the end of the walk?
When you cross the finish line at Hoad Monument you will be given your participants medal, and soak in the great atmosphere.