1. The challenge

  1. What is the Virtual MoonWalk
  2. Why are we doing a Virtual Challenge?
  3. How much does it cost to enter?
  4. What do I receive for my entry fee?
  5. There are now more distances to choose from
  6. Can I change my distance?
  7. Will I get a medal?
  8. Will I be walking at night?
  9. What if I am in a different time zone?
  10. Are there any age restrictions?
  11. Can men enter The MoonWalk?
  12. Why is Walk the Walk promoting Waste Free Walking?
  13. What is Waste Free Walking?
  14. What do I have to wear?
  15. Do I have to wear a bra?
  16. Can I use walking poles at The MoonWalk?
  17. I have a disability - can I enter?
  18. Can I run at The MoonWalk?
  19. Can I take my dog or pet with me on the challenge?
  20. Does the Virtual MoonWalk have a theme?
  21. What is Walk the Walks environmental policy?
  1. What is the Virtual MoonWalk

    The Virtual MoonWalk London is the 2020 version of the MoonWalk London postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  2. Why are we doing a Virtual Challenge?

    We are living in extraordinary and stressful times, but whatever your age and wherever you are, it is more important than ever to look after your own emotional and physical well-being, to take control of those parts of your life that you can, and together, to do what we can to support those not only living through this pandemic but also cancer. Read more here.

  3. How much does it cost to enter?

    Entry Fee is £35.00 for any distance or under 13’s can take part in the New Moon for £15.00 - (under 13's receive a medal but no pack)

  4. What do I receive for my entry fee?

    For your entry fee you will receive your full walker pack - a unique event t-shirt (white for the ladies and pink for the men) and cap, a bra to decorate, a space blanket, training and safety advice, Walk the Walk support all the way from registration to event... and a medal will be posted to you upon proof of completing the challenge. 

    Under 13's will receive a medal but no pack.

  5. There are now more distances to choose from

    1. New Moon 10k (6.55 miles)
    2. Half Moon (Half marathon - 13.1 miles)
    3. Full Moon (Full marathon - 26.2 miles)
    4. Over the Moon (Back to Back marathon - 52.4 miles)

  6. Can I change my distance?

    For fundraisers transferring from their deferred place to the virtual event you will have the opportunity to change their chosen distance. To change your distance please email [email protected],

    For new registrations, you will have the option to decide when entering.

  7. Will I get a medal?

    Yes. On proof of completing your goal a 2021 medal will be sent to you within a notified time after the event.

  8. Will I be walking at night?

    Usually our Live MoonWalk’s all take place at night, however, because we won't be there to support you in person, for the safety of all, this year's Virtual MoonWalk will take place during the day. Walk the Walk do not recommend on this occasion walking at night. 

  9. What if I am in a different time zone?

    More on start times will follow but they will be during the day... to get the full WTW support and experience try to match the UK summer time if you can.

  10. Are there any age restrictions?

    New Moon (6.55 miles) – This event is open to any age. All younger walkers 12 years of age and under on event day can take part in this challenge only and can enter for £15 and receive a medal only. All younger walkers must be accompanied by a guardian or parent.

    Half Moon (half marathon) and Full Moon (full marathon) – Minimum age for participants must be 13 years old or over on the day of the event. All younger walkers must be accompanied by a guardian or parent.

    Over the Moon (52.4 miles back to back marathon) – All fundraisers must be over the age of 18 on the day of the event.

  11. Can men enter The MoonWalk?

    YES! Under normal circumstances we do encourage men to wear a bra to raise awareness, however, it may not be appropriate so we would be very happy for men to wear their event t-shirt and spread the word that men get breast cancer too. 

  12. Why is Walk the Walk promoting Waste Free Walking?

    Walk the Walk have always held organic and environmental policies - often our demands have been, and are, ahead of availability, technology or are cost prohibitive. However it is our constant ambition to be as environmental as we can be, without impacting on the funds we grant for breast and other cancers. Because our 2020 MoonWalk is literally 'the one that got away' we have decided that it would be unthinkably wasteful and non-environmental to consider disposing of thousands of T-shirts and caps just because of date. So, we have decided to use all those items that we already had prepared, it will be all of the benefits and none of the waste... and that is why we are promoting Waste Free Walking! 

     

  13. What is Waste Free Walking?

    Because our 2020 MoonWalk is literally 'the one that got away' we have decided that it would be unthinkably wasteful and non-environmental to consider disposing of thousands of T-shirts and caps just because of date. So, we really are heading back to the future, caring for our planet, as well as our health and have decided to use all those items that we already had prepared, for the one that got away... apart from the medals, they will be Unique to 2021! I am sure you will agree, it will be all of the benefits and none of the waste... and that is Waste Free Walking! 

    Graeme Hume from Pravera Ltd. the Organic and Natural skincare company heard that the Virtual MoonWalk was Waste Free and he loved the idea. He explained how he had had 4,000 Benecos organic lip balms branded for the Basketball Championships, which had been cancelled and was unable to use them. Graeme also offered to donate 2,000 Lavera mini hand-creams.

    Walk the Walk quickly accepted this generous offer to include them in the Virtual MoonWalk Walker Packs... what a great example of collaboration to recycle for a good cause! It's pot luck what you'll get!

    "So exciting! My #walkthewalk pack arrived this morning. I'm looking forward to doing it in May even though it is disappointing we are not safe enough yet to do it surrounded by other women as planned. I was so pleased to see the letter which says that as the 2020 walk was cancelled unexpectedly they are reusing the Tshirts which had already been ordered. Imagine the criminal waste if all the 2020 shirts had been sent to landfill and reprinted for 2021! I'm so pleased to see them taking this stance and ready to hit the road and make them some money. walkthewalk" - Scrimpsaver

  14. What do I have to wear?

    Under normal circumstances we would suggest everybody raises awareness by wearing a decorated bra, however, this may not be appropriate if you are walking alone, so we suggest wearing your unique event t-shirt and cap and any clothing that may be weather appropriate.

  15. Do I have to wear a bra?

    Wearing a bra to take on a challenge is the Walk the Walk trademark and one of the reasons we manage to raise so much awareness and money for our vital causes. We all know how much courage it can take to go out onto the streets wearing a bra and if you are uncomfortable doing so we have plenty of Walk the Walk items you could wear instead. Starting of course with the bra t-shirt you will be receiving in your pack. 

    Do men have to wear a bra?

    Under normal circumstances we do encourage men to wear a bra to raise awareness, however, it may not be appropriate so we would be very happy for men to wear their event t-shirt and spread the word that men get breast cancer too. 

  16. Can I use walking poles at The MoonWalk?

    We would not normally recommend using walking poles at the MoonWalk, however if you need to use them for the walk in your local area then please do

  17. I have a disability - can I enter?

    Disabled entrants are welcome to take part, due to the nature of the event we ask you to contact us (+44(0)1483 741430) prior to filling in the entry form as some disabilities may not find the event feasible.

    It is the responsibility of the participant to ensure they are walking in an area that is safe and they have any necessary support they need.

  18. Can I run at The MoonWalk?

    No, the Virtual MoonWalk London is a Power Walking challenge and running is not an option. Walk the Walk reserve the right to disqualify anyone who submits a proof of timing that clearly cannot be achieved by walking.

  19. Can I take my dog or pet with me on the challenge?

    On this occasion yes, please ensure that your four legged friend or pet is able to complete the distance and will not suffer in any way. We’re sure they’d love to join you! However, for our live MoonWalk events this not an option.

  20. Does the Virtual MoonWalk have a theme?

    The MoonWalk always has a theme and everyone gets very excited with the anticipation of wanting to know what it will be. Because we all loved the theme of 2020... but it was the 'one that got away' we have decided to keep it for our Virtual MoonWalk. So, for this year we will be heading back into space, or is it, back to the future? 

    The Virtual MoonWalk is just 'Out Of This World'! 

  21. What is Walk the Walks environmental policy?

    Walk the Walk have always held organic and environmental policies - often our demands have been, and are, ahead of availability, technology or are cost prohibitive. However it is our constant ambition to be as environmental as we can be, without impacting on the funds we grant for breast and other cancers. 

    As well as supporting good health, our aims to be environmentally healthy include;

    * Ethically sourced t-shirts

    * Our printed materials use sustainably sourced recycled paper, which is also recyclable.

    * Plastic is only used where there is absolutely no alternative option. Where it is used, it is produced from recycled materials as well as being recyclable.  

    * Where possible all unused items are donated to other organisations. 

     

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