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2020/21 Walk Update

With 2020 drawing to a close and New Year's resolutions around the corner, the K2B Committee wanted to wish everyone Happy Holidays and advise of our plans for the next year.

The Committee plan to keep in close contact with local Councils and Cumbria Police to understand how things are changing and what we can achieve in terms of an event. We plan to make a firmer announcement in March for the year but would like to share the provisional stance.

While news of the vaccine being distributed is excellent news, we do not believe we will be able to hold a full event in May.

The 2020 postponed K2B and C2B walks are pencilled in for 18th September 2021. This will of course be subject to the guidelines at the time but we are hopeful that by this point the situation will be such that the walk can go ahead.

We plan to hold the Resolution Cup Challenge that was postponed in September 2020 prior to the full walk in September 2021 if circumstances allow.

All walkers already registered for the 2020 walk will remain so and teams will remain as is. We look to reopen registration in May which will allow team coordinators to modify their teams and if spaces are available new walkers to join.

 

The Walk Day In Case of Emergency (ICE) phone number has changed. It is now 0777 888 4020. The new number will be printed on lanyards and route cards.

Barrow (Finish)

Hawcoat Park Sports Club

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The finish is on the outskirts of Barrow at Hawcoat Park Sports Club on Hawcoat Lane. This is accessed by turning right off Abbey Road at the Glen Garth Hotel. Proceed up Dane Avenue to Hartland Road where you turn left and continue on to Hawcoat Lane, and the finish will be in sight. As you arrive you will be applauded by well-wishers and many other participants with mutual respect for what you have accomplished. Settle down in the club, enjoy your free drinks and soak in the tremendous atmosphere.

DOGS ARE NOT PERMITTED (except guide dogs)

  • First Aid - in the finish tent
  • Toilets - in the sports club building
  • Changing facilities & showers - in the sports club building
  • Food & drinks vouchers are given to all participants
  • Parking - in the surrounding roads and also Hoops (sports centre) car park on Thorncliffe Road

INTERESTING FACT: Hawcoat Park Sports Club is an independent "Community Amateur Sports Club", which is owned and managed by its members. It is still known by the local taxi drivers as "Vickers Sports Club", as it was originally operated exclusively for employees of the Barrow shipyard, but this is no longer the case. The club supports a wide range of sports activities and teams, including rugby union, football, cricket, tennis, crown green bowling, shooting, archery, tennis, and table tennis. There are many music and sporting events throughout the year. Indoor and outdoor facilities are available for private hire, and are popular for charity fundraising events, conferences, weddings, and funerals! Membership is open to all.