Entries open for 39th Crown Tavern walk

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One of Scarborough’s most popular and long-standing charity walks has been launched for 2016.

The Crown Tavern Walk is now in its 39th year and will take place on Sunday May 1 - the day before the May Day Bank Holiday so participants can rest the next day.

The 22-mile long walk begins at Hawsker Village Hall at 9.15am and follows the old Whitby-Scarborough railway line, finishing at the Crown Tavern at the corner of Scalby Road and Falsgrave.

There are trophies to be competed for in a number of categories.

The eight-mile short walk starts from the Hayburn Wyke at 11.15am and also finishes at the pub via the cinder track.

There are plenty of checkpoints with refreshments provided along the way.

Trophies up for grabs include youngest boy, youngest girl, highest sponsored individual and even the biggest blister.

Dogs kept on leads are welcome and water will be provided at checkpoints.

Organisers provide free transport to the starting point of both walks - please indicate on your entry form that you require this. When walkers arrive back at the pub they are given a free pint and hot dog - with soft drinks available for younger participants.

Organiser Jane Moment said: “We do our best to make it a really good atmosphere for the walkers and family waiting to cheer them home.

“We have live music with the Hamps Street Band, High Heeled Sneakers and EJ the DJ.” All money raised goes to local charities with a focus on young people. Go to www.crowntaverncharitywalk.co.uk or call Jane on 07999 839338 for an entry form.