Time to sign up for Crown Tavern walk

130615 Launch of this years Crown Tavern Charity Walk'Jane Moment of the Crown Tavern Charity Walk  gets in some training with Crown Spa staff,from leftMatthew Holloway,Ross Flinton,John Holloway and gym manager Stuart Russell'Picture by Neil Silk'12/02/13
130615 Launch of this years Crown Tavern Charity Walk'Jane Moment of the Crown Tavern Charity Walk gets in some training with Crown Spa staff,from leftMatthew Holloway,Ross Flinton,John Holloway and gym manager Stuart Russell'Picture by Neil Silk'12/02/13

Fundraisers are lacing up their walking boots and stretching their legs in preparation for the 36th annual Crown Tavern Charity Walk.

The event will take place on Sunday May 5 and organisers are encouraging people to sign up and take on the challenge.

The walk, which is organised by a committee of local volunteers along with members of the Rotary Club, has a choice of two routes.

The long walk begins at Hawsker Village Hall at 9.30am and follows the old Scarborough to Whitby railway line, finishing at the Crown Tavern in Scalby Road.

It is approximately 22 miles and there are trophies in many categories to be competed for.

Jane Moment, chairman of the committee, said: “It would be great to have some team entries, so why not get some work colleagues, a group of friends or family together to take up the challenge!

“Although it’s a challenging walk, it is a beautiful one with stunning scenery and there are loads of checkpoints with refreshments along the way.”

The short walk starts from the Hayburn Wyke and continues along the old railway line to also finish at the Crown Tavern.

This route is eight miles long and many people of all ages take part, with awards for the youngest boy, youngest girl, highest sponsored individual and even the biggest blister!

Dogs are welcome and organisers always ensure that there is water for them as well as their owners.

Transport is provided free of charge to the starting point of both walks - just indicate on your entry form that you require that and be at the Crown Tavern by the time shown, depending on which walk you are taking part in.

When walkers arrive back at the Crown Tavern they will be given a free pint and a hot dog.

Walkers who are under 18 are given a soft drink. Tea and coffee are also available for anyone who doesn’t want an alcoholic drink.

Jane 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 Hamps Tramps and High Heeled Sneakers, and of course there is EJ the DJ.

“There is a raffle with loads of great prizes up for grabs, all provided by local businesses, and we try to draw this around 4.30pm to 5pm.”

All the money raised goes towards local charities supporting disabled and disadvantaged children and young people.

Entry forms are available at the Crown Tavern or call Jane on (01723) 376168.