Crown Tavern charity walk set for 37th year

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Walkers are gearing up for a day of fun and fundraising at the 37th annual Crown Tavern Charity Walk.

The event takes place on Sunday May 4 - the day before May Day Bank Holiday - and features two different routes.

The long walk, which is approximately 22 miles along the old railway line, begins at Hawsker Village Hall at 9.30am and finishes at the Crown Tavern in Scalby Road.

The shorter walk, at eight miles, starts from the Hayburn Wyke and also finishes at the Crown.

There are plenty of checkpoints with refreshments along the way and trophies are given out in various different categories, including youngest boy and girl, highest sponsored individual and biggest blister.

Dogs are welcome and water is available for them at checkpoints.

Free transport is provided to the starting point of both walks - just indicate on your entry form that you require this and be at the Crown tavern by the time shown.

On finishing the walk, participants will be given a free pint, or soft drink, and hot dog.

There will be live music at the pub plus EJ the DJ and a raffle, drawn at 4.30pm to 5pm.

All the proceeds from the walk will go to local charities, with a focus on young people. These include Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group, Action for the Blind and Mencap Junior Gateway, among many other groups.

Walk organiser Jane Moment said: “Preparations are going well. We’ve had quite a few entry forms come in and we’re hoping the weather is as good as last year.”

Jane added that there is still time to enter and that you can register up until Saturday by calling her on 07999 839338.

You can also get an entry form by calling in to the Crown Tavern. People are also more than welcome to come along and help on the day.

Over the years the walk has raised thousands of pounds for good causes, with £10,000 raised at last year’s event.

For picture coverage see next week’s Scarborough News.