FAQs – Chatsworth 10km Walk

What is Team Theo?
Team Theo is anyone who supports and fundraises for The Children’s Hospital Charity, which helps make Sheffield Children’s Hospital better. We are so happy you are joining Team Theo!

How do I register?

Just click on the link and away you go! Online entry for the event will be open until Friday 21st June at 12pm.

Where does my registration fee go?

Your registration fee will cover any costs incurred by the charity to hold this event, including looking after the beautiful grounds at Chatsworth House.

Can children enter?

Yes, all children are welcome but anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied around the course by an adult.

What distance is the run?

10km or 3k! You can choose which distance you do! Both are a lovely distance to take in the Chatsworth surroundings!

The route will be marked out with signage, with marshals in place to make sure you are safe and having a great time.

This route is suitable for walkers, ramblers or for those who fancy a nice stroll on a Sunday morning! Depending on how fast you walk or if you stop for some lunch, this walk will take 2-6hours.

I am using a Sat Nav, what is the postcode?

The address for Chatsworth Estate is, Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP

However, If travelling using a sat nav system, you need to use the postcode DE45 1PN and enter at the Golden Gates.

Is the event timed?

Nope! We would like everyone to enjoy the informal, friendly atmosphere of walking along the route, so for this event, there will be no timing or results available. Everyone enjoys the course in their own way. Please feel free to bring your own timing device, if you wish.



Can I walk with my dog, cat, hamster?

Yes! The more the merrier! We would advise all dogs staying on a lead as other participants may not be comfortable around dogs.

What are the safety rules?

If you've suffered a recent illness or have a medical condition consult your doctor before taking part. If in any doubt, don't participate. Safety is our priority and all participants should take precautions. A medical team will be in attendance throughout the event.

Do I need insurance?
You will be entering this challenge entirely at your own risk and will not be covered by The Children’s Hospital Charity. It is up to you to make sure you have insurance in place, should you encounter injury, loss or damage to yourself or any personal belongings. Please ensure you read and agree to the terms & conditions on registration before signing up to the challenge.

Can I bring a pushchair or a wheelchair?

The route is pushchair and wheelchair accessible. We will be using the footpath all the way around the route however there are some steep inclines on the route as well as some uneven surfaces. If you are unsure or worried about this please do give us a call or email us at events@tchc.org.uk

Can my husband/sister/best friend/co-worker just come to cheer me on?

Yes, but why would they want to just come and watch? Get them to join in the fun with you! Walk together!

What should I wear?

All entrants are responsible for their own kit but should come equipped for unpredictable weather conditions. It could be glorious sunshine where sun cream will be necessary or we could be doomed with rain where a rain coat and umbrella would be needed. Walking boots or trainers are also advised.

How do I join your Strava club?

Just click on the following link and join us! Team Theo Strava

How does the start line work? Are there heats/waves?

The start line will be at the Golden Gates at Chatsworth. All you have to do is listen to our announcer, she/he will let you know when it’s time to head to the start line – once they say “go” you’ll move with your friends (old and new) to the start line – whomever you are standing with, is who you are walking with! There are no assigned groups. We are one big wave!

Do you have any other rules?

Respect above all else. We are YES people, we’ll do what we can to ensure a great day as long as you do the same and treat all our: entertainers, participants, venue, staff, volunteers and new friends with respect. We are an alcohol, smoking and drug free zone – we use a zero tolerance approach – no questions, no arguments, you will be escorted out.

Will the walk be cancelled for any reason?

The walk should not need to be cancelled for any reason; in rain or shine we will go ahead!

If we do have to cancel for any reason then we will aim to hold the event on an alternative date as soon as we can. If you’re unable to join us on that date then we will issue registration refunds on request.

Will there be toilets?

Portaloos will be available in the event village; however there are no toilets on route. There will also be toilets available to use near Chatsworth House.

Where can I park?

If you enter Chatsworth estate at the Golden Gates then parking will be next to the event village on the grass. Parking Stewards will be there to guide you in.

Can I bring a picnic/lunch on the walk?

Of course!! There will be some lovely places along the route where you can stop for some lunch. (There are no café’s on route or in the event village so please bring a picnic with you)

What happens once I’ve registered?

We’ll send you a confirmation email of your booking along with your fundraising pack. Keep a check out for our emails as we’ll be sending you hints and tips and exciting news in the run up to event day.

Can I register a team?

You sure can. When you register there will be an option to enter a team or to join an existing team!

How do I fundraise?
Once you’ve completed your Chatsworth 10km Walk event registration, you will be encouraged to set up your personal fundraising page. Information will be sent to you to assist you with setting up your page and the donation process. Once set-up you can let your family, friends, relatives, co-workers, classmates and neighbours know you are participating, share with them your fundraising goals, and ask them for a specific donation. Remember, it’s for a really good cause. You will be surprised how many will support your efforts.

What is the fundraising target?

We are asking each person entered to raise a minimum of £50 each. This can help make a huge difference to Sheffield Children’s Hospital. However this is not a requirement but every little helps!

Where will my fundraising go?
Sheffield Children’s Hospital is a specialist children’s hospital, providing world-class care for children all over Yorkshire and across the UK. The Children’s Hospital Charity makes Sheffield Children’s Hospital even better, by creating an environment built with children in mind. The newest addition is a new wing which opened in April 2018 following a £10m investment from The Children’s Hospital Charity. But that’s not the end of the story, we aren’t finished, we still need to build a better future for our children by redeveloping the Emergency Department (ED), Child Assessment Unit (CAU) and Ward 6 as well as a building a brand new Helipad.

How do I pay in my money?
Ask people to donate directly to your online fundraising page. That way the money will automatically come direct to us and you don’t have to chase anyone to collect their money (please note online fundraising pages will take an admin fee off your overall sponsorship raised).

If you’ve collected cash then you can pay the money in by sending a cheque made payable to ‘The Children’s Hospital Charity’ at The Children’s Hospital Charity, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TH. We will send a payment slip and Freepost envelope out to you, with your runner number, to make this a bit easier for you.

You can also send your money in via bank transfer, please email us at events@tchc.org.uk for details and bank details.

If you’re collecting offline donations please ask your supporters to fill out a Sponsorship Form and tick the Gift Aid Box, if applicable.

How will you contact me about this event?
All of our correspondence will be via email and social media. Please keep a check on your email inbox, always check your junk folder in case we’ve gone in there by accident, and follow us on Twitter @sheffchildrens; Facebook ‘Sheffield Children’s Hospital and Charity’; Instagram ‘thechildrenshospitalcharity.’

Is there a social media hashtag?
There sure is! Please use #TeamTheo.

I can’t attend – can I get a refund or transfer my place to someone else?
What??? What’s happened? Drop us an email at events@tchc.org.uk or give us a call on 0114 271 7203, let’s have a chat.  Unfortunately registration fees are non-refundable.

Can I get a Team Theo sports shirt to wear?
Sports shirts are available for a suggested donation of £15; please contact us at events@tchc.org.uk  if you’d like one to wear with pride during your challenge.

Or we have our yellow charity T-shirts available for a suggested donation of £5; please contact events@tchc.org.uk if you would like to walk in one of these.

Still have a question?

Contact us at events@tchc.org.uk or on 0114 271 7203. Our team will help solve your query as quickly as possible. 

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