Become a Heart Trekker
30 June 2018
Kempton Park Racecourse to Cranleigh
Sign up and take on our brand new day, walking 47km continuously through the day, equating to 12 hours on your feet. This event will be a great experience for those looking for a challenge, who are ready to train and enjoy what is going to be a test of both your mental and physical stamina. The Surrey Trail Walk starts in the same location, on the same day and at the same time as the London to Brighton trek, just half of the distance!
'Just one step is a step nearer to consigning heart disease to the history books.' 2017 Heart Trekker
Surrey Trail Walk
You must be 16 years old to take part, and under-18's must be accompanied by an adult. Because of the testing nature of the trek we would recommend that you train for this challenge and take part with a friend or as part of a team. If you would prefer a paper registration form, please complete this form and send it back to us at [email protected].
Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event, but it's the money you raise that powers our life saving research. Previous Heart Trekkers have aimed to raise £400, and many look at joining our 500 Club, becoming a BHF Champion.
Your Surrey Trail Walk entry includes
- Medical support
- Technical T-shirt
- Free sports massage
- 1 free hot meal plus discounted food and refreshments on route
- A welcome pack containing fundraising materials
- Water and hot drinks on route
- The 2018 map
- Medal for all finishers
- Brand new training guide
- Free shuttle to the train station at the finish line
If you would like more information on any of our events, get in touch Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00:
Tel: 0300 330 3322
Email: [email protected]
Kempton Park Racecourse,
Staines Road East,
Travel and parking
There’s parking at Kempton Park Racecourse. You can leave your vehicle here from event day up until midnight on Monday 3 July. It will be left entirely at your own risk. Alternatively you can get dropped off in the morning of the event.
Kempton Park is located on the A308 between Sunbury on Thames and Hampton Court, less than one mile from Junction 1 of the M3 via Junction 12 of the M25.
Kempton Park Station is situated just 200 yards from our registration area at the racecourse. Trains run every half an hour from London Waterloo with a 40 minute journey time.
Surrey Trail Finish Location
Snoxhall Playing Field,
The nearest stations are Guildford (10 miles away) or Horsham (11 miles away).
We recommend that you park in Cranleigh Leisure Centre and walk across to the checkpoint. The address of Cranleigh Leisure Centre is Village Way, Cranleigh GU6 8AF. This car park is only a short stay car park so no cars can be left here overnight
Become a champion fundraiser and make sure you're ready for the walk
We can't thank you enough for signing up and starting your journey, not only for becoming a Heart Trekker and taking on this great challenge.
Your entry fee covers the cost of organising our event, but it's the money you raise that powers our life saving research. Previous Heart Trekkers have raised £400 for this event and many aim towards raising £500 and joining our 500 Club, where you will receive a jersey on event day which you can wear with pride knowing you're a champion fundraiser.
Create an online fundraising page
Did you know - the easiest way to get sponsored is by setting up a fundraising page?
Create an online fundraising page
Share your page on Facebook, Twitter (#STWalk) and by email so your family and friends can sponsor you.
Take a look at our fundraising guide for more inspirational ideas to boost your fundraising.
Get fit for your Surrey Trail Walk challenge
This event is a real test of endurance and mental strength, and we suggest you start training at least three months before the event, building up your distance mile by mile.
Our new training guide can help you with training schedules, fundraising, footwear plus much more.
Being active is an important part of reducing your risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Make sure you have the right kit
Take a look at our walking kit list for what to wear on the day and what to bring with you. For this walk take a good look at the list provided in our training guide.
Although there will be sweeper vehicles along the route to collect Heart Trekkers needing assistance and take them to the most relevant location on the route, we strongly recommend every walker has access to their own support vehicle. This could be a friend or family member at the end of the phone who is available to come and pick you up. Read our Support Driver Information leaflet to find out the location and facilities at each checkpoint.
Join us on Facebook
Get event information and updates, and share stories and training tips with other trekkers on our Facebook page.
Volunteer for us
Invite your family and friends to take part with you, help with fundraising, cheer you along at your event, or act as a support vehicle.
Our events cannot happen without the help of our fantastic volunteers. If you would like to help out in the lead up to this event or on event day then please get in touch with us and we will send you more information.
What to expect on the big day
||First safety briefing (others at 08:15 and 08:45)
|08:00 - 09:00
||Day walk starts
||Day walk finishes at Cranleigh
At the Surrey Trail Walk
Our walk takes you from Kempton Racecourse through Guildford and onto Cranleigh. It's quite a flat route but does include a couple of hills. Every walker will be given a map of the route before the walk.
The whole route will be signed with Day-Glo arrows. You will need to check in with marshals at each checkpoint.
We recommend that you walk in pairs or more.
We strongly suggest that you bring a blister kit (including plasters and antiseptic cream)
There will be toilets along the route.
At each checkpoint (approximately every 10-15k), there will be a water stop where there will be varying facilities available to you, including an additional water supply if you running low on water.
During the event there will be points where you can buy refreshments however we would strongly advise you to bring your own supplementary snacks as well.
Kempton Park has its own train station, at the finish of the walk the free shuttle bus service goes on the hour every hour from 18:00 - 21:00 from Cranleigh to Guildford train station.
The route is a mix of tarmac paths, riverside paths and gravel and loose stone trails. We suggest light weight waterproof walking shoes for these types of surfaces, but you may find it useful to try different types of foot wear during your training to see what suits you best.
Walkers are welcome to bring well behaved dogs on the challenge, but they must be able to cope with the distances involved. The decision to bring a dog is entirely at the discretion of the owner.
The BHF are able to transfer any extra luggage you don’t want to carry with you to the finish location of your trek. (Please ensure this is nothing more than one small bag as space will be limited in our vehicles) you should ensure everything you need whilst trekking is in your rucksack as you will not be able to access this additional bag until the finish.
At the finish
After being presented with your well-deserved medal, hot food and a sports massage, a rest area will be provided along with a warm welcome from your supporters and the BHF events team.
Welcome to the club
Our exclusive 500 club, for those who smash the minimum sponsorship target for an event and go on to raise over £500.
If you have £500 or more (excluding GiftAid) pledged by your supporters on your JustGiving page firstly congratulations you are amazing! You'll now be eligible to join the 500 Club and receive your exclusive BHF jersey
For teams to be eligible there must be at least £500 or more (excluding Gift Aid) pledged per person, along with the names of all eligible entrants showing on the team fundraising page and each individual needs to fill in a separate form in each case to claim the 500 club jersey.
(E.g A team of 4 would need a minimum of £2000 (exc Gift Aid) pledged on their team page)
How do I claim?
Complete our form to request your jersey
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Note: Due to the fit being small, we recommend ordering one size up to your usual size.
Frequently asked questions regarding the 500 club
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