Sunday 30 April 2017
Online registration for this event has now closed. However, you can still register on the day by visiting us at the check in desk from 09:15 - 10:30.
This sponsored walk will raise funds for the BHF and participants are encouraged to wear something red, with a prize for the best dressed adults and children.
The BHF mascot Hearty will officiate the start of the walk from Worcestershire County Cricket Club and welcome walkers back for refreshments when they finish. Families (including children of all ages) are particularly welcome with clues to look out for on the trail and prizes to be won.
Please note that participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult on the day. Please also note the 6 mile route runs alongside a canal so may be less suitable for toddlers.
Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event - it's the money you raise that powers our life saving research.
For more information
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]
Location and travel
Worcestershire County Cricket Club,
Getting to the walk
From North: From the M5 junction 7 follow the cricket stumps on the road signs to the ground.
From South: From M5 junction 7 follow the cricket stumps on the road signs to the ground.
From East: From A422, Alcester, continue on this road to roundabout junction with A4440 (Swinesherd Way), take second exit at roundabout on to A44, continue to follow the A44 and it will lead you to New Road, the county ground will be on your left. From west: from A44, Evesham, stay on A44 (east) and it will lead you to New Road, the county ground will be on your left.
Once you are in Worcester city centre’s bus station that is beneath the Crown Gate Shopping Centre, walk out of the station, turn left, continue to walk straight ahead to a pedestrian crossing, walk across this and another pedestrian crossing, continue across the bridge over the Severn River and you will arrive at the county ground on your left.
Worcester Foregate Street is the closest train station to the county ground and is approximately 0.5miles from the ground.
To get to the county ground from Foregate Street station turn left out of the main entrance, head towards the cross where you turn right onto Broad Street.
Continue straight, across two pedestrian crossings to get to the other side of New Road, walk over the bridge and you will shortly arrive at the cricket ground on your left.
Your fundraising helps our researchers
make more discoveries and keep more hearts beating.
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Get fit for your challenge
Take the opportunity to improve your fitness before the walk. Plan your training with expert tips and advice in our walking training zone.
Being active is an important part of reducing your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Get more heart health tips.
Make sure you have the right kit
You should wear comfortable, appropriate clothing and footwear suitable for walking.
Take a look at our recommended walking kit list for what to wear on the day and what to bring with you, or treat yourself to some new gear from our online shop.
Get your family and friends involved
Your family and friends could be part of the action as well.
Why not ask them to take part with you, or they could come and cheer you on. Ask them to look the part and ramp up the red.
Route and times
The Worcester Hearty Walk has a choice of 2 routes; a 3 mile trail suitable for all ages, abilities and buggies and a slightly more challenging 6 mile route.
|| 09:15 - 10:30
| Event start
|| 10:00 - 10:30 (staggered start)
| Event finish
|| 13:30 for all walkers, marshals and volunteers
Please note refreshments will be sold at the Cricket Club until 14:00. There will also be a raffle on the day which will be drawn between 10:30 and 11:00 and displayed until the end of the walk.
The event will be marshalled, with water and first aid support provided.
You're welcome to bring your dog to this event.