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About The Event

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Tiverton Grand canal walk. With such an important marker coming up, it only stands to reason that we make this BIG!!

The 10k run/walk will take place on the 8th July 2018 and the family festival will begin as runners and walkers arrive at Sampford Peverell playing fields. This additional event will include music, food, stalls and special guests for all to enjoy.

Please join us in raising money for children and young people with cancer in the UK.

All proceeds raised will be donated to CLIC Sargent

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The Route

Start Line: Tiverton Canal Basin

The Moorings, Canal Hill, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 4HX

Finish Line: Sampford Peverall Playing Fields

Whitnage Road, Sampford Peverell, Tiverton, EX16 7BU

On The Day

Here are the details for the day. Like what you see? Why not

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    1.00 PM

    Band - Drop In the Ocean


  • 1.40 PM

    To Be Confirmed

  • 2.00 PM

    Majorettes - Group To Be Confirmed

  • 2.30 PM

    Band - To Be Confirmed

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    3.00 PM

    Meet & Greet Elsa & Olaf


  • 3.00 PM

    Shuttle Bus to Cullompton & Tiverton

  • 3.30 PM

    Dance Group

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    3.45 PM

    Meet & Greet Peppa Pig & Spiderman

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    4.00 PM

    Band - Twerzels


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    4.30 PM

    Meet & Greet Fireman Sam & Minnie Mouse

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    5.00 PM

    CLIC Sargent speech & Raffle draw

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    5.30 PM

    New Generation Majorettes


  • 6.00 PM

    Band - TBC

  • 6.00 PM

    Shuttle Bus to Cullompton & Tiverton

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    7.00 PM

    DJ Ben

  • 8:30AM

    Bus pickup in Cullompton

  • 08:30AM

    Registration Opens

  • 09:45AM

    Warm Up

  • 10:00AM

    Elite Runners leave start line

  • 10:15AM

    Joggers leave start line

  • 10:30AM

    Walkers leave start line

Downloads & Sponsorship


The £33 Challenge: This year we are encouraging all of our participants to raise £33 each in sponsorship for their efforts on the day. If every participant from 2015 raised just £33, we could have funded a room in a CLIC Sargent Home from Homes for 18 months.

£8 could help pay for a DVD to help prepare a young person with cancer to return to school, helping them keep up with their studies and deal with the challenges of meeting friends and teachers after their experience.

£20 could pay for a CLIC Sargent Play Specialist to help a child prepare for and cope with treatment, by using models, toys and photos to explain what will happen. When a child is calm, treatment can be given more easily and can also be more effective.

£33 could pay for a family to stay overnight in one of CLIC Sargent’s Homes from Home, providing free self-catering accommodation near to specialist children’s cancer treatment centres, which are often many miles from a family’s own home.

£170 could pay for a CLIC Sargent grant. Cancer can have a huge effect on a family’s finances and a CLIC Sargent grant is offered to children and young people with cancer, and their families, as soon as they come into contact with us to help meet the sudden extra costs that a cancer diagnosis can bring.

To raise money via Just Giving, click on the link below, Join The Team and either register or login.

FAQ

Some frequently asked questions and answers. If you have a specific requirement or question, please use the contact us button below to ask.

No, your number will be at the registration desk ready to collect. Please ensure the details on the reverse are correct.
You can bring your dog if you are walking, however, they must be kept on leads and under control at all times. Please ensure you pick up after your dog and use the bins provided.
Parking will be available at both the start and finish. There is limited parking at the Canal Basin (subject to charges). You should refrain from parking on Canal Hill as this will cause problems and be mindful of people when you are parking in housing estates. There will be parking around the Playing Field but again, consideration for residents would be appreciated.
Places on the bus can be reserved as part of your booking process but cannot be guaranteed for anyone on the day and are available on a limited basis. Please note that the transport is being provided for free by Kingdoms of Tiverton.
There are plenty of bridges along the route, some of which are really good places to stop and watch the Runners/Walkers go by. The bridges that we would recommend are: Manley Bridge, the car park on the left just before you get to Tiverton Road Bridge and Greenway Bridge.
There will be a BBQ along with a live bands, facepainting, bouncy castle, stalls and other entertainment for you to enjoy after the Walk/Run. This will be finishing at approx 7pm.
Yes. We will have refreshment stations along the route with water, squash and biscuits available. There will also be sweets for sale.
No, but there are toilets at the Canal Basin and also at the Finish Line.
You will be able to participate in the Walk. Due to the narrow towpath, unfortunately we cannot allow pushchairs, wheelchairs or mobility scooters to go with the Runners. There are stairs to exit the canal so an alternative route near the end will be clearly marked.
You must be 12 years of age or older to participate in the Run and you must be accompanied by an Adult unless you are 16 or over.
You can participate in the Walk at any age! Under 16s must be accompanied by a registered adult
Yes it will! The Walk and Run will continue whatever the weather! Obviously we will have to consider what entertainment we will be able to provide at the Family Festival, this may have to be reduced slightly if it is raining – however there will definitely still be a BBQ and a live band performing.
Yes, you can run with your friend(s) as long as you register as a Group when registering online.
Children between 12-16 years may participate in the run however a responsible adult will need to complete the booking process and children must be accommpanied by a registered adult at all times.
Group bookings are available but will need to be made by a responsible adult. Children under 16 will need to be accompanied at all times.
Scooters are fine – especially for young children. Bikes are not recommended for Health and Safety reasons.
Unfortunately not due to the admin side of things. Running numbers are all pre-populated and will be ready for collection on the day with your personal details.
If you purchase a t-shirt or vest online, these will be waiting for you at the registration desk on the day. We will have a limited stock available for purchase on the day.

Our Sponsors

This event wouldn't be possible without support from local businesses. Below are those who have made this event possible and we want to say a massive thanks..

About CLIC Sargent

Cancer doesn’t discriminate. Today, 11 more children and young people will hear the devastating news that they have cancer. From diagnosis, CLIC Sargent’s specialist care teams will step in, ready to help, support and guide. They will provide a specialist package of support tailored to each young cancer patient and family.

CLIC Sargent fights tirelessly for children and young people with cancer, often when they feel they can’t. We do this individually, locally and nationally, so that they can focus on the important things, like getting well. And if the worst happens, we will work with bereaved families to get them support, to help them cope with their emotional pain.

Last year CLIC Sargent supported just over 140 families in Devon alone. For many of these families, there journey would have started with a trip to the closest Specialist Centre which is in Bristol, for diagnosis and treatment, with an average stay on 25 days; miles away from home, friends and family.

CLIC Sargent provides these families with free self-catering accommodation called Homes from Home. These are havens for patients and families during treatment, alleviating the financial cost of paying for alternative accommodation and allowing families to stay together during the toughest times, minimising any further emotional strain.

When families return from Bristol, they would have to attend appointments at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Derriford Hospital or the North Devon District Hospital. CLIC Sargent recognises that young cancer patients need support to not just survive cancer, but to thrive.

Therefore CLIC Sargent provides six Specialist Nurses in Devon who will attend the young person home, school or work to minimise the disruption cancer has on educational development, having a social life and future prospects.

CLIC Sargent also provides four social workers in Devon who will work with each family to help them emotionally as well as limiting the damage cancer causes on their finances, by providing CLIC Sargent grants and signposting them to further financial benefits.

Last year CLIC Sargent provided just over 100 grants worth £20,495 to families in Devon. Olly Butt, from Tiverton said, "CLIC Sargent helped us a lot. They were very supporting and kind and caring when I was ill. I was very lucky to have great CLIC Nurses look after me in Exeter, we became good friends!!" His parents and brother; Mike, Kylie, and Alex, followed on to say, "Olly's words say it all. Also, being able to stay close to Bristol Hospital in CLIC House, one of the Homes from Home, made a terrible time so much easier. The separation from Alex was very hard and so him being able to come and stay in a nice environment and be close to us all was just what we all needed. A truly great charity that is and always will remain very close to our hearts".

If you would like to hear more about the amazing work CLIC Sargent do to support young lives vs cancer as well as similar events to the Grand Western Canal 10k, then please let us know how you would prefer to hear from us by visiting: https://www.clicsargent.org.uk/forms/keeping-touch

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Here are some photos that were taken on the 2014 and 2015 events both by CLIC Sargent and the participants.

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2015 Event Video

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