FAQs about Registration and Mode of Payment

1. What are the modes of payment available to me?

All participants must pay through PayPal.  No manual modes of payment will be entertained.

2. Will I get a confirmation email?

Your email receipt from PayPal will serve as your confirmation email.

All participants will receive an email at a later date with details such as the pre-event briefings, training walks and the administrative programme for the actual day event. If you have any queries, please drop us an email at enquiries@letstakeawalk.sg

3. 8 of us wish to participate in the long walks but the maximum number of people per team is 6. What should we do?

You can register as 2 teams (calling yourselves “XXXX‟ team 1 and “XXXX‟ team 2) during online registration but the 8 of you can still walk together during the actual event.

4. Can I make registration and payment on the day of the walk?

No. We do not accept registration or payment after the closing date.  The closing date is 2359 hours on 15 July 2017.

Please take note that the closing date may be brought earlier if the participation has reached its capacity before the closing date.

5. I have a group of 10 wanting to join 10 km JalanWalk category. Can we register as a group?

10 km JalanWalk is an individual category. Each participant can register online. Of course you and your friends can enjoy the walk together as a Group!!  That's the way to do it! = D

FAQs about the event

1. When is Let’s Take A Walk 2017 (“LTAW 2017”)?

LTAW 2017 will be held from 23rd September to 24th September 2017.

2. How long is the walk?

LTAW 2017 consists of 4 categories which are as follow:

  1. 100 km XtremeWalk
  2. 50 km PowerWalk (Day)
  3. 50 km PowerWalk (Night)
  4. 10 km JalanWalk.

3. Do I take part as an individual or as part of a team?

The 50 km PowerWalk and 100 km XtremeWalk are team events. Each team must have at least 3 participants (and a maximum of 6) at the start of the walk. All participants must walk together in their groups. 10 km JalanWalk is an individual event.

4. If I cannot form a team for the long walks, can I walk alone?

No. For your safety, participants for the long walks, i.e. 50 km (Day/Night) or 100 km, must walk in teams of 3.

5. My team is made up of 3 persons. What happens if one of my team mates drops out during the event?

For your safety, the Organisers and event crew will pair the remaining 2 with another team before continuing on the walk.

 

 

6. What are the start and end times of LTAW 2017?

The start and end times of LTAW 2017 are as shown in the table below:

Category

Start Date & Time

End Date & Time

100 km XtremeWalk

23rd Sep 2017

0700 hours

24th Sep 2017

1600 hours

50 km PowerWalk (Day)

23rd Sep 2017

0700 hours

23rd Sep 2017

2300 hours

50 km PowerWalk (Night)

23rd Sep 2017

1900 hours

24th Sep 2017

1100 hours

10 km JalanWalk

23rd Sep 2017

0730 hours

23rd Sep 2017

1100 hours

 

*Please take note that the timings may be subjected to change and changes will be amended without prior notice.

7. What happens if we cannot complete the route in the specified times?

Each team must reach the checkpoints before the stipulated cut-off times (please refer to the Participants’ Handbook which will be released closer to the event). 

For teams which did not reach any particular checkpoint before its stipulated cut-off time, they will be disqualified from the event.  In such a case, the Organisers may ask the team to stop the walk.  Should the team wishes to continue, they will be doing it at their own risks. 

Please also take note that the checkpoints will not be manned after the cut-off time.

8. Who can participate in LTAW 2017?

The event is open to anyone who feels he or she is up to the challenge. We do require parental consent for participants below 18 years of age on 23rd September 2017. The consent form must be downloaded and sent in with the payment cheque.

In addition, for the 10 km JalanWalk, an adult must accompany participants below 12 years of age for the entire event.

9. Do I have to be fit to participate in any of the walks?

As per our previous editions of LTAW, LTAW 2017 is not a competitive event and walking is a relatively low impact sport compared to running. Nevertheless, walking 50 km and 100 km continuously is a physical and mental challenge to anyone and does require a certain level of fitness. If you have any doubts about your health and fitness, please consult your doctor or health specialists before signing up.

10. When and where does each category start and end?

The start and end points will be at announced at the later date.  Please check the website for any updates.

11. Is there a baggage storage area at the start of the walk for us to keep our bags?

There will not be any baggage storage area. Participants are strongly advised to go light for ease of walking. Alternatively, you can rally your friends to form support teams to replenish your supplies along the route.

12. Can I bring my child along in a pram?

The use of prams is not allowed due to safety reasons. If you do bring a pram, the Organiser or event crew shall stop you from continuing with the walk.

13. Can I rollerblade or cycle during the walk instead?

LTAW 2017 is strictly a walking event. Participants are required to walk by foot the entire route. To ensure the safety of all the participants, rollerblading, cycling or any other form of personal mobility devices are prohibited.

14. Will I get any ‘goodies’, t-shirts, vouchers, freebies etc, along with my participation?

The registration fee includes a unisex event t-shirt. Finishers of the 100 km XtremeWalk, within the completion time, will also receive a Finisher’s Tee. There is strictly no changing of participants’ t-shirt sizes once registered. However, you can exchange with other participants at the pre-event briefing when t-shirts are collected.  As the collection from the registration fees will be donated to the beneficiaries, we are aiming to keep costs as low as possible. We seek your understanding in this matter.

15. Will food & drinks be provided for participants in the long walk?

There will be no food and drinks provided by the Organisers. Participants are encouraged to organise their own logistical support. Alternatively, you may walk past convenience stores (e.g. 7-11, Cheers), coffee shops, eateries along the route, where you could purchase food and water from.  

16. Can we stop and rest for meals, drinks during the 50 km PowerWalk (Day/Night) and 100 km (XtremeWalk) walk?

Yes, of course! You can stop and rest to refuel at any time as long as you complete your walk before the cut-off times.

However, do inform us, via the number printed on the number bib or the event crew, if your team decides to take an extended break, so that we do not send out a search party. Also, do note that the event ends on 1600 hours on 24th September 2017, so don’t take FOREVER!

17. Can we sleep during the long walks?

We discourage sleep-walking as you will be a hazard to your team mates and members of the public.

However, in past editions, we have noticed that some teams do take naps and some do not. It’s really up to you! The personal challenge is yours and as a participant, you are free to strategise your route and sleeping plans with your team members.

Remember, LTAW 2017is a non-competitive event. We are here to have fun! Again, please inform us, via the number printed on the number bib or the event crew, if your team decides to take an extended break, so that we do not send out a search party.

18. Must I have a support team?

The use of a support team is highly recommended for teams taking part in 100 km XtremeWalk and 50 km PowerWalk (Day/Night). You should travel as light as possible. Your support team can meet you at the checkpoints with food, drinks, change of clothes, night gear, massages and moral support.

19. Is the end point opened to the public?

Oh yes, of course! Get your boyfriend(s), girlfriend(s), husband, wife, partner, parents, siblings, relatives, colleagues, neighbours, pets.....(the list goes on!) to witness your triumphant return at the end point!

20. What are the most common types of injuries observed in previous events?

Feet blisters and sore muscles are the most common types of injuries observed in previous events especially for participants in the long walks.

It is important have at least 8 hours of sleep the day before the walk events. Doing warm-up helps to prevent muscle cramps during the walk.

To prevent serious condition like heat exhaustion or heat stroke, we always encourage the participants to hydrate themselves sufficiently and rest whenever required.

KNOWING YOUR LIMIT is important! Adequate training and consultation with your doctor and health specialist before the walk are also critical to prevent injuries during the walk.

Read what our past participants have to say for a better idea of what to expect!

21. What type of safety support will be provided for the walk?

Before the event, participants in the 50 km PowerWalk (Day/Night) and 100 km Xtremewalk walks will be given a safety briefing during the designated final briefing session. Stay tuned for updates on the date of the final briefing.

During the actual event, there will be a mass warm up before start of each walk and there will be dedicated first aid support teams throughout the event. Basic first aid facilities are also available at the checkpoints.

Finally, the teams are advised to carry basic first aid items like plasters, muscle rub, bandage and cotton wools on their own.

22. What if I get injured and I am unable to finish the walk?

Should any of your team members is injured, one team member would need to stay with the injured participant and the Organisers must be contacted immediately.  There is an emergency hotline printed at the back of every bib.

23. What facilities are available at the checkpoints?

The checkpoints are essentially basic stations to allow participants to check-in their arrival timing and have a quick rest before they proceed with their journey. Facilities at the checkpoints include basic first aid facilities. Most checkpoints will have spacious areas to give you the opportunity to meet up with your support team.

FAQs about the routes

1. Where are we walking?

You will soon find out! 

For safety considerations and to enhance the enjoyment of walkers, we are designing the route along the many park connectors. In situation where park connectors are not available, the participants may have to walk on pedestrian pavements.

The finalised details will be updated via email and website at a later date.

2. Would there be any water stations throughout the routes?

Participants are strongly advised to make their own arrangements (i.e. their support teams) for their personal water consumption throughout the walks. There are convenience stores (e.g. 7-11, Cheers), coffee shops, eateries along the route which you can purchase food and water from.

3. Will the routes of LTAW 2017be closed to traffic?

The routes have been planned such that it causes minimal disturbance to the public. As such, the routes would not be closed to traffic.

4. Is there transportation before and after the event?

Participants would have to make their own transportation arrangements before and after the event as no special transportation arrangements would be made.

FAQs about training

1. Will there be any training sessions before the actual event?

Yes, in order to get our participants ready for the walks, training walks have been scheduled and they are free. Training is not compulsory, but we would strongly encourage participants for the 100 km XtremeWalk and 50 km PowerWalk (Day/Night) to take part.

Training clinics have also been planned, where past walkers, physiotherapists, nutritionist will give you tips in your preparation. Look out for these on our website!

2. Will we be sufficiently prepared by attending all the training walks and clinics?

The training walks and clinics are meant to assist in your preparation and complement your training plan. They are not meant to replace your own preparation. All participants and teams are encouraged to conduct their own training and preparation so as to have an enjoyable experience during the event.