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Event rules

Our instructions and regulations for participation

By participating in the Stonewall Equality Walk, you are agreeing to these rules and any instructions and regulations displayed or given on the day of the event by officials.

If you have any questions after reading through this information, please contact the Equality Walk team on equalitywalk@stonewall.org.uk or 0207 593 2298.

Participant Entry

1. The £15 entry fee (£10 early-bird entry fee) is non-refundable.

2. There is no entry fee for participants aged 12 and under.

3. The Equality Walk is open to anyone of all ages and abilities.

4. Participants aged 15 and under on the day of the Equality Walk must be accompanied by another participant aged 18 or over.

5. Pets, prams, and children’s scooters are permitted at the event, provided participants take full responsibility for their pets and children.

Volunteers

1. Equality Walk is open to volunteers aged 18 or over on the day of the walk.

2. If you would like to volunteer for the Equality Walk, travel expenses to and from the event will be provided after completion of your role at the event.

3. Volunteers must be confirmed two weeks before the event.

4. By agreeing to volunteer you are agreeing to contribute to the safe running of the Equality Walk. To volunteer for the Equality Walk please complete this volunteer application form and notify the Equality Walk team on equalitywalk@stonewall.org.uk.

Access and Safety

1. Wheelchair users are encouraged to enter the Equality Walk, providing they are able to take responsibility for their own safety at the event. All participants wishing to take part in the Equality Walk using a wheelchair can request a map of the route in advance or make use of our accessible 3k route.

2. The Equality Walk is a non-competitive walk, and participants are reminded that running is not allowed. For health and safety reasons, all personnel have been instructed not to permit any runners to take part in the event. If you do run the course you understand that you absolve Stonewall of any/all responsibility and that you progress entirely at your own risk.

3. Any participant unsure of their physical ability to take part in the Equality Walk must seek medical advice from their General Practitioner prior to the event.

4. Members of St John Ambulance will be on hand along the route to provide any first aid necessary. Notify any of the Equality Walk stewards along the route if you are injured or feeling unwell and they will contact help immediately.

Conduct

1. Stonewall respectfully asks all participants not to use aggressive or abusive language towards our organisers, suppliers and volunteers.

2. Stonewall respectfully asks all participants to be respectful of local residents whilst out on the route.

3. Stonewall respectfully asks all participants to use the litter and recycling facilities available within the Pavilion Gardens and along the route. Please respect the communities you are walking through and do not drop litter but carry it with you until you can dispose of it responsibly.

4. Stonewall reserves the right to ask participants to leave the event if they do not adhere to these rules.

Sponsorship and Donations

1. All participants have a legal responsibility to ensure that all sponsorship monies/donations received for the Equality Walk are paid to Stonewall.

2. You may pay in your donations on your own online giving page, at the Equality Walk on the day, by calling the Equality Walk team on 0207 593 2298 to make a credit or debit card payment over the phone or by posting a cheque to our offices.

Filming and Photography at the Equality Walk

1. By taking part, all participants, volunteers and spectators confirm that they are happy for any video footage, stills or photographs taken during their participation in the Equality Walk to be used by Stonewall to publicise the event in future years or to use in Stonewall’s general fundraising materials.

2. If you are strongly opposed to having your photograph taken or appearing in any video footage please notify the photographers on the day.

3. Photographs of children under 16 years of age will not be used without a parent’s or legal guardian’s written consent. However, we may use images where children are incidentally included in mass participation shots.

4. Stonewall will not provide participant’s personal details to third parties.

Liability

1. All participants and volunteers enter this event entirely at their own risk and Stonewall shall not be liable for any injury or loss to participants or their property that might occur as a result of their participation in the Equality Walk other than in respect of death or personal injury as a result of Stonewall’s negligence.

Contact us

If you have questions about the Equality Walk, contact us at equalitywalk@stonewall.org.uk or on 020 7593 2298.