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Oor Wullie's BIG Walk FAQs

Read our FAQS and disclaimer for Oor Wullie's BIG Walk


All participants registered to take part in Oor Wullie’s Big Walk for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity are asked to read and adhere to the following terms and conditions of entry.

  • By registering for this event, you are confirming that you wish to enter Oor Wullie’s Big Walk for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, you are confirming that you are medically fit to walk the distance involved, and will not hold the organisers responsible for any injury or loss to your property or person however caused, before, during or after the event. 
  • Children of 16 years and under may participate but only with consent and attendance of a parent/guardian.
  • If you deviate from the assigned route, you are no longer a registered participant on the event, and will be marked off the route accordingly.
  • If you are walking on your own please ensure you carry details of your emergency contact.
  • Any participant that falls out with the 7 hours jurisdiction will be removed from the official walk. 
  • Photographs will be taken throughout the event and used in future publications for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.  If you do not wish your image to be used please identify yourself to the organisers on the day. 
  • If you seek assistance at any point during the route please speak to one of the route marshals.
  • In the event of an emergency please call 999

How will i know if the event is cancelled?

In the event the Oor Wullie's BIG Walk should be cancelled in the case of extreme weather, Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity will notify all team leads by email as soon as possible. Please monitor your emails (if you are the team lead) and keep an eye on our Facebook page for further updates and announcements. 

Who can take part in the Sponsored Walk?

Our Sponsored Walk is an event that everyone can get involved in and is open to participants of all ages and abilities. The route is wheelchair and buggy friendly and you can bring your dog along too.

Please check with your doctor prior to taking part if you have any medical conditions that may endanger you or other participants.

Can children participate on their own?

No, all participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied with an adult at all times. Anyone on the day who is under the age of 16 that is not accompanied by an adult will not be allowed to participate.

What time does the walk start and finish?

Gates will open from 8.30AM.

Registration/Check In will open at 9.00AM and warm up activities will follow. Our 10K Walk will depart at 10:00 AM and our 3K Walk will depart at 10:15. Our fun day will run inside the event village at Kelvingrove Park until 4PM.

Can I participate in the Walk if I am late and arrive after 10.00am?

Our walk will depart at 10.00am. For participant safety, there will be a front and back walker. If the back walker has already left the park unfortunately you will be unable to join the group.

How can I register as a team?

You can register a team of four by signing up online. If you want to register a team of 4+ members, please get in touch with us by clicking the contact us link below. 

When will my event pack arrive and what will it include?

Due to the event taking place on Saturday 10th, packs cannot be posted out and must now be collected on the day at our registration tent. The event pack will include a branded t-shirt and registration number. If you have not received your pack and registered before Tues 6th Aug, please call us on 0141 212 8750 to arrange to collect your pack at the park. 

What if my t-shirt isn’t the correct size?

To ensure we are cost effective, we strongly encourage you to visit our fundraising hub based in the Royal Hospital for Children to exchange your t-shirt. Our Hub is open 7 days a week and the opening hours are;

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 8.30am - 5.15pm
Thursday: 8.30am -7.45pm
Saturday and Sunday@ 10.00am - 4.00pm

If you are unable to visit our fundraising hub, please bring your t-shirt along with you on the day to swap for a more suitable size.

What if I have lost my t-shirt or Walker Number before the event?

It is important that you ensure your t-shirt and walker number are kept in a safe place until the event. Should you lose your walker number or t-shirt, you can talk to the team at the registration desk on the day of the event and they can provide you with another t-shirt. Please note, we are unable to reprint your walker number but can provide a written one on the day if necessary.

Can I run the route?

No. The event is designed as a Walk. There will be a front walker leading the way and participants must remain behind the front walker for safety reasons.

How far is the walk?

There are both 3k and 10k options. The 10K route (6.2 miles) takes on average 2- 3 hours to walk. The route starts and finishes in Kelvingrove Park, next to the ash football pitches. Our 3K route will leave the park and take a short tour around the West End of Glasgow before returning to the family fun day in Kelvingrove Park. There will be Mini Oor Wullie’s hidden along the 3k route so keep your eyes peeled!

How can I fundraise online?

Setting up an online page is quick and easy, and it's a great way to raise money. To set up an online page for Oor Wullie’s BIG Walk on Just Giving, click here.

Alternatively, follow the below steps:

  • Go to JustGiving and register, or login via Facebook
  • Search for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity and click on the logo
  • Click “Fundraise for us”
  • Click “Taking part in an organised event” and select “Oor Wullie’s BIG Walk”
  • Complete your personal profile and hit “Create” to personalise your page

Don’t forget to use the “SHARE” button to share your page with family and friends

Please get in touch with our team if you would like help setting up your page!

What if I need more sponsorship forms or fundraising ideas?

Sponsorship forms are incuded in your Fundraising Pack but please let us know if you need more!

Can I just pay the registration fee and not raise money?

Yes, however the registration fee only contributes to the administrative costs of the event. The sponsorship money you raise will help us to ensure that our young patients treated at the children's hospital receive the best possible care. We have a recommended fundraising target of £125 per participant.

Can I wear Fancy Dress?

Absolutely! As this year’s sponsored walk is following Oor Wullies BIG Bucket Trail around the West End of Glasgow, we would love our walkers to dig out their dungarees and dress up in all things Oor Wullie! Why not have a look at the Oor Wullie merchandise online or visit one of our pop-up shops at Braehead, Silverburn, Buchanan Galleries or St Enoch's Centre. 

I have friends and family who are unable to participate in the walk, can they join me to celebrate after I have completed the route?

Yes, we encourage friends and family to come along to support you and enjoy the fun day back at the ash pitch area in Kelvingrove Park.

What happens if the weather is bad?

We regularly monitor the weather forecast in the lead up to an event. Please dress appropriately for weather on the day and wear sensible footwear. Waterproof clothing and walking shoes are recommended.

Oor Wullie’s BIG Walk would only be cancelled in cases of extreme weather and in this instance participants would be notified as soon as possible.

Does the Walk start and finish at the same point?

Yes, the route is circular and the start and finish point is within Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow.

How can I get to Kelvingrove Park?

We would encourage participants to use public transport to reach Kelvingrove Park. The park is located close by Kelvinhall Subway station (15-20 minute walk) and the Exhibition Centre train station (10 - 15 minute walk). There is limited on street parking available in and around the area.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are more than welcome at this event but please ensure that they are kept on a lead at all times. There will be refreshments on route for your dog too.

Can I get a map of the route before the day?

We will issue maps on the day of the walk in case there are any unforeseen changes to the route. The walk will be fully signed, marshalled, and there will be lead and back walkers to ensure everyone gets round the 3k & 10k route with ease.

How can I access any photos that are taken on the day?

Photographs will be taken throughout the event and used in future publications for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity. If you do not wish your image to be used please identify yourself to the organisers on the day.

Is there a cut off time to complete the 10K?

Any participant that falls out with the 7 hours jurisdiction will be removed from the route.