I had the pleasure of walking the Moonwalk in 2014 and this event is fantastic fun. I remember my feet had never felt so tender and my back ached, my hips wanted me to stop BUT I completed it and when my foot stepped over the finish line the aches and pains were forgotten… well, lessened. What a sense of achievement; greeted at the finish line by a volunteer giving out hugs, congratulations and medals.
The whole event happens because of the brave walkers and the support of the volunteering crew and stewards. If you’re unable to walk or cycle or run, don’t let that stop you, I highly recommend being a part of charity sports events as a volunteer. The Moonwalk May 12th, 2018 Volunteer registration is open!
At the MoonWalk London, there are 2 challenges of a full marathon of 26.2 miles and a ‘Half Moon’ of 13.1+ miles (likely to be a little over to make the latter route a little more interesting). Wearing a bra to take on a challenge is the Walk the Walk trademark and one of the reasons the walkers manage to raise so much awareness and money for our vital causes.
Moonwalk volunteers are essential for the route and the event couldn’t go ahead without stewarding and organisational support. The online application process is so simple; supply contact information, some interesting nuggets about yourself and why you want to help. I received my confirmation of role by post within a couple of weeks, I was stewarding on the route between mile 18 and 19 (I’d been between mile 17 and 18 in 2015). Positions could include registering arriving walkers, giving out refreshments, baggage handlers, cycle marshalls or cheer squad stewards on the route, checkpoint team leaders to name just a few.
I was able to opt what shift I would like to work, the event organisers need help from Saturday afternoon to Sunday afternoon so if you really would struggle to stay awake in the very early hours of the morning then there are still opportunities for you.
Walking in 2014 and cheer squad stewarding on the route in 2015.