The Chase Walk
23 Mar 2019
The Chase Walk is a 38.2 mile competitive walk over and around Cannock Chase in Staffordshire, England. The walk is for teams of four to seven people, and takes place annually in March. It is organised by members of the Nationwide Scout Communications Team and friends originally from Sutton Coldfield District Scouts.
The main event is open to members of the Scout and Guide movements aged 14 upwards, entries can also be accepted from some other organisations, see FAQ for details.
An alternative event for Scouts aged 10½ to 14 is also held on the same day, sharing some resources with the main event. This is a 13 mile walk during daylight hours.
A competitive walk for teams of four to seven, starting and finishing at the Beaudesert Activity Center, and taking in some of the beautiful Cannock Chase. The event is open to members of the Scout Association and of other organisations with suitable insurance cover. The route is approximately 40 miles, mainly off the roads along paths and tracks. The walk will start from 06:00 and teams must complete the course by 01:00 the following morning. The minimum age for entry is 14 years on the day of the walk. This is a team event and although members of the team may retire, the remaining walkers must keep together as a team.
The entry fee of £15.00 per walker provides all campsite fees, snacks and drinks around the course and transport back to Beaudesert should you retire. For your safety we monitor your progress around the course using GPS tracking and reports from checkpoints. After the walk you will receive a badge and certificate, results are published on this website.
Meals at Beaudesert are available at extra cost as follows, and must be ordered when booking (2017 update):
Saturday Breakfast £3.00:
Cooked Breakfast, Cereals, Tea, Coffee etc, vegetarian option available
Saturday Evening Meal :
In 2019 we are offering Burger and Chips (or Veggie Burger) for £4.00.
Sunday Breakfast £3.00:
Meat or Veg Sausage Sandwich, Juice, Cereal bar, Tea and Coffee - eat in or take away!
Trophies are provided for the fastest times in the following classes:-
The 2019 event will be the 36th, and will be held on 23rd March.
See here for a suggested route.
A walk for teams of four to eight taking place on the beautiful Cannock Chase. The route is approximately 13 miles off the roads along paths and tracks. The walk will start from 08.45, teams need to be at the start at least 30 minutes before their allocated start time. The start and finish is located at the Firing Range by Marquis Drive - Not Beaudesert!
The minimum age for entry is 10½ years on the day of the walk and the maximum age is 14. This is an event for teams of between 4 and 8 scouts, and although members of the team may retire, the remaining walkers must keep together as a team. Should a team fall below four walkers then they will be required to walk with another team. This will be the decision of the checkpoint staff. Teams should not be accompanied by adults.
The entry fee of £8.50 per walker provides snacks and drinks around the course and transport to the Scout finish should you retire. For your safety we monitor your progress around the course using GPS tracking and reports from checkpoints. Every starter will receive a badge and certificate.
This is a non-competitive walk, so there is no prize for the first team home or times published for the team. Each checkpoint has a cutoff time to ensure Scouts are not still walking during hours of darkness.
See here for a suggested route.
Dates and Status
Date: 23 Mar 2019
Closing Date: 16 Mar 2019
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