22 August 2020
£25 for 26 miles, £20 for 13 miles
£300 for 26 miles, £200 for 13 miles
|Date||22 August 2020|
|Registration fee||£25 for 26 miles, £20 for 13 miles|
|Fundraising Target||£300 for 26 miles, £200 for 13 miles|
Important Update: We want to reassure you that we are closely monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19 in the UK. As things stand this event will be going ahead as planned.
If you're already signed up to the Alzheimer’s Society team we’ll be in touch via email if there are any further updates.
Registration is still open, and you can sign up to trek 13 or 26 miles by clicking on the buttons above.
We will, of course, continue to offer all our usual training and fundraising support to trekkers throughout this time. Please get in touch if you have any questions.
Explore Dartmoor, home to lofty granite tors, ancient woodlands and secluded villages, all while trekking 26 or 13 miles. Take on the challenge surrounded by people who are trekking for loved ones, and raise money so together we can find a cure.
‘The atmosphere was great and it really helped to get through the day talking to the other walkers. A great sense of accomplishment at the end, having helped a great cause, and completed a tough challenge.’ - Trek26 participant
What's included when you take on a Trek26?
- A friendly team to support you every step of the way with fundraising tips and ideas.
- Bespoke training plans put together by our professional training coaches.
- A fully supported route including regular rest stops with snacks, drinks and toilets.
- Free breakfast, lunch and hot drinks included.
- Trek leaders and medical support.
- A medal and glass of bubbly on finishing the route!
Where and when?
You'll start and finish the trek at our event hub in Harrowbeer Airfield, Yelverton, PL20 6BT.
The 13 mile route start times are: 10.00am and10.30am.
The 26 mile route start times are: 7.00am and 7.30am.
You can choose your start time when you sign up.
Registrations for this trek will close at midnight on Friday 7 August 2020.
Your day will start out across the undulating moors taking in the unique atmosphere of the National Park. Enjoy the wide, open landscape, uprising of Tors, standing stones and the occasional wild Dartmoor pony quietly grazing. Both routes will start and finish at Okehampton Showground and while they’ll take different routes you’ll all join together to finish at the end of your challenge!
Find out more about what the trek itself will be like by downloading a copy of the itinerary.
Download our kit list which you can tick off when packing for the trek. We also have some top tips on how to find the best kit for you and an exclusive discount for Cotswold Outdoors.
Registration Fee: £25 for the 26 miles, £20 for the 13 miles
Fundraising Target: £300 for the 26 miles, £200 for the 13 miles
Your fundraising target covers your trip costs, and means we still have plenty of money left to help us get closer to a world without dementia.
If you need some inspiration, just visit our fundraising zone.
How much do I have to raise?
The fundraising target is £200 per person for the 13 mile route, and £300 per person for the 26 mile route. This is so we can cover your trip costs, and still have plenty of money left to help us get closer to a world without dementia. If you need some inspiration, just visit our fundraising zone.
How do I claim my trekking top and when will I receive it?
We’ll send you out a free trekking top if you smash your fundraising target a month before your trek. You don't need to get in touch to claim it - as long as you have hit your target on your JustGiving page or paid in cash donations, we'll send out your top automatically.
If you are fundraising in a team, please let us know by creating a team when you sign up so we can make sure you all receive your tops.
Can I fundraise in a team?
Of course! Please let us know when you sign up by creating a team. Your team members can then join you by clicking on the ‘find’ button and typing in either the team captain’s name or your team name.
Your fundraising target is still £200 per person for the 13 mile route or £300 per person for the 26 mile route, but you're welcome to combine your targets into one team total.
Where do we meet?
The event hub is located at Harrowbeer Airfield, Yelverton, PL20 6BT. This is also the finish point as the route is circular.
What will the terrain be like?
We trek mainly on country tracks across the moors. Some sections may be muddy. There are some hills, though the majority of the route is flat or gently undulating.
What will I be eating?
Breakfast, lunch and lots of snacks are provided as well as water and hot drinks at the start and finish area, rest stops and lunch stop. If you have any dietary requirements, just let us know when you sign up.
What support will there be along the route?
We'll have trek leaders spread along the route, and doctors at the back of the group. The route will be well-marked with brightly coloured marker arrows and there will be extra marshals at any sections that are less straightforward.
There'll also be manned rest stops along the route – usually one in the morning, one in the afternoon, plus a lunch stop. We’ll be on hand to provide help and plenty of encouragement and there will be first aid support, as well as toilets.
What are the toilet facilities?
There will be facilities at the event hub (where you start and finish) and most planned rest-stops along the route.
How long will it take?
This event is not a race; everyone should be able to walk at a comfortable pace. In order for the event to be managed safely, there will be a cut-off time.
The full marathon should take approximately 9-10 hours but can take some walkers up to 12 hours.
Is there an age limit?
The minimum age limit for the Trek26 series is 14. All participants must be at least 14 on event day.
If you're under 16 you'll need an adult to take part with you, who also needs to sign up online.
How fit do I need to be?
The route is designed to be challenging but is achievable for most people provided you train well in advance. When you sign up we’ll email you a training guide to help you prepare.
What will I need to carry?
You will need to be able to carry all essential kit required for the challenge e.g waterproofs, layers, water, sun cream, snacks. Check the kist list to be sure of everything you will need.
Make sure you have trained with your backpack, carrying everything you need, so that you are used to trekking with your pack at full weight.
What if the weather is bad?
We carry on! Do make sure you check the kit list and come prepared for all types of weather.
Can a friend who isn’t signed up walk with me?
No, we’re afraid not, everyone taking part needs to be fully registered and fundraising to beat dementia.
Can I bring my dog?
No. We cannot be responsible for their welfare and landowners often ask us not to bring dogs onto their lands, which we must respect.
Can I run?
No, we’re afraid not.
Not a trekker? You can still do something incredible and make a difference to people affected by dementia.
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to cheer our trekkers over the finish line. We'll kit you out with an Alzheimer's Society t-shirt and provide you with everything you need to give our trekkers an amazing event day experience.
You'll help to set them on their way to raising even more money to change the lives of people affected by dementia. And we can guarantee you'll have a great time!