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It’s important to be prepared on your walk, so we’ve put together a list of essential items to make sure you’re ready for any eventuality.

Footwear

Think about the type of walk you’re doing. If you’re walking a relatively short distance, or on flat and well paved ground, trainers or comfortable shoes should be fine.

If you’re doing a longer walk of 10K or more, you should consider wearing walking boots and walking socks (avoid football socks, as these are not suitable for walking long distances). If your boots are new, it’s a good idea to wear them ahead of the event to break them in and to help prevent blisters on the day.

Weather

Everyone enjoys walking in the sunshine, but the weather can be changeable. Make sure you prepare for every eventuality and pack both waterproofs and suncream.

If it’s likely to get cold on your walk it’s a good idea to also pack a light jumper so you can add or remove layers.

First Aid

There will be first aid available at every event we organise (Jeff Stelling’s March for Men and the London, Leeds and Glasgow March for Men events) but it’s a good idea to bring along your own supplies too just in case. If you know you struggle with blisters make sure to pack blister plasters and antiseptic wipes.

Food

There will be food available at every event we organise, but it’s still a good idea to take along some of your own snacks in case you get peckish along the route.

If you’re organising your own event be sure to pack enough snacks to keep you going throughout the day. Check out our nutrition page for some great recipes and ideas.

Water

We will provide water at every event we organise, but we would strongly recommend that everyone takes along their own water too.

Other items

Other items to consider packing include:

  • a map of where you’re going
  • a fully charged phone
  • a separate battery pack if you’re phone is likely to run out of charge
  • a camera – to capture your adventure.