After the opening ceremony, our cancer survivors take the first lap, cheered on by their supporters and the teams. The teams then take their opening lap, wearing their team outfits and following behind their team banner. Each team decides on their theme – we have had pirates, daisies, wizards, footballers, cops & robbers and Where’s Wally to name but a few.
Our cancer survivors are then treated to a delicious lunch while the team members settle into their walking. Some teams organise their rota so that 2 people walk together for an hour or two, others walk on their own for half an hour. The team captain works out what is best for their team.
Each team has their own stall where they can offer games, raffles or some activity to raise some extra funds on the day. Previous themes have included carnival, beach party and celebration.
Throughout the weekend there is plenty of entertainment to keep everyone going from singers and dancers to quizzes and displays.
There are also special, themed laps such as decorated sun hats, flower power, glow in the dark and bad hair day (that is a Sunday morning one!). There are lots of opportunities to let your imagination run riot!