Night Strider 2019 - Saturday 5 October
‘Get your glow on’ for Night Strider, Sheffield’s biggest and brightest night-time walking challenge which is back for its fifth year this October! Take in some of the city’s finest views by moonlight, knowing that every step you take helps us continue supporting Sheffield people affected by terminal illness.
Head to the new start location of the Peace Gardens, before venturing out on the 10k or half marathon route with your family, friends or even four-legged team mates!
New Route Map
How to take part
Registration is now closed.
Whilst registration fees help to cover some of the event costs including your Night Strider T-shirt, medal and fundraising pack, it’s the extra money raised on JustGiving or sponsor forms that really make the difference for our patients. Just 25% of our funding is provided by the government, which means that for every £1,111 it costs per hour to run St Luke’s, £820 of this is dependent on support from people who fundraise for us or shop with us. If you do join us for Night Strider, please help us by raising as much sponsorship money as you can to ensure that St Luke’s continues to be there for people who might need our services both now and in the near future.
Check out the video of Night Strider 2018 and find out more about this incredible night and why 1000 people signed up to get #stridingtogether in aid of St Luke's.
Striding in memory of Paul
Debbie Brashaw along with her daughter Sophie, family and friends, walked 10k at Night Strider 2018 in memory of her husband Paul. Together, as Team Woodgnome, they raised over £3,200 for St Luke’s.
“I saw Night Strider advertised while Paul was in St Luke’s. I wanted to give something back to the hospice and I love walking so I decided to sign up. When I mentioned it to family and friends they started to sign up too, our team grew and in the end 10 of us walked in memory of Paul. We’re going to do it again this year, I’m planning to take on the half marathon route this time and I hope our team will be even bigger in 2019.”
“My favourite moment was when we all set off together from the start line. We had glow sticks, face paint and I had badges made with Paul’s picture on for everyone to wear. The atmosphere was amazing. People were so excited, everyone was glowing. I thought ‘yes, we’re really going to do this!’ Taking on Night Strider brought us all together. Paul would have been so proud of us. He would have loved to be there.”
“It was a very emotional night for me. I cried my way across the finish line and Sophie had to speak at the end to say thank you to everyone. But I am so happy I did it and I’m proud of myself for making it all happen. We set out to raise £600, but the first weekend it just went bonkers and we smashed that target. I feel a huge sense of achievement when I think about the thousands of pounds we raised. We wanted to raise as much money as possible for St Luke’s, so when another family finds themselves in this devastating situation, the hospice will be there for them too.”
Fundraising Pack | Sponsor Form
Take a look at the selection of glow in the dark items to buy on the night.
Could you volunteer to help at Night Strider?
We need volunteers to help on the day in various roles, including course marshalling, finish line, and pit stop volunteers.
See volunteering opportunities
Night Strider 2019 is proudly sponsored by:
For more information about Night Strider, please email us or contact the fundraising team on 0114 235 7554.