T20 Walkathon

The Derbyshire Cricket Foundation’s T20 Walkathon for 2023 was took place in partnership with the Derbyshire Cricket Over 60’s to complete part of a national campaign – Ron’s Walks

We were delighted to complete the walk which raised money for the Derbyshire Cricket Foundation as well as The Bob Willis Fund which supports Prostate Cancer UK.

70 Walkers joined us on Friday 30th June to take part across the 20-mile and 5-mile sponsored walk.

Walking contributes hugely to our overall well-being and our sponsored walk certainly did that. The route was specifically designed, with the bonus of a shorter distance for those who were able to join us later in the day. This social event appeals to everyone from those looking to challenge themselves individually or as part of a group, to those with younger families or people looking for a gentler route.

Walkers explored some of Derbyshire’s most picturesque countryside and Idyllic cricket clubs. Starting off at Derbyshire County Cricket Club’s Incora County Ground, the 20 mile route took in Parker’s Piece, Darley Abbey, Breadsall, Morley and Stanley.  We then passed through Locko Park, Spondon, Ockbrook, Borrowash, Elvaston, and then finally back to Derby (the 5-mile route is a shorter version of the route, also taking in Parker’s Piece, Darley Park and starting and finishing at the Incora County Ground). Click on the links below to see the routes taken.

20 mile route

5 mile route

walkers were welcomed back to the finish line with some much-needed refreshments and then sat back to relax with family, friends and enjoy a thrilling Vitality Blast T20 game between the Derbyshire Falcons and Leicestershire Foxes, Derbyshire dominating the evening and emerging victorious after posting a Derbyshire record total of 231/4.

Why Take Part in 2024?

Our T20 walkathon event helps us raise vital funds which are used to deliver projects in Derby City and the wider county with the aim of empowering communities and improving lives. For 2024, we are also raising money and sharing the spoils for another Charity partner.

Money raised will also help us support more people through our Access to Cricket Grants, providing grants of up to £300 to enable people to access cricket who might not otherwise afford to. Read more about how the Derbyshire Cricket Foundation makes a difference across Derbyshire in our 2022 Impact Report.

How do I sign up?

Look out for more detail as we will plan the 2024 walk in line with the fixtures once released.

If you would like to enter a group of 4 or more into our team challenge, please complete this form or contact mark.barber@dcfcricket.com

How do I donate?

You can donate by:

  • Entering the Walkathon – You will be given more details about setting up your own justgiving page to raise money through sponsorship
  • Directly donating on the Just Giving page here

For more information please contact Mark Barber, Email: mark.barber@dcfcricket.com or Phone: 07443 229804

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