CRY Heart of Durham Walk – 5th October 2019 (TBC)


The annual CRY Heart of Durham Walk offers the opportunity to show support for CRY, remember young people and help raise awareness of young sudden cardiac death. We are immensely grateful to the families, treat some of whom take part every year.

When and where is it?
Saturday 5th October (TBC) 11:00am, participants can arrive from 9:30am. The route goes through Durham City Centre and is approximately 8 km/5 miles long. The walk starts and finishes at Durham Amateur Rowing Club. There will be the option of a shorter wheelchair-friendly route.

How much does it cost to enter?
On the day registration is £15. Children 16 and under are free, but must be accompanied by an adult.

Who can take part?
Anyone with a moderate level of fitness. All ages are welcome but those aged 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Do I have to raise sponsorship?
Your entry fee goes towards the cost of running the event safely. There is no obligation to fundraise but we are very grateful for any donations or sponsorship raised.

If you’d like to set-up your own fundraising page you can do so via CRY’s official Virgin Money Giving page.

Download sponsor form

Do I have to be in a team?
Not at all. Many people take part on their own. Individuals will leave first, as a group, so there will be an opportunity to meet others who are walking on their own. If you would like to take part as a team, why not get a group of friends, colleagues or family together?

Anything else I need to know?
Durham is a beautiful and fascinating city, so why not make a weekend of it? We recommend booking accommodation as soon as possible. Drinks will be available at the start and at the water station at Durham Market Place. T-shirts will be provided to walkers in advance.

Any other questions?
Please call the fundraising team on 01737 363222 or email

We are always looking for volunteers to help with this event. Without them we simply would not be able to hold the walk. To find out more or to offer your time on the day please e-mail

If you would like to promote the walk, whether you are able to attend or not, please email for more information.