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60th Anniversary For Scarborough's Scalby Charity Walk

60th Anniversary For Scarborough's Scalby Charity Walk

Published by Karen Liu at 7:00am 21st April 2019.

A charity walk in Scarborough is set to celebrate its diamond 60th anniversary.

It takes place tomorrow (Easter Monday 22nd April) and each year since 1959 the residents of Scalby, Burniston and Cloughton have joined non-local enthusiasts to take part in a 6 and a half mile walk, starting from The Nags Head Inn, Scalby and walking through the three villages.

Participants don't have to be resident in the area to take part and people come from all over the country to join in.

Everyone who takes part must consume a half pint of bitter, lager or soft drink in four pubs en-route, in the following order: Three Jolly Sailors, The Red Lion Inn, The Blacksmiths Arms Inn and The Oak Wheel.

The event aims to foster community spirit in a friendly family competition and raise valuable funds for charity through sponsorship.

Scalby Walk route 2019
Credit: Scalby Fair

This year walk organisers have nominated Scarborough Dial-a-Ride as their chosen charity.

Participants are encouraged to get sponsored to help raise funds for the vital community transport charity.

The walk has previously raised thousands of pounds for a diverse range of charities, such as the Teenage Cancer Trust, YMCA and St Catherine's Hospice.

In previous years, walkers have dressed up in a variety of fancy dress costumes for fun and taken on the challenge of competing with each other to achieve the best time, although some have been known to 'get lost' in the pubs.

There are trophies for residents, and non-residents to win, as well as an award for best fancy dress.

The walk began in 1959 and started off as a bet between some of the older and younger regulars at The Plough, Scalby.

Entry forms are available from The Nags Head Inn, Scalby.

Pre-registration is essential before 12.00pm today (Sunday 21st April) to secure a walk start time of 10.30am and take advantage of early bird entry fees of £10 for adults and £5 for juniors (14-18 years).

Registration is also available on the day at £12 and £6 with an 11.00am start.

Jamie Wallis, Chairman of Scalby Charity Walk, said:

"The walk is a very special event and tradition that brings the three villages together in friendly competition and is great fun for all the family.

This year we are delighted to be associated with Dial-A-Ride and we encourage participants to raise as much money as possible for the charity.

In this special 60th anniversary year we would be delighted to welcome past and new walkers who can choose from the traditional route or a family and dog friendly route that returns via the cinder track."

A special showing of archive footage from previous walks will be shown at The Nags Head Inn on the day.

See https://scalbyfair.org.uk/category/scalby-walk-2019/ for more details.

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