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Pier to Pier 2024




Clacton or Walton Pier

12th May



Event information

St Helena Hospice’s flagship event, Pier to Pier, returns on Sunday 12th May with hundreds of local people walking along the beautiful Essex coast in aid of their local hospice.

The scenic walk, which has been going since 2011, starts from either Clacton or Walton Pier taking in views of the sea, and participants can choose to walk the seven miles between the two piers or challenge themselves further to make the return journey – 14 miles in all.

Pier to Pier is open to all ages, plus the route is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Many people walk on their own or in groups to remember their loved ones, or simply take part to support their local hospice.

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Frequently asked questions

Are refreshments provided?
If donated, there may be water available but please do bring your own refreshments especially water. Most cafes along the promenade will be open on the day.

We will be looking to host catering at both Clacton and Walton piers, with proceeds to the hospice.
Are their toilets along the route?
Yes, there are toilets at each pier and on route too along the promenade.
Can I bring my dog?
Yes, well behaved dogs are welcome on a lead.
Can I pay on the day?
Yes, we welcome registrations on the day. This will be £20 for both adults and children.
Do I receive a medal?
Yes, all pre-registered participants will receive a medal at the end. Those that choose to pay on the day and those that change their finishing point on the day may not be guaranteed a medal.
How long is the route?
7 miles from pier to pier and 14 miles if you want to walk back to your starting point.
How much is it to register?
£5 per person for any distance with a sponsorship target of £60.
£20 per person for any distance with no fundraising requirement – be our Pier to Pier Hero.
How much sponsorship money do I have to raise?
A minimum of £60 is expected by a fundraising participant, but we encourage you to be BOLD and are encouraged to raise as much as possible.
Is the walk suitable for pushchairs?
Yes it is. There are certain points where a ramp will have to be used but at these points it will be signposted clearly and marshalled.
What is Pier to Pier?
Pier to Pier is our annual in-memory promenade walk.  You choose to walk either 7 or 14 miles starting from either Clacton Pier or Walton Pier and walk to the other. You can choose to turn round and walk back to your starting point which is 14 miles or finish at 7 miles.
What time does it start?
Registration opens at 9.00am
Warm up starts at 9.45am
The walk starts at 10.00am from both piers
When is Pier to Pier 2024?
Sunday 12h May 2023. 
The registration deadline is Wednesday 8th May 2024 at 11.59pm.
Where can you start?
You can start at Clacton or Walton Pier.
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