How to organise a walk?
If you can’t find a walk local to you, why not organise your own Great Global Greyhound Walk? Anyone is very welcome to.
We have a really helpful guide GGGW Rules which you can download. If you still have questions then do visit our group on Facebook … lots of organisers are there to offer help and advice or we can link you up with a mentor. You can also contact us by email [email protected] with any questions. Then when you’re ready to go for it simply register your walk online, there are just a few common sense rules we ask you to stick to. Most walks have a 10am start time, but due to being a global event and various weather around the world, you may want to start earlier or later. All we ask is the walk takes place on GGGW day and the walk organiser submits their walk numbers as soon as possible either during or immediately after their walk is complete.
What types of walks are there?
You can choose either a public group walk or a private walk. The public walks will appear on our website so others can join you. The private walks are just that and will not appear on our website. Only you will be aware of your walk but of course you can invite friends to join you too. All hounds that are taking part in the registered walks will count towards the global total and will be required to pass us your numbers to be counted.
There are four types of walk you can do
- Sighthound ONLY – just as it says.
- Sighthounds PLUS – Sighthounds and all other breeds welcome.
- Private Walk – Just you and your hound(s). This will not be made public, so nobody will know about your walk except those you choose to invite.
- Private Kennel Walk – If you would like your hounds who are waiting for their forever homes to be counted but you can not get them out to a public walk, all you need to do is register. This walk will be private so nobody will be aware of this walk, so you will not have anyone turn up unless you chose to invite them.
Whether you use a megaphone, Hi-Viz coat or a stall it’s good to know who’s in charge.
What happens after you register?
- We’ll approve your registration and your walk will then be added to the map and be on the ‘The List’
- Your walk will be promoted through the website and Facebook
- Our volunteers are here to help you with any part of your walk from general moral support, ideas for making it a bigger event to helping to do a Risk Assessment if you’re asked for one
- On walk day, we’ll text you and wait for you to text us back with your hound numbers
- Whatever type of walk you’re doing during walk day we’ll be texting organisers and updating Facebook and Twitter so that you’re updated with the national/international total.
2015 saw walks being organised not just in the UK but around the World!