Are you ready to join hundreds of women to paint the town pink on Friday 15th July as Hereford’s midnight streets are taken over by female fundraisers?

The Venus midnight walk is the only event of its kind in the county and we want you to be a part of it. Open to any females over the age of 12, put on your most colourful and wacky outfits, grab your glow sticks and light up the streets as bright as the stars at this night-time event in memory of someone or just for fun!

Pick your distance!

Whether you walk The New Moon (5K), Crescent Moon (10K) or Full Moon (15K), you will be a part of Hereford’s biggest remembrance party and help turn 2022 Pink. Whether taking part on your own, with colleagues, friends or family, you will be in good company.
Many people who take part have a personal connection to the Hospice or complete the walk in memory.

5K
New Moon

Leaving at
11.10pm

Ideal for a steady or speedy walk around the City and suitable for all ages and abilities.
This is a wheelchair-friendly accessible route.

10K
Crescent Moon

Leaving at 10.50pm

Perfect for those who fancy a longer walk on an extended route with night-time views of the City.
This is a wheelchair-friendly accessible route.

15K
Full Moon

Leaving at 10.30pm

A great challenge for fit and experienced walkers ready to tread the 15K of the City

For Caroline Mulloy, just completing the 10K was an achievement.​

“I have MS (multiple sclerosis) and there were quite a few times when I didn’t think I’d finish,” said Caroline, who walked with a friend.​
“But what kept me going was knowing I was raising money for such a great cause. St Michael’s cared for my grandmother and I didn’t want to let down those who had pledged money.
“I didn’t want to let myself down either. It was a great feeling to reach that finish line.”​
Caroline Mulloy

With eyes sparkling and glitter in your hair, you’ll dazzle Hereford with a flowing river of pink.
July is Venus, and when that Friday sun sets, you and hundreds of other women will be the brightest stars on the midnight streets of Hereford.

Whether you experience the New Moon (5K), Crescent Moon (10K) or Full Moon (15K), you will be a part of Hereford’s biggest remembrance party and help turn our Coral year Pink.

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Walkers begin the evening by taking part in a variety of warm-up dance routines led by Hereford-based The Starlight Company.​

On the route, refreshments will be available at Castle Green, while a memory garden featuring paper lanterns containing walkers’ dedications to loved ones will be created in the grounds of Hereford Cathedral.​

This event is open for females aged 12 years old and over. Children aged 12 to 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Both the 5K and 10K routes are wheelchair friendly.

What you get

  • Choice of three distance 5K, 10K and 15K
  • Pink Ladies t-shirt
  • Walking Number
  • Fully signed and marshalled routes
  • Pre-walk entertainment and warm-up
  • Glass of pink bubbly on arrival
  • Drink and chocolate at midway point
  • Hot drink and snack at the Leisure Centre finish line
  • Medal

Getting your Venus pack

Get it posted
If you would like your Venus pack posted to you, there is a charge of £3.00. If you are registering a group of people, the cost remains the same, just one payment of £3.00 for your entire group but you might want to consider an additional donation. Please tick the option for postage and packaging when you register your attendance.

Collect your pack
If you’d like to collect your pack, you can do this for free. Packs will be ready from 10th June and we will email you when your pack is ready for collection from St Michael’s Hospice, Bartestree, Hereford HR1 4HA. Please make sure you only come to the Hospice to collect with your confirmation of ‘pack ready’ email.

  • Choice of three distance 5K, 10K and 15K
  • Venus branded t-shirt
  • Walking Number
  • Fully signed and marshalled routes
  • Pre-walk entertainment and warm-up
  • Glass of pink bubbly on arrival
  • Drink and snack at midway point
  • Remembrance locations
  • Hot drink and muffin at the Leisure Centre finish line
  • Venus 2022 Medal for all finishers
  • Event Photography

Prices

  • Standard Entry – Our standard entry with you Venus pack (including t-shirt) sent to you prior to the event
  • Late Entry – Register on the day and collect your t-shirt there and then
Standard
Before 5th July
Late
Before 15th July
Adult£15.00£20.00
Child (12 and over)£8.00£10.00

Getting your Venus pack

Get it posted
If you would like your Venus pack posted to you, there is a charge of £3.00. If you are registering a group of people, the cost remains the same, just one payment of £3.00 for your entire group but you might want to consider an additional donation. Please tick the option for postage and packaging when you register your attendance.

Collect your pack
If you’d like to collect your pack, you can do this for free. Packs will be ready from 30th May and we will email you when your pack is ready for collection from St Michael’s Hospice, Bartestree, Hereford HR1 4HA. Please make sure you only come to the Hospice to collect with your confirmation of ‘pack ready’ email.

Could you be one of our top fundraisers?

The money you raise for St Michael’s makes a life-changing difference, and we’d love you to try and raise as much sponsorship as possible for your walk!
If you are walking in memory of someone, often friends and family would like to support you with a few pounds and every penny coming to St Michael’s from sponsorship goes directly to helping our patients and families.

The Big Pink Raffle – for every £20 you raise in sponsorship* which is the cost of a counselling session for someone dealing with a life limiting illness, you’ll be entered into the Big Pink Raffle, consisting of a plethora of pink themed goodies from wine to sweet treats, to pampering products and so much more!

*JustGiving or offline sponsorship only. Draw date 22nd July. Sponsorship must be collected by 21st July to count.

Click the button below to be taken to the Just Giving page where you can start to gather sponsorship!

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