THE popular Walk the Way event, which fell victim to the Covid-19 restrictions back in May, will now take place later this year.

Monmouth Rotary Club, with help from nearby clubs of Chepstow and Ross on Wye, has for the past 11 years organised a springtime sponsored walk event, raising funds for the breast cancer research team at Velindre, Cardiff.

And this week they announced that a socially distanced “Walk The Wye 2020” will go ahead on Sunday, September 27 in anticipation that the Covid-19 travel restrictions in Wales will have been lifted by then.

The event has been reformatted to function under social distancing regulations which are expected to be still in place.

Four new walks have been developed with distances of between three and 13 miles. Each walk will start and finish at Monmouth Show Ground. No bus transport is needed.

Registration time on the day will be divided into five minute slots, with only 10 walkers allocated to register during each slot.

Walkers will be asked to respect social distancing whilst waiting to register, and will start their chosen walk immediately after registering.

They will also be asked to social distance during their walk.

Rotarians recording walkers’ details at registration, will be behind Perspex screens.

There will be the usual free car parking at Monmouth Show Ground, but the provision of food and drink will depend on Covid-19 government catering regulations in place on the day of the event.

Rotarian Norman Williams commented: “The Rotary Clubs of Monmouth, Chepstow and Ross on Wye were very disappointed to have to postpone the event in May, but have worked to develop a Covid-19 minimum risk alternative for September 27, in order to raise funds for the breast cancer research team at Velindre.

‘‘Over the past 11 years, the event has raised £109,000 for breast cancer research, plus £35,000 for other charitable organisations supported by the Clubs.

‘‘Each year, the event attracts between 300 and 400 walkers.

‘‘Rotary believes that research into a cure for breast cancer is a very worthy cause to support.

‘‘Every year, thousands of women, and some men, are diagnosed with breast cancer.

‘‘Almost everybody knows somebody who has been affected by breast cancer, either directly or through a relative or friend or work colleague.

‘‘Survival rates are improving but much more research is needed to ultimately defeat it.’’

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