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Early bird entry for A Night to Shine 2018 will open in the new year. In the meantime, you can join our mailing list by registering your interest and be among the first to know when full event details are available and entries open.

Join us for the biggest night of the year and experience a walk to remember!

Last year, our wonderful walkers raised an incredible £85,000 for local hospice care. Your Pilgrims challenge? To beat it of course!

Saturday 30 September 2017 – walk at 7pm (see individual event information for sign-in times)

Thank you so much to each and every person who walked A Night to Shine. More than 1,400 of you put your best foot forward, making it Pilgrims Hospices biggest charity walk ever! We’d be delighted if any sponsorship you’ve raised can be handed into Pilgrims Hospices by 10th November so we can announce the grand total for the event!


We’re delighted to introduce ‘A Night to Shine’ – our brand new sponsored 5k, 8k or 10k walk that brings together people from all across our east Kent community for one very special night, shining for Pilgrims in Ashford, Broadstairs and Canterbury on Saturday 30 September 2017.

You’ll enjoy music, a friendly party atmosphere, energetic warm up and lots more, before setting off simultaneously into the evening at 7pm; amid a sea of lantern light. All your favourite glowing merchandise will be available too so what are you waiting for? – it’s your night to shine!

Entry includes t-shirt, lantern, medal and more…

Simply find your nearest A Night to Shine walk and sign up today:

Ashford: starts at Julie Rose Stadium, Willesborough Road, Ashford TN24 9QX

5km route   –   10km route

Broadstairs: starts at The Pavilion, Harbour Street, Broadstairs CT10 1EU

5km route   –   8km route

Walk for fun, fitness or in memory of a loved one

Canterbury: starts at Canterbury Christchurch University, Pilgrims Way, Canterbury CT1 1PH

5km route

Enjoy strolling under the stars along our 5km or 10km walk distances (5km and 8km distance options in Broadstairs with the walk starting with a stroll along the beach to Louisa Bay Gap) (only 5km distance option at Canterbury).

Be a Superstar! Raise £250 sponsorship or more and we’ll enter you into our prize draw to win an ipad (courtesy of Holiday Extras). Individuals raising over £250 via JustGiving before the event date will also be eligible to have their entry fee refunded as a thank you for shining so brightly.

Already signed up? Download the full event information sheet for the walk in your town below:

 Ashford event information   –   Broadstairs event information   –   Canterbury event information

If you want to get in touch about any other aspect of the event, email us on

We can’t wait for you to join us in September and help us create the biggest walk in east Kent!

Click on the headlines below to find out more!

Standard entry (extended to 26 September 2017): Adult £15, Under 18s £12, Under 3s go free

On the day registration will be available at Adult £20, Under 18s £15

Event date: 30 September 2017

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