Friday 16th November 2018
Hillsborough Sports Arena Middlewood Road Hillsborough Sheffield S6 4HA
Registration from 6.30pm Training 7pm Walks 8pm
FIRE & GLASSWALKING
WHAT EXACTLY IS A FIREWALK? The participants will undergo training of around one hour. When the fire has burned to red-hot embers it is raked level and prepared for the walk. Participants go to the fire – remove their footwear and one by one are invited to walk the coals.
IS IT A TRICK? No. The fire is very real. The embers will be glowing red-hot – we can often measure the temperature at around 1200 degrees Fahrenheit. You will have bare feet, and they will not have been treated in any way.
WILL IT HURT? The sensation is described by some as walking on eggshells, others as walking on hot sand. Each walker has his or her own experience. I have not known walkers to experience pain, indeed when the opportunity arises many will walk across the coals more than once.
WHAT EXACTLY IS A GLASSWALK? Glass walking is the act of walking across hundreds of broken glass bottles. Participants go to the glass – remove their footwear and one by one are invited to walk the broken glass. IS IT A TRICK? No. The broken glass is razor sharp and very real. You will have bare feet, and they will not have been treated in any way.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE? There is no preparation to undertake. No treatment of the feet or mental exercise, just the training provided at the seminar. You should abstain from the consumption of alcohol or drugs prior to the event. Any person who is in the opinion of the trainer unfit to participate will NOT be permitted to take part.
HOW FIT DO I NEED TO BE? There is no strenuous physical exercise involved. If you can walk normally then you should manage the Firewalk perfectly well. If you have any doubts please consult your GP before attending.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? There is no special clothing required. Casual comfortable clothes are best. Please remember fires can be quite dirty and clothes may become ash stained. Footwear needs to be easy to remove and will need to be replaced before going back indoors so a hand towel might be a good idea. Flip flops are a good idea, especially if the ground is cold. Nail varnish and toe rings are fine.
MEDICAL RESTRICTIONS? We have many people walk who were pregnant, has diabetes, Stroke survivors, Blind and many other conditions. None have been an issue, however we always recommend if in doubt seek advice from your doctor.
IS IT SAFE? There is an inherent risk in any activity involving fire and broken glass. It is important that participants pay attention to all the training and heed the advice and instruction of the trainer, firewatchers and spotters. Whilst absolute safety is not guaranteed proper procedure reduces risk to the achievable minimum.
WILL I BE HYPNOTISED? No. There is no hypnotism involved. You will be fully awake at all times – indeed you will be more alert than usual. You may also withdraw at any time if you wish.
AGE RESTRICTIONS? Our youngest walker was 4 years and our oldest nearly 100. All we ask if under 18 that they are mature enough to listen to the training and will require a parent or guardian to sign a form.
REGISTRATION £50 for both or £40 a single event. You must email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0845 2268159 or online http://www.ukfirewalk.com/sheffieldfirewalk.html . Please do not send cash through the post. The nonrefundable entry fee covers all expenses and insurance for the Fire Walk. Participants under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult during the event or have permission of a guardian. UK Firewalk reserves the right to refuse entry to the Fire Walk to any person.
CANCELLATIONS In the unforeseeable event that the Fire Walk cannot take place on Friday 16th November 2018 every attempt will be made to rearrange the date. Refunds will only be given if the
Fire walk is unavoidably cancelled by UK Firewalk. If you cannot take part in the Fire Walk once you have registered you must email email@example.com and we will let you transfer your place to
another person of you choosing.
ALCOHOL must not be consumed before the Fire Walk or brought onto the premises of Hillsborough Sports Arena consume during the event. Entry will be refused to anyone who is under the influence of alcohol or other substances.
HEALTH AND SAFETY UK Firewalk to the extent permitted by law, exclude liability for loss, damage, injury, consequential loss suffered by any entrant personally or to their property as a result of their entry to or participation in the Fire Walk. All entrants must take responsibility for their own health and safety. You must pay full attention at all times and listen to the guidelines of the Fire Walk Officials.
MEDICAL CONDITIONS All entrants must take responsibility for their own health. If you have any medical conditions that may affect your participation in the Fire Walk please consult your doctor before sending in your Application Form and entry fee.
SPONSOR MONEY Any sponsorship money should go direct to the charity of your choice. We will send you a sponsorship form at you request or you can create an online one. For advice go to this website www.moneysavingexpert.com/family/charity-fundraising-sites
TOILETS AND CAR PARKING There are toilets and car parking facilities available at Hillsborough Sports Arena.
PHOTOGRAPHS Any photographs taken at the Fire Walk may be used in future publicity. By registering you agree to us using your photograph. If you do not agree please let the photographer know on the day.
ACCEPTANCE OF RULES AND CONDITIONS By registering you agree to follow the rules and conditions of the Fire Walk. When your entry has been received you will receive confirmation that your entry has been accepted.
ALL WALKERS SHOULD READ AND UNDERSTAND THESE GUIDELINES BEFORE STARTING A FIREWALK.
Walkers must not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
All walkers should be well hydrated (drink plenty of water).
If you are tired, stressed or recovering from illness you will be less focused and have an increased risk of receiving a blister.
Please ensure your feet are clean and free from massage and pedicure oils.
No one is forced to walk on fire and we will not allow peer pressure.
Please contact us or visit our website if you require any further information.
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