Star Shine Night Walk

Star Shine Night Walk is a 10 mile walk taking you on a journey into the beautiful Cambridge City. A 5 mile option is also available, incorporating a more localised, tree-lined route.

As the sun sets on what is one of the longest days of the year, it’s a special way to remember and celebrate loved ones while raising funds for hospice care.

Join us for 2024

Get your walking shoes ready and join us for this special event to set the city aglow in memory of your loved ones.

This year, the walk is taking place on Saturday 22 June 2024 starting and finishing at Shelford Rugby Club, The Davey Field, Cambridge. We are so excited to have you on board this year and we can’t wait to see you there.

Male and females in green t-shirts smiling at the camera - one female in a wheelchair

Join hundreds of walkers who come together, alongside their friends, families and colleagues, to raise money for hospice care in Cambridgeshire.

You can choose from the more challenging 10-mile route, or the slightly easier 5-miler. 

As you meander through the beautiful streets of Cambridge, you’ll know that every step you take will be helping support someone going through a tough time.


Where and when is the walk?

The 2024 Star Shine Night Walk will take place at Shelford Rugby Club, The Davey Field, Cambridge on Saturday 22 June 2024 at 7pm. 

The 10-mile ‘challenge’ route will take you on a stunning walk out through Grantchester as it leads you into the centre of Cambridge where you’ll pass some of the iconic landmarks it has to offer before you make your way back to the Rugby Club.

The shorter 5 mile route will be a more localised route from the Rugby Club taking in some lovely tree lined streets along the way.

The two walks will, however, start and end along the same route.

Early-bird fees (up to and including 5 May)

Adult (ages 16 years and over)- £14
Child (ages 10-15 years) – £7.60

Standard fees (6 May – 19 June)

Adult (age 16 years and over) – £17.50 
Child (ages 10-15 years) – £9.50

On the day fee 

Adult (age 16 years and over) – £20
Child (ages 10-15 years) – £10

As part of signing up for the walk, you will receive a technical t-shirt, a keepsake to take home with you, along with a hot drink and biscuits upon your return to the Rugby Club.

Yes, absolutely! Children between 10 – 15 years of age are welcome to register alongside a paying adult. 

There’s no dress code, we simply recommend wearing whatever you find comfortable to walk in. Each participant will receive their very own Star Shine t-shirt on the night and we very much encourage anything bright and wacky that will help set the City aglow!

The walk will go ahead come rain or shine, so do keep an eye on the forecast in the lead up to the event and come weather ready! 

We always like to set a challenge to ourselves, so this year we have a very ambitious target of £50,000. With your help, we are sure that we can smash that goal and make a huge difference to the lives of so many cared for by the Charity!

We’d love to see 500 participants setting the city aglow this year, so sign up now to be one of them!

All volunteers are enormously appreciated and help us to make the evening a success. Please get in contact with the Fundraising Team by emailing or telephone 01223 675888 if you’d like to lend a hand.

You absolutely can! We welcome all well-behaved four legged friends on a lead who wish to join the walk with their owners! Dogs must remain outside at all times and please do make sure you pick up any toileting they do on route.

We know it can sometimes be a bit daunting asking others for sponsorship and therefore fundraising is not compulsory, but is certainly encouraged. Any funds that you do raise will go towards helping someone going through a very tough time in their life.

We hope that you’ll be able to take part in either the 10 or 5-mile route, however, if you feel that those are unmanageable distances at this time and still want to be there on the night to show your support, then get in contact with to volunteer to help out and marshal! 

The 20% discount will end on Sunday 14 April 2024 – so book your place now, before you forget! 

There will be plenty of parking available on the night at the Rugby Club, however we do recommend car sharing where you can. 

Yes, please let one of the team know on the night and we will match you with someone else. 

Star Shine Stars

“What an amazing event this was. I had so much fun. Very well organised. The volunteers and photographers were so supportive and kind as well. I’m so proud to of been part of this and will be doing more in the future”.

2023 Participant 

Group of adults and child walking across the road near Fitzwilliam Museum in green t-shirts

In 2023, we 350+ people took part, an amazing group of volunteers, countless friends and family who sponsored people taking part, along with our wonderful sponsors and media partners. It was a wonderful, memorable evening that raised over £40,000 to support people in Cambridgeshire living with an advanced serious illness or other life-limiting condition. You can help to make 2024 even bigger. Register for your place now!

Female wearing a blue wig with other females

Our Clinical Team who work with patients every day know the difference your help makes.

Matron of Clinical Services, Carly Wills, joins us on the walk most years and commented: 

“Star Shine Night Walk is great fun and also gives, those who work for the Charity, an opportunity to remember the patients we care for. The best bit is, it takes us twice as long, because the volunteers and relatives stop to hug us, as we meet them again along the walk!”

To see photos from 2023, check out our Facebook photo album.

Star Shine Sponsors Hamberley, Star Radio and Shelford Rugby Club

Thank you to our 2024 sponsors

We would like to extend a huge thank you to our event sponsor, Hamberley Care Homes, Cambridge Grove Care Home, our venue partner, Shelford Rugby Club, and our media partner, Star Radio.

Female outside smiling at the camera

Want to volunteer?

If you are able to help out for a few hours on Saturday 22 June 2024, we would love to hear from you. You can email or telephone 01223 675888. We couldn’t run our events without the help of our invaluable volunteers. 

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