Starlight Walk - Stevie  Starlight Walk

We are delighted to launch our newly branded family event, "Shining Star Memory Walk" which will take place on Saturday 16th May 2020 starting from Ayr Racecourse at 8pm. 

The walk is open to anyone aged 5 years old and over and it is a wonderful opportunity to invite all your family, friends and colleagues to join together and walk through the night in memory of a loved one or friend by creating new memories together. 

It's all about having fun - our route is suitable for all abilities and you can walk at your own pace.

Go the extra mile to help support our vital service in your community!


The walk is kindly sponsored by Ayr Audi and we are very grateful for their continued support.


Registration is open now - it's £20 for adults; £15 for 8-16 year olds and £10 for 5-8 year olds. 

Register now using the form below or call our Events team on 01292 288488.

The registration fee covers all expenses involved in administering your place and it is not refundable. You will receive a coloured t-shirt, water, fruit, snack, and at the finish, a well deserved hot filled roll with tea/coffee and a commemorative medal!

(Please note the t-shirt colour represents your chosen route and we cannot swap or provide requested colours)

Registrations will close at 12 noon on Friday 15th May 2020.


You have 3 routes to choose from, taking you through the streets of Prestwick and Ayr:


A copy of this year's route map is available now.  

What can I expect from the walk?

  Remember your loved ones

  Enjoy walking from dusk to dark and watch the stars shine bright

  A brilliant atmosphere with all the other participants

  Challenge/motivate yourself to get fit

  A fully supported, marshalled night walk in your local area

  Refreshments stops on route

  Fundraising and event information pack

  First aid and support vehicles on route

  The chance to support Ayrshire Hospice! 

"It was a privilege to be part of such a well-run and feel-good event last night. The marshals were all so kind and encouraging, standing there for hours, we were so well looked after by the patrol bikes and motorbikes, the snacks provided were lovely and very generous and it was an overall outstanding event. Well done Ayrshire Hospice! Absolutely fantastic event. I hope we’ve all raised lots of money for you. I’ll certainly be making this an annual event from now on."

Deborah Wilson, 2019 Starlight Walk participant

Additional ways to support the event

We have some fabulous opportunities to become a sponsor for this fantastic event in Ayrshire and would be delighted to discuss these  with you in more detail.

We also need over 70 volunteers to make the night possible - without them the event simply would not be possible.  If you would like to come along on the evening, even an hour or two can make a difference, we would love to hear from you!  

Contact Us

For more information please contact our events team on 01292 288488 or e-mail [email protected] 

We look forward to seeing you all for a fabulous night at our newly branded Shining Star Memory Walk!

Terms and Conditions of Entry

  Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

  We will issue each participant with a sponsorship form of which we anticipate they will raise sponsorship for the Ayrshire Hospice.  There is no minimum sponsorship but we hope that each participant will try to raise £100 to help us reach everyone who needs hospice care throughout Ayrshire and Arran.  However we are extremely grateful for any amount raised.  Our events team are here to support you throughout your fundraising.  Why not get in touch and see how we can help you?  Unfortunately you cannot fundraise for other charities on this walk.

  We will accept photocopied or downloaded registration forms.

  You cannot register on the night and participants must have an official sponsor form.

  The walk is not a race. No walkers are allowed to run or jog and no walker must pass the lead vehicle(s). For safety reasons no pets are allowed.

  Any photograph taken at the Shining Star Memory Walk may be used for publicity purposes.

  After the Starlight Walk we print all participants names in our local newspapers; mainly the Ayrshire Post, Kilmarnock Standard and Irvine Herald.  If you do not wish your name to be printed please tick the relevant box on your registration form.

  You are not permitted to use any sponsorship money you raise in relation to your entry in the Shining Star Memory Walk to pay for expenses.  All sponsor money should be passed directly to the Ayrshire Hospice by Friday 31st July 2020.  If you fundraise as a group, please make sure you inform us.

  By completing my registration form I acknowledge that the Ayrshire Hospice is not liable for any accident, injury, loss or damage incurred during participation.  Any participant who has a concern about their physical condition is advised to consult their own doctor before taking part.

Unfortunately registrations closed for our Shining Star Memory Walk on Friday 15th May 2020 at 12 noon to allow our team to make the final preparations for the event.   If you have any queries please contact our events team on 01292 288488 or e-mail [email protected]