We are extremely excited to welcome all of our supporters, old and new, to our brand new walk for 2021; Go Purple! Memory Walk. Join us on Saturday 4th September starting in waves from Ayr Racecourse at 8.00pm and 9.00pm.

The walk is open to all ages 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 - take part in our live event and walk 13 or 9 or 4 miles along our marshalled route around Ayr and Alloway or do a Virtual Go Purple! Memory Walk in your own way – choosing a date, time and route that suits you. 

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


Registration is open now - it's £15 for adults; £10 for 8-15 year olds and £7.50 for 7 year olds and under  

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 a commemorative medal! The sponsor money you raise allows us to provide our specialist palliative care and services to people affected by life-limiting illness across Ayrshire and Arran. 

Registrations will close at 12 noon on Friday 3rd September at 12noon.


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


   13 miles    9 miles    4 miles

A copy of this year's route map will be available here soon.  

Or if you would prefer this year you can do a Virtual Go Purple! Memory Walk in your own way - choose a date, time and a route which suits you!  

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 and warm up entertainment

A fully supported, marshalled night walk in your local area

Refreshments stops and toilet facilities along the way

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

How will we keep you safe?

This event will be held outdoors and our check in will be carried out using the spacious facilities at Ayr Racecourse.   The walk will start in waves to allow social distancing.  We are liasing with various departments at South Ayrshire Council including Environmental Health and will monitor Government guidance closely on the lead up to the walk and follow any COVID-19 guidance.

All participants will receive an information letter 1-2 weeks prior to the event with instructions for the night.

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] 

Sign up today and join us in celebrating this very special event!


Terms and Conditions of Entry

Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

We will issue participants with a sponsorship form or offer assistance setting up a fundraising page on our hospice website, Facebook or JustGiving 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.

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 photographs taken at the Go Purple! Memory Walk may be used for publicity purposes.

After the Go Purple! Memory 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 Go Purple! Memory Walk to pay for expenses.  All sponsor money should be passed directly to the Ayrshire Hospice by Friday 29th October 2021.  If you are fundraising as a group, please make sure you inform us of all the participants names.

 You must agree to follow the event guidance in line with the current COVID-19 guidance to protect yourself, our other participants, our staff and volunteers

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.

Book a place

Ticket Quantity Price

Wave 1 - 8.00pm start - Adult

Decrease Increase £15.00

Wave 1 - 8.00pm start - Child (8 to 15 years old)

Decrease Increase £10.00

Wave 1 - 8.00pm start - Child (7 & under)

Decrease Increase £7.50

Wave 2 - 9.00pm Start - Adult

Decrease Increase £15.00

Wave 2 - 9.00pm Start - Child (8-15 years old)

Decrease Increase £10.00

Wave 2 - 9.00pm Start - Child (7 & under)

Decrease Increase £7.50