following are basic guidelines to help you prepare for a Footprints for
We encourage you to
contact us with
any questions you may have that could arise from these guidelines
There is no registration fee to join an event.
The cost is $5-$10 sliding scale per person
This helps to pay for support vehicles,
food, mobile phones and associated costs for the event.
No person will be turned away from our
events in relation to money, and we encourage those that can afford more
than the suggested amount
make a considerable donation.
Everyone is responsible for paying their own cost
of travel to and from the event.
Each person that would like to participate in any of our events is
required to fill out a registration form and send this to Footprints for
Peace. Go to the specific event
you wish to participate in and
We will organize with local communities along the
route to arrange overnight accommodation and possible meals.
At times we will have access to showers and
However please be aware that in some
communities this is very difficult to organize and we
without for some days.
The stay places will be a mixture of space.
Please be prepared to sleep on floors, in
small spaces and outdoors. You will be expected to bring all your own
sleeping bag & mat, tent etc.
As we rely on the tremendous generosity of the
local community in organizing our overnight stay place we ask that
people do not burden the hosts with individual demands.
FootPrints for Peace accepts graciously
what is given and organized for us in advance.
Please contact us about bringing dogs or other pets
on the walk. This will change for different events. It will all depend
on where we are walking and the accommodations that have been arranged.
FootPrints for Peace will organize for support
vehicles on each event unless otherwise stated.
These will be used for the transportation
luggage and most of the time someone will be on the road for support.
we will be co-ordinating with local people to organize food for the
participants we will accept what is offered to us.
each opportunity we will request the possibility of vegetarian meals.
There will be a kitchen support van for most
The meals will be vegetarian when the
collective is to cook its’ own meals.
We will eat our meals together as a community with
local people whenever possible.
If you have a special diet it will be your own
responsibility to take care of these needs.
Please be prepared to help with cooking and cleaning
We request that all luggage and equipment is kept as
light and compact as possible.
Please ensure you have your own eating utensils
including a bowl or plate and mug.
Tent, sleeping bag & mat, flashlight, raincoat,
sunhat & sunscreen, toiletries, warm and cool clothing, personal
spending money, day pack
You are responsible for the packing and safety of
your own luggage.
You will need a day pack to carry your basic needs
for the day’s journey: Water bottle, rain jacket, camera etc.
We encourage people to come with their children as
each event will be a family friendly event.
Please be fully responsible for your
IN THE SPIRIT OF FOOTPRINTS
FootPrints for Peace events will function as a
collective from the beginning. People of all ages, backgrounds and
cultures will come together to walk the land and live in community
sharing responsibilities – an exciting opportunity to be involved.
Through-out the event there will be regular circles
to share information and attempt to exercise non hierarchy system to
make decisions on a consensus-driven basis. However we are aware of rest
being essential on these events and may have to use another method.
Be prepared to rise early. The daily schedule will
begin between 8.00 am & 9.00 am, however before we begin we eat
breakfast, pack & clean up. Depending on the terrain, the weather, the
location we finish around 4.00pm.
We generally walk 20-28kms / 12-18 miles a day
from stay place to stay place.
In the event of not finding a suitable
close stay place we will take transport to the stay place and return the
following morning to start were we stopped.
We walk as a group and stop every hour for
approximately 10 minutes and take an hour for lunch.
These events will be done in a relay style for
example if you have 100 miles to cover with two vehicles and 10 runners
each vehicle will be responsible for covering 50 miles.
do have walkers that come on these events when we do we plot out 15
miles at the end of the day for the walkers.
Lunch will be provided for each vehicle and the
runners in those vehicles will be responsible for their own schedule.
Bike Riding Events:
On these events
only time we will have a support vehicle is after the event is over and
everyone is welcome to ride back to the point of origin together. All
cyclist will be responsible for their own gear and still be prepared for
floor sleeping arangments.
FootPrints will arrange to have the overnight host
supply an evening meal. And we will waive the 5 to 10 dollar a day
donation so that each cyclist can pay for their own lunch.
Be prepared for some late evenings and possible
events during rest days due to organized public meetings, school talks
and social events.
We encourage people to offer and share their
skills to create a diverse exciting moving collective.
If you have experience in webpage updates,
writing, photography, map reading, organizing, singing, group
facilitation, banner making, conflict resolution etc share this with the
community so we can all learn new skills and learn from each other.
A TYPICAL Event DAY SCHEDULE
8.00am pack & clean stay place
8.30am morning circle
9.00am begin walking
4.00pm arrive at stay place
free time unless host has schedule an event
7.00pm public meeting / cultural exchange / free time
10.00pm lights out
We will try to walk as one group.
For the safety of all participants and the
public we will have people at the front, in the middle, and at the back
of the group of walkers that will carry safety flags and wear visible
Be prepared to follow the direction of
these safety people especially when crossing roads.
Walkers are requested to respect the sharing of
footpaths with other pedestrians so single file maybe necessary at
would ask that while we are walking that IPods, radios and other musical
devices that block the hearing of traffic and other noises
not be used.
Always run against traffic
Always be aware of people and other vehicles
Please make sure each rider has a helmet and a
visible safety vest.
We will ride single file on busy roads
Each participant of a FootPrints for Peace Event is responsible for
themselves and their property at all times.