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Prepping For A Firewalk: What Should You Do?

There are two main areas to consider when prepping for a firewalk.

Prepping for the event, and prepping the walkers for their best experience.

As an organiser, we will work closely with you to ensure venues, logistics, tech and everything you need will be sorted. We will source the wood, deliver it and clean up afterward, so you don’t need to worry about any of that.

As for you firewalking delegates, you will likely be in contact with them, rather than us, and there are a few considerations.

First, some will have LOTS of questions. Most are really just nerves, so just talking with them will settle them down.

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What you may want to advise them additionally is this…

  1. Do not eat a heavy meal before. Snacks are good, but you want to be light on your feet. Bring snacks and fruit with you.
  2. You will be asked to sign a waiver in advance. In reality, this does not carry any legal weight, but it does mean everyone is very clear about what they are doing, and so will pay greater attention during the training.  
  3. Wear comfy clothing. What you might wear to the gym is a good measure, though jeans and t-shirts is perfectly fine too.
  4. Bring a water bottle, stay hydrated, especially if we are running a longer training.
  5. Bring some crocs or flip flops. Walking outside barefoot is often worse than the firewalk itself!
  6. Bring a towel. Your feet will be dirty afterward and you may want to do a quick clean. Wet wipes are good for this too.
  7. If it’s rainy, bring a basic change of clothes, just in case. This is quite unusual but it can happen that we get wet and a fresh pair of joggers and t-shirt makes a HUGE difference.
  8. Do not drink booze before the walk. I would also suggest staying alcohol free afterward, to allow the gravity of the experience to sink in.
  9. Warn them they will get follow up emails with links to funding pages, and they will be invited to share on social media to help with the campaign.

If you would like to have a chat about Firewalks, and if it’s something we can help you with, drop us a message and let’s have a Zoom!

Chris Jones

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