The Christie Firewalk 2017 FAQs

Is there an age limit?

Minimum age is 14 years old. 14 – 16 year olds must have a parent/guardian consent to take part in the event and must be supervised at all times.

How far is the firewalk?

Around 6 foot long, depending on the venue and weather conditions.

Will I burn my feet?

Before you take to the coals you will attend a one hour training session on how to walk across hot coals safely and confidently.

How far is the ice walk?

Similar to the fire walk - around 6 foot long, depending on the venue and weather conditions.

Will I cut my feet?

The glass is razor sharp, but also completely sterilised and the UK Firewalk team will talk you through the process of walking across it in your training session

Can I come in fancy dress?

Yes but you must have bare legs up to your knees.

How long does a firewalk last?

The training session lasts one hour and the firewalking will last around another hour.

Can I bring spectators?

Yes, the more the merrier, although spectators aren’t able to attend the training session.

What if it’s raining?

A firewalk can still go ahead in the rain because the heat evaporates the moisture before it reaches the fire.

Can anyone take part?

As long as you can walk you can take part in a firewalk. People can also be aided across the coals if they need extra support.

If you’re in doubt about whether or not you can take park in a fire or ice you should seek advice from your doctor.