NAILSEA CHARITY WALKS and Runs ~ Sunday 10 June 2018
Walk or run with family, friends, colleagues or with other people - have fun and raise funds for your favourite charity or local community organisation at the same time.
Over £22,000 was raised by each of the 2016 and 2017 events and a record number of charities and local community organisations took part in 2017. A record number of over 300 walkers and runners took part in the 20118 event and It is already clear that over £24,000 has been raised so far and the final total will not be known until later in 2018. Donations and/or sponsorship are still invited until the end of August 2018 for the 2018 Walks & Runs held on 10 June 2018 and can be made by selecting the Mydonate icon at the foot of this page.
EXCITING NEW ADDITION TO THE CHOICES - GROUP WALKS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR 5K & FOR 10K
Nailsea Walks & Runs has now become a firm favourite with hundreds of people and is firmly established as an important part of the Nailsea calendar. People get together to have fun, enjoy the local countryside with friends and family - and raise money for deserving local organisations at the same time. It is also a vehicle through which local charities, schools, sports clubs and similar organisations can raise money for themselves through a sponsored walk or run. It is designed to be a lot of fun!
Each year The Rotary Club of Nailsea and Backwell receives considerable praise for the choice and suitability of walks, for the administration, maps, instructions and signposting, for the attention to Health & Safety aspects and for the provision of a welcome pack of fruit and water as well as a successful completion set of medal and certificate.
As well as walkers, runners can also take part: they should note that they will not be timed and will be "off road" on a cross country route, over footpaths - often grass / dirt footpaths, with gates, stiles etc. along the way and some self navigation. Each participant will be raising money for a chosen cause or supporting the event by entering and making a donation.
There are three routes - all within the local area and all starting from, and finishing at, the Scotch Horn Leisure Centre in Nailsea where parking is available:
- Nailsea 5K "The Stroll. At 5 kilometres (approx 3 miles) this may appeal to families and is intended to be a fairly easy fun walk - pushchair and wheelchair friendly.
- The Nailsea 10K. At 10 kilometres (approx 6 miles) this is intended for people who would prefer a route that is longer and slightly more challenging.
- The 20K Nailsea Challenge. At 20 kilometres (approx 12 miles) this is for the more experienced who are fit and who would like more of a challenge.
Participants will be provided with maps and instructions as well as a route and guidance telephone number together with a separate emergency telephone number to call in case of difficulties - which has never been used so far! Each of the routes will have been tested by a number of volunteers in advance of the day.
The Rotary Club of Nailsea and Backwell act as facilitators, organising the whole event, providing advance publicity, registration forms, maps and instructions to guide the participants, marshals (if and where deemed appropriate) and administration on the day. Everyone who completes a Walk or Run will receive a medal and a certificate of achievement.
We ask for a Registration Fee of £6 GBP per adult person to cover costs with any surplus going to Rotary activities.
Visit the other pages within this section of our site for more information, to register and pay online for the 2018 event and / or to set up your own online fundraising page through our BT MyDonate facility by selecting from the index above or from the tabs on the right. Please do note that juniors must be 17 or under on the day of the event. We ask that at least one member of any walking / running party brings a properly charged mobile phone on the day.
PLEASE NOTE that online registration normally closes at 7 pm on the day before the event.
After that please turn up at the event control centre at Nailsea Scotch Horn Leisure Centre to register and pay on the day.
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