NAILSEA CHARITY WALKS and runs ~ New routes for 2017
Sun 25th June 2017 at 08.15 - 16.30
Walk or run for enjoyment and raise funds for your favourite charity or local community organisation at the same time.
The sixth annual NAILSEA CHARITY WALKS & RUNS took place place on Sunday 25 June 2017 and the 2018 event is now being planned ~ Event home page
Over £22,000 was raised by the 2016 and 2017 events, an increase of close to £2,000 over the sum raised by the 2015 event. A records number of charities and local community organisations took part in 2017. Donations and/or sponsorship is invited for the 2018 Walks & Runs to be held in June 2018 and can be made by selecting the Mydonate icon at the foot of this page.
Nailsea Walks & Runs has now become firmly established as an important part of the Nailsea calendar when folks 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.
Each year The Rotary Club of Nailsea and Backwell receives considerable praise for the choice and suitability of walks, for the administration, 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.
The aim of the day is to bring in as many people from the local area as possible to take part, all having an enjoyable walk - or run - with friends, in small groups or on their own - and raising money! Runners can take part, recognising 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.
Three brand-new routes were devised for 2017. Participants will be provided with maps and detailed instructions and some are also provided along the routes to assist with navigation. All routes start and finish at the Scotch Horn Centre in Nailsea where parking is available. The 5k is entirely flat. The 10k and 20k do require some mainly gentle or moderate climbing and some stiles must be negotiated. (See The Routes for more information).
Participants will be provided with maps and instructions as well as a route and guidance telephone number and a separate emergency telephone number to call in case of difficulties - which has never been used as yet! 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 route instructions to guide the participants, marshals (if and where deemed appropriate) and administration on the day. Everyone who completes a Walk 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 in due course for the 2018 event 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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