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.

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The Eighth annual NAILSEA CHARITY WALKS & RUNS will take place on Sunday 9 June 2019 ~ Event home page

Nailsea Charity Walks & Runs 2018 set two records: firstly, more than £26,000 was raised for local charities and youth organisations : secondly, a record number of over 300 people registered to walk or run in 2018.

Thank you to all who took part, who sponsored a runner or walker or who made a donation to boost the amount raised.

We would love to do better in 2019!  Please follow the instructions below to register for the 2019 Charity Walks & Runs - why not do it now whilst you remember. You can also set up a fundraising page to collect sponsorship under our umbrella scheme if you wish and or you can make donations by selecting the MyDonate icon at the foot of this page.

Page index The event - see below The 3 routes
  The participating charities etc Where and times
  Important, for all participants Registration - individuals
  Sponsor the event or participants Registration - multiple persons
  Set up your own sponsorship page Business sponsors
  Event picture gallery Testimonials received
  Event Video page Contact for further information

The event

STOP PRESS - ALL NEW 10k and 20k ROUTES FOR 2019

Nailsea Charity 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 Rotary 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 some parking is available. FOR 2019 THERE ARE TWO NEW ROUTES FOR THE 10k AND 20k :

  • 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.

Rotary 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 £7 GBP per adult person to cover costs with any surplus going to Rotary charitable activities.

Visit the other pages within this section of our site for more information, to download an offline registration form for individuals, to register and pay online for the 2019 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 for safety reasons.

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.

To view the Nailsea Charity Walks & Runs promotional video click here.

Please "like" our Nailsea Charity Walks page on Facebook.


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