NAILSEA CHARITY WALKS & RUNS ~ Sunday 11 October 2020

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 Ninth annual NAILSEA CHARITY WALKS & RUNS will take place on Sunday 11th October 2020 ~ Event home page

In excess of £20,000 each year has been raised by the annual Nailsea Charity Walks & Runs over recent years and close to £150,000 raised since Rotary Nailsea & Backwell first held the event in 2012. Over recent years close to 30 charities and local community organisations have participated and those involved this year are listed on the "participating charities and organisations" sub page on this site. Will you help us to raise over £30,000 from the 2020 event.

Thank you to all who who have taken part in past years, who sponsored a runner or walker or who made a donation to boost the amount raised.

We would love to do better in 2020!  Please follow the instructions below to register for Nailsea Charity Walks & Runs 2020 - why not do it now whilst you remember. We will be setting up an new umbrella scheme for you to collect online sponsorship shortly (as BT has ceased to host such schemes) and will publicise on this page when it is live.

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

BY POPULAR DEMAND WE ARE LIKELY TO USE THE SAME ROUTES AS 2019 IN 2020 for the 10K and 20K with some modification where needed.

Originally arranged for 7th June 2020, the event has been postponed to 11th October due to Coronavirus. If for some reason you are unable to to take part on the revised day of the event (or if we  have to postpone again) we will still do our best to make sure that you can compete the course at a time of your choosing.

Nailsea Charity Walks & Runs has now become an annual 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 & 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 as well as a successful completion set of medal and certificate.

You can walk or run any of the three routes but please note they will not be timed and that the 10K and 20K 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:

  • 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 - stroller/pushchair, disability vehicle 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 needed to be used so far (other than to test that it works)!  Each of the routes will have been tested by a number of volunteers in advance of the day.

Rotary Nailsea & 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 2020 event and / or to set up your own online fundraising page through our online 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.


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