Pre-Race Events


In the week leading up to the Isle of Wight Festival of Running we are holding a series of events which you are invited to join. All are based from West Wight Sports & Community Centre and hosted by our Island Running Clubs and/or running groups. Come along and join in and make some new running friends!

The café will be open for free tea and coffees and homemade cakes will be available to buy.


 

Monday (27th May)

Let’s All Run Together Pebble Dash

  • Joint evening with Ryde Harriers and West Wight Road Runners
  • Start: 5.45 Registration for 6.00 Start
  • Entry Fee: Free to run, donations welcome
  • Open to all ages but under 16 yrs must be with an adult at all times

A number of loops or out and backs all with the start-finish being in the Sports Centre, and the remotest part of each will have a special pebble to pick up and to be returned to the Sports Centre.  The idea is that they’ll be different distances so each participant will be able to pick and choose which one or which combination they attempt in the time they have available. The shortest length loop is one mile, and the longest is 3 miles, and there are 5 loops in total – you can do as many or as few as you wish!

Tuesday (28th May)

10K Run

Organised by Julie Dixon of the West Wight Community Running Group, this 10k run will start at 6:30pm from West Wight Sports & Community Centre.

 

  • Race Type: 10K Run
  • Start: 6.30
  • Entry Fee: Free to run, donations welcome
  • Open to all ages

Wednesday (29th May)

Fun Sports Day

Organised by Love Running this Sports Day-Style event involves fun and games out on the sports field to take you back to your school days!

Starts at 6.15pm from West Wight Sports & Community Centre.

 

  • Start: 6.15
  • Entry Fee: Free to run, donations welcome
  • Open to all ages

Thursday (30th May)

Club Run (4/5 Mile Social Run)

 

The Isle of Wight Road Runners will hold their usual Thursday evening club run at West Wight Sports & Community Centre. Arrive by 6:45pm ready to run at 7pm.

The route will be described at the start and runners need to listen and navigate themselves or follow others. 

Entry Fee: Free to run, donations welcome

Aged 17+ only (due to Club insurance)

Friday (31st May)

Scavenger Hunt

Hoka One One and Love Running are teaming up with the Isle of Wight Festival of Running for a scavenger hunt!

This will be a fun, inclusive running community event at West Wight Sports & Community Centre. Hoka One One trainers will be available to try on and a few prizes to be won!

Instructions

Hoka One One trainers will be available to try on from 5.30pm.

Teams please arrive before 6.15pm to register and put your name into a hat for a prize.

Teams will be given the clues at 6.25pm and the scavenger hunt will begin at 6.30pm.

Teams will be picked at random to leave at 1-minute intervals.

The aim is to decipher the clues to find each location around Freshwater, take a full team picture at each location and make it back to WWSCC before the cut off time.

The shortest route will be around 4 miles. Upon returning to WWSCC, we will ask to see each photo. Fastest team is the winner (no prize just bragging rights!), the prizes will be names picked at random.

The cut off time for the hunt will be 7.45pm.

Entering

Maximum of 5 in a team – Suggested £2 per person entry (All proceeds will go to the West Wight Sports Centre Trust, reg. charity no: 273334)

Please pre-register your team using this link…

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1LFBNeiL7mqIx9tJ5fShP1QzgdqUBFtI7s0nUcUsrb_A/edit·