Nailsea Charity Walks & Runs - supporting the Curzon Roof Appeal
Sunday 9th June 2019
Have fun, enjoy a walk – or run – in your local countryside with friends, family or on your own – and raise money at the same time for the Curzon Roof Appeal.
Join an annual event that has become a firm favourite with hundreds of people and is established as an important part of the local calendar. People get together, enjoy the local countryside – alone or with friends and family – and raise money for deserving local organisations. And – it’s a lot of fun!
STEP ONE: CHOOSE YOUR ROUTE
There are 3 routes (click on a route name for further details):
- The Nailsea 5k – The Stroll
At 5 kilometers (approx 3 miles) this may appeal to families and is intended to be a relatively easy fun walk – pushchair and wheelchair friendly. Start anytime between 8:30am and 2:30pm.
- The Nailsea 10k
At 10 kilometers (approx 6 miles) this is intended for people who would prefer a route that is longer, and slightly more challenging. Start anytime between 8:30am and 12 noon.
- The Nailsea 20k Challenge
At 20 kilometers (approx 12 miles) this is for the more experienced, who are fit and who like more of a challenge. Start anytime between 8:30am and 10:30am.
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.
A guided Group Walk is available for the 5k and the 10k (not the 20k). The 5k group starts at 11am and the 10k group starts at 10:30am. Each is limited to approximately 20 people on a first come first served basis – please indicate if you would like to join a group on the registration form. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the relevant start time to allow for checking in at the Control Centre on the day.
STEP TWO: REGISTER
You can register online or download a form. Please visit this page for individual online registrations or this page to register a group of up to 10 people. When completing the form, please state the “Curzon Community Centre for the Arts” as the name of the Charity that you are supporting. Online registration normally closes at 7pm 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 your registration fee on the day. Please note that if you make a voluntary donation using the online registration form this will be divided between all of the charities and local community organisations taking part (not just the Curzon).
There is a registration fee of £7 per adult. Registration is free for those aged under 18 on the date of the event. The fee is to cover costs of organizing the event, with any surplus given to Rotary Charities.
STEP THREE: GET SPONSORSHIP
We hope that you will take part, have a great time, and use the event to raise as much as possible for the Curzon Roof Appeal! Individual donations by those taking part and supporters can be made on the Curzon Roof Appeal donation page, and event sponsorship forms are available here (please return forms and monies to the Curzon box office after the event). UK taxpayers can use Gift Aid to boost their donation by 25p for every £1 they donate.
STEP FOUR: TAKE PART
All routes start and finish at the Scotch Horn Leisure Centre in Nailsea where some parking is available. Walkers and runners can check in at the Control Centre from 8:15am and start from 8:30am. All participants are required to check in before setting off, and report back in person on return – this is to ensure that each participant gets back safely. It is advised that at least one member of each walking / running party carry a fully charged mobile phone on the day for safety reasons, and log the number at check in. Whilst dogs may be taken on the walks (provided they are properly controlled) the only dogs that are allowed in the Scotch Horn Centre are Guide Dogs.
Participants will be provided with maps and instructions, a welcome pack of fruit and water, a route and guidance telephone number, a separate emergency number to call in case of difficulties (which has never been used so far!), and a medal and certificate on completion. Each of the routes will have been tested by a number of volunteers in advance of the day.
Rotary Nailsea & Backwell facilitate and organise the whole event and design the routes. Each year they receive considerable praise for the choice and suitability of walks, the administration, maps, instructions and signposting, for the attention to Health & Safety, and for the provision of the welcome packs and completion souvenirs.