Step into Christmas by taking on the Frosty 5k


Islanders are being invited to Step into Christmas by taking on the UK’s first ever Frosty 5k, hosted by the Isle of Wight branch of Wessex Cancer Trust.

From a snow-covered start line, to a sea of waving snowmen and a giant igloo of icicles, this fun winter run has it all, and it’s heading for Tapnell Farm on Sunday, November 24.

The Isle of Wight will be the first place in the UK to host the event, which is family friendly and features four fun and festive interactive zones. All money raised from the event will go to the IW branch of Wessex Cancer Trust to help Islanders affected by cancer.

The charity’s Community Engagement Manager, Lorraine White, said: “We’re so excited to be the first to host Frosty 5k. If ever there was an event to get you in the festive mood, this has got to be it. It’s a fun winter run for all the family, so it doesn’t matter if you skip, sprint or stroll to the finish line.

“With that in mind, we will be giving runners the option of completing one or two laps of a 2.5km circular course, so it’s not too gruelling for little legs!

“While taking in the stunning scenery of Tapnell Farm, runners will be transported into a magical winter wonderland, running through a succession of interactive displays, including a cosy log cabin, a 15m corridor of waving snowmen, an icy fog zone and an 8m Arctic igloo lit up by icicles. Come along and join in the festive fun while helping us raise funds for Islanders affected by cancer.”

On the day, there will also be a Winter Village with festive food, Christmas music and a giant snow globe for photos. Runners will also be able to enjoy 10 per cent off entry to Tapnell Farm Park.

Entry to Frosty 5k is now open and you can sign up at wessexcancer.org.uk/frosty5k.

Those who book before October 24 can enjoy 25% off entry by using the code FROSTY25.
For more information, e-mail lorraine.white@wessexcancer.org.uk or call 07785 472863.