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5 and 10 Mile Races

Hi All. The race registration site is now closed BUT runners who wish to enter can enter on the day between 8am and 9.15am. Entry fee on the day is £20.00. The place to meet for registering and the start of the races is Willoughby Car Park, West Mersea, Essex. For those taking part the parking arrangements are from 7am onwards for the runners and support people. It is free until 2pm when charges will apply.

Any other information can be found on our website. Also a reminder that photographs will be taken on the day so please see our photographer or an official at the registration tent if you do not want your photo published so we can delete it.   

5 and 10 Mile Races

FOR THOSE OF YOU TAKING PART THE PARKING ARRANGEMENTS ARE FROM 7AM  ONWARDS FOR THE RUNNERS AND THERE SUPPORT PEOPLE AT WILLOUGHBY CAR PARK, WILLOUGHBY AVENUE, JUST OF VICTORIA ESPLANADE. PARKING IS FREE UNTIL 2pm WHEN CHARGES WILL APPLY.

REGISTRATION IS FROM 8am TO 9.15am

RUNNERS

HI ALL TO THE RUNNERS THIS YEAR.

AT THE MOMENT WE ARE GETTING VERY CLOSE TO THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF RUNNERS FOR THIS YEARS ROUND THE ISLAND RACE. AT THE MOMENT THERE ARE ONLY 79 PLACES LEFT AS WE CAN ONLY ACCOMMODATE 300 RUNNERS TO TAKE PART.

PLEASE NOTE THAT AFTER SATURDAY YOU WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO ENTER ON THE DAY DEPENDING ON HOW MANY SPACES ARE LEFT. 

5 AND 10 MILE RACE APOLOGY

MERSEA ISLAND LIONS GIVE THEIR APOLOGIES FOR THE LACK OF PHOTOS OF THE 10 MILE RUNNERS. THE PHOTOGRAPHER ON THE DAY WHO SHOULD HAVE BEEN TAKING PHOTOS OF ALL THE RUNNERS FINISHING WAS TAKEN AWAY FROM THIS ROLE TO TAKE PHOTOS OF THE PRESENTATION WHICH  WAS OF THE 5 MILE FINISHERS. THIS WAS AN ERROR ON OUR SIDE AND WILL BE ADDRESSED FOR FUTURE RUNNING EVENTS

2018 5 & 10 MILE RUNNING RACES

Mersea Island Lions Club would like to take this opportunity to thank all the runners that took part, their supporters, all the S.M.I.L.E Volunteers and every one else that supported this race which took part in poor conditions. A special thanks this year to Outreach runners who did amazingly well. All the money raised at this event goes to our supported charities of which there are many. THANK YOU

Changes to Transfers/Cancellations

Due to the limited resources we have on the run up to races in terms of volunteer time, we are changing some of the ways we handle Transfers and Cancellations to help reduce admin time needed by volunteers.

Cancellations

Nothing will change before the online registration closes.
You can still cancel your entry and receive a full refund.

  • Change – After online entries close, if you choose to cancel your entry you will receive a refund minus a £5 “admin” fee.
    So you will receive £10 refunded.

    • This change is to encourage more entrants to attend the event.
    • With less cancellations the load will be lightened for the volunteers processing them.
    • Will make up for transaction processing fees.
    • The “admin” fee will also apply to any refund requests on the day where the entries were made online.
    • The £5 “admin” fee will still be put to the clubs charitable causes.

Transfers

Nothing will change before the online registration closes.
You can still request a transfer and have it processed.

  • Change – After online entries close, you will no longer be able to transfer your entry.
    • Your request will be processed as a cancellation and the above cancellation changes will be applied.
    • You will receive a refund minus a £5 “admin” fee.
      So you will receive £10 refunded.
    • The runner that you wanted to transfer your entry to will still be able to enter on the day. (Up until places run out)

ROUND THE ISLAND ALL TERRAIN RACE

Mersea Island Lions would like to thank all the Runners, Marshalls and Public support received in the lead up and on the day of the Round The Island All Terrain Race. Without all of you this race would not be the great success it has become, not just here, but all over the United Kingdom and some runners from abroad. Thank you very very much and hope to see you and have the support in the future.