Earlier this year, the council secured £250,000 in funding from Sport England’s Community Sport Activation Fund to set up a range of new physical activity events across the Island and employ two new staff to organise sessions. The idea behind the scheme is to encourage people of all ages to get active while also expanding the range of after school sports activities for young people.
With the staff now in place, the first event they’ve organised is a free family day where participants can run, jog or walk either two and a half or five kilometres.
The event is being held from 10am at Medina Leisure Centre on Sunday 28th September and is in conjunction with the Isle of Wight Athletics Club as part of the Run Wight initiative.
Councillor Steve Stubbings, Executive member for community well-being, said:
“Sporting activities are a great way to keep fit as part of a healthier lifestyle.
“The council’s new community sports activators have been tasked with creating opportunities across the Island because it is important there is a lot of choice for people of all ages.
“This event on 28 September is a great way for all the family to get involved.”
To take part, booking is essential and a registration form is required. To request a form and book a place, email [email protected]