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ISLE OF WIGHT CHARITY TO HOST UK’S FIRST FROSTY 5K


Step into Christmas by taking on the UK’s first-ever Frosty 5k, hosted by Wessex Cancer Trust Isle of Wight.

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 24th November.

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.

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All money raised from the event will go to the IW branch of Wessex Cancer Trust to help Islanders affected by cancer.

Lorraine White, the charity’s Community Engagement Manager, says:

“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!

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“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% off entry to Tapnell Farm Park.

Entry to Frosty 5k is now open and you can sign up at www.wessexcancer.org.uk/frosty5k. Those who book before October 24th can enjoy 25% off entry by using the code FROSTY25.

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