Health and Safety
The route, which is fully marshalled, takes place along the beach of Sandown Bay from Shanklin to Yaverland.
As it summer there will be other beach users on the sand and in the water.
It is essential that runners be aware of other beach users and avoid collision.
Marshals will be on the beach in the more popular areas warning the public of impending runners; however it is up to each runner to avoid collision.
Depending on the wind and waves on the day, there should be a minimum of running in the water which should be mostly be ankle deep. However there will be two groynes where runners will be in water around two feet deep for a short distance. (Approx. 50 yards each groyne.)
We recommend that footwear be worn to guard against any rocks or possible Weaver fish. First Aiders will be on call at radio conntrolled points along the beach and at the finish point in Yaverland.
There will also be a water patrol boat in radio contact with first aiders and the marshals at the deeper groynes.