St. Anne's Carnival 5k

The St. Anne's Carnival 5K is Run amidst St. Anne's seafront attractions and holidaymakers at the height of the summer and in conjunction with the town carnival. This race has a truly festive atmosphere.

The flat, accurately measured 5k course marked with kilometre signs takes competitors from the wide walkway adjacent to the pitch and putt course to the western end of the attractive Fairhaven Lake and back to finish close to the pier.

While ideally suited to novice runners because of its flatness and off-road location, it nevertheless provides something to interest the most talented athletes. In addition to the standard overall, veteran categories and men's and women's team (three to count) prizes, the race has the less common feature of rewarding younger athletes. The first boy and girl in the junior age categories Under 15, Under 17 and Under 20 receive prizes. In addition, finishers receive souvenirs and there are spot prizes for the lucky ones. Minimum age 13 on race day and race limit 250.

The race HQ, where registration and prize-giving takes place, is in the Lord Derby Pub, approximately 500m from the start and 100m from the finish. There are toilets, a bar and free buffet for competitors laid on here after the race. Additional facilities, including toilets, changing and showers, are available at St. Anne's Swimming Pool so why not bring your swimming costume to enjoy a post-race cool down (additional entry fee for swim but not for use of toilets, showers and changing). The race starts at 11am and you can register at the Lord Derby from 8:30am.

Since its inception in 2007, this race has contributed hundreds of pounds to the St. Anne's Carnival Charity, chosen each year by the incoming Carnival Queen, and it is intended to continue with this tradition.

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