Leg it for the Lifeboats 2018

Martin Gardner posted on Mar 19 2018

‘Leg It for the Lifeboats 2018’

  • What is the Event?

The event is a 5k (or 3.5 miles) Fun Run/Walk in aid of Lytham St.Annes RNLI. Everyone is welcome – runners, walkers, toddlers, dog walkers, wheel chair and mobility scooter users.

  • Date of Event?

Sunday 22 April 2018

  • Time of Event?

Registration/check in is at ST.ANNES Lifeboat Station or LYTHAM Lifeboat Station from 9.30am.

Fun warm up with Zumba Suzy at 10.45am at LYTHAM Lifeboat Station

Runners start at 11.00 from LYTHAM Lifeboat Station.

Walkers start at 11.15am from LYTHAM Lifeboat Station

  • Where is the Run/Walk?

The Run/Walk starts at Lytham Lifeboat Station and ends at St.Annes Lifeboat Station

  • What is the cost to enter?

Adults £10.00, children £5.00

  • How do I register?

You can register online or offline. To register online please go to www.lythamlifeboats.co.uk and follow the links to a secure site. Paper forms are also available from the shop at Lytham Lifeboat Station or the shop at St.Annes Lifeboat Station.

  • Can I register on the day?

Yes, you can register at either end of the course, but we hope the majority of people will register before the day to speed things up so that everyone gets to the start line on time.

  • Where will registration/check in take place?

Race entrants should first check in (if they have already registered) or register at ST.ANNES Lifeboat Station (behind the St.Annes YMCA Swimming Pool) or at LYTHAM Lifeboat Station from 9.30am onwards.

  • How do I get to the start line?

If you register/ check in at St Annes, you can catch a ride on a classic bus to the start line at Lytham Lifeboat Station. If you register at Lytham you can use the bus to take you back after your run/walk. Please note dogs are not allowed on the bus.

  • Is there a minimum or maximum age?

There is no minimum or maximum age. We would ask that younger children are accompanied by an adult. Toddlers in pushchairs are permitted. Please note there is a flight of steps to access the beach from Fairhaven Lake to be negotiated, which will be fully marshalled, at all times. People in mobility scooters or wheelchairs are also welcome. They will need to do a detour on the pavements between Fairhaven and the Beach Cafe. This route will also be marshalled.

  • Do I need to raise sponsorship on top of entry fee?

Sponsorship is optional but it would benefit the RNLI greatly if sponsorship could be obtained and sponsorship forms are available for this purpose on and off line. You can pay in the money you raise at the St Annes station.


  • Can I bring my dog?

Dogs on leads are permitted, but please note dogs are not allowed on the classic bus.

  • Will there be somewhere to store my bags?

There is no provision for bag storage. We suggest that entrants carry a light rucksack or other bag with essentials for the walk such as a drink and a waterproof.

  • Is the race timed?


  • Do I get a tee-shirt?

Yes, when you register/check in at Lytham Lifeboat Station or St.Annes Lifeboat Station.

  • Is there a prize for winning?

All entrants are winners in our eyes! Everyone gets a T-shirt and a goody bag.


  • What should I wear?

Please ensure that appropriate walking/running attire is worn, especially appropriate footwear.

  • Is it Fancy Dress?

Fancy Dress is optional.

  • Is there parking?

There is a car park at The Island, next to the St.Annes Lifeboat Station. Ample car parking is also available near Lytham Lifeboat Station in the many nearby car parks. Please go to http://www.visitlythamstannes.co.uk/visitor-info/visitor-map for details of car parks.

  • Will refreshments be available?

There will be a cafe and a barbecue, at St.Annes Lifeboat Station throughout the event for runners and their supporters. You will also be able to take a tour of the new All Weather Shannon class Lifeboat, Barbara Anne.

  • Who is the main contact?

The main contact for queries is Alison Young at email address   [email protected]