Island runners competing in this year’s Simplyhealth Great South Run can take along their young supporters for free, thanks to a special ‘Kids Go Free’ offer from Wightlink.
Around 500 people from the Isle of Wight are taking part in the annual run in Portsmouth on Sunday 21 October.
Children can also get involved in the Great South Run this year with a 2.5km junior run and a 1.5km mini run taking place the day before. Young runners are encouraged to wear nautical themed fancy dress for both events.
The main ten-mile event takes athletes around historic Portsmouth, past The Hard and historic HMS Warrior, and then along Southsea seafront giving runners an opportunity to enjoy views across the Solent as they head for the finish line.
Stuart James, Director of Marketing and Innovation at Wightlink, said: “With so many people from the Isle of Wight taking part in the Great South Run, we wanted to make people aware of our Kids Go Free offer in case they were thinking of travelling across the Solent to cheer on a friend or loved one.
“This is a fabulous event which raises thousands of pounds for charity each year and provides a fun day out for families.”
Between 20 October and 4 November 2018 including half-term, up to two children aged between 5 and 15 can travel free with every adult day return purchased on any of its Solent routes. In addition, under 5s always travel free with Wightlink.
For full details of the Kids Go Free offer, please go to: www.wightlink.co.uk/go/discounts/kids-free