Dash and Splash started in 2015 from an idea I had of using the old Groynes along Sandown bay on the Isle of Wight as a running course.
This beautiful area of the Isle of Wight has the largest bay on the island which, at low tide, offers a unique run along the hard sand. There are 43 groynes in total to negotiate along the 5-kilometre run, most of which are a straight run through large gaps. Those without gaps are splashed around, which at low tide are mostly knee deep.
Each year we put on the event in July, and it has captured the imagination of the local running community and visitors to the island.
Each year we have to find around 30 marshals to keep the runners safe, and find the funds to purchase medals and other small necessary items.
The Shanklin Town Brass band plays for free at the beginning of the run, and at the finish we have another band (Wight Diamond Marching Band) playing on the beach, bringing the runners in.
It's quite a sight.
See all the photos and comments on the Facebook page
The charity run has been growing each year due to its' uniqueness.
However with growing numbers of entrants, we need to purchase more medals and pay for posters and banners.
All the money we raise stays locally on the island.
I do hope you can afford to give a small amount towards this event in order for us to provide and improve this event.