Baton changes hands at the ‘Theatre of the Sea’


relay runners with baton

On 1 July, the Running Out of Time relay baton will pass by the Southsea Coastal Scheme’s ‘Theatre of the Sea’ near Southsea Castle, an important stop on its extraordinary 2,436km route from Ben Nevis, Scotland to Big Ben, London in the name of climate action.

The relay is the country’s only sporting event for climate and this year’s is the biggest yet. Its route comprises 210 stages and visits over 80 different climate and nature projects, sporting organisations and venues, as well as schools, events and iconic locations.

The baton will circumnavigate Portsea Island taking in sailing with the Andrew Simpson Centre, a mini triathlon with the Portsmouth Triathletes, Portsmouth’s new sea defences including the new ‘Theatre of the Sea‘ that was designed and constructed by the Southsea Coastal Scheme, and Portsmouth International Port.

It will also visit Meon Junior School, Stamshaw Junior School, and Redwood Park Academy. Pompey in the Community are joining the route from Theatre of the Sea to Gunwharf Quays.