Climate relay baton to pass through Portsmouth on 2,436 km ‘Running Out of Time’ journey from Ben Nevis to Big Ben


On Monday 1st July the Running Out of Time relay baton will enter Portsmouth  – 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, combining the love of sport with a huge celebration of public campaigning and action for climate and nature. 

The Relay will be collaborating with a wide range of partners to raise awareness of and inspire action on climate and nature issues. The message in the relay baton emphasises that we are united in our call for politicians of all parties to cut emissions; restore nature; and help those most affected by climate change.  Fittingly the Relay ends at Parliament on 4 July – general election day. 

Celebrating climate action in Portsmouth, the baton will, in collaboration with Portsmouth Council and Pompey in the Community, circumnavigate Portsea Island taking in sailing with the Andrew Simpson Centre, a mini triathlon with the Portsmouth Triathletes, the Theatre of the Sea, Portsmouth’s sea defences and Portsmouth International Port. Portsmouth, 1 July. 

Where and how can I register to take part?  The general public can register to take part and pass the baton via In the interests of inclusivity and encouraging participation everyone can now register for free (with the option of making a contribution to the ever challenging task of covering the Relay’s running costs!)

Pompey in the Community are joining the route from Theatre of the Sea to Gunwharf Quays. Meet at 11:20 for 11:40 walk. We hope to see you there!

Theatre of the Sea to Gunwharf Quays

Pompey in the Community relay stage.