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This year's Run To The Sun event in Newquay will be the last, organisers say

By CG_News  |  Posted: February 26, 2013

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THIS year's Run To The Sun event in Newquay will be the last, organisers have confirmed.
The car rally and music event has grown in popularity but Trevelgue Holiday Park, where part of the action is based, has said it will not continue after this year.
The event provides a major boost for the town's economy as hundreds of tourists head to the resort.
A spokesperson for Cranstar Holidays, who operate Trevelgue Holiday Park, said they were calling this year's event the "final chapter" - and were heading in a new direction.  
"The event has always been a success for both Cranstar and the town, and Run To The Sun (RTTS) even performed well in 2012, which has proved to be a very difficult year for all. 
"RTTS 2012 saw stable numbers in line with previous years, and increased numbers at the Show n Shine which was held for the first year at Newquay Airport. 
"The decision has been made following a core business strategy review which will see the business head in a new and exciting direction. Negotiations for this new project are currently on-going and details will be announced soon."
Cranstar said this year's RTTS will be the biggest yet. They have  increased spend on production, increased the size and quality of their line up and increased the activities and attractions both on site and at the Show ground at Newquay Cornwall Airport. 
It will take place on May 24. Weekend tickets cost £75 per person, nightly tickets at £28 per person. To book call 01637 851851 or go online to www.runtothesun.co.uk

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  • Amandapanda  |  March 14 2013, 6:13PM

    I'm local with a Vw and I won't go near the show anymore. As far as car shows go I popped to the airfield last year giving it's new location a chance. 2 hours queuing to get in to a complete unorganised shambles I won't waste my time again. As for the radio one endorsed dance fest it's not really helping the newquay image. I think a change in direction is what's needed

  • Fistral20  |  February 27 2013, 8:03AM

    I'm not sure why Trevelgue saying this is the last RTTS necessarily means it's the last one, as they don't own any rights to RTTS, and have simply hosted the event for a number of years. It's lost a lot of the attraction for many people over the years as it's no longer a VW show and has, to some extent, become a general car enthusiasts/music event, with the VW theme taking an increasingly lower profile. It's still a good event though, but the cruise around the town and the great atmosphere it brought sadly went many years ago.

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  • Newquay_Loyal  |  February 26 2013, 10:58PM

    There must be another Holiday Park in Newquay who could do with a major boost to their finances. RTTS has been around for more than 25 years, it is a major event, although heavily diluted when nimbys drove the highly decorated cars from the town centre. A real shame if Newquay were to lose such a major event, especially at a time when the town needs every penny.

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