Intersport Run Reigate Half Marathon & 10K Event Preview
The award-winning Intersport Run Reigate Half Marathon and 10K takes place on Sunday 17th September 2017 and promises to be a day of superb sporting action for runners of all ages.
Returning to Surrey’s Priory Park for the fourth year, the event is a firm fixture in the diary for the running community and this year is expected to be its most successful staging yet. Running icon Dame Kelly Holmes will be welcomed back as the official starter of the event, her support really setting the scene for a fantastic day of running and inspiring competitors of all ages and abilities to achieve their goals.
With less than two weeks until race day, there is still time to enter the Intersport Run Reigate Half Marathon and 10K and enjoy the beautiful closed-road route through rural Surrey. Runners can also be sure of a first-class race village and outstanding spectator support, all of which contributed to the Half Marathon being voted the UK’s Best Half Marathon (≤ 5,000 participants) at The Running Awards 2017.
The deadline for online entries is 23.59 on Thursday 14th September. Entries for the Intersport Run Reigate Half Marathon and 10K will also be available on race day.
In addition to the Half Marathon and 10K races, there is a hugely popular Canon Kids Race for young runners aged 4-14 years. It sees participants complete the final 1.1 mile of a cumulative half marathon on race day, giving them a fantastic opportunity to experience the thrill of a big sporting event and receive their own medal. The Canon Kids Race is now sold out.
The event will also host The 2017 Emergency Services Challenge: Police vs Fire vs Ambulance, with teams from each of the emergency services battling it out to see which is the fastest. Dame Kelly Holmes will present the trophy to the fastest Emergency Services team in each of the Half Marathon and 10K races, and support for the local heroes is guaranteed to be huge.
A team of Xempo race pacers will again be pacing the Half Marathon to help runners achieve their target times. They will be easily identified by their target time flags and will be covering the following times: Sub 1:30, Sub 1:40, Sub 1:50, Sub 2:00, Sub 2:10 and Sub 2:30.
The Event Village and Jellyfish Food Village will be open from 8am, and the Move Revolution Kids Active Village will be providing a free selection of activities for kids to try from 10am-2pm.
The 10K race starts at 9.00am and the Half Marathon starts at 9.15am, both setting off in front of the Priory School. All finishers will receive a collectable Brooks technical t-shirt, a heavyweight bespoke medal, water and banana.
Race Day Key Timings for the 2017 Intersport Run Reigate Half Marathon and 10K:
07:30 Spire Bag Drop opens
08:30 Start pens open
08:50 Warm up led by British Military Fitness
09:00 10K starts
09:10 Half Marathon Wheel Chair Race starts
09:15 Half Marathon starts
09:25 First 10K finisher
10:25 First Half Marathon finisher
11:45 Prize giving at the esure stage
14:00 Spire Bag Drop closes
12:00-13:30 Canon Kids Race takes place in allocated age groups:
12:00 Y9/Y10/Y11 – Black
12:05 Y7/Y8 – White
12:15 Y6 – Red
12:30 Y5 – Orange
12:45 Y4 – Yellow
13:00 Y3 – Green
13:15 Y2 – Blue
13:30 Reception & Y1 – Purple
Additional information on race day road closures and information for residents can be found on the event website at http://www.jellyfish.co.uk/runreigate/residents-and-businesses/.
Spectators are encouraged to check the Event Village map online which illustrates the best spectator viewing points along the avenue where runners return into Priory Park from Park Lane.
The Intersport Run Reigate Half Marathon and 10K has always been an excellent platform for charity fundraising and many participants will be running to raise money for the event’s Star Charity Partner, The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity in partnership with George and the Giant Pledge. The event also supports seven local charity partners: The Children’s Trust, The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance, Samaritans of East Surrey, The Patrick Evans Foundation, St Catherine’s Hospice, Stripey Stork and YMCA East Surrey.
Sponsors for the event include Intersport, Jellyfish, Brooks, Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, Simply Sports, Canon, Move Revolution, Osborne, esure, Nutfield Priory, Gatwick Park Hospital and Fitness Rewards.
The 2017 Intersport Run Reigate Half Marathon and 10K takes place on Sunday 17th September. Entries are open until 14th September, with individual entry £33 / £35 for the Half Marathon and £30 / £32 for the 10K. Entries will also be available on race day. The Canon Kids Race is now closed.
Go to www.runreigate.com for further details and to sign up.
You can also like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/runreigate and follow @runreigate on Twitter.