6 May: Fun Run and Sports Festival


This year’s Fun Run and Sports Festival in Reigate’s Priory Park takes place on Sunday 6 May (2018) from 10.30am.

Organised by YMCA East Surrey and Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, the event will offer local people the chance to try a sport.

More than 20 clubs will attend – including football, running, tennis, martial arts, dance, gymnastics, cycling, hockey and yoga –  with many offering free taster sessions.

And during the day a series of adult and junior fun run races will take place across the park.

An arena programme will contain displays from dance groups and sports clubs, kicking off at 11am with a performance from this year’s cast of the borough’s talent show for young people, Star for a Night.

More details of the free sports festival are on a council webpage, while booking and cost details for the fun run are on a YMCA webpage.

Emma Parnell, sports and leisure development officer at the borough council, said:

“We have so many excellent clubs and classes across Banstead, Horley, Redhill and Reigate as well as our own leisure centres so if you’d like to improve your activity levels or get back into sport, there’s loads to choose from.

It promises to be a great day out: as well as seven fun runs, there are food stalls, a climbing wall, a bouncy castle, face painting and arena performances.

This year we’ve also got activity passports – as you go round the stalls, get your passport stamped to win prizes.”

Ian Burks, CEO at YMCA East Surrey, said of the fun run:

“We love to see the enormous variety of people who turn up and join in.

There will be four and five-year olds taking part in the one mile run for the very first time, who beam with pride when they are handed a medal at the finish line.

Many people who enter are new to running and are giving a fun run a try to see how they get on, plus runners who face all kinds of challenges, both physical and mental.

All sponsorship money raised from the fun run is going directly to YMCA’s playschemes for children with disabilities.”

Prizes include ones for the first three male and female runners, and the best fancy dress, in each race.



Sports Festival details

YMCA Fun Run details



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