Run Reigate’s half marathon wins gold at national Running Awards

The Run Reigate team with Dame Kelly Holmes-  L-R: Ben Hoad, Claire Dungay, Karen Hanmore, Dave Kelly, Dame Kelly Holmes, Iona Scobie

 

Run Reigate picked up a prestigious national award for its half marathon at the 2017 Running Awards, held recently at the O2 in London.

The title of Best Half Marathon was divided into two categories, with Run Reigate winning the award for events with under 5,000 runners.

Dave Kelly, Race Director at Run Reigate, said the team were proud to have secured the recognition for the half-marathon, which only started in 2014:

“It was decided via popular vote and simply couldn’t have been done without the help of loyal runners, the local community, sponsors, businesses and schools who supported and voted for it.

It is a lot of hard work putting this event together, and Run Reigate are delighted to have been able to raise over £500,000 for local charities in three years.”

Run Reigate takes place in September each year in Priory Park and surrounds, and now offers three races.  Dave said of this year’s event, which is on Sunday 17 September:

“For adults, there is the 13.1 mile half marathon and a 10k to choose from, whilst children can participate in the unique kids cumulative half marathon where they progressively run 12 miles in the months leading up to the event, and complete it with a final 1.1 mile race in Priory Park on race day.

Run Reigate is expecting over 6,000 runners on Sunday September 17th, plus many more spectators and supporters this year in the park and along the scenic route which is on fully closed roads.”

Details of how to get involved are on the Run Reigate website, and there’s also a Facebook page.

 

Video made after 2016’s event

 

Links

Run Reigate: website, Facebook page.

Running Awards 2017

 

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