charity is important to us

We have helped raise in excess of £500,000 in 3 years for our local charity partners and hundreds of UK charities. If you want to add to this total by ‘Running Reigate’ for one of our amazing charity partners you can sign up as part of the online registration process or you can contact our charities directly, please see contact details below.

Star Charity

We are excited to have the The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity in partnership with George and the Giant Pledge as our 2017 Star Charity Partner.  You can find out more about the inspirational local fundraising of George and the Giant Pledge here.

charity partners

Continuing our focus on locally based charities we are proud to now have seven amazing 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
  • YMCA East Surrey

The royal marsden cancer charity

Imagine a future beyond cancer. At The Royal Marsden we’re dedicated to making this happen.

We’re a world-leading cancer centre who pioneer new treatments that save lives. We use our research every day to provide the very best in diagnosis, treatment and care for our patients.

The revolutionary way we treat people in our hospitals has far-reaching impact, nationally and internationally.

This kind of pioneering work costs money. Support The Royal Marsden and you’re investing in a future beyond cancer for you and for everyone you know.

The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. For a future beyond cancer.

Contact: Rachel Johnston 020 8915 6496

email: Rachel Johnston



The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with acquired brain injury, multiple disabilities and complex health needs. We work with children and young people from across the UK, both from our specialist centre in Tadworth, Surrey and in communities around the country.

Contact: Karen Philips 01737 557 661

email: Karen Phillips


Kent, surrey and sussex air ambulance

The Air Ambulance is an independent charitable healthcare provider working with the Ambulance Service, providing a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS).

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance receives no statutory funding, relying almost entirely upon donations to keep the service going.  Every penny, of the approximate £6.4 million we seek to raise each year comes from individuals, businesses, groups, and clubs from all over Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

The Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance relieves sick and injured people in South East England and surrounding areas by providing a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) and Air Ambulance Service for the benefit of the community.

Contact: Community Challenge Team 01622 833833



St Catherine’s Hospice

St Catherine’s Hospice is a local charity with a big ambition: to help everyone face death informed, supported and pain free. Providing expert hospice care, St Catherine’s is there for people in West Sussex and East Surrey when life comes full circle.

They also pioneer standards in end of life care through collaboration, research and training, reaching even more people facing death and bereavement.

Your fundraising means we can be there when and where people need us most.

Contact: Michaela Clements  01293 583063

email: Michaela Clements




Reigate’s Samaritans is available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people whose lives are in crisis and are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.

Contact: David Plowman 01737 248444

email: David Plowman





The Patrick Evans Foundation has been set up to help those suffering from any illness and disease, support those dealing with bereavement and loss, create healthy sporting opportunities for young people and promote awareness of safety in sporting activities.



stripey stork

A local baby bank with a big heart. Stripey Stork collect donations of new and pre-loved items for babies and children (equipment, furniture, clothes and toys) and pass them on to families in need across East Surrey via network of health and community professionals.

Stripey Stork prides itself on passing on items in great condition. Families who receive items from Stripey Stork should feel they are receiving a gift and not a handout. Since starting in 2013 the group have responded to over 2300 requests for help and have passed items valuing more than £1m back into the community.

YMCA East Surrey


YMCA East Surrey is a vibrant, local charity that offers a wide range of wholly inclusive, local services from sport and fitness to counselling and therapies, supported housing and youth work to children’s play and volunteering.

We help people to believe in themselves, support them to achieve their goals and inspire them to be the best they can be by providing services that focus on those who are vulnerable, have a disability or face disadvantage. We aim to be a resource for the local community and its needs, enhancing the ‘mind body and spirit’ of local people, especially the young.


Buying Charity Places

In addition to our charity partners we offer Charity Packages for the 2017 event, places are available to purchase in bulk (min 5 places) at a 10% discount, please email us if you are interested.