When and where?
When is the 2016 Half Marathon
The Run Reigate Half Marathon is on Sunday 18th September 2015
When does the Half Marathon start
9:15am sharp for a series of staggered starts broken down according to runners’ target times.
Where does the Half Marathon start and finish
Priory Park, Reigate RH2 7RL
When is the 2016 10k
The 10k is on Sunday 18th September 2016
When does the 10k start
9:00am sharp for a mass start.
Where does the 10k start and finish
Priory Park, Reigate RH2 7RL
The race route
How long is the Half Marathon?
The Half Marathon covers a 13.1mile (21.1km) course out over a fully closed route that is on road, the event starts and finishes in Priory Park.
How long is the 10k?
The 10k covers a 6.2 mile course, starting and finishing in Priory Park. The route which is on road is fully closed to traffic.
What are the rules surrounding this event?
This race is run under UK Athletics rules. Run under UK Athletics and Run Britain rules, there will be mile markers and marshals throughout the course. The route has been accurately measured and certified by the Association of UK Course Measurers.
Will the races be marshalled?
Yes, both races will have plenty of marshals (Racemakers) providing guidance and directions – and most importantly – lots of smiles and encouragement.
Is there water available along the Half Marathon and 10k?
Yes, there will be three water stations along the Half Marathon and two along the 10k; both providing bottled water. Additional bottles of water will be available to every runner at the finish line..
Where are the toilets?
There will be toilets positioned in Priory Park near the Event Village, in addition to those in the cafe and at the water stations on the Half Marathon and 10k routes.
Are all the roads closed for the Half Marathon and 10k?
Both races are fully closed. If your roads are affected please visit the residents pages here.
Will there be mile markers?
Yes, there will be mile markers on both routes at regular intervals.
Will there be first aid stations available if I need them?
Yes, there will be a strong presence from our medical providers and from the British Red Cross at various points along both the Half Marathon and 10k routes, in addition to medical teams at water stations and in Priority Park at the start/finish.
Is there a race time limit or cut-off time for the Half Marathon or 10k?
No there is no time limit to complete the race and have your finish time recorded. However, please note that three hours after the start of the Half Marathon our marshals will be stood down and normal rules of the road will apply. Bear in mind that you will have to walk and run on the pavements so please be careful of pedestrians. All runners are encouraged to continue running and every finisher will be chip timed. Any runner still on route after midday will also be given the option of a ride back to the start / finish site if they’re unable to complete the distance.
There is no time limit to the 10k. All runners are encouraged to continue running and every finisher will be chip timed.
Are all runners chip timed?
Yes runners of both the races will be chip timed. Your chip will be included with your running number which needs to be firmly attached to the front of your running top with the safety pins we will provide. Please note any runners without a timing chip will not be officially timed or included in the results summary post race. Any runner who has lost or misplaced their timing chip will also be charged a £2.00 replacement fee. Timing chips: Your chip will be automatically detected as you cross the start and finish line. The race is timed from when you cross over the start line. Please keep moving once you have crossed the line and clear the finish area as soon as possible.
Can I run wearing an iPod, MP3 player or other personal stereo device during the races?
The wearing of headphones or similar devices is against IAAF/UK Athletics rules unless the entire route is wholly closed to traffic. Although our races are held on closed roads, we do not recommend the use of headphones for safety reasons. You should always be fully aware of your surroundings, able to overtake – and be overtaken safely, and to take instructions from marshals. Please remember that emergency vehicles may have to access the course and have priority over everything and everyone. And besides…although we won’t stop you using them, why not take the opportunity to savour the amazing atmosphere and spectator support that our race receives!!?
Are pushchairs allowed on the Half Marathon and 10k course?
Yes, race pushchairs are allowed, but please be careful and considerate of other runners.
Entering the event
How do I enter the 10k?
You can enter the 10k here.
How do I enter the Half Marathon
You can enter the Half Marathon here.
Why have I been charged a booking fee?
The booking fee covers the handling charge for your place, the compilation of your race pack, your chip timing registration and your race number allocation.
How much is it to enter the Half Marathon?
There is an early bird price of £29 for the first 1,000 non-affiliated runners and £27 for all UK athletics club affiliated runners. The price will then increase to £31.00 for all non-affiliated runners and £29.00 for affiliated runners.
How much is it to enter the 10k?
There is an early bird price of £27.00 for the first 500 non-affiliated runners and £25.00 for affiliated runners. The price will then increase to £29.00 for all non-affiliated runners and £27.00 for affiliated runners.
How old must I be to enter the Half Marathon?
Half Marathon entrants must be 17 years or older on race day.
How old must I be to enter the 10k?
10k entrants must be 15 years or older on race day.
How do I know that my entry has been received?
You will receive a confirmation email with a link that takes you to your own account profile, this area will provide you with all the details you have submitted and which event you are entered in to. These details can be edited should you need to revise your postal address, email or contact number.
Will you accept entries on the day for the Half Marathon or 10K?
Yes, we will be accepting limited entries on the day for both races (unless the 10k has reached it’s 1500 capacity). Payment must be made in cash at the rate of £35 for the 10k and £35 for the half marathon.
Postal entries for both events will close on Wednesday 31st August 2016, collection entries will close on Thursday 15th September. Please note if you enter either event after this date you will need to be able to collect your race pack in person from Simply Sports (Reigate High Street) on Saturday 17th September or from the Information tent on race day. Runners will also be able to enter the races on event day at the Information Tent – but please note entries for the 10k will be capped at 1500 runners whereas we have unlimited places for the half marathon.
When will entries for the Half Marathon and 10k close?
Will I get a race pack for the Half Marathon and 10k, and what will be in it?
Yes, you will get a race pack for both events. It will include your time chipped race number, baggage tag and your Event Day Guide. Please note you will not require a timing chip for your shoe as these are built into our new race numbers.
How and when do I get my race pack?
During the registration process you will have been asked whether you want to collect your race pack from Simply Sports, in Reigate the week before the event or have it posted out to you. It is the same price for both options with the race packs available for collection the week before race day. ***September 8th: Entries are now closed for postal deliveries of race packs, however registration is still open for race pack collection from 07.30 on race day in Priory Park.***
Can I run in fancy dress?
Fancy dress is very much welcomed across both events. However, it is important that costumes are in no way offensive and we do recommend you train in them to ensure you are used to moving in them and reduce any possible chaffing hot spots.
I'm injured or sick and I won't be able to run. Can I transfer my entry or get a refund?
As with the vast majority of races, we cannot offer a refund for either races. However, you can defer your personal place to next year, or transfer your entry to another runner for your original year of entry, but only if you notify us by midday on Friday 9th September. To do this, please contact us and we’ll let you know how to transfer your place. Please note there is a processing fee of £5 to transfer to another runner and £5 to defer to the following year. This fee covers processing and event costs we have already paid for. Please note: Never swap your race number with any other runner, as this could cause problems for our medical teams and results service. If race organisers become aware of anyone who swaps their race number they will be disqualified and reported to British Athletics.
How do I run for a charity?
We would be delighted if you would consider helping out and running for one of our nominated charity partners – please see details on our charities page on how to get involved. You can of course run for any other charity of your choosing.
Do I have to raise money for a charity or good cause?
No, it is not compulsory – it is entirely up to you.
Can I enter a team, or as part of a team?
Yes! Just create a new team or join an existing one during the race registration process on our entry pages for both events.
How do I make changes to my registration e.g. my personal details or target time?
Changes to your registration and personal details can be made easily by logging into your Attendly user profile (this was set up and emailed to you automatically when you registered for the run). Simply login to review your user profile, select the Intersport Run Reigate Half Marathon or Run Reigate 10k from your ‘Upcoming events’ followed by ‘Registration’ and you’ll find the edit button on the right hand side. Click here.
On the day facilities
Is there a bag storage area?
Yes, there will be a bag storage area in the event village (near to the start/finish area), look out for the signage when you arrive. The bag-drop will be open from 7:30am until 14.00pm and all runners can deposit one bag on the day free of charge, bags can be collected after the race upon presentation of your race number. Whilst the area will be attended by race volunteers, all items are left at your own risk, so please do not bring any valuables with you.
Are there changing/shower facilities available?
No, there will be no changing or showering facilities so please arrive ready to run.
Will there be toilets?
: Yes, there will be adequate toilet facilities in the Event Village, in the park cafe and at water stations along the route.
Will there be food and drink available?
Yes. The Food Village will offer a huge selection of delicious food for runners and spectators with some vendors serving breakfast from 8am. The main Food Festival will be open for lunch from 11am.
How will my time be recorded for the Half Marathon and 10k?
Every runner will be provided with a race number with its own built in timing chip. As you cross the start line your time will start and it will stop when you cross the finish line.
When will results be available?
Race results will be available straight after you finish from the race results booth in the Event Village – here you can get a print out if you would like your medal engraved with your official time. The medal engraver will also be located in the Event Village. Post event all results will be available on our website in the main News section.
What’s the difference between a gun time and a chip time?
The Half Marathon race clock will start when the gun goes off to start the race, a gun time is based on when the gun goes off and when you cross the finish line. However we appreciate not everyone can stand at the very front, so a gun time is not accurate for those runners in the last pen. Therefore all runners are also time chipped – this means your time will be accurately measured from when you personally cross the start line and when you personally cross the finish line.
When will race photos be available?
Race photos will be available approximately 2 days after the race in our gallery.
Is there parking available?
Yes, we will have just over 1,800 parking spaces with local Reigate businesses; all are within a ten-minute walk from Priory Park. The cost to park is £3.00 for the full day; all proceeds from the car parks will go to our four charity partners. A map of all car-parking locations complete with satellite navigation references is available here .
Access and parking
Whilst the public car park at Priory Park will be closed to the general public, there will be limited parking available for Blue Badge holders as this is located very close to the start and finish area. Availability will be on a first-come first-served basis. There will be no charge for parking for Blue Badge holders and you do not need to book in advance – just show the car park marshals your Blue Badge when you arrive. There are various other car parks located around Reigate with disabled bays.
Priory Park will have adequate disabled toilet facilities.
Athletes with a disability
The Intersport Run Reigate Half Marathon and 10k welcomes disabled athletes, and naturally we want you to have an enjoyable and safe race. This is not a wheelchair race in itself, but wheel chair and visually impaired athletes have comfortably completed the routes in previous years. If you have a disability, please contact us in advance so we can understand your needs and help accommodate safe participation.
What is Run Reigate?
Run Reigate is a community-focused not-for-profit company. Run Reigate’s aims and objectives are to promote health and well-being in the borough through running and other fitness activities, and to support its nominated charities and community groups with proceeds from the Run Reigate Half Marathon and other local events. Run Reigate is operated by David Kelly a local Reigate resident with a healthy obsession for running, community events and a strong sense of humour!
Where can I find advice on pre-race training?
Please take a look at our training pages here.
How can I help?
Both races rely heavily on a large number of volunteers (or Racemakers as we like to call them) acting as marshals out on the course, giving out water and medals to name but a few jobs. If you’re not running it’s a great way to get involved. Please take a look at our volunteers page to find out how you can get involved.
If we have missed anything, or you have other questions, please just contact us.