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Run Reigate is refreshed and raring to go

New 5K for teens extends the race programme for 5,000 at Reigate

With a new headline sponsor and an extra 5K race for teenagers, the 8th Run Reigate festival is refreshed and raring to go on Sunday (18 September). Andrews Estate Agents are supportingĀ the Surrey spectacular that attracts up to 5,000 runners to historic Priory Park, Reigate every year for a programme that spans the age groups, from Kids Races for 4-15-year-olds to the flagship Run Reigate Half Marathon for adults.

This year, as well as Run Reigate 5K and Run Reigate 10K intermediate races, there is the new Run Reigate Teen's 5K open to entrants aged 11-16 years on race day. Last year, more than 1,000 took part in supporting Kids Races and organisers are hoping for a big response to the stepping stoneĀ 5K race exclusively for the next generation.

The current champions in the half marathon are Dan Gaffney (Great Outdoors Fitness, 1:12:55) and W50 master Susan McDonald (South London Harriers, 1:25:30) in a field of 1,042 finishers. The half marathon will be held on a new, fully-closed road course on a single lap through the beautiful Surrey countryside and quiet rural lanes.

The 10K saw just under another 1,000 competitors and was won by Patrick Martin (32:51) and Laura Taylor (South London Harriers, 41:04). The 5K winners in the only race at this distance last year were Philip Young (Aldershot, 18:40) and Katie Foss (20:36).

Every runner has the option of an awesome medal and technical T-shirt (included for the Kids Race) and the organisers provide chip timing; pre-race warm-up; medical support; Xempo Pacers; water stations and post-race refreshments are available.

A huge attraction this year will be the Kids Zone in the Event Village where headline partner Andrews will have a climbing wall and mini Olympic-themed activities for all to enjoy.

Previous results and reports can be viewed at runABC South race listing here

Full details at the Run Reigate website here

Image courtesy Run Reigate on Facebook

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