YMCA Fun Run and Sports Festival
Sunday 5 May 2019 | Priory Park, Reigate
Our 20th year! With a choice of 5 and 1 mile fun runs and taster sessions and demonstrations from local sports clubs – this is a perfect family day out for everyone to enjoy and try something new.
There are races for adults and children of all ages and abilities. The main aim is participation and we would like as many families as possible to join in on the day, whatever your fitness level! The adult 5 mile race follows a loop on local lanes whilst the adult and junior 1 mile fun runs stay within the grounds of this beautiful park. All participants receive an exclusive YMCA East Surrey race t-shirt and commemorative medal.
There will be a range of catering stands, bouncy castle, face painting and plenty of sports to try out. You could try traditional sports such as football and golf or more extreme sports such as windsurfing and martial arts. The central arena will host displays from local dance and gymnastics groups and we will also have an activity passport on the day; have a go at five activities to win a prize!
Race times and costs
(age on the day)
|Race start||Online entry||On the day entry|
|Adult 5 Mile Fun Run||Aged 16+||10:30||£17||£20|
|Adult 1 Mile Fun Run||Aged 16+||11:30||£12||£15|
|Junior U16 1 Mile Fun Run||Aged 12 to 15||12:00||£7.50||£10|
|Junior U12 1 Mile Fun Run||Aged 10 to 11||12:30||£7.50||£10|
|Junior U10 1 Mile Fun Run||Aged 8 to 9||13:00||£7.50||£10|
|Junior U8 1 Mile Fun Run||Aged 6 to 7||13:30||£7.50||£10|
|Junior U6 1 Mile Fun Run||Aged 4 to 5*||14:00||£7.50||£10|
* Minimum age – children must be aged 4 or above on race day.
- Entry price includes your bespoke race t-shirt, medal and all booking fees.
- You are welcome to run with your child in their race if you wish. You do not need to register yourself separately if you are running with your child as you will not need a race number to accompany them on the course.
- Online entries will close at midnight on Friday 3 May 2019.
- There will be limited entries on the day although we strongly advise people to book in advance to take advantage of the online entry price and to avoid disappointment.
- Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of your race and 20 minutes if you are collecting your race number.
Prizes will be awarded to all race winners with ALL participants receiving a bespoke YMCA East Surrey Race T-shirt and commemorative medal.
First three males and first three females past the post in each race receive a prize, as well as prizes for first over 40, over 50 and over 60 in the adult races.
Best fancy dress
We will also be giving out prizes to the best fancy dress in each race. So get creative and colourful with your outfits for the day to catch our judges eye and put the fun into run!
Priory Park, Bell Street, Reigate, Surrey RH2 7EL
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Race information and race number collection
This year, to keep costs down and ensure runners receive their numbers, no numbers will be sent through the post. All bookings made before Monday 22 April can pick up numbers the week before the race from reception at YMCA Sports and Community Centre, Princes Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 6JJ at the following times.
Tuesday 30 April | 08:00 – 21:00
Wednesday 1 May | 08:00 – 21:00
Thursday 2 May | 08:00 – 21:00
Friday 3 May | 08:00 – 20:00
Saturday 4 May | 09:00 – 12:00
If you are not able to come to the YMCA, or booked on or after Monday 22 April, race numbers will be available from the information tent in the park on the day. Please arrive at least 20 minutes before your race start time to collect.
All races will be chip timed and a link to the results will be published on this page on race day. Please note that results are provided by Results Base and will be searchable by race number, name or club. Please contact email@example.com if you do not want your results to be displayed.
All races are well marshalled and start on the grass to the south of Reigate Priory School. The main adult race follows a 5 mile loop around country lanes to the west of Reigate before returning to the finish at the start point in Priory Park with a water station en route. The 1 Mile races use the same start and finish as the 5 mile but stay within the park following a flat route including a clockwise lap of the pond. Free refreshments are available for all runners.
Sussex Sport Photography will be at the event taking photos of runners in each race. Photos will be published on the Sussex Sport Photography website after the event and will be searchable by race number. If you do not want your or your child’s photos to appear on the Sussex Sport Photography website, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sussex Sport Photography will kindly donate a percentage of each image sale to YMCA East Surrey so you get a great image for a great cause!
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