YMCA Fun Run and Sports Festival
Sunday 5 May 2024 | Priory Park, Reigate
YMCA Fun Run & Sports Festival is back in Reigate’s Priory Park on Sunday 5 May! Join us for this inclusive running & sporting charity event.
- 1 mile adult & junior fun runs
- 5 mile adult race
- YMCA Fun Run technical t-shirt and medal for all runners
- Sports Festival showcasing local sports clubs and lots of food and event stalls!
You don’t have to be fast (although there are prizes for those that are!), the main aim is getting the community out and taking part! 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 the beautiful Priory Park in Reigate.
All participants receive an exclusive YMCA race technical t-shirt and commemorative medal.
So gather your family, friends and colleagues and join us for a fun-filled day out in Priory Park. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just looking for a fun day out, there’s something for everyone at the YMCA Fun Run & Sports Festival.
Working in partnership with Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, there will be plenty of food and drinks stalls as well as a climbing wall and safe archery with free access funded by the council. The Sports Festival welcomes local sports clubs who will be offering free tasters of their sports, with a central arena hosting displays – making this the perfect family day out for everyone to enjoy and try something new.
All children will receive an activity passport in their race number packs. Collect stamps by taking part in different sporting activities and you can collect a free prize on the day!
Fun Run timetable
Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of your race and 20 minutes if you are collecting your race number.
(age on race day)
|On the day entry
|Adult 5 Mile
|Adult 1 Mile & Junior U16 1 Mile (combined)
|Adult: Age 16+
U16: Age 12-15
|Junior U12 1 Mile
|Junior U10 1 Mile
|Junior U8 1 Mile
|Junior U6 1 Mile
* A small booking fee charged by Results Base will be added at the checkout
- Online entries will close at midnight on Thursday 2 May 2024
- Entries on the day will be limited and only available if we do not sell out beforehand.
- Entry price includes a bespoke technical race t-shirt and medal.
- Children must be age 4 or above on race day.
- You are welcome to run with your child in their race and do not need to register yourself separately as you will not need a race number to accompany them on the course.
- We strongly advise booking in advance to take advantage of the online entry price and to avoid disappointment.
Priory Park, Bell Street, Reigate, Surrey RH2 7RL
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Race number collection
To keep costs down and ensure runners receive their numbers, no numbers will be sent through the post. All bookings made before midnight on Sunday 14 April can pick up numbers the week before the race from the YMCA Sports and Community Centre, Princes Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 6JJ at the following times.
Race numbers will be available at the YMCA from Monday 29 April until midday on Saturday 4 May – if you booked online before midnight on Sunday 14 April.
Monday 29 April | 07:00-21:00
Tuesday 30 April | 07:00-21:00
Wednesday 1 May | 07:00-21:00
Thursday 2 May | 07:00-21:00
Friday 3 May | 07:00-21:00
Saturday 4 May | 07:00-12:00
Race numbers will be available in Priory Park on the day – if you booked online after midnight on Sunday 14 April and before midnight on Thursday 2 May.
Online bookings will close at midnight on Thursday 2 May. Entries on the day will be limited and only available if we do not sell out beforehand.
Prizes will be awarded to all race winners with ALL participants receiving a bespoke YMCA East Surrey Fun Run technical 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
There will also be prizes for the best fancy dress in each race. So get creative with your outfits for the day to stand out from the crowd and put the Fun into Run!
Help to build a brighter future for homeless young people!
To keep event fees affordable, the entry cost solely covers the expenses of organising this event. Whilst there is no minimum fundraising target for Y2Y participants, we encourage and hope that you will be inspired to raise funds for us.
All money raised from our 2024 challenge events will go toward our Life Change Fund set up to help transform young lives in East Surrey.
Last year with your help we raised £80k to acquire and fund the new Y Bus. This new project will offer a mobile YMCA reaching out to areas in need to provide vital services such as detached youth work, play, sport and physical activity.
This year, the Life Change Fund will support our youth housing projects. Currently, 1 in 52 young people are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the UK.*
* CentrePoint Youth Homelessness Databank
In 2024, we will be opening a new move-on accommodation for 6 young people in Redhill. We are aiming to raise £100k through challenge events towards refurbishment costs as well as furniture for individual bedrooms and communal areas.
Your fundraising will help to create a nurturing environment that truly feels like home. Join us in making a difference and opening the doors to a brighter future for young people.
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.
All races will be chip timed by Results Base and a link to the results will be published on this page on race day. Please note that results will be searchable by race number, name or club.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not want your results to be displayed (or update the privacy settings in your Results Base profile).
Photographs taken during the race may be used on our website, advertising material and media reports. Please contact email@example.com if you do not wish your photographs to be used in this way. All competitors should wear their race bib when participating, so they can be identified for photographic permission.
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A huge thank you to our sponsors for supporting the YMCA Fun Run.