YMCA Fun Run and Sports Festival
Sunday 4 May 2025 | Priory Park, Reigate

Thanks to all runners and spectators who joined us at the 2024 YMCA Fun Run and Sports Festival! We hope you can join us again next year on Sunday 4 May.

YMCA Fun Run & Sports Festival is back in Reigate’s Priory Park on Sunday 4 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!

Sponsored by

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.

Sports Festival & Events Village

Working in partnership with Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, there will be plenty of food and drinks stalls as well as a climbing wall and soft 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!

Our event village will be packed with food and drink stall serving tasty treats and refreshments.

Thanks to SES Water for providing free tap water from its custom-built tanker, The Quenchinator, enabling all runners and spectators to be able to refill their reusable bottles throughout the event.and reducing the use of single-use plastic bottles at our events.

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.

Distance Age limits
(age on race day)
Race start Online entry (2025 prices tbc) On the day entry (2025 prices tbc)
Adult 5 Mile Age 16+ 10:30 £23* £28
Adult 1 Mile & Junior U16 1 Mile (combined) Adult: Age 16+
U16: Age 12-15
12:00 Adult: £18*
U16: £9*
Adult: £23
U16: £11
Junior U12 1 Mile Age 10-11 12:30 £9* £11
Junior U10 1 Mile Age 8-9 13:00 £9* £11
Junior U8 1 Mile Age 6-7 13:30 £9* £11
Junior U6 1 Mile Age 4-5 14:00 £9* £11

* A small booking fee charged by Results Base will be added at the checkout

  • Online entries will close at midnight on Thursday 1 May 2025
  • 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.

Funded Fun Run Places
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council have generously agreed to fund up to 100 Fun Run places for families in receipt of benefits. If you would like to apply, please email leisure.services@reigate-banstead.gov.uk with proof of means-tested benefit entitlement e.g. latest universal credit award or child benefit letter and proof of residency e.g. utility bill or bank statement.


Priory Park, Bell Street, Reigate, Surrey RH2 7RL
View on Google Maps

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 13 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 28 April until midday on Saturday 3 May – if you booked online before midnight on Sunday 13 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 13 April and before midnight on Thursday 1 May.

Online bookings will close at midnight on Thursday 1 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 trophy, 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 Fun Run 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.

Find out more about our Life Change Fund


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 challenge@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk 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 challenge@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk 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.

Find out more

For more information, please contact the Events Team.

E challenge@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk
T 01737 779979

YMCA East Surrey, Princes Road, Redhill RH1 6JJ