Frequently Asked Questions | Run Reigate

When & Where

When is the 2019 Half Marathon, 10k, 5k & Kids Race?

It’s all happening on Sunday 15th September 2019 – don’t miss out!

When does the Half Marathon start?

9:15am sharp for a series of staggered starts broken down according to runners’ target times.

When does the 10K start?

09:00 am sharp for a mass start

When does the 5k start?

09:25 am sharp for a mass start

When does the Kids Race start?

The Kids Race starts at 12:00 noon – with staggered starts depending on ages

Where do all the events start and finish?

They all start and finish within Priory Park, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 7RL

Race Route

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.

What are the race routes?

View the routes for the Half Marathon and the 10k.

Is there water available along the Half Marathon and 10k?

Yes, there will be four 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, including the 5k runners.

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, 10k & 5k?

All three races are on fully closed roads. To determine if your roads are affected, please visit the residents page.

Will there be mile markers?

Yes, there will be mile and kilometer 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 at various points along both the Half Marathon, 10k and 5K routes, in addition to medical teams at water stations and in Priory Park at the start/finish.

Is there a race time limit or cut-off time?

No, there is no time limit to complete the races 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.

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 race?

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, 10k and 5k courses?

Yes, race pushchairs are allowed, but please be careful and considerate of other runners.

Anything Else?

I am a local resident, how will I be affected?

All road closures and local resident information can be read on the Resident Information page of our website. Please click here to be redirected. You can also view our Run Reigate Road Closures Map online.

Will there be prizes?

Yes, there will be trophies awarded to the first finisher male and female in each distance, with prizes being awarded to the top three males and females in each distance. ID will be required to verify winners.

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.

Entering The Event

How much is it to enter the event?

Half Marathon

£34 (1st January 2018 – 31st July 2018)

£38 (1st August 2018 – 1st September 2018)

 

10K 

£31 (1st January 2018 – 31st July 2018)

£36 (1st August 2018 – 1st September 2018)

 

5K

£18 (includes £5 donation to Stripey Stork)

 

Please note:

  • A £2 reduction is available for all UK athletics club affiliated runners
  • All tickets are subject to a £2 booking fee.

When do online registrations close for this event?

Online registrations close on Wednesday 11th September at 23:59. On the day participation prices are outlined below:

Half Marathon – £40

10K – £35

5K – £20

Kids Race – £10

How old must I be to enter the Half Marathon, 10k or 5k?

Half Marathon – entrants must be 17 years or older on race day.

10K – entrants must be 15 years or older on race day.

5K – entrants must be 11 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.

Changes to your registration and personal details can be made easily by logging into your Results Base user profile (this was set up and emailed to you automatically when you registered for the run). Simply log in to review your user profile and select ‘My Area’.

When will entries for the Half Marathon, 10k & 5k close?

Entries for collection at Simply Sports for both events will close on Wednesday 14th August 2019, postal entries will close on Friday 30th August. Please note if you enter either event after this date you will need to be able to collect your race pack in person from the Information Tent on race day.

Runners can also enter the races on event day at the Information Tent if spaces are still available. Please note entries will be capped at 2,200 for the half marathon, 1,200 runners for the 10k,  and 500 for the 5K.

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.  The deadline for registration to have your pack posted out is Friday 30th August.  Race packs will be available for collection the week before race day.

It will include your time chipped race number, baggage tag and your Event Day Information. Please note you will not require a timing chip for your shoe as these are built into our race numbers.

Im injured or sick and won't be able to run. Can I get a refund?

As with the vast majority of races, we cannot offer a refund for any of the races. You can, however, defer your personal place to next year as long as you email us before race day. Please note there is a £10 fee to defer your place to 2020, this fee covers processing and event costs we have already paid for.

Can I transfer my place to a different distance or runner?

Change Distance e.g. half marathon to 10k

You can transfer your distance by emailing us at info@runreigate.com

Change Runner

You can transfer your entry to another runner for your original year of entry.

This can be easily done, by following the steps below:

  1. Login to your registration here https://www.resultsbase.net/profile/login/
  2. Go to “My Area” and then “Your Orders”
  3. Click on “Signed up” next to the race you want to transfer
  4. Click “Change Owner”, this is where you enter the details of who will take your place
  5. You are finished!

The person you have transferred to will then get an email prompting them to enter their details.

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.

Do I have to raise money for a charity or good cause?

No, it is not compulsory – it is entirely up to you.

On The Day Facilities

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 charity partners. A map of all car-parking locations complete with satellite navigation references will be available here shortly.

When will race photos be available?

Race photos will be available approximately 2 days after the race on our gallery page.

When will results be available?

Race results will be available straight after you finish – if you have registered with a valid UK mobile phone, you will receive an SMS message upon finishing with your results. You can also get your results from our race results booth in the Event Village. Post-event all results will be available on our website in the results section.

Will there be food and drink available?

Yes. The Food Village will offer a huge selection of delicious food and drink for runners and spectators with some vendors serving breakfast from 08:00 am. These will be open throughout the day until the event begins to close down at 14:00 pm.

Will there be toilets?

Yes, there will be adequate toilet facilities in the Event Village and at water stations along the routes.

Are there changing/shower facilities available?

No, there will be no changing or showering facilities so please arrive ready to run.

Will there be 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 07.30am 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.

Disability Information

Access and Parking

Bell Street public car park at Priory Park will be closed to the general public for the event, however there are various other car parks located around Reigate with disabled bays available on a first-come first-served basis.

Facilities

Priory Park will have adequate disabled toilet facilities on race day.

Athletes with a disability

Intersport Run Reigate warmly welcomes disabled athletes for any of our distance events, 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.