Sunday, 7 December 2014

The funny challenge of Holly Run 2014

By Donna Barrington-Smith (Reigate Priory Holly Run race director)

The HOLLY RUN is a fantastic Christmas time Cross Country Event for the whole family in Reigate’s Priory Park, RH2, organised by Reigate Priory Athletics Club and sponsored by Simply Sports! With all abilities welcome, both club runners and fun runners, the Holly Run Cross Country Event, which will take place on Sunday 14th. December, is now in its 32nd year. 

Run wholly within Priory Park, the eight races vary in distance from a sedate one mile lap for the 8–11 years old (boys and girls) to 6 miles of challenging parkland for the senior males, and a mixed terrain course of 3.6 miles for the ladies.

Everybody who completes the course is presented with a finisher’s medal, with the top three finishers of each category receiving bronze, silver and gold medals. Not only this, but the top three teams also win special medals, based on the first three finishers of each club/team/group (must have run in the same category/race).


                                                Peter Chambers, the winner of The Holly Run 2013.

NEW FOR 2014: The under 11s will be asked to count the hollies as they run around the course. On completion of their race they will need to write the number of hollies that they have seen, on the back of one of their own race numbers and pop it in a special Holly Box at the finish line. In Race HQ, after the presentation of the individual and team U11 medals, the selection of winners will be drawn (prizes donated by Simply Sports will only be presented to those present, or numbers will be redrawn).

We look forward to seeing you there!


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