ABOUT THE HOLLY RUN
The Holly Run provides a series of races for all age groups held under UK Athletics rules, on a Sunday before Christmas, and is run in Priory Park, Reigate, Surrey, on a course including all major elements of cross-country races.
THE HOLLY RUN RACES
There are eight races in all, for men and women as well as boys and girls of all ages.
The races are as follows . . .
||Under 11 Girls #
||Under 11 Boys #
||Under 13 Girls
||Under 13 Boys
||Under 15 Girls
||U15 Boys & U17 Men
# Minimum age is 8 on the day of the race. Also see "Race and Medal Winners" below.
Please note that date of birth as at 1st September 2014 to ensure that school classes run the same race
(with exception of U11 – minimum age 8 on day of race)
HOLLY RUN ROUTE
Click here to see a map of the WOMEN'S route (U17, U20, Senior, Vets). Map updated 26/11/14.
Click here to see the OTHER Holly Run race routes around Priory Park. Map updated 26/11/14.
HOW TO ENTER THE HOLLY RUN
To keep your entry fees low, we process all applications manually. Postal entries must be sent by Friday 5th December 2014. ++ Please ensure you mail place the correct postage on your envelope ++
Click here to display the 2014 Holly Run individual application form, then print it and complete the form in full.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE YOUR UKA NUMBER (if affiliated) on the ENTRY FORM. THANK YOU. ONLY NECESSARY FOR RUNNERS OF 20 YEARS OF AGE AND OVER.
Holly Run 2014, 16 Charman Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 6AG
Remember to enclose an SAE - and do check you use the correct postage.
If you are unable to print the form, please email donna requesting an entry form by post. State your name and full address.
MULTI / BLOCK ENTRIES FOR THE HOLLY RUN 2014
Click here for block entries (more than one person - families, clubs, schools etc). Complete the two page form in full. Applications must be received by Friday 5th December 2014.
++ Please ensure you mail place the correct postage on your envelope ++
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE YOUR UKA NUMBERS (if affiliated) on the ENTRY FORM. THANK YOU. ONLY NECESSARY FOR RUNNERS OF 20 YEARS OF AGE AND OVER.
Holly Run 2014, 16 Charman Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 6AG
If you are unable to print the form (or have any queries), please email donna requesting an entry form by post. State your name and full address.
ON THE DAY ENTRIES
We welcome entries on the day, but an additional charge of £2 per person will be made. Competitors may enter on the day of the race at Race HQ in the gym at Reigate Priory School RH2 7RL, just a few moments walk from the start line. It is suggested that you check in no later than 30 minutes before your race time.
SAVE £2 per person by posting your entry by Friday 5 December 2014:-
All under 20’s £3.00
All adults: UKA Affiliated Club Members: £6.00 Non-Affiliated / fun runners: £8.00
Entries are welcomed on the day with an additional charge of £2.00 per person (all ages). See above.
NOTE: Minimum age on day of Holly Run is 8 years old.
TRAVELLING TO THE HOLLY RUN
The Holly Run takes place in Reigate’s Priory Park, Surrey RH2 7RL
Click here for a map showing the start of the Holly Run
RAIL: Reigate Railway Station is less than 10 minutes walk away, with Redhill Station about 2 miles away. Reigate BR station is on the Reading to Gatwick line and connects to the London and Brighton services at neighbouring Redhill. Walking from Reigate station, head south towards Reigate town centre through Tunnel Road which is closed to traffic.
BUS: Buses 32, 420, 435 and 460 stop in Reigate town centre. Please check bus times directly with the bus companies.
CAR: The A25 (east/west) and A217 (north/south) meet in Reigate and traffic circulates via a one-way system. If you are arriving via the M25, exit at junction 8 and follow the signs for Reigate Town Centre via the A217, turning left into Bancroft Road. For the main entrance to Reigate Priory, turn left at the Morrison's traffic lights, and after about 75 metres turn right into Bell Street car park.
The nearest car park is in Bell Street (2 minutes walk). Additional parking is available in Bancroft Road and Upper West street car parks. Charges are made for Sunday parking. Parking in Morrison’s is for shoppers only, and is limited to a strict two hour limit.
FACILITIES AND REFRESHMENTS
Registration is not required. Once you have your race number, be on the start line about 10 minutes before your race is due to start.
Inside RACE HQ, which is in the gym of Reigate Priory School, is a desk for late entries and prebooked race numer collections (be there at least 30 minutes before your race starts), an information desk and the toilets. Medal presentation take place at Race HQ (see below). Hot and cold drinks, home made cakes and other light refreshments will also be available in the Race HQ. Note that that there are limited changing facilities so it is best to arrive ready to run.
MEDALS and RACE WINNERS
All participants who complete their race will receive a medal as they cross the finish line. Medals will also be given to the first three finishers of each race and age group (usually a specific medal), AND to the first three TEAMS (3 runners equal a team/club). Presentations will take place in RACE HQ, hopefully within an hour of the end of each race.
** NEW FOR 2014 ** is an Under 11s (minimum age 8 yrs) competition whilst running! Spot and count the HOLLIES during the run and at the end of the race, write the number on the back of your race number and place it in the HOLLY BOX near the finish line. Super drinks bottle,s donated by Simply Sports (our sponsors), will be presented in RACE HQ (after the U11 medal presentations) to the first 10 girls (pink bottles) and the first 10 boys (red bottles) whose race number and correct HOLLY entry is pulled randomly from the Holly Box. Every U11 has a chance to win one!
When you run in December, the weather can add to the challenge of the race! Snow, rain, wind and sunshine - in previous years, we've experienced it all at the Holly Run!
Closer to the race date, do watch the weather forecast and plan to dress appropriately - and you can always come and warm up in Race HQ and enjoy the delights of our
cakes and drinks!
If adverse weather conditions are likely on race day, we will update you via this page as to the status of the race.
But do remember...this is cross country!
VOLUNTEERING AT THE HOLLY RUN
We are unable to put on this event without the help of many wonderful volunteers. If you are interested in helping out for a half day or full day, either marshalling along the course, or helping indoors at our RACE HQ, do please contact us as we'd love to hear from you. Email donna and your details will be passed to Natalie our Chief Marshal Co-Ordinator. Thank you.
PREVIOUS HOLLY RUN RESULTS
For past results, click here. Note that the women’s race times are based on a shorter course.
Click here for Holly Run Records.
Please see ...
Photographs will be taken of all U11, U13, U15 races. Click here (or logo above) to view and purchase.
If you have a question regarding the Holly Run 2014 not answered above, please email the Race Director on donna.
OTHER EVENTS BY REIGATE PRIORY ATHLETIC CLUB (RPAC)
In mid July, RPAC host a Summer Evening 10k race (6.2 miles). The provisional date for 2015 is Wednesday 8th July. The race starts and finishes with Priory Park, Reigate and heads out on rural roads into the countryside to the south of Reigate. This race is open to all runners over 16 years old.
In November, RPAC holds the Priory Relays race for club or UKA affiliated runners. There are awards for the leading men’s and women’s teams.
I'VE ENJOYED THE HOLLY RUN - WHAT NOW?
If you've decided that you enjoy running, then you might like to consider joining the Reigate Priory Athletic Club. We're a friendly bunch, with junior and senior groups, and you can run non competitively or take part in various running races and events.
If you wish to learn more about the club, then please look at our website at www.rpac.org.uk. You can just turn up at one of our training sessions with no obligation to join. The training times and locations are on the website.