It is with regret that the decision has been made to cancel The Holly Run for 2021; it was felt that the current restrictions would not allow us to stage the race with the usual fun atmosphere.
"Good Old Fashioned Cross Country" - The Holly Run is an annual series of eight cross country races designed to suit all age groups for both club runners and fun runners! Held under UK Athletic rules, on a Sunday just before Christmas, the Holly Run is completed wholly within Priory Park, Reigate, Surrey RH2. Up hills, down steep down hills (except U11 and U13), cambers, parkland, woodland and everything nature can throw at you; this good old fashioned cross country route is why runners come back to join us year after year!
Results (All years)
Information about the 29th edition of the race, which takes place on
Wed 6th July 2022 at 7.30pm
(entrants will be emailed final race instructions 7-10 days prior to the race)
The race is suitable for club and recreational runners alike and is open to anyone over the age of 15. It’s been licensed by UK Athletics (licence number 2022-43678) and is operated under UKA rules.
Reigate Priory Park near the tennis courts (approximate postcode RH2 7RL)
Advance entry fees are £15.00 with UKA licence or £17.00 unattached.
Please enter either
- online by using this link to Sport Systems https://register.enthuse.com/ps/event/ReigatePriorySummerEvening10K2022 (please note a small supplement is payable)
- by downloading and completing the entry form available as a Word document or Adobe PDF and posting it with your cheque, made payable to RPAC, to:
The Race Secretary, RPAC Summer Evening 10k, 70 Nutfield Road, Merstham RH1 3HA
Entries on the day will be offered @ extra £2 on a first come, first served basis if the race limit has not been reached.
Race numbers and timing chips
Please collect your race number and timing chip from Race HQ on race day.
Race numbers & timing chips
Courtesy of Pistachios in the Park, Race HQ will be at the rear of their circular glass cafe. Please use the doors on the High Street side to collect your race number and tie-on timing chip on race day from 6.15pm onwards.
There will be access to the cafe toilets from Race HQ right up to the start of the race at 7.30pm when the facility will close.
If possible, please leave baggage in your vehicle if you have arrived by car. Otherwise a Baggage store will be available near the Start although all items left there will be at the owner’s risk.
Water will be available from an on-course drinks station sited at about 5k and at the finish. Please stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water in advance of the race.
To see the course map and information about the route please click here.
Unfortunately, due to the course’s undulating nature, it’s unsuitable for wheelchair athletes.
Please note - the wearing of headphones or similar devices is not permitted.
Prizes & Awards
Every finisher will receive a commemorative memento.
There will also be special awards for the following:
|1st man (irrespective of age)||1st woman (irrespective of age)|
|2nd man (irrespective of age)||2nd woman (irrespective of age)|
|3rd man (irrespective of age)||3rd woman (irrespective of age)|
|1st MV40||1st FV35|
|1st MV50||1st FV45|
|1st MV60||1st FV55|
|1st MV70||1st FV65|
|1st men’s team (3 to score)||1st women’s team (3 to score)|
- Awards will be based on finishers’ gun times provided by Sport Systems
- There will be no distinction between seniors and veterans for the main prizes
- Each runner may win only one individual award
- Awards will be presented to category winners as soon after the finish as practicable
Previous race results
Transport & Parking
Rail - Reigate railway station is on the Reading-Tonbridge line with connections at Redhill to the London-Brighton line and is a few minutes’ walk to the town centre.
- Bus – Buses 32, 420, 435 & 460 stop in Reigate town centre, a short distance from Priory Park
- Car - if arriving via the M25, exit at Junction 8 (Reigate) and follow the signs for the town centre down the A217.
- Parking - is free after 6pm in the public car parks which are located at Bell St (the closest), Upper West St and Bancroft Rd.
Please do not park either in Morrisons’ car park which is for their customers’ use (anyone exceeding the stated time limit is fined) or on the grass in the Priory Park.
Terms & Conditions
Regrettably, in common with other races, no refund can be made to any entrant who withdraws through injury, illness, lack of training, change of plan or for whatever reason.
The organisers reserve the right to cancel the race in circumstances beyond our control, for instance if adverse weather (or the threat of adverse weather) should make conditions too dangerous for competitors or a serious incident occurs, which prevents the race going ahead. In such, or other circumstances, all residual proceeds will be donated to local charities chosen by RPAC, after the deduction of costs incurred.
Headphones & similar devices
In common with other races held on roads not closed to traffic the wearing of headphones, or similar devices, is not permitted.
Time limits are needed for the comfort, health and safety of entrants, Marshals and other personnel involved. All entrants should reasonably expect to complete the 10k course within 90 minutes which equates to a pace of 9 minutes per kilometre or 14.5 minutes per mile. Chip timing will cease 90 minutes after the start of the race and dismantling of the Finish area will then commence.
Reigate Priory AC wishes you a safe and enjoyable run!
We hope that this information answers any questions you may have about the race, but otherwise please contact the Race Director using the "Contact Us" form on this website (select the option "Race Director - Summer Evening 10k").
The RPAC Summer evening 10k is kindly sponsored by Thurlowe Clarke.
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Provisional event date subject to race permit Saturday 5 November 2022
Reigate Priory AC is delighted to stage the 66th running of the historic Priory Relays within the grounds of Priory Park, Reigate RH2 7RL on Saturday 5 November 2022. The mass start will be at 1.30pm.
The race is a cross country team event for athletic and running clubs who may enter multiple teams. The men's race consists of 4 legs per team and the ladies’ race 3 legs per team. Each leg is approximately 2.5 miles long.
All athletes must be 17 years of age or older on the day of the race.
2022 Race Details
England Athletics licence
The licence number for this event is <to be obtained>
The course is a mixture of grassland, heathland, woodland paths and short distances of gravel paths entirely within the Priory Park. It has some challenging technical sections, tree roots and fallen leaves masking underfoot hazards, so runners need to take the appropriate care.
You can download a course map by clicking here.
Entries are not yet open
Fees are £30 per men’s team of 4 and £22.50 per ladies’ team of 3, equating to £7.50 each.
The application signifies that the entrants accept the following terms & conditions:
- that they enter at their own risk
- that the organisers and sponsors will in no way be held responsible for any personal injury, or loss or damage to property before, during or after the event
- that the organisers reserve the right to cancel the race if adverse weather should make conditions too dangerous for competitors, or a serious incident occurs, or local or national government intervention that prevents the race going ahead, in which situations there will be no refunds
Closing date for entries
Entries will close on Wednesday 2nd November 2022. However, the names of team members can be amended up to 12.00 (noon) on Friday 4th November 2022 by emailing <to be arranged> showing Priory Relays on the subject line. Unfortunately It will be impossible to make any changes after this time.
In the event of cancellation, the Organisers will donate the proceeds to local charities chosen by RPAC after the deduction of costs incurred.
Timing & Results
Each race number will contain an embedded timing chip. Sport Systems will time the race and the Results will be posted on the race website as soon as practicable afterwards.
Prizes will be awarded to the first three teams and the fastest three individual runners, both male and female. They will be posted out to the winners since no presentations will be made on race day.
Race day information
DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU ARE DISPLAYING ANY COVID-19 SYMPTOMS
Travel and Parking
Rail - Reigate Railway Station is on the Reading-Tonbridge line with connections at Redhill to the London-Brighton line and is a few minutes’ walk to the town centre.
Car - if arriving via the M25 exit at Junction 8 (Reigate) and follow the signs for the town centre down the A217 Reigate Hill. Parking is chargeable in the public car parks located at Bell St (the closest), Upper West St and Bancroft Rd.
Do not park in Morrisons’ car park which is for their customers’ use and they fine anyone exceeding their stated time limit! Nor should you park on the grass in the Priory Park.
Bus -Buses 32, 420, 435 & 460 stop in Reigate town centre, a short distance from Priory Park
On arrival please scan the NHS QR code displayed outside Race HQ which is housed in a gazebo pitched by the tennis courts near the race Start.
Race number collection
Each Team’s race number/timing chip and safety pins will be enclosed in envelopes labelled for each club/gender and will be available to collect from Race HQ from 12.30 pm onwards. They must be collected only by the Team Captains who we encourage to wear masks, using the in/out channels.
Facilities & Hygiene
2 portable toilets equipped with hand sanitisers and loo rolls will be available for use (please do not use the café’s). They will be cleaned, disinfected and replenished regularly. Depending on weather conditions they will be sited either by the tennis courts if dry or by the hard path north of skate park if wet. There will be in/out channels for controlled access.
Hand sanitisers will be available at Race HQ, outside the portable toilets and at other locations near the start/finish and take-over areas.
<to be arranged>
If you have any queries, please contact the "Race Director - Priory Relays" via the "Contact Us" form on the RPAC website.