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.
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If you have any queries, please contact the "Race Director - Priory Relays" via the "Contact Us" form on the RPAC website.