Spreadsheet version of 2015 results are available here. See end of this article for searchable results for 2015 (previous years will follow).
"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!
*NEW FOR 2015* we have tweaked some of the race routes and changed the start times to enable you to combine keeping fit, with Christmas shopping in our gorgeous town of Reigate (especially at our sponsor's 28 High Street store, SimplySports). Back by popular demand is the more energetic route for the women, this year covering 4 miles of this undulating course!
UKA:athletics Cross Country Permit: 160:15
THE HOLLY RUN RACES
In its 33rd year, there are eight races in all, for men and women as well as boys and girls of all ages.
The races are as follows . . .
|Race 1||10:30||Under 11 Girls #||
1 mile / 1 small lap
|Race 2||10:50||Under 11 Boys #||
1 mile / 1 small lap
|Race 3||11:10||Under 13 Girls||
2 miles / 2 small laps
|Race 4||11:30||Under 13 Boys||
2 miles / 2 small laps
|Race 5||11:50||Under 15 Girls & U17 Women||3 miles / 1 small, 1 large|
|Race 6||12:15||Under 15 Boys & U17 Men||3 miles / 1 small, 1 large
|Race 7||12:40||WOMEN: Jun / Sen / Vet||4 miles / 2 large laps|
|...And...||12:40||MEN: Jun/Sen / Vet||6 miles / 3 large laps|
# See "Race & Medal Winners" below. NOTE: Minimum age of 8 years on race day.
The Sussex Sport Photography gallery is available for you to browse photos of the day.
All Under 20s (on race day) £5.00
All adults (20 & over on race day) £8.00 (for UKA Affiliated runners)
All adults (20 & over on race day) £10.00 (for non-UKA Affiliated runners/fun runners)
NOTE: On the day entries are possible from RACE HQ, but will incur an additional charge of £2.00 per person (all ages).
The entry fees are non-refundable.
The routes are run wholly within Priory Park, Reigate. Please see the route map.
HOW TO ENTER THE HOLLY RUNS
Online entry is now closed. You can enter on the day at the Race HQ.
MEDALS AND RACE WINNERS
*All* participants who complete their race will receive a medal as they cross the finish line.
Special medals will also be presented to the first three finishers (gold, silver, bronze) of each race and age group, AND to the first three TEAMS (3 runners equal a team/club - in same age group).
Presentations will take place in RACE HQ with the aim to do this within an hour of the end of each race (listen out for announcements made on the day).
UNDER 11s - look out for special prizes provided by our sponsor SimplySports ! UPDATE: Come to RACE HQ after your race, and pop your race number in the bag and we'll be giving away a number of grab water bottles from SimpleSports.
At the end of the Senior Women's and Men's races, our sponsor SimplySports has provided us with some gels and electrolyte tablets (these are NOT sweets and should not be given to children).
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.
RACE HQ (the gym at Reigate Priory School) will be open from 9.30am on Sunday 13th December, and here you will find:
- Late Entry desk - Entries cannot be accepted less than 30 minutes prior to your race start time
- Collection desk - For entrants who have prebooked/prepaid for their race entry. Ensure collection at least 30 minutes prior to race start time.
- REFRESHMENTS - Get hydrated before your race, keep warm whilst watching the races or simply enjoy the delights of RPAC's cooking! Hot and cold drinks, cakes and light refreshments will be available for all...
NOTE: There will be no specified changing facilities so please arrive ready to run. Thank you.
TRAVELLING TO THE HOLLY RUN
The Holly Run takes place in Reigate’s Priory Park, Surrey RH2 7RL
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.
Sadly, this is totally out of our control at RPAC, and as the race is held in the middle of winter, be prepared for snow, rain, wind and sunshine! Closer to the race date, do watch the weather forecast and plan to dress appropriately - and don't forget that 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!