Terms & Conditions

‘An entrant shall be deemed to have made him/herself/their self, familiar with, and agreed to be bound by the UKA Anti-Doping Rules and to submit to the authority of UK Anti-Doping in the application and enforcement of the Anti-Doping Rules.

The UKA Anti-Doping Rules apply to entrants participating in the sport of Athletics, for 12 months from the [date of entry], whether or not the licence holder is a citizen of, or resident in, the UK.’

Refunds

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. 

Cancellation

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 Limit 

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.

 

Summer Evening 10K course

The course has been measured by the Association of UK Course Measurers and is signed with km markers, supplemented by “caution” and directional signs at regular intervals.

All roads along the route will remain open to traffic so please use the pavement wherever available. Due to the course’s undulating nature, it’s unsuitable for wheelchair athletes.

A pace bike will lead the runners around the course to warn other road users a race is in progress. For your safety and that of other road users, Marshals will be deployed at strategic points along the route. You must obey their instructions at all times!

A Medical Despatch Emergency Response Unit & crew will be in attendance to provide medical cover. Qualified 1st Aiders will be deployed on the course and in the sweep vehicle.

The wearing of headphones or similar devices is not permitted.

 

Route

Starting from Priory Park the route heads right onto Park Lane then turns left onto the A25, West Street. At the Black Horse turn left into Flanchford Road. For the next 5 kms the route is largely over undulating country lanes without pavements. Please take care, keep to the left at all times and be extremely careful at blind bends.

Turning left into Clayhall Lane there’s a short climb at Flanchford Farm followed by a narrow section and a sharp bend to the right into Slipshatch Road, where there is a drinks station, just after 5k.

A few hundred metres further on 2 staggered traffic islands have been installed which reduce the width of the road with priority given to traffic approaching you. This location will be marshalled but extreme care must be taken.

The route enters residential roads at about 6K where you must use the footpath along Sandcross Lane and in Park Lane East. Turning right from Park Lane East into Park Lane at 7K you encounter a challenging hill! Note this road is narrow, twisting and largely without pavements, so please take care, be mindful of traffic and follow the instructions of marshals.

After reaching the top you descend and are within the last mile or so. When you re-enter Priory Park there is a sharp turn to the right taking you across the grass, around the Pond and back to the finish.

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. 

(To see the course on YouTube, please click here (courtesy of jamesthekat)

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