The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is in Priory Park, Reigate. The course is run on a mixture of gravel path, woodland trail and grass. Some sections of the course may accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain. Dependent on availability, marshals will be at key sections of the course, or signs will be in place.

Please remember that the parkrun uses shared paths. For the continued success of the event, please give way to other park users. This won't hurt your time, it won't stop you from getting a PB and it will make sure everyone continues to enjoy the event.

Please, wherever possible walk, jog, cycle or use public transport when attending the event. If you do have to drive, please consider car-sharing to reduce our impact on both the environment and other park users. Please also watch out for other park users when arriving and leaving. Parking may be limited so try to arrive early.

Course Safety

The Reigate Priory parkrun is a fun, free event organised by volunteers for the benefit of everyone. We wish to make the run as safe as possible, so runners, spectators and helpers are asked to take care about the following:

  • Please be considerate to the park and other park users at all times.
  • Children under the age of eleven must be accompanied (within arm's reach) throughout the run by a parent, guardian or appropriate adult of the parent's choice.
  • Please arrive by foot, by pedal-power or by public transport if you can - your efforts help to reduce our impact on the park and the planet.
  • Please consider volunteering to help occasionally - this event survives only because of your generosity - please visit the volunteer page for more information.
  • Take care near roads and car parks - some vehicles drive very quickly. Please congregate away from the cars and be careful in particular if you have children. If you’re driving to the run, please drive carefully even if you’re late!
  • When running, take care on uneven surfaces - whether on grass or on tarmac. Watch out for cyclists, other runners, pedestrians, children, dogs, wildlife, park animals, vehicles, park maintenance work, falling branches, bollards, posts and other obstacles around the course.
  • Please ensure that you are fit enough to walk, jog, run 5k (3.1 miles) with us. Health advice about running can be found at the excellent Runners' Medical Resource website (although this external website focuses on preparation for a race and does not describe parkrun events).
  • Remember to warm up before the run.
  • If you see a runner with a serious problem, please stop to help them out and get help as soon as possible.
  • If you’re watching, keep clear of runners on the course, and look after any children and dogs you may have with you.
  • It is not permitted to run with a pushchair and a dog at the same time.
  • Runners wishing to run with a dog are welcome, but please keep the dog on a short lead or harness and under control throughout the event. Please also review the parkrun support page article about running with a dog at parkrun events.
  • Runners pushing buggies are also welcome, but please take extreme care of other runners around you. If possible start from the back of the field and try to keep to one side of the main body of runners.
  • While rare, Lyme Disease is present in areas where deer live, and occasionally passed to human’s through infected ticks. See NHS Choices website for more about Lyme Disease, and how to deal with ticks.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Reigate Priory parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.

Age Grading

All parkrun events use Age Grading to help athletes compare results.

Age Grading takes your time and uses the world record time for your sex and age group to produce a score (a percentage). This score allows you to compare your personal performance against other people's performances even though they might be a different age and a different sex to you - the higher the score the better the performance. The scores can also be compared across different race distances - to allow you to, for example, compare a 5km time against a marathon.

For more information, please see our Support page.

Course Map


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Course Description

The course is two anticlockwise laps with an extra bit at the start and the finish. The start is by the children's playground and the finish is in front of the cafe. The lap starts on the grass going up towards Park Lane gate then around the footpath post and back towards the lake going through the centre of the small copse of trees. Then down to the lake where the footpath post stands and turn left along the path around the lake. About half way around the lake there is another footpath post where you turn left up the woodland trail. This can be muddy and wet in winter and is uphill to the east side of the park where you turn left coming out of the trees and run on the grass next to the trees all the way to the big tree just before the lake. Turn right to the footpath post where the course joined the lake and turn right to go towards the tennis courts and the beginning of the lap. Go round again and then to the finish.

Facilities

The cafe near the start of the parkrun has toilets and there are more in the nearby supermarket. There is cycle parking next to the children's playground close to the cafe. The town centre has coffee shops, restaurants, churches, pubs and much more.

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts is by the children's playground.

Getting there by public transport

Reigate train station is half a mile north of the start and there are buses to Bell Street in the town centre from surrounding areas.

Getting there on foot

The park is easily accessible on foot from all sides and suitable for roller skates, scooters and bicycles on the gravel paths in the area closest to the town centre.

Getting there by road

Reigate is on the A25 between Dorking and Redhill with several town centre car parks. Reigate Priory Park is directly accessible from Morrison's car park and Bell St car park.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Pavilion café, Priory Park - please come and join us!