The award-winning Intersport Run Reigate Half Marathon and 10K has launched the 2017 Emergency Services Challenge: Police-v-Fire-v-Ambulance as part of the event on Sunday 17 September 2017. Dame Kelly Holmes will be on hand to present the trophies to the fastest emergency responders (5 to score) at both distances.
With teamwork and fitness crucial to emergency services personnel, this event is an ideal opportunity to see which team is the fastest. There is no doubt this will be a keenly contested challenge and adds to the reputation of this immensely popular event. The challenge is the perfect platform for emergency services to show their support for the community and to also feel the respect the community holds for its local heroes.
Intersport Run Reigate Half Marathon and 10K has found a winning formula with its beautiful route through rural Surrey, fantastic community support, highly popular Canon Kids Race and first-class race village in Priory Park. Voted UK’s Best Half Marathon (under 5,000 runners) at The Running Awards 2017, Run Reigate is a firm fixture in the autumn race calendar.
Race director Dave Kelly commented: “We are thrilled to launch the Emergency Services Challenge for police, fire and ambulance services. It is our way of recognising the incredible work emergency services carry out in the community and their participation is guaranteed to be an immensely popular feature of race day for spectators young and old”.
There are discounted rates for Emergency Services runners and standard entries are open at £33/£35 for the half marathon and £30/£32 for the 10k. The Canon Kids Race is open to young runners aged 4-15 years and costs £12. Deadline for postal entries is 10 August.