Surrey

Thousands run in Reigate's first half-marathon

Priory Park, Reigate Image copyright Reigate Half Marathon
Image caption The Reigate half-marathon starts and finishes at Priory Park on Sunday

Thousands of runners are taking part in a Surrey town's first half-marathon, in aid of three local charities.

The Children's Trust at Tadworth, East Surrey Samaritans and Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance will benefit from funds raised at Sunday's event in Reigate.

The route, which starts and finishes in Priory Park, passes through Woodhatch, Meath Green and Ironsbottom and alongside Reigate Heath.

Runners set off at 09:00 BST, with some roads closed for short periods.

About 5,000 runners are expected to take part.

A fitness and food festival is also taking place in Priory Park during the day.

The Farnham Pilgrim Marathon is also being run on Sunday, organised by Farnham Weyside Rotary Club.

The route is mainly off-road, using footpaths and country lanes east of Farnham, and starting and finishing at The Sands recreation ground

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