Virtual Claygate 5

A group of Claygate residents and local runners have come together to organise a virtual running race this year in the absence of any physical running race in Claygate due to COVID-19. The aim of the race is to raise much needed funds for the “Garden Project” on Claygate recreation ground. 100% of profits from the race will go to the Claygate Recreation Ground Trust charity who are overseeing this project. 

The race is 5 miles long and takes place through the beautiful countryside that surrounds Claygate- through woodlands, fields and roads. The course is mainly off-road and is undulating towards the end.

When will the race take place: between Sat 4th – Sun 12th July

Location: Claygate Recreation Ground, Church Road, Claygate, KT10 0JP

Time: Anytime you wish throughout this period

How will it work: To register, sign up to the race on open track: then submit a donation (we suggest £5 for adults and £3 for children) to Please gift aid your donation where possible. Once you have done this you can run the race in your own time. 

Upon completion of your race and donation made to the link shown above, you can show proof of your donation to Caffe Captial in Claygate to redeem 50% off the price of a coffee and any young people who have completed the 5 miles with donation made will also get a dairy ice cream scoop for only £1. 

Results: To register your result you will need to:

·         Take a picture of yourself either at the beginning or end of the course which is the same location.

·         If you think you are in medal contention, take a picture of your watch/phone with the miles and completion time clearly displayed or send STRAVA data or similar with the time and miles. 

·         Email this to the team at run5fortherec [ at ] gmail [ dot ] com. If you are entering the parent and child categories please state who this should be linked to. 

·         Share that you have taken part with your friends and family and encourage others too as well via social media or otherwise.

For more information on this race and for details of the race route, please visit our Facebook Page, . 

All information and runner standings will be updated daily for the week of 4th-12th July, 2020 on their Facebook page as well as their Twitter Account @run5fortherec.