Run Reigate 2023 – a 10 year celebration

Stripey Stork special edition t-shorts for Run Reigate 2012

Run Reigate 2023 was a very special event. It marked the 10-year anniversaries of both Run Reigate and Stripey Stork. Our #TeamStork runners, supporters, and volunteers united to raise crucial funds for Surrey families in need.

The amount raised to date is a fabulous…

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*after race costs and before donation platform fees

We are so grateful to everyone who sponsored our runners or donated on the day. 

Our fabulous Team Stork runners

A huge thank you to everyone who ran for Team Stork at Run Reigate 2023:

Half marathon – Dawid, Kevin

10K – Jackie, Jon, Lucy, Megan and Sam

Kids’ race – Annaliese, Edward, Ethan, Jude, Lylah, Max, Millie, Milo, Mollie, Orla, Roxie and Saoirse

Simply the best

Our Team Stork runners really looked the part this year sporting limited edition t-shirts and caps with our special 10 year anniversary logo.

Every year there is great excitement in the build up to race day as we eagerly await the big costume reveal from Sam and Jackie. Over the years they’ve gone above and beyond to represent Team Stork. We’ve seen orange wigs, stripey socks, Wonder Woman and cheerleading inspired costumes. This year they rocked it with their Tina Turner inspired outfits, which were simply the best! Complete with inflatable microphones they were easily spotted around the course and great ambassadors for Stripey Stork.

Sam and Jackie Run Reigate 2023

We’re delighted that Jon from Celtic Contractors and his family continue to support Stripey Stork. Jon’s ran the 10K and his daughters Saoirse and Orla took part in the kids’ race. Thank you for flying the flag for us.

Osborne are one of our corporate partners and we’re grateful that they put their support behind Dawid as he ran for Team Stork this year.

Jon from Celtic Contractors running for Team Stork
Dawid from Osborne at Run Reigate

Also joining Team Stork this year were Megan, Lucy and Kevin. We’re so proud of them and grateful for the money they raised and were delighted that they joined us on our podium.

Megan at Run Reigate 2023
Lucy at Run Reigate 2023
Kevin at Run Reigate 2023

Finally, a special shout out to our 12 young supporters who ran the kids’ race for us with huge smiles on their faces even though the heavens had opened. It really was very wet when they crossed the finish line, so they earned their medals as well the certificates and goody bags we had ready for them. Well done! We think you are all superstars.

Jude with her certificate after finishing the kids race at run reigate 2023
Saoirse and Orla with Stripey at Run Reigate 2023

Twins donating for twins

As last-minute entries to this year’s Run Reigate, twins Marie and Emma decide to do something practical to help the families we support in lieu of fundraising. They donated not one but two double buggies. What’s more fitting than twins donating for twins!? Double buggies are in such huge demand that we always have a long waiting list for them. We’re incredibly grateful for this generous donation and we know that the families who receive them will really enjoy the benefit of being able to get out and about.  

Marie and Emma with two double buggies

Family fun in the event village

Our bright orange gazebo was back for Run Reigate 2023 and was up in the Event Village. We welcomed lots of visitors to our stall and it was great to see many of our supporters. A number of our charity friends were also represented, and we are all grateful for the support that we receive from the community. 

As always, the Stripey Stork podium was the star attraction, and we loved seeing all our runners take their place. We even had a visit from the Mayor and Mayoress of Reigate & Banstead, who gamely took their position on our podium.

The Stripey Stork stall at Run Reigate 2023
Mayor and Mayoress on the Stripey Stork podium at Run Reigate 2023

Children visiting our stall had the chance to play our book tombola and of course get a hug with Stripey. Our four-legged friends were not forgotten with some fabulous dog toys available to buy from Waggy Tails with all proceeds going towards Sam and Jackie’s Run Reigate sponsorship. 

Waggy tails dog tails
Dog

Thank You

Stripey Stork can always count on great support from local legal firm Morr & Co, and they kindly took our donation buckets and collected donations on our behalf at their R&R tent.  

Morr & Co collecting donations for Stripey Stork

Run Reigate is always a team effort so a big thank you to our volunteers who helped at the stall and were fantastic Stripey Stork ambassadors. Thank you Ann, Emma, Nicola, Rowena, Sam B, Sophie D, Sophie J, Ursula and Victoria. 

If you’re inspired and keen to get involved next year, then we are starting our Run Reigate 2024 team list. Please email partnerships@stripeystork.org.uk for more details. 

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