Go for Gold in the Godalming Run 2019

Now is your chance to support aspiring Olympians by entering the Godalming Run on 19th May 2019 in aid of Sport Godalming’s Go for Gold Champions Fund. The popular annual event was launched to mark London 2012 and is well regarded as our local Olympic legacy event. To mark its 8th year a new registrations website has been launched at godalmingrun.org where you can sign up for a 1k Fun Run, 5k or 10k race. Register for the longer distances before midnight on Sunday 24th March and save 15%.

Sport Godalming’s flagship charity event attracts hundreds of runners from across the South East year-on-year. By entering, you will help to raise vital funds for Sport Godalming’s Go for Gold Champions Fund, benefitting aspiring Olympians and Paralympians from our area.

Michael O’Sullivan, Vice Chairman of Sport Godalming, said: “With just over a year to go until the Tokyo Games now is the ideal time for us to show our support for the talented young sports people from Godalming and the surrounding villages. Thanks to the funding we provide, these individuals can dedicate the time required to train and then go on to compete at a national and even international level representing Great Britain.

“Thanks to everyone who has taken part in the run over the years we have helped many Go for Gold athletes including the 800m British Indoor Running Champion Adelle Tracey, International Ice Skater Anna Litvinenko, International 29er Class Sailor Patrick Croghan, International Para Dressage Rider Nicky Greenhill and so many more. This year we will be encouraging everyone to don their running shoes as we hope to have a record number of participants and to raise as much as possible!”

With a distance to suit everyone the run is ideal for families, individuals and groups, along with those who wish to raise sponsorship money for Sport Godalming or a charity of their own choice.
Runners will set off from the Godalming Bandstand in the Philips Memorial Park. The 1k Fun Run will begin at 10.00am, the 10k at 10.30am and the 5k at 10.35am. There are prizes for all winners!

Sport Godalming is organising the event with the support of the Waverley Harriers and Godalming Town, Waverley Borough and Surrey County Councils. The run is generously sponsored by Charterhouse Club – the friendly face of fitness in Godalming, Trade Direct Insurance and Alton Sports.

Tim Ostle, Commercial Director at Charterhouse Club said: “Registrations for this year’s event are already rolling in as people are keen to take advantage of the early bird booking discounts for the 5k and 10k routes. The Club has supported the event since its launch and it always surpasses expectations as it really does pull our community together.”

Trade Direct Insurance is sponsoring the event for the fifth year running, Rob Rees, Managing Director comments: “The Godalming Run is a real highlight of our year as there is always such a great atmosphere on the day and the different routes take in some of the most beautiful scenery Godalming has to offer. It is exciting to be involved with an event which ultimately results in long term benefits for our local sports stars.”

Alan Baker from Alton Sports added: “We welcome the fantastic Godalming Run back to the local sporting calendar and we are so pleased to support the event once again. We encourage people of all ages and abilities to enter as it is a great way to enjoy sport, have fun and raise funds for a very worthy cause.”

Early Bird Booking Discount
Register for the 5k or 10k at godalmingrun.org before midnight on Sunday 24th March 2019 and receive a 15% saving today. Sign up for the 1k Fun Run for just £4 per person.