The Godalming Run Sunday 17th May 2020 - Challenging 5km & 10km races plus a 1km fun run in the heart of the Surrey hills

The Godalming Run

Sunday 17th May 2020 - Phillips Memorial Park, Godalming, GU7 1ER

Online entry closes at midnight Friday 15th May. On the day entry will be open from 09:00am. 1k run entries will close at 9:40am & the 5k & 10k at 10:10am.

In order to reduce plastic waste, this years race will be entirely cupless. For more information click here

Challenging 5k & 10k races through the countryside & around Godalming in the heart of the Surrey Hills, including a section through the grounds of Charterhouse public school, so picture postcard stuff, plus there is a great 1k Fun Run for the kids.

The Godalming Run was first established as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012 & to celebrate the London Olympics. Since then we have attracted thousands of entrants & have raised over £20,000. All the proceeds go to Sport Godalming, a registered charity, & will be used primarily to continue its support of local Godalming based athletes particularly those bidding for Olympic stardom.

Click here to find out who sponsors the Godalming Run

Find Out More About Waverley Harriers Running Club Find Out More About Charterhouse Club

    The Godalming Run - Race Information

  • Godalming Run Race Fees Icon

    Race Fees

    1k Kids Fun Run:

    £5.00 (all persons participating in this race, including accompanying adults, must register)

    5k Race:

    £9.35 - Early bird discount (until 22nd March)
    £11 - Price after 22nd March
    £15.00 - Price on the day of the race

    10k Race:

    £14.45 - Early bird discount (until 22nd March)
    £17.00 - Price after 22nd March
    £20.00 - Price on the day of the race

  • Godalming Run Race Date & Start Times Icon

    Race Date & Start Times

    Sunday 17th May 2020

    10:00am - 1k Kids Fun Run

    10:35am - 5k Race

    10:30am - 10k Race

  • Godalming Run Entry Age Criteria Icon

    Entry Age Criteria

    1k Kids Fun Run: No age restriction.

    5k Race: Must be older than 11 on race day.

    10k Race: Must be older than 16 on race day.

  • Godalming Run Registration & Number Collection Icon

    Registration & Number Collection

    Registration will be inside the Wilfrid Noyce Centre, adjacent to the Crown Court Car Park, & will open at 9.00am. All runners must pick up their race package from the Wilfrid Noyce Centre. Registration will be split into alphabetical order by surname & not race distance.

    All Race Packs will include a race number & safety pins. Numbers need to be placed on the front of your race t-shirt/top so this is visible for the marshals.

    Once you have collected your Race Pack, please head down to the start line located in the Phillips Memorial Park / Bandstand & make your way to the designated waiting area to be called.

    Godalming Run Registration & Number Collection
  • Godalming Run Travel & Parking Icon

    Travel & Parking

    Godalming train station is less than five minutes' walk from the start line.

    FREE Parking is available all day in Crown Court Car Park (with overflow parking at the Waverley Borough Council Car Park).

    If using SAT NAV, please use the postcode GU7 1HR which will bring you to the Waverley Borough Council Car Park. Borough Road will be closed from 10am & during the event so please ensure you use the car parks available.

  • Godalming Run What to Wear Icon

    What to Wear

    The 5k course is all run on roads. Road trainers are preferred for this race.

    The 10k course includes challenging off-road sections including short sections of steep hill climbs on off-road paths in & around Charterhouse. Please ensure your running shoes are suitable for on & off road terrain.

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    Warm Up

    You are responsible for your own race warm up. We will not be providing a pre-event warm up for any of the races.

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    The Courses

    All runners will set off from the Godalming Bandstand in the Phillips Memorial Park, heading out into Borough Road with the fun runners doing a loop of "Charterhouse Green" before finishing back at the start point.

    The 5k & 10k routes head out along Borough Road to pick up the scenic River Wey riverside path before climbing into the grounds of Charterhouse School.

    All the 5k & 10k runners will experience beautiful views of Charterhouse School before going their separate ways. Whilst the 5k route heads back to the bandstand, the 10k route continues through the undulating woods surrounding the School & then heads back in to Godalming before starting the final climb up Westbrook Road & then looping back down to finish at the Bandstand.

    This is a running event, so no walkers. Roads will be reopened at 1.00pm. If you are still on the course at this point you are responsible for finding your own way back to the start/finish line.

    View the courses on the Good Run guide
    5k Course | 10k Course

    Godalming Run The Courses
  • Godalming Run Course Markers & Marshals Icon

    Course Markers & Marshals

    The route within Charterhouse School & grounds will be marked by red flags which will be positioned on your right-hand side. Please ensure you stick close to these flags to ensure you remain on the correct route.

    Some direction arrows will be in place to help direct you around the course – so please keep an eye on this.

    Marshals will be position all over the course to help assist & support you with any problems or questions. If you have any issues on the day then please contact your nearest marshal (they will be wearing a hi-vis jacket so should be easy to spot).

  • Godalming Run Chip Timing Icon

    Chip Timing

    Chip timing is for 5K and 10K events only and will be embedded in your race bib.

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    This year, in order to reduce plastic waste, the Godalming Run is happy to annouce that it will be entirely cupless. Please make sure you bring drinks along with you.

    Water will be available to all runners at the finish of each event - Please remember to bring a water bottle or soft cup to fill up.

    There are no water stops on the 1k Kids Fun Run or the 5k Race routes.

    For the 10k runners only there will be a water stop at the 5k mark. This is immediately as you exit the woods around Charterhouse, before you emerge on to Racquets Court Hill. Google maps link.

    The water stop is also cupless, so you will need to take a water bottle or soft cup to fill up.

    Godalming Run Water
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    First Aid

    St. Johns Ambulance will be providing mobile first aid cover throughout the event & will be based at the start/finish line. If you have any issues during the race, please contact your nearest marshal.

  • Godalming Run Toilets Icon


    Toilets are available in the Wilfrid Noyce Centre & there are also public toilets available in Crown Court Car Park.

  • Godalming Run Finishers Medals Icon

    Finishers Medals

    Medals will only be awarded to runners who cross the finish line & are wearing a race number. No race number, no medal.

  • Godalming Run Results Icon


    Results will be available for the 5k & 10k races instantly via the Godalming Run website.

  • Godalming Run Dogs Icon


    No dogs are permitted to run in any of the races.

  • Godalming Run Use of headphones Icon

    Use of headphones

    The wearing of headphones, or similar devices, (other than those medically prescribed), is not permitted in any of the races.

The Godalming Run Sunday 17th May 2020

Our Sponsors

A big thank you to all our sponsors. Without their support this event would not be possible.
A special mention to Alton Sports who have been kind enough to supply the prizes.

  • Godalming Run Sponsored By Alton Sports

    The south of England’s most well respected specialists in running gear.

    Alton Sports

  • Godalming Run Sponsored By Trade Direct

    A leading provider of exclusive insurance policies to the Tradesman & Construction industries.

    Trade Direct

  • Godalming Run Sponsored By Charterhouse Club

    A family oriented Club which provides high quality health & fitness facilities for private members.

    Charterhouse Club

Our Supporters

The Godalming Run is Supported & Organised by

  • Godalming Run Supporter Godalming Town Council
  • Godalming Run Supporter Charterhouse School
  • Godalming Run Supporter Surrey County Council
  • Godalming Run Supporter BBC Surrey
  • Godalming Run Supporter Waverley Borough Council
  • Godalming Run Supporter Waverley Harriers
  • Godalming Run Supporter Sport Godalming
  • Godalming Run Supporter Vantage Point

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