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Racecheck has today announced the 51 races that have been rated as the highest performing races across the UK by participating athletes. More than double the number of events have qualified for a 2019 Racecheck Athlete-Rated Award over the year before, again demonstrating the growing trend of reviews being recognised as a key driver in athletes decision making.

Check out the best rated events by fellow athletes to help you plan your 2020 race calendar!

· 2019 sees the first cycling and Swimrun events qualifying as a top-rated event categories

· Event with most reviews is the British Airways Run…


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Racecheck has today announced the 51 races that have been rated as the highest performing races across the UK by participating athletes. More than double the number of events have qualified for a 2019 Racecheck Athlete-Rated Award over the year before, again demonstrating the growing trend of reviews being recognised as a key driver in consumer decision making.

The awards are unique in the industry, based 100% on actual race participant experiences with the criteria being a minimum of 30 reviews and a rating of 4.6 or above. …


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What races did athletes absolutely love taking part in 2019? We can now reveal that there are 39 races who ticked all the boxes and have so far qualified for a 2019 Racecheck Athlete-Rated Award as rated by you!

More events are hoping to join them as they rally together reviews from participating athletes before the deadline of the 16th January 2020.

If you had a great race experience and think the event should be rceognised and recommended by fellow athletes, be sure to leave a review on Racecheck.

2019 qualifying events (so far)

Out of tens of thousands of…


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With just ten days to go until the award deadline, organisers are rallying together final reviews from their participating athletes for their 2019 events.

We can reveal that 39 races have already qualified for an award and there is still time to join them! The deadline for the awards is 16th January 2020.

2019 TOP RATED EVENTS (this is not final until closing date on 16th January)

Top Rated Obstacle Race; Commando at Hever Castle 4.72/5 (also won award in 2018)

Top Rated Swim; Thames Marathon (14km Henley to Marlow) 4.92/5 (also won award in 2017 and 2018)

Top Rated…


Deadline for 2019 Racecheck Athlete-Rated Awards is looming

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Did you organise a sporting event that you are proud of in 2019? If so, now is the time to get the kudos it deserves by rallying reviews and ratings from participating athletes.

Peer reviews and recommendations are a key driver in encouraging sign ups and winners of the Racecheck Athlete-Rated Awards in 2018 have reported unprecedented growth on the back of the accolade.

The awards are unique in the industry as they are based soley on ratings and reviews by athletes taking part in the event. Events qualify if they have…


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Racecheck Athlete-Rated Awards are unique as they recognise top rated sporting events based on reviews from real athletes who have participated in the events. Perfect when you are looking for the reassurance from fellow athletes when booking your next race!

What races did athletes absolutely love taking part in 2019? We can now reveal that there are 28 races who ticked all the boxes and have so far qualified for a 2019 Racecheck Athlete-Rated Award as rated by you! More events are hoping to join them as they rally together reviews from participating athletes before the deadline of the 16th January 2020. If you had a great race experience and think the event should be rceognised and recommended by fellow athletes, be sure to leave a review on Racecheck.

2019 qualifying events (so far)

Out of tens of thousands of…


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Racecheck Athlete-Rated Awards; unique endorsement of your events from participating athletes

Has your event made the cut this year? Has your race crossed the finishing line with a cheering crowd and praise? If yes, you deserve peer endorsement and recommendatiion from participating athletes helping grow your numbers and reputation.

We can reveal the 28 races who have so far qualified for a 2019 Racecheck Athlete-Rated Award; and there is still time to join them! The deadline for the 2019 Athlete-Rated Awards is 16th January 2020.

How do you qualify?

All events with 30 or more reviews and an average rating of 4.6 or higher will qualify. Simply ask your athletes to…


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Chris Jones competing in Wales at the Swansea Half Marathon

Being 20 stone was weighing me down. Being labelled ‘the fat bloke’ or ‘big man’ took it’s toll, so I decided to address the problem. I have now completed 24 marathons, 2 ultra runs, 2 iron distance races and more planned!

Tell us about the tipping point of wanting to take action and get fitter/lose weight?

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Claire Todd shows her medal off with pride after recovering from spinal injuries and being wheelchair bound

There was a time when going for a run, or even walking, wasn’t possible, what led you to be in a wheelchair?

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Alex Tanti (Co-founder Racecheck) presents Claire Dungay (Operations Manager Run Series) and David Kelly (Race Director Run Series) with a Top Performing Athlete-Rated Road Race Award at the 2019 National Running Show.

Run Series are the award winning team behind Intersport Run Reigate, Run Reigate — Canon Kids Race, British Airways Run Gatwick and Ride Reigate. We asked Race Director, David Kelly, about his marketing, sponsorship and how reviews and awards play a role in his year-on-year growth.

Do you think race reviews affect sign ups for the next year?
Absolutely. We have seen a big impact, especially in the last 24 months. Reviews have become a key part of many people’s decision making process before they purchase something, and races are no different. …

Yvonne Turner

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