The race is on to qualify for a 2019 athlete-rated event award

Yvonne Turner
Jan 6 · 3 min read

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 Triathlon; The Lakesman Triathlon 4.97/5 (also won award in 2018)

Top Rated Road Run; London Marathon 4.88/5

Top Rated Off-Road Run; Birch Challenge 4.95/5

Top Rated SwimRun; Hokey Cokey 4.92/5

GOLD AWARD

The Hilly Helmet Challenge 4.94/5

The RAT — Roseland August Trail 4.92/5

Manvers Dusk Till Dawn 4.89/5

Gato Sports Head Torch 10K — December 4.88/5

Salcey Forest Winter 4.87/5

Eastbourne Triathlon 4.86/5

Dirt Half Challenge 4.86/5

The Longhorn 4.85/5

The Hampshire Hoppit Trail Marathon 4.85/5

Breakfast Run Loseley 4.85/5

Thoresby 4.84/5

Virtual Runner Live — January 4.83/5

London Landmarks Half Marathon 4.80/5

SILVER AWARD

Frome Half Marathon, 10k, 5k and Family Run 4.79/5

Intersport Run Reigate 4.79/5

The Ciderthon 4.78/5

Hard as Snails Run 4.75/5

JCP Swansea Half Marathon 4.74/5

Polar Bear Challenge (previously Big Bear Challnge) 4.73/5

The Fox 4.72/5

Devizes Half Marathon and Fun Run 4.72/5

ASDA Foundation Yorkshire Marathon 4.70/5

MK Marathon Weekend 4.70/5

BRONZE AWARD

Swindon Half Marathon 4.62/5

MK Rocket 5K 4.69/5

British Airways Run Gatwick 4.65/5

Grant & Stone Marlow 5 4.63/5

Run Silverstone — November 4.63/5

Brighton Marathon 4.6/5

Kelly’s Cross Country 10th Anniversary Run 4.6/5

Chessington Running Wild 4.6/5

The Quicksilver Hampton Court Half Marathon 4.6/5

Surrey Half Marathon 4.6/5

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 review the event they took part in on Racecheck. You will enjoy valuable feedback and ratings that will help you shape your event and drive further awareness to it to other keen athletes looking for their next challenge.

Top tips for getting reviews:

  • Incentivise reviews with a prize draw to win merchandise or a free race for an event in 2020
  • Keep the message simple — an email solely asking for reviews is much more effective than a message within a wider newsletter
  • Give a specific deadline for when you need the review e.g. 16th January
  • Provide the event link so they can go directly to your event on Racecheck
All winning event organisers receive a toolkit filled with award assets

To find out more about the Racecheck Athlete-Rated Awards, or request a copy of a review toolkit helping you gather ratings from your athletes, contact yvonne@racecheck.com.

Racecheck is a platform helping athletes find, book and plan great endurance events through the power of race reviews, while also helping organisers promote their races to a highly targeted audience and generate more sign-ups.

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Our website and mobile app bring the global endurance community together, offering event search, registration, sharing of experiences through tens of thousands of race reviews and the connection of participants — all in one welcoming community.

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Our website and mobile app bring the global endurance community together, offering event search, registration, sharing of experiences through tens of thousands of race reviews and the connection of participants — all in one welcoming community.

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