Organisers of the Mercer Surrey Half Marathon (aat-events) are thrilled to announce their multi-award-winning success in the 2019 Challenge Awards – presented by Runners World and powered by Let’s Do This.
The Challenge Awards involved a multi-stage voting process in order to recognise the best challenge events, organisation, charities, communities and individuals from the 2018/19 season.
The team attended (their first-ever!) awards ceremony at the Queen’s Club in London on 18 October – which was attended by other award winners (including our friends from Wokingham Half Marathon and Colour Me Krazy), industry leaders and 10 prize draw winners picked from the 86,158 people who voted.
Toby Jenkins, Managing Director at AAT Events said:
“We’re delighted by the results of The Challenge Awards and want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who voted, and to all those who have supported our events this year – whether that’s as a participant, a volunteer, or a member of the event delivery team.
At aat, we put our heart and soul into organising fantastic events that welcome people of all ages and levels of ability and this recognition from our customers really means a lot to the whole team.”
The Mercer Surrey Half Marathon placed 2nd in the Best Half Marathon category. We’re delighted for our friends at Wokingham Half Marathon (pictured above) who narrowly stole the victory within the final few minutes of voting.
Mercer Surrey Half Marathon team [with Title Sponsor Mercer]: Event Director Toby Jenkins, Hayley-Jo Gratton and Mark Woodward on behalf of Title Sponsor Mercer, Logistics Lead Rob Sweetman and Marketing and Sponsorship Manager Hollie Light.
Weybridge 10k placed 2nd in the Best 10K Run category.
Weybridge 10k Team: Event Director Rob Sweetman, Marketing Manager Hollie Light, and Former Organiser / Partnerships Manager Matt Trevett.
aat-events also achieved X6 Top 10 places for Hardassnails and Mercer Surrey Half Marathon (Best 5K Run category), The Fox (in both Best Marathon & Best Ultramarathon categories), Guildford Triathlon in (Best Triathlon category) and also as Best Event Organiser.