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Guildford’s most popular road run – The Hogs Back Road Race – returns for it’s 57th year on 10th December 2017. This historic race is delivered by award-winning organisers aat-events on behalf of Guildford and Godalming Athletics Club (GGAC).


This classic 11.7km road run starts and finishes at the majestic Loseley House. Runners follow a professionally marked and measured route out to the Hogs Back – where runners can enjoy the frosty views from the north downs ridge across the Surrey countryside.


Event sponsor, accountants Wilkins Kennedy, has 17 offices around the South East, including two in Guildford and Heathrow. The firm has a number of keen runners and there will be a team of ten from Guildford taking part on the day. Amongst them is Bob Southey, Partner at Wilkins Kennedy’s Guildford office.


Bob commented: “As a number of our staff are keen runners and athletes we were delighted to be given the opportunity to support this well-established annual run for the second time. I’m really pleased that Wilkins Kennedy is able to back the race again this year, and I am looking forward to a race re-run, particularly the down-hill sections of the course!”


All runners receive a cheeky pig medal and complimentary refreshments, and can treat themselves to award-winning Giggly Pig sausage baps, hot drinks from Cafe2U, sports massage by Guildford Sports Clinic, and Hogs Back Road Race “buffs” – proceeds of which go to GGAC. Sponsors Hogs Back Brewery and Fitstuff are providing very welcome prizes to the first few finishers.


The Hogs Back Road Race is proudly affiliated with UKA, and holds the British Association of Road Races (BARR) Gold Award for outstanding race management. The race also placed 2nd in the 2016 racecheck awards for The UK’s Best Road Run – behind the Mercer Surrey Half Marathon. Whilst the field is predominantly made up of Surrey and Hampshire-based runners, it is no surprise that this increasingly popular race now attracts more athletes from further afield.

This race sells out in advance every year, so those keen to take part are urged to secure one of the limited race places as soon as possible.





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