After 17 wonderful years of organising sports events in Surrey, I am delighted to announce that AAT Events has been acquired by Craig Thornton and his local business, The Race Organiser.

We have developed our portfolio wide range of fun events to recently delivering Surrey’s best loved and largest Mercer Surrey Half Marathon.

It’s been a journey and I would like to offer my thanks to every runner, volunteer and partner that has helped make this happen. Craig and his team, with support from existing volunteers and partners, will now take these events to the next level with his expertise and energy.

To help with the transition I’m happy to reveal that Sam Vassall will move to The Race Organiser along with all event names, logos and the much loved AAT-events brand will remain in place.

We don’t envisage any change to the events calendar but instead this acquisition will secure the delivery of your favourite events for the long term future.

This change will allow me to spend more time with close family and wherever possible I will now look forward to actually taking part in events.

Please visit The Race Organiser to find out more about Craig’s team and I’ll look forward to seeing you all on the start line.


Toby Jenkins
Ex-Managing Director