‘Weybridge 10k’ – a popular road running race launched in 2017 by Matt Trevett in collaboration with Weybridge Sports Shop – is now owned and managed by multi-award winning organisers aat-events. Weybridge 10k will take place for a third year on 23 June 2019. The event boasts free race photography for runners, and a fantastic mix of town-centre and riverside scenery throughout the 10km course. Enter now or find out more.
Over 1000 competitors took to 2018’s start line near Walton Bridge to enjoy a chip-timed road run through the historic town of Weybridge. Participants followed the course along the River Thames towards the iconic Weybridge Monument, and up the infamously challenging ‘Hanger Hill’. The route then weaved runners through a scenic, wooded area of the town near the train station, before heading back to finish line through the high street and boutique ‘Baker Street’.
Matt Trevett, who will support aat-events with the delivery of the event, made the following announcement on social media:
“Today I’m finally letting go of the Weybridge 10K (but not quite all of it…) to the great company behind the Mercer Surrey Half Marathon.
Alongside myself and the original Weybridge 10K team, we will continue to grow and drive this race and the town of Weybridge forward!
Thank you to everyone who has supported and contributed to this project thus far. I can’t appreciate enough the time you have dedicated to this idea that has turned into a reality.”
Toby Jenkins, Managing Director of aat-events, commented:
“We are committed to delivering the same fantastic race that runners know and love, along with some great improvements. It was important to both Matt and myself that he maintained an active role in the delivery of the event for 2019.”
Rob Sweetman, who joined aat-events after working in Australia to deliver athlete and ceremonies transport at Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, will act as Event Director for Weybridge 10k in 2019.
aat-events work in partnership with a number of other race organisers, such as Tri-Project to deliver Chessington Running Wild (a family fun run through Chessington’s world-famous theme park) and with Fullsteam Events to deliver the Woking Triathlon and British Beer Run – Windsor. Hollie Light – who acted as Event Director for 2018’s British Beer Run – Windsor – said:
“The opportunity to work with Fullsteam’s Lee Brown to grow British Beer Run – Windsor this year was hugely exciting. It’s a fantastic event, and we were delighted to welcome more than double the number of runners from 2017’s inaugural event to our start line this year. I look forward to working with Matt and the Weybridge 10k team, with the aim to welcome a record number of runners to our start line in 2019.”