Petition to: Move the Surrey Half marathon route to a new location away from Old Woking
We the undersigned petition Surrey County Council to Move the Surrey Half marathon route to a new location away from Old Woking. More details
Petition update from the council, 17 March 2020, while petition was still openHi Stuart
Thank you for creating a petition. I am planning to take this to the Woking Joint Committee (currently scheduled for 24 June) providing the petition receives the required amount of signatures.
The Committee agreed (at its meeting in Nov 2018) to approve the half Marathon for 2020, 21 and 22. The disruption to residents was taken into account but Councillors felt the health benefits of exercise were also important.
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Every year thousands of old woking residents are blocked in by road closures for the Surrey Half marathon. Its a nice event, but this sporting event EVERY year blocks old woking residents travelling to many other sporting events. It also affects Sunday workers , carers and any family emergency travel that comes up. Parking outside the closed area is only possible if you can walk to your car with any baggage required. Once every few years is fine but imposing on the same residents EVERY year is unfair. Share the joy all around Surrey instead.