Looking to set yourself a challenge with your running? Here’s a rundown of some key running events across South East London.
Scadbury Park Trail Run (2.5 or 5 mile run)
Date: Sunday 7th April
Start time: 9.30am
This race is a scenic two lap course in the beautiful grounds of Scadbury Park. You may run 1 or 2 laps it’s your choice. There are parts that are quite challenging so a PB is unlikely. The race will be chip timed and a medal is included.
A donation from each entry will go straight to Scadbury Park for maintenance and upkeep of this wonderful woodlands.
Shoreham Woods Trail Run (10k)
Date: Saturday 7th September 2019
Cost: From £18
This race is a scenic course in the beautiful grounds of Shoreham woods. There are parts that are quite challenging so a PB is unlikely. A donation from each entry will go straight to Shoreham woods for maintenance and upkeep of this beautiful spot. Chip timing and a medal included.
Chislehurst Chase (10k)
Date: Sunday 22nd September 2019
Cost: From £16
This event starts on the stunning Chislehurst Commons and involves two laps of Scadbury Park. There are water stations, chip timing as well as medals and chip timing. This event gets a great turn out and has a lovely community feel.
There is also a 2k family fun run at 11.40am which is just £3 to enter. Children also receive a medal.
Dartford Half Marathon
Date: 3rd March 2019
Cost: From £25
To Book: http://dartfordhalfmarathon.co.uk/
Dartford Half Marathon is Kent’s longest running half marathon.
The course itself starts in Central Park, Dartford, and runs south through Hawley, along the Roman Villa Road and then through the South Darenth countryside to Canada Farm Road, the furthest point on the course. This event finishes with a single lap of the athletics track.
There is also a 1 mile fun run on the day which is just £3 to enter.
Chislehurst Half Marathon
Date: Sunday 19th May 2019
Start time: 9.30am
Cost: From £20 for early bird or £30 on the day
The course takes you through some of the green spaces of beautiful Chislehurst where London meets the countryside. The route includes Scadbury Nature Reserve which was once the home of the Walsingham family. This event also supports a worthwhile local charity, The Maypole Project. Medal and chip timing included!
Beckenham Half Marathon
Date; Sunday 15th September 2019
Start time: 9.00am
Cost: From £35.50
The Beckenham Half Marathon is a 13.1 mile route in Beckenham and the surrounding area including three park areas, starting and finishing at Beckenham Rugby Club, Balmoral Avenue.
The emphasis on this event is having fun and raising funds. Last year, they raised £30,000 for Action Against Cancer. There is also a family fun race at 2pm. Medal and chip timing included.
Medal & Chip timing included.