Doddington Place Gardens Spring 5k & 10k

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Experience some of the best trail running in Kent at Doddington Place Gardens in this 5k or 10k event. Taking place in magnificent grounds, expect a few hills as you race around the course. With a free 2k Kid's Race you can even bring the whole family to escape London for the weekend.
2k Fun Run, 10k Canicross, 5k Canicross, and 2 more
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Sat, 30 Apr 2022
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Doddington Place Gardens, Church La, Sittingbourne ME9 0BB, UK
Start times
Saturday, 30 Apr 2022
2k Fun Run: 9:30 am10k Canicross: 9:45 am5k Canicross: 9:45 am10k: 10:00 am5k: 10:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Doddington Place Gardens Spring 5k & 10k
2 Loops
£17.99 - £19.99
1 Loop
£13.99 - £15.99
2k Fun Run
10k Canicross
2 Loops
£17.99 - £19.99
Route information
This beautiful and vast open-aired race is the perfect way enjoy a covid-secure running race. Doddington Place Gardens itself is a stunning Edwardian Estate, which will provide some of the best running routes in Kent.
The Gardens, which are located close to Faversham in Kent, are spectacular in the spring and both runners and spectators will be able to view the notable woodlands which include many different varieties of rhododendrons and azaleas.
Theres plenty to see in the large Edwardian rock garden with pools (currently undergoing extensive renovation); a formal sunk garden with herbaceous borders, and a flint and brick folly. The extensive lawns and avenues are framed by impressive, clipped yew hedges and many fine trees.
The undulating course follows trails around the estate, and is home to some tricky, but very manageable hills, with 10k participants completing 2 laps and 5k runners completing 1 lap.
The route starts and finishes close to the main drive and takes runners around the front of the house and all the way through the Park Estate. From here, runners will cross the road at the bottom of the main park and head to the Southern fields of the estate before returning along the main drive.
Whether you're new to trail running, or part of a running club in Kent, this event is the perfect chance experience the Kent countryside.
The event also includes a 2k Kid's Run which will be free to enter on the day, making this a wonderful day out for the whole family.
What's included
  • Nice Work's bespoke finisher's medal
  • Chip-timing
  • Trophies for the leading runners
  • On-site parking
  • Online results
  • Free 2k kid's run
  • Event village
  • Local food and drinks
  • Toilets
  • Parking
How to get there
Doddington Place Gardens, Church La, Sittingbourne ME9 0BB, UK
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By Car
There will be ample parking onsite, with marshals directing you to your space. The venue is approximately a 1 hr 45 minute drive from central London.
By Train
The nearest train station to Doddington Place Gardens, is Faversham, which has regular services from London Victoria.
The station is a 15 minute drive to the venue and there is a taxi rank outside.
Event day logistics
09:30 2k Fun Run starts
09:45 Canicross races start
10:00 5k & 10k races start
Age Requirements
All entrants must be 11 and older to enter the 5k, and 15 and older to enter the 10k.
Race Packs
If you have entered the race in good time race packs will be sent to participants in the post.
If you have entered the race close to the race date, you will need to collect your race number on the morning of the event.
If you proceed to the registration table, a race official will write down your name and advise you of your race number and collect your number from a storage box on the desk.
Kid's Run
The 2k Kid's Run will be free to enter on the day of the event.
How do I get my race pack for the Doddington Place Gardens 5k & 10k?
Race packs will be posted to all runners two days prior to the event. If you have entered after this period then you will receive all information by email and can collect your race pack at the venue.
How far is Doddington Place Gardens from London?
The venue is around 1 hr 45 minute drive from central London, or around a 2hr train from London Victoria - making it the perfect weekend getaway for those looking to escape the city and enjoy the Kent countryside.
Where about is Doddington Place Gardens within Kent?
Doddington Place Gardens is a short drive from Faversham and lies roughly in between Canterbury and Maidstone.
Will there be water at the Doddington Place Gardens 5k & 10k?
There will be water supplied in water bottles at the start and finish, please bring consider bringing additional water or snacks for yourself.
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