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Doddington Place Gardens Summer 5k & 10k
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.
10k, and 5k
Sat 20th Aug 2022
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
Perks of booking with Let's Do This
The event experience
Based on 1,000 participants
Based on location
Some Serious Climbs
20 to 50m elevation gain per km
Where and when
Doddington Place Gardens, Church La, Sittingbourne ME9 0BB, UK
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 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.
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.
- Trail running shoes are thoroughly recommended. Given the time of year, there is a high chance of mud around the course, so do check the weather on the day and bring a rain-jacket if required.
- Please bring your own water bottle and enough water to last you your race.
- Race numbers must be worn on the front of your shirt and not on your legs or back.
- Please make sure you complete the medical information on the reverse of your number, it is particularly imperative now more than ever that we know who is taking part in the event.
- Nice Work's bespoke finisher's medal
- Trophies for the leading runners
- Onsite parking
- Online results
- Free 2k kid's race
- Event village
- Local food and drinks
How to get there
Doddington Place Gardens, Church La, Sittingbourne ME9 0BB, UKGet full directions
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.
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
10:00 5k & 10k start
All entrants must be 11 and older to enter the 5k, and 15 and older to enter the 10k.
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.
The 2k Kid's Run will be free to enter on the day of the event.
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Nice Work are an event organiser based out of Rye in Sussex, who offer one of the most comprehensive inventory of running events in the UK. From coastal 10ks, to trail marathons, to inner-city fun runs, these events have an ever-growing and loyal community of runners who are in it for the love of the sport. If you’ve ever sat on the fence or been unsure about taking on your first running event, then checking out Nice Work’s offering is the perfect place to start.
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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