Glow in the Park - Kent
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6 glow zones packed with exciting features await you on the Glow in the Park at the Kent Showground. Open your senses and discover each zone on this 5k route as they come to life in a colourful mix of immersive lighting, mesmerising special effects, and music.
Sat 2nd Oct 2021
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Kent County Agricultural Society, Kent Showground, Detling, Maidstone ME14 3JF, UK
Runners at Glow in the Park Kent will take on this 2.5k circuit twice, ensuring double the glow in the dark fun, to complete a full 5k. The course will be fully marked and marshalled to ensure you never go off course, although the glow zones will be easy to spot against the nighttime backdrop.
There are 6 epic Glow Zones, with each offering a unique experience where lighting, special effects, and music have been installed.
Entrants can run, walk, jog, hop, and skip their way around the Kent Showground course, all the while sporting a head-torch and coloured headband to see where you're going!
The whole course will be run along paths, tracks, and some grass areas.
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- On-site catering vendors selling hot drinks and food
- Glow in the Dark Headband
- Water station
- Medics located at the start/finish area and the halfway point
How to get there
Kent County Agricultural Society, Kent Showground, Detling, Maidstone ME14 3JF, UKGet full directions
The on-site car park opens at 5:15pm, and tickets can be pre-purchased here: https://glowinthepark.co.uk/products/glow-kent-car-parking-ticket
The postcode for the event site is ME14 3JF.
From the M20 Motorway: Exit the motorway at junction 7 and follow signs to Sittingbourne and Sheerness A249. The Kent Showground is clearly marked and is approximately 2 miles from the junction.
From the M2 Motorway: Exit the motorway at junction 5, signposted Maidstone A249. The Kent Showground is approximately 5 miles from the junction.
Please note that it is best to follow the signs as you near the Showground rather than a sat nav.
The nearest train station is Maidstone East. The Channel Tunnel is within a 40 minute drive (35 miles). Ashford International is a 20 minute drive (20 miles).
There is the number 333 bus service to the Showground during the year. The bus can be caught at the Chequers Bus Station in Maidstone town centre.
Event day logistics
17:15 Car park and registration opens
18:45 Start party and warm-up
19:00 Glow in the Park Kent starts
All entrants are advised to be older than 6 to enter, as it can be quite an overwhelming experience, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Spectators are more than welcome and can enter at the main entrance. Please stay off the course and behind the crowd barrier, but don't fret, there's plenty of hot food and drinks outlets at the start/finish areas for your refreshment needs.
Can I enter the Glow in the Park Kent on the day?
Yes, entries will be taken on the day. Just head to the registration desk to sign up.
Is there an age requirement to enter the Glow in the Park Kent?
While there is no hard requirement, its advised that children no younger than 6 take part. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
When do I collect my race bib for the Glow in the Park Kent?
You will collect your race pack at registration on the day, which opens at 5:15pm.
This was an enjoyable event overall. The sound quality at the warm up was poor and you couldn't really make out what was being said. Signage for spectators was lacking and the glow zones were a little disappointing really. There was a long queue on the first lap for the foam zone - this needed a bigger area with more than one foam blower to make it better. Organisation was great especially given last minute changes because of the weather which meant we could all be inside at the start and finish, that was appreciated. Car parking was efficient - but nobody actually checked to see if you had a car park pass, I'm wondering whether I wasted my money paying for one - parking should be free anyway. Collection of race numbers was quick and efficient but again nobody checked you had actually entered....I could have rocked up and run for free :/. An entertaining evening overall and a big thanks to those who stood outside marshalling in such awful weather.
3.3Did the 5k in 2021
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Are dogs allowed?
Hi Luc Sorry no dogs allowed
Hi Luc Sorry no dogs allowed
I am looking for events to take part in to raise money for my trip to Sri Lanka next year. Can participants in this race be sponsored and if so how does this work?
I am looking for events to take part in to raise money for my trip to Sri Lanka next year where I will be volunteering with a charity called Travelteer. Can participants of this race be sponsored for donations and if so how does that work?
Hi Sophie! Yes I believe you can set up your fundraising separately and simply run the race that way!
Rachel Le Comber
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