This junior event is currently open to children aged 4 to 10. More information here.
Please do not attend parkrun if you display any COVID-19 symptoms.

About us

Betteshanger junior parkrun is a FREE 2km event for junior runners of all standards, which takes place every Sunday at 9:00am in Betteshanger Country Park, A258, Deal, Kent CT14 0BF. See our home page for more details.

The 2k timed run can be whatever you want it to be, whether for fun or as part of a training plan.

It offers an opportunity for all the family to get involved and come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park. We want to encourage people to jog or run together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is FREE!

Taking part is easy – just register in advance before your first ever parkrun. Your individual barcode can then be used for this weekly 2k run, or on any of the weekly 5k parkruns around the country.

The junior parkrun is a great way to get involved and introduce yourselves to a sport without any of the normal outside pressures. A great way to improve health, confidence and to enjoy a great location. It can also be part of getting fit for sport for your school or to train for a specific target such as the Mini-Marathon trials, or for a full 5k parkrun distance. In short, you are welcome to come along and have fun.

  • Deal Tri Club: Deal Tri have a membership of over 400 spread across the complete age and gender range. Members are drawn mainly from the local areas of Dover, Deal, Canterbury, Folkestone and Thanet, although they do have members throughout Kent and the neighbouring counties. Deal Tri has a very active junior section.

  • Sholden Parish Council: Sholden is a quiet village situated between the town of Deal and Sandwich in Kent.

  • Walmer Parish Council: Walmer lies seven miles northeast of Dover on a stretch of coast which extends from the famous White Cliffs to Sandwich Bay.

  • Local Children’s Partnership Group (KCC): The Local Children’s Partnership Group support projects that will benefit children and young people in the local area.

    Your donation will be wisely spent by the event team (as custodians of the local purse) on the upkeep of our parkrun.

    For donations prior to 1 February 2017, 85% was allocated to the event and the remaining 15% to the New Event Fund.

    We are unable to accept donations to events that are made via third party employer contribution schemes or any form of cashback schemes.

    We no longer accept cheques for event donations. The only way for individuals to contribute to an event pot is by donating directly through the PayPal link on this page.

    parkrun is completely open about all donations. All donations to this event (and withdrawals that the event teams makes) will be published below. You can also view all donations in this country here.

    parkrun UK is a not-for-profit organisation.


    Donation DateNameRecipientDonationContribution to EventContribution to New Event FundNote
    2017-08-07Louise BurtonBetteshanger juniors£75.00£75.00£0.00
    2016-05-23Louise BurtonBetteshanger juniors£100.00£85.00£15.00Donation
    2016-05-23Mr SJ CornerBetteshanger juniors£100.00£85.00£15.00Donation
    2016-04-01Mrs EJ AllenBetteshanger juniors£20.00£17.00£3.00Donation
    2016-04-01Sholden Parish CouncilBetteshanger juniors£300.00£255.00£45.00Donation
    2016-04-01Mr DJ HillBetteshanger juniors£100.00£85.00£15.00Donation
    2016-04-01Dr Elna van der RystBetteshanger juniors£100.00£85.00£15.00Donation
    2016-04-01Mr & Mrs IsaacBetteshanger juniors£500.00£425.00£75.00Donation
    2016-04-01Deal Tri ClubBetteshanger juniors£180.00£153.00£27.00Donation


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2016-05-10Betteshanger juniors£95.00parkrun flag
    2016-05-31Betteshanger juniors£124.17Gazebo
    2016-05-31Betteshanger juniors£14.00Stationery
    2016-05-31Betteshanger juniors£5.00Token sorting box
    2016-05-31Betteshanger juniors£22.50Folding table
    2016-05-31Betteshanger juniors£15.00Gardening tools
    2016-06-06Betteshanger juniors£8.00Backpack
    2016-06-06Betteshanger juniors£7.50Oranges and knife
    2016-07-29Betteshanger juniors£2.00Oranges
    2016-07-29Betteshanger juniors£82.32Trolley
    2016-07-29Betteshanger juniors£32.17Printer ink & paper
    2016-10-12Betteshanger juniors£10.28Plastic cones
    2017-01-16Betteshanger juniors£45.65Waterproof clipboards
    2017-01-16Betteshanger juniors£3.95Key cutting
    2017-08-09Betteshanger juniors£13.49Oranges
    2017-08-09Betteshanger juniors£4.99Whistles
    2017-08-09Betteshanger juniors£35.00Laptop repairs
    2018-01-23Betteshanger juniors£7.00Oranges
    2021-04-01Betteshanger juniors£4.30First aid kit top ups
    2021-04-01Betteshanger juniors£1.85First aid kit top ups
    2021-04-01Betteshanger juniors£3.98Hand sanitiser
    2021-04-01Betteshanger juniors£11.96First aid kit top ups