New 10k timed run for 2017 in Sevenoaks

A new 10k timed run is taking place in the stunning surroundings of Knole Park in Sevenoaks.

The ‘Run, walk or push against dementia’ event is taking place on the morning of Sunday 14 May 2017 to help raise money for dementia services.

The run takes place in Kent’s last medieval deer park. The route includes undulations and a very steep incline, which makes it perfect for intermediate runners and those looking for a challenge.
Registration for the 10k run is £15. As this distance is intended for keen runners, it is not open to under 16s or people with pushchairs.

Everyone who registers will receive a voucher offering a 10% discount in the ‘Up and Running’ shop in Sevenoaks High Street. They can also take advantage of free, professionally led running classes as they prepare for the event. Everyone who crosses the finishing line will also be presented with a commemorative medal. Results will be available soon after the event when a text message will be sent to runners’ mobile phone or available on the website the next day.

A 3k and 5k run will begin after the 10k run at the same event. Advanced registration is £10 for people aged over 16 and £5 for under 16s. Both runs are suitable for children and people with pushchairs. Under 4s go free.

Higher registration prices will apply after 7 May.

Registration is now open at www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/runwalkpush or by calling 01732 227000.

Cllr Michelle Lowe, Sevenoaks District Council’s Cabinet member for health, says: “Experienced runners looking for a new challenge will enjoy this event, which takes place in the stunning surroundings of Knole Park.

“But with only 500 places available, I’d advise runners to be quick off the mark.”