Autumn events at RTW parkrun

We have a number of special events taking place over the Autumn months at Royal Tunbridge Wells parkrun in Dunorlan Park as follows:

6th October - International parkrun day.
Join us as we celebrate the 14th anniversary of parkrun. It all started on Saturday 2nd October 2004 as Bushy Time Trial where 13 runners completed a 5km distance, supported by 5 volunteers. The event was eventually renamed as "parkrun" and has grown a little over the years.

27th October - Halloween Spooktacular pacer day.
We invite you to dress up in something ghoulish (well, more so than usual) as we celebrate Halloween in Dunorlan Park. There will be some tricks and possibly some treats as you exit the finish funnel...
Our volunteer pacers will be on hand to see you safely around the course, but beware of the ghostly tail walker!

3rd November - Advance warning
Please note that Dunorlan Park will be much busier than usual on this date as the Round Table and helpers will be setting up for the Fireworks and festivities which will be taking place in the evening. Car parking will be even more limited than usual and we would advise avoiding the Pembury Road car park where possible.

10th November - Social evening.
Join us from 8pm in the Mount Edgcumbe (located on Tunbridge Wells Common) for a lemonade or two and get to know fellow runners and our volunteer team a little better.

24th November - Pacer day.
Our team of volunteer runners return once more as they look to help you along to a new Personal Best time.

If you would like to volunteer in any capacity (including as a pacer) for any of our events, please e-mail the team at: with your parkrun barcode number and the date(s) you wish to volunteer. If you would like to volunteer as a pacer, please also let us know the time that you would like to pace. Please note that no previous experience of pacing is required, however, we would advise pacing a time that you are comfortable completing (i.e. 2-3 minutes slower than your average finish time on our course) as well as wearing a sports watch!