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About Us

Shorne Woods parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Shorne Woods Country Park, Brewers Road, Gravesend, Kent DA12 3HX. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed event and it can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.

It offers an opportunity for all the local community, regardless of age or gender, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain. We want to encourage people to run, jog or walk 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 before your first ever parkrun. The great thing is that you only ever need to do this once! Then just set your alarm for Saturday morning and get yourself there!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in The Visitor Centre - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other parkrunners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new community.

So whether you are a complete novice looking to get yourself started on your own "running journey" or a seasoned athlete wanting to use this as a part of your training schedule, you’re welcome to come along and join us.

  • The Kent Running Project: The Kent Running Project in partnership with Run England fully supports the Shorne Woods parkrun. The Kent Running Project is all about growing the informal, recreational running market in Kent and with more than 60 qualified Leaders signed up to the Project, we now have a network of beginner-friendly Groups across the County. To find your local group, please visit: If you’d like to sign up to the Kent Running Project and help ‘get Kent running’, please contact Lucy Tomlinson, Kent Running Activator, at or visit:

  • Kent County Council Sport & Physical Activity Service: Kent County Council Sport & Physical Activity Service is committed to working with partners to provide and promote a range of quality, accessible sport and physical activity opportunities for everyone in the County to be more active, more often. For more information on services delivered by Kent Sport, please contact 01622 605054 / 605055 or visit:

    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
    2018-04-08Robert SibleyShorne Woods£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-02-17D S GillShorne Woods£10.00£10.00£0.00Dal Gill
    2017-07-20Thomson Reuters Doers for Dollars for Peter GrangeShorne Woods£751.20£751.20£0.00Donation
    2017-04-14Ayodele OlusanyaShorne Woods£50.00£50.00£0.00To celebrate my 50th birthday, I am donating
    2017-03-05Stephen WhiteShorne Woods£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-01-05Thomson ReutersShorne Woods£1260.00£1071.00£189.00Doers for Dollars for Peter Grainger's volunteering hours 2015/16
    2016-10-14Stuart CheslettShorne Woods£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-06-04Andrew HarrisShorne Woods£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-02-06Joyce BellShorne Woods£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-01-01john mcguirkShorne Woods£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2013-06-08VJ AcottShorne Woods£5.00£4.25£0.75


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2017-03-22Shorne Woods£85.00parkrun flag
    2017-05-10Shorne Woods£42.49Trolley
    2017-05-10Shorne Woods£40.66Table
    2017-08-08Shorne Woods£59.85Collapsible cones
    2018-03-05Shorne Woods£70.26Arrow signs and barrier tape
    2018-10-11Shorne Woods£67.50Pacer bibs
    2019-09-11Shorne Woods£15.00Selfie frame
    2019-10-25Shorne Woods£45.94Finish funnel alternative (poles/rope etc)
    2020-02-10Shorne Woods£8.00Waterproof phones cases (4)
    2020-03-18Shorne Woods£44.88Signs & stakes
    2021-05-07Shorne Woods£14.48Hand sanitiser
    2021-05-07Shorne Woods£25.41First aid kit top ups