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The Doddington Place Gardens Spring 5k & 10k

Location: Doddington Place Gardens, Church La, Sittingbourne ME9 0BB
Date: Saturday 30th April 2022
Time: 10:00

Join us for a return to the stunning Doddington Place

We are delighted to announce that we will return to the stunning Doddington Place Gardens, on Saturday April 30th.
 
After a sell out year in 2021 Doddington Place has cemented itself as a great running venue and has featured in films, tv shows, and in many media publications and was also shortlisted for the prestigious 2021 Historic House Garden of the Year Award.

 
Also new for 2022!
We are pleased to announce some fantastic new additions to the 2022 event! 
 
  • Fantastic event village including local food vendors and sports shop
  • Massage facilities
  • Doddington Gardens open to visitors including tea room
  • Free 2k Children's race!
  • Souvenir Technical T-shirt available to purchase ​​

Runners will be able experience our stunning finish-line - definitely not one to be missed – located on the long driveway to the gates of this stately home.
 
The Gardens, located close to Faversham in Kent, are spectacular in May and both runners and spectators will be able to view the notable woodlands which include many different varieties of rhododendrons and azaleas; also a large Edwardian rock garden with pools (currently undergoing extensive renovation); a formal sunk garden with herbaceous borders, and a flint and brick folly. The extensive lawns and avenues are framed by impressive, clipped yew hedges and many fine trees.
 
You can check out the Gardens on the Doddington Place Gardens website here.
 
For the runners, we present a choice of 10k or 5k routes using the secure, traffic-free, undulating trails which surround the estate. The 10k is two loops whilst 5k runners will do one lap.

Car parking is plentiful.

All finishers will receive a bespoke medal. There will be trophies awarded to the leading runners and age category winners.
 
  • Toilets
  • Parking
The Course

The route will be a lapped 5k route with 10k runners completing two laps. The route will start close to the main drive before taking you in front of the house and throughout the Park estate. You will then cross over the road at the bottom of the main Park and make your way onto the fields to the South of the estate. You will then return to Doddington Gardens and finish along the main drive. 10k Runners will continue in front of the house to start their second lap.

A route map will be available shortly.  


First Aid

St John Ambulance or an alternative medical provider will be in attendance on the day and the course will be marshalled to provide assistance. There will also be a sweep runner following the race to ensure that nobody is left behind and that all runners are accounted for. 
Your individual time and position will be recorded by your electronic chip. Results should be available on our website www.nice-work.org.uk as soon as you cross the finish line. Provisional results will be published as soon as possible after the race has finished and final results will be published as soon as is practical on the day after the race.

Trophies and awards will be sent in the post after the event.


All entrants that have supplied a valid and legible email address will receive a copy of the results by email as soon as possible on the first working day after the race.

Doddington Place is situated just 10 minutes from the A20 and A2.

Closest train Station is Faversham with regular trains to and from London Victoria and also from London St. Pancras.

Doddington Place Gardens
Doddington Nr Sittingbourne
Kent
ME9 0BB


 

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