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The 11th Tenterden 5 Mile

The Tenterden 5, was cancelled in February 2021 due to Covid.

Once lockdown restrictions are fully lifted and we have permissions in place from the appropriate authorities, we are looking to reschedule the race for later in the year – perhaps as an evening summer event.

Once we have all the permissions in place, we will then confirm the date and open up entries.

The details below are from our proposed 2020 race and these 
details will be updated once we have a date, so please do come back and check – and look out for announcements on our social media pages.

This great little race returns for the 11th time in 2020 and continues to grow in popularity. The event always gets great feedback from runners and it's fast-ish, almost traffic-free run along the quiet lanes around the pretty Kent village of Wittersham, near Tenterden is perfect for runners of all standards. There are a couple of inclines, but nothing to worry even the most hill-averse amongst you! 

Runners of all standards are welcome and all race profits go to Wittersham Sports Club.

There will be medals and finish line goodies for all finishers and the event includes a 500m children's race.

  • Limited On Site Parking
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • Baggage Drop Off
The Course
The Tenterden 5 Mile course is an undulating, looped route, but with no substantial hills. The final mile is downhill meaning a fast finish is guaranteed. The route will be officially measured and carries a certificate of course accuracy.

The route will be clearly marked using large route arrows, as well as being marshalled throughout. Please note that the roads will only be closed for the start of the race and although they are quiet lanes there is a chance you may meet a vehicle on the route.

First Aid
St John Ambulance or another medical provider will be in attendance on the day and the course will be marshalled to provide assistance. There will also be a sweep marshal 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. We will endeavour to display results as they come into the race centre. Results will be uploaded to www.nice-work.org.uk as soon as possible after the race. All entrants that have supplied a valid and legible email address will receive a copy of the results as soon as possible after the race.
Race HQ: Wittersham Sports Club, Poplar Road, Wittersham, Kent TN30 7PD

The Tenterden 5 Mile takes place at Wittersham Football Club and is accessible by car and, of course, on foot and by bike.

Wittersham is a small village in Kent located around 5 miles from Rye and 5 miles from Tenterden. There are several roads and footpaths leading to the village; however, we would recommend cycling or driving to the event.

There will be some car parking available at the Race HQ at the football club, which is located on the main street, just past the turning for The Street.

The closest railway station is Rye which is around 5 miles away, so you will then need to get a taxi or cycle to the event.

UKA Licence Number

Applied for

Course record holders

  • 2018 - 25:01 - Ross Skelton - Brighton Phoenix
  • 2018 - 28:13 - Ashley Gibson - Tonbridge AC


"It's taking part in events like these that makes running such a joy. A wonderful course, not flat but enough of a challenge to justify a few extra jaffa cakes at the finish."

- The Tenterden 5