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13 races that runners in south east London and north Kent will love
Vibe has rounded up some of the top races in south east London and north Kent this summer and into the autumn...
Every Saturday, 9am – Park Run. Free timed 5km runs. Events include Orpington, Bromley, Shorne Woods, Bexley, Greenwich and Crystal Palace. Go to parkrun.org.uk
July 13 - Dartford Half Marathon. Costs £23. Go to dartfordharriersac.co.uk
July 13 – Asics British 10k London. One of the biggest 10k runs in the country starts at Hyde Park and takes in some of the capital’s best spots. Go to thebritish10klondon.co.uk
July 20 – Tunnel 2 Towers 5k. The Firefighter’s Charity’s annual 5k charity run starts in Southwark Park and costs £18 (plus a minimum of £100 sponsorship) to enter. Go to firefighterscharity.org.uk
August 2 – Great British Beerathon. London’s craziest race involves obstacles such as cider and pork pie, lager and a Cornish pasty and bitter and a scotch egg on its 5 mile route in central London. Entry costs £30, with money going to Street Child. Go to beerbellyrunning.weebly.com
August 16 – British Heart Foundation Greenwich Park 10k. Entry £12. Go to bhf.org.uk/greenwichparkrun
September 7 – Weald St George’s 10k, at The Village Green, Sevenoaks. Go to weald10k.co.uk. Entry costs £15 in advance, £17 on the day
September 20 - The Great Gorilla Run. Run, walk or jog 8km through the City of London dressed as a gorilla to help save the species from extinction. Go to greatgorillarun.org. Entry costs £50 (and you should try to raise £400).
August 16/17 – Midnight (wo)man. One for the hard core – 3.8km swin, 180.2km traffic and pot hole-free cycle and 42.2km run. There are also half and quarter distance options, as well an aqua bike combo. Go to bridgetriathlon.co.uk
September 14 – Swanley Park 10k and 5k. Go to nice-work.org.uk
September 28 – Dartford Bridge 10k. Entry costs £15.10. Go to bridgetriathlon.co.uk
October 9 – Gravesend Floodlit 5k and 10k series, at the Cyclopark. Every third Thursday of the month from October to April. Go to nice-work.org.uk
October 12 – Petts Wood 10k. On of the country's best. Go to pettswoodrunners.org
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