Competing in a sponsored event can be a fantastic way to help raise funds for South Kent Mind and get fit or fulfil a lifetime’s ambition in the process. If you are looking to participate in a marathon, half-marathon, triathlon, 10k, 5k, bungee jump, parachute jump, or any other incredible feat of athleticism, then please consider fundraising for us.
We recommend you set-up an online fundraising page so friends, family, and supporters are able to easily and safely donate to South Kent Mind because of the great work you are doing.
While we continue to observe government guidelines on social distancing and staying safe we are delighted that a number of COVID-safe running events are starting to get organised in Kent. Consequently we have curated the following event calendar that may be the challenge you are looking for.
Folkestone 10 – 10 Mile Challenge
The Folkestone 10 is a virtual event being hosted by Folkestone Running Club over the 2021 Easter weekend from Friday 2nd to Sunday 5th April.
The PodPlus Kent Spring Marathon & Half Marathon
Sun 11th Apr 2021
Whether you’re an experienced marathoner or a first-timer seeking your first marathon adventure, this race will have an option to suit your needs.
The Doddington Place Gardens 5k & 10k
Sat 1st May 2021
Experience some of the best trail running in Kent at Doddington Place Gardens in this 5k or 10k event. This covid-secure event is great for those looking to put their lockdown fitness into action. Come for the epic finish in front of the iconic Victorian mansion or to escape London for the weekend.
Folkestone Coastal 10K
Sun 30th May 2021
Treat yourself with this flat and fast 10k race along the south coast. Great for runners of all levels, the course starts at Folkestone Seafront before making its way along the promenade. Come for the chance to record a PB or for the finisher’s medal.
Hawkhurst 10k & 5k
Sun 27th Jun 2021
Stretch your legs this summer in the Hawkhurst 5k & 10k. With 2 distances and a kids race on offer, there is something for the whole family. Set in Kent, the Garden of England, there is sure to be stunning country views. Come for the views, a fun day out, and a finisher’s medal.
The Mount Ephraim 10k
Sun 8th Aug 2021
This beautiful 10k course takes runners around the stunning estate of Mount Ephraim Gardens. As runners of all abilities speed around the beautiful course, they will enjoy breathtaking views of the Kent countryside, and celebrate with a bespoke medal.
The Brett Lydd 20 Mile & Half Marathon
Sun 15th Aug 2021
Drive your training forward with this pan-flat half marathon and 20 mile event. Great for runners of all levels, the course winds its way through the Kent countryside surrounding the Marsh Town of Lydd. Come for a great physical challenge.
The Canterbury Half Marathon
Mon 30th Aug 2021
The half marathon that has a bit of everything to it. Known to be one of the most popular in Kent, it is an extremely well organised event combining challenging running with stunning scenery. Take on these country lanes and you will have definitely deserved that medal at the finish line.
Rye Ancient Trails 30K & 15K
Sun 12th Sep 2021
Test your endurance with this 15 or 30KM route, kicking-off in the historic town of Rye. Great for seasoned runners and newcomers alike, the mixed-terrain course weaves around the surrounding country lanes and tracks. Come for the historic sites en-route or for the bespoke finisher’s medal.
The Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon
8:00am Sun 19th Sep 2021
Take on the great half marathon event on the south coast. Great for beginner and veteran runners alike, the course is relatively flat and makes it way along the promenade. Come for the chance to record a PB or for the finisher’s medal.
11:00am Sun 3rd Oct 2021
Feel the sea breeze on your face in this fun charity race. This flat route heads inland before finishing along the coastal promenade. Perfect for all levels, whether you’re after a rapid time or fancy chilling out. Make sure to grab your medal when you’ve conquered it.