The Rotary Club of Sittingbourne Invicta are looking for entries to their nineth 10k and 2k Races to be held at Westlands School, Sittingbourne on the morning of Sunday 19th May.
This is a sporting and community event which is also a major fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Sittingbourne Invicta. The races are popular, attracting around 300 entrants for the 10k and 200 entrants for the 2k. Last year's races raised around £4,000 bringing the total in the eight races to date to nearly £50,000 all of which has been donated to charities.
There will be musical entertainment with the 106.9 SFM Roadshow on hand, stalls selling home baked cakes, ice cream and other tempting foods, teas and coffees and juices, with displays by local groups involved in the organisation of the races. There is plenty of car parking space for those coming by car.
This race is approved by UK Athletics (No 2019 - 36188) and is listed in Runner's World.
All runners start from the Westlands School playing fields at 11.00am and the route follows a measured route along rural roads through the delightful undulating Kent countryside before returning to the school. There's just one short stretch of off-road running where some caution is required.
To enter you must be 16 or over on the day of the race. Each runner will be assigned an official race number on the day and be chip-timed.
All entrants will receive a "goody bag" and there will be trophies for the winners in different categories.
If you register before Friday 10th May 2019 the entry fee is £13 for affiliated runners and £15 for non-affiliated runners. Registration will be open on the day from 08:30am to 10:30am when the fee will be £15 for affiliated runners and £17 for unaffiliated runners.
You can register and pay online through the Runner's World website (booking fee applies) or download an entry form from the Invicta website (invictarotary.org) to post in.
2K Fun Run and Swale Combined Athletic Club Primary Schools Team 2k Race
The race is open to primary school teams and independent runners.
Swale Combined Athletic Club is promoting our 2k Race as a primary school competition with the winning team receiving a perpetual shield for a year. The first three teams also receive a plaque, which can be kept by the school.
School teams can include any number of runners, but only the first 4 runners from each team will score towards the shield. As runners finish they will be handed a finishing number token, which they will give to their Team Manager who will write their name, race number and finishing token on a form supplied by Swale Combined AC. This will then be handed to the race scorer with the collected tokens. The team with the lowest finishing score wins i.e. 1st, 3rd, 5th and 6th will score 15 points.
All finishers receive a running medal.
Entry to the Sittingbourne Invicta 2K Race for both school team runners and independent runners is £2.50.
All non-team registrations will be made on the day when a race number will be issued.
Registration on the day opens at 8:30am and closes at 9.30am for the 2k Fun Run to start at 09:45am.