Sittingbourne Parkrun Celebrates Its 7th Birthday

Sittingbourne Parkrun Celebrates Its 7th Birthday

It was Sittingbourne Parkrun's seventh birthday on Saturday (25th February) with event number 290 and a celebration with cheers, cake and coffee.

Parkrun legend, 82 year old John Waterman, completed his 250th parkrun milestone as part of the celebrations.

Since the event started there has been 6,480 participants with a whopping 8,896 personal bests recorded. All made possible by 752 volunteers including four legged friends Bertie, Milo, Mollie and Blue to name a few.

Parkrun Supports Swale Foodbank At Easter

Parkrun Supports Swale Foodbank At Easter

Over the last three weeks, Sittingbourne parkrunners have risen to the occasion and donated a cracking 60 Easter eggs and other chocolate treats to Swale Foodbank. 

Young volunteer Henry who is usually out on the course as a 'mini' marshall, collected a staggering 27 by encouraging family and friends to donate to the good cause.

Sittingbourne Strider Parkrun Takeover

Preparations underway for the 10-mile road race

The Striders volunteers are in full swing ready to make this years Sittingbourne 10-mile road race the best yet. Taking place on Sunday, 7 October, the runners start from Highstead School before being taken on a beautiful undulating course around the countryside.

The event, which has been sponsored by Bennett Opie Limited, sees every entrant receiving a carefully packed goody bag and great high tech T-shirt.

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