Run, cycle, walk

7.8 mile race from St Alphege Church, Whitstable to Canterbury Cathedral 

Sunday 23rd Feb 2014

10.15 am for an 11am race start

All participants receive a £5 discount voucher from  Sweatshop* and a  look around the Cathedral – usually £9.50!

How to enter:

Please register via our Eventbrite page at least 24 hours in advance of the race – this helps our planning for the day. Registration is just £10 per entrant. Late entrants have until 10.15am to register on the day of the race.

Eventbrite - St Alphege Run


This is a charity run, so while fundraising isn’t essential, we would be delighted to raise additional sponsorship for the work of The Friends of St Alphege Church.

You may like to collect sponsorship through either collecting cash, cheques and charity cheques payable to ‘St Alphege Church’. If you would like to collect sponsorship mail me for a sponsorship form.

Remember to make good use of your social media to invite your friends and family to join you running, cycling, or walking and support you with sponsorship. There are sharing buttons at the bottom of this page. Please let people know you’ll be taking part.

Route:         Click here for a map of the route

Starts at St. Alphege Church, Whitstable, takes in the Crab and Winkle (through Clowes Wood) between Whitstable and Canterbury, through the University of Kent grounds and into Canterbury city center nr Canterbury West Station, ending up at Canterbury Cathedral.

Marshals and first aiders are on the route.

Training Program:

Click here to see the training program

Whitstable Parking:

Free parking usually available in Nelson Road and side roads off Nelson Road or main car parks.

Do not park on Island Wall – time restrictions apply!

Getting Home:

Alternatives to parking a car in Canterbury in advance are:

  • Run, cycle or walk back to Whitstable as part of a longer route.
  • Take the bus from Westgate Towers to Whitstable.


Refreshments ( also cake, probably) and toilets will be available at the church before the start.

Please carry a mobile phone for your own safety and any drinks/food you will need on route.

Please make sure you have warm clothes/ a change of clothes to put on after the race.

Your time:

We will record times but cannot guarantee 100% accuracy. Please time yourselves too. 

Race director:

Sonia McNally

On behalf of  The Friends of St Alphege, St Alphege Church, Whitstable CT5 1DY.

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