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Sevenoaks 7 returns for 30th edition

By kind permission of Knole Estates, the 30th edition of the Sevenoaks 7 race will take place on Sunday 7th July 2024, starting at 09:00. The race is run over seven miles (just over 11km) on grass and paths through the stunning hills and scenery of Knole Park.

Race headquarters is at Sevenoaks Rugby Club where changing rooms, showers and refreshments are available. There is also a 3.5k Junior race for nine to 15 year-olds on undulating paths within the park.

The Sevenoaks 7 was first held in 1993 as a replacement for the Sevenoaks Half Marathon. This moved the race from the busy Sevenoaks roads to the tranquillity of Knole Park and quickly established the Sevenoaks 7 as one of the country’s finest and most challenging off-road races, popular with club and unaffiliated runners alike.

The main race starts with a steady ascent of Broad Walk before heading down The Gallops, then alongside Knole House, then onwards to Chestnut Walk.

The half-way point is reached near the top of Chestnut Walk before a second descent of The Gallops, another pass by the house and the climb back up The Gallops before a spectacular final straight back down Broad Walk to the finish.

The event is organised by Sevenoaks Athletics Club and entries for runners of all standards are now open at bit.ly/7oaks7 or by scanning the QR code to the right, including for the junior race which is free to enter.

About Sevenoaks Athletics Club
SAC has a thriving Young Athletes section, currently at capacity with a waiting list, which includes coaching in Track and Field events, indoor and outdoor training and offers participation in competitive inter-club events. Events include full cross country and track and field seasons.

The adult section caters for all abilities and offers social running as well as competitive road running, cross country and track and field. Competitions within the club include the monthly handicap round Knole Park and club “grands prix” in both road running and track and field.

There is no cap to the adult membership and we welcome new members of all abilities and everyone gets a friendly and supportive welcome. For competitive runners, the sky’s the limit and for those who enjoy social running, SAC has plenty to offer. Visit the clubs website at 7oaks-ac.org.uk for more information.

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