The first ever Run, Walk or Push against Dementia event hosted by Sevenoaks District Council raced to a huge victory after some 500 participants raised money for local dementia services on Sunday 14 May.
Residents from all over the District and beyond turned out in full force on a sunny morning to take on one of the timed 3, 5 or 10 kilometre races on the beautiful backdrop of Knole Park.
The event will have raised thousands of pounds which will go to Sevenoaks Area Community Dementia Forum.
The spirit of the day was fully embraced as residents ran the course alongside their families, with their dogs and even pushing youngsters along with them in pushchairs.
Support from The Good Care Group was provided on the day as new District Chairman, Cllr Larry Abraham, was also on hand at the finish line to award the competitors their medals.
Competitors of all abilities were welcomed on the day but it was Thomas Price who made it round first on the 10k course, Dominic Richardson quickest on the 5k course and Kieran Gallagher finishing first on the 3k course.
Sevenoaks District Chairman, Cllr Larry Abraham, says: “It was a brilliant day for everyone involved and we are so happy we had such a good turnout and were able to raise money for an excellent cause.
“Dementia is something that will affect everyone in one way or another and I think that shows with the amount of people who joined us.
“Congratulations to everybody who took part and thank you to all those who helped out on the day and made it special.”
Photos from the event and participants’ timings can be viewed at www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/runwalkpush