Joydens Wood

Next Race: Wednesday 31st May 2017  

Please find the entry form for this year's series at the bottom of this page.


Dartford Road Runners hold a midweek 5K Summer Series in the picturesque Joydens Wood. The races are held on the last Wednesday of May June and July.. Each 5K race is run over a different course, each of which take place on the trails within the woods. Races are open to all abilities and start at 7.15pm sharp. The cost for each race is £6 per race or £15 for the series. We accept postal entries in advance, and are equally happy to receive your entry on the day. 

The dates for the 2017 races are: 31st May, 28th June and 26th July. There are prizes at each race and for the overall series winners along with spot prizes for every 10th finisher.


A cake stall and water station are available at the finish area, however given the setting there are no toilets or changing facilities.

Entrance to the woods is between 176-178 Summerhouse Drive, Joydens Wood, Kent, DA2 7PB. It takes approximately 10 minutes to walk to the start from the woods entrance. In order to preserve the woods there is no onsite parking. Please park in Summerhouse Drive/surrounding roads, showing consideration to local residents.

These races cannot be held without the support of the Woodlands Trust who control the woods and to whom we give a donation from the revenue raised to help towards the continued upkeep of the woods.