About DRR

Dartford Road Runners meet every TUESDAY and THURSDAY at 6.50pm at Princes Park, the home of Dartford Football Club. The club is in Grassbanks which is behind David Lloyd in Princes Road.

Please feel free to just turn up or contact the membership secretary Mira at  dartfordrr@googlemail.com

Our sessions are held all over Dartford, utilising the better pavements in the winter, and the many local parks and open spaces in the summer. We try to keep the sessions as varied as possible and arrange them to suit all abilities. 

Dartford Road Runners is an adult (over 18s) running club and we welcome both new and seasoned runners to come along see what we do.We can offer training suitable for every ability from beginner to county champions. The club is run to ensure that everyone is as important as the next. Training and competitions are designed and organised to be fully inclusive rather than exclusive.

The weekday club runs start at 6.50pm and the Sunday runs at 9.00am. Runners are free to arrange and follow their own training schedule or to join the varied organised training sessions to achieve specific goals. The emphasis of the training changes throughout the year to take account of seasonal changes in the targets set by individuals.Coaches will always be available to give advice or plan specific training schedules.

There is a handicap competition each month, which, runs throughout the year. The summer course is held in Central Park Dartford and the winter course uses well lit roads around the town. Trophies are awarded to the top five runners each season.

A grand prix series runs each year, consisting of a number of races, starting in January and finishing in December. Members wishing to take part are placed in a division where they compete against others of similar ability. Trophies are awarded to the top three runners in each division at the annual Christmas Ball.

We organise  a 5K race series in Joydens Wood each summer which is well supported by many local clubs and runners. These races are held on the last Wednesday of May, June and July, using a different course through the woods each month.

We also organise the Run > Dartford Summer Series. This is five races over five different distances in five different locations in the borough. A low key event aimed at all, but always run as professionally as we can.

We also organise the Dartford 10k held on Bank Holiday Monday in August.

Dartford Road Runners compete as a team in the London based Assembly League in the summer, and in the Kent, and Kent Fitness cross country leagues in the winter.

We also arrange a number of social functions throughout the year and at least one club trip to coincide with a road race.