St Alphege Race 2019 – Frequently Asked Questions

Gift Aid:

In the registration process, if you are a tax payer, we will invite you to apply Gift Aid to your donation. Click here for terms and conditions of Gift Aid, which can increase donations by 25%.

Gift Aid is reclaimed by the charity from the tax you pay for the current tax year. Your address will be needed to identify you as a current UK taxpayer.

In order to Gift Aid your donation we will invite you to declaire your understanding that you ant to Gift Aid your donation to The Parochial Church Council Of The Ecclesiastical Parish Of Whitstable.

We will ask you to make the following declaration (if it applies to you): I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax in the current tax year than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations it is my responsibility to pay any difference.


This is a fundraising event and we would be delighted if you choose to raise additional sponsorship for St Alphege Church.

You may like to collect sponsorship through either collecting cash, cheques and charity cheques payable to ‘St Alphege Church’.

Please use this sponsorship form to confirm pledges and enable your sponsors to make Gift Aid donations.

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

Under 16s:

Children are welcome to take part in the St Alphege Race, as long as they are accompanied by a parent, guardian or other responsible adult (designated by parent or guardian). Under 11’s must run or cycle with an accompanying adult throughout the Race.


If you would like to get involved with marshalling, refreshment stands, registration etc, please let us know. Send us your details to Jayne Bale, our Race Director & Church Warden at – we will be very happy to hear from you.


In 2018, we put improved signage and increased marshalling support in place and received very positive feedback from participants. We aim to achieve a similar level of positive feedback for our 2019 run.

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 at Canterbury Cathedral’s ChristChurch Gate.

Marshals and first aiders are on the route.

Whitstable parking:

Free parking may available in Nelson Road, Cornwallis Circle, Cromwell Road and Regent Street. The nearest car parks on Middle Wall and Gladstone Road will also be available, but will not be free of charge.

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.


Sun 24 February 2019

11:30 – 13:30 GMT

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The mission and ministry of St Alphege Church sees the church hosting worship and providing outreach to a diverse number of community groups.  It’s what goes on UNDER the roof that makes the difference to the community in Whitstable. Find out more:

Jayne Bale is our Race Director for the St Alphege Run as well as a Church Warden and one of The Friends of St Alphege. If you have questions about the event and how to get involved as a participant or a volunteer, please contact Jayne via email

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