Family 5k Run 2015
On Sunday 4th October 2015 at 2:00pm, Sevenoaks Primary School held a Family 5K event in conjunction with Sevenoaks School. The event was perhaps one of the best we have ever organised and we have been inundated with positive comments from everyone that took part.
We were blessed with the weather – the sun shone throughout and the venue was spectacular. When the concept of the event was first discussed, we had a vision of drawing the local community together for a family event, which would raise funds for the New Building and other local charities. The reality exceeded all expectations.
It was great to see so many people taking part and getting active. We had participants from across the Partnership Schools, numerous Sports Associations, local businesses and community groups. There was even a family on holiday to the UK from Australia!
The atmosphere on the start line was fantastic. There were lots of smiling faces as the participants started on the 5K course and relieved but still smiling faces as they crossed the line with requests to repeat the event next year!
The success of the event was not down to chance, though, but through the hard work from a dedicated team of parents, staff and governors.
Sevenoaks School were amazing, firstly in agreeing to host and co-organise the event but also in providing the marshals, setting out the course and their hands on support throughout the day.
Georgina Burnett, a BBC South East Weather Reporter, was a trouper and not only fired the starting gun but also helped set up in the morning and coped with the challenges of appearing alongside a Yeti! This was her first experience as a celebrity starting an event.
Finally, we would like to thank our sponsors Sevenoaks Medical Centre, Ibbett Mosely, Berry & Lamberts Solicitors, Bat & Ball Sports, Sevenoaks Computers and A-Plan Insurance. They not only contributed invaluable money towards our new building but also supported the Family 5K on the day.