Established in 1989 by a small group of local athletes, Swanley & District AC is a running club with a reputation for being both friendly and competitive. Our members are of all ages and abilities - some of us run to keep fit, some take things a little more seriously and train for races of all distances, both local and further afield or some just for the fun of it. If you are new to running or a hardened veteran there will always be someone to run with.
If you aim is to get a little fitter and be able to run 5k or you are training for a marathon, we are always happy to see new faces so come along and join us!
Membership details can be found here
Our clubhouse is in the lovely surroundings of Swanley Park where we meet every Sunday at 9.00am for a run over various distances and terrain and we also have a coached session on Wednesday evenings at 7.00 pm from White Oak Leisure Centre between October and early April, and Swanley Park during the summer months.
Many of our members run at local Parkruns on Saturday mornings at Lullingstone, Bromley, Dartford and Shorne Woods so if you would like to join or find out more, please say Hi!..
who are the panthers?
The Panthers section of Swanley & District AC has been running for some years now and was set up to cater for young athletes between 8-16 years to introduce athletics to children of all abilities. Our qualified and CRB checked coaches offer sessions every Wednesday at 7.00pm from April through to the end of summer at Swanley Park and during the winter, indoors at White Oak Leisure centre. Children are encouraged to take part in cross country races and the summer KYAL track and field league and many also run in local parkruns. The benefits in having fun while exercising are tremendous so bring your kids along. While they are using up their energy you can come and join the adult training session!
Unfortunately, we sometimes have a waiting list as we are limited for health and safety requirements as well as being able to dedicate the appropriate level of coaching required from a 1:12 coaching ratio.
Please contact us though to check on the current situation.
Please email Annette White here for more information
Where to Find Us
Swanley Park, New Barn Road, Swanley, Kent BR8 7PW.
Our clubhouse can be found in the yard behind the cafe!