Vibe has rounded up some of the top races in south east London and north Kent this summer and into the autumn...

Every Saturday, 9am – Park Run. Free timed 5km runs. Events include Orpington, Bromley, Shorne Woods, Bexley, Greenwich and Crystal Palace. Go to

July 13 - Dartford Half Marathon. Costs £23. Go to

July 13 – Asics British 10k London. One of the biggest 10k runs in the country starts at Hyde Park and takes in some of the capital’s best spots. Go to

July 20 – Tunnel 2 Towers 5k. The Firefighter’s Charity’s annual 5k charity run starts in Southwark Park and costs £18 (plus a minimum of £100 sponsorship) to enter. Go to

August 2 – Great British Beerathon. London’s craziest race involves obstacles such as cider and pork pie, lager and a Cornish pasty and bitter and a scotch egg on its 5 mile route in central London. Entry costs £30, with money going to Street Child. Go to

August 16 – British Heart Foundation Greenwich Park 10k. Entry £12. Go to

September 7 – Weald St George’s 10k, at The Village Green, Sevenoaks. Go to Entry costs £15 in advance, £17 on the day

September 20 - The Great Gorilla Run. Run, walk or jog 8km through the City of London dressed as a gorilla to help save the species from extinction. Go to Entry costs £50 (and you should try to raise £400).

August 16/17 – Midnight (wo)man. One for the hard core – 3.8km swin, 180.2km traffic and pot hole-free cycle and 42.2km run. There are also half and quarter distance options, as well an aqua bike combo. Go to

September 14 – Swanley Park 10k and 5k. Go to

September 28 – Dartford Bridge 10k. Entry costs £15.10. Go to

October 9 – Gravesend Floodlit 5k and 10k series, at the Cyclopark. Every third Thursday of the month from October to April. Go to

October 12 – Petts Wood 10k. On of the country's best. Go to