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4 Castles Challenge

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Route description
Route description

Starting at Deal Pier, this route takes runners past four iconic castles. The first castle on the list is the remains of Sandown Castle on the edge of Deal, a former artillery fort built by Henry VIII in the 16th Century.

From here, runners will travel along the seafront to Deal Castle, considered to be one of the finest Tudor artillery forts, and is the site of the first refreshment stop.

Not too far after this comes the third castle, Walmer Castle. Originally a Tudor fortress, Walmer Castle evolved into a stately home for the Lords Warden of the Cinque Ports, and became the residence of famous names from the Duke of Wellington to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

Next, runners will enjoy stunning views of the White Cliffs, a landmark of Deal. Runners will be able to see miles across the sea as they head towards South Foreland Lighthouse.

The final stage continues across to Dover Castle. An iconic landmark perched on the cliffs above Dover, built in the 12th Century by Henry II. Truly a unique finish to any running event, with a lap around some of the grounds before you cross the line.

Logistics and schedule


10:00 Half Marathon Starts

Age Requirements

All entrants must be 17 and older on race day to enter the event.


Volunteers are a crucial part of the success of events like this, and Sportive Events UK will reward volunteers with:

  • A marshal credit which gives you free entry into another of their events (most events are included)
  • Certificate of recognition for volunteering
  • Free Refreshments

If you are interested in helping out please contact [email protected]

How to get there

Deal Pier, Beach St, Deal CT14 6HY, UK

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There will be 2 race villages, one at the start at Deal Pier, and the other will be at the finish at Dover Castle.


There will be parking at both the start and finish.

Frequently asked questions
Are there toilets at The 4 Castles Challenge?
Yes, there will be toilet facilities on-site.
Is there somewhere I can park at The 4 Castles Challenge?
Yes there will be parking available at both the start and finish of the event, and coach transfers between the two race villages regularly.
How old do I have to be to enter The 4 Castles Challenge?
Entrants must be 17 and older to enter the event.
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Half Marathon
10:00am Sun 26th Sep 2021

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