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Bewl Water 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon & Ultra

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Take part in this incredibly scenic late spring run. Great for runners of all abilities, the course loops around the reservoir on a mix of woodland trails and quaint country lanes. Come for the finisher's medal or to see the flowers in bloom.
C-19 Plan
Hermes Running has confirmed that this event will be going ahead as planned on Friday 7th May 2021 in accordance with the COVID-19 safety measures. Learn more

How to enter the Bewl Water 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon & Ultra

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    Run 13.1mi
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    Run 10km
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Bewl Water 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon & Ultra routes

The race is set within 1000 acres of picturesque Kent and Sussex countryside.

Each of the routes follow the clockwise “round the reservoir route” at the Bewl Water Country Park which is the largest lake in South East England.

All routes pass through covered forested areas and open countryside overlooking the lake.

The course is only undulating on certain sections, whilst the remaining route is run along quiet country back roads.

Half marathon runners will complete one lap of this course, two laps for the marathon course, and three laps for the ultra.

There will be 3 checkpoints stations, one at the start/finish which will contain water bottles, Chia Charge Bars, GU Energy Gels and bananas for runners. Other checkpoints will be at Rosemary Farm and Burnt Lodge Lane.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Unique finisher's medal
  • Trophies for 1st, 2nd & 3rd female/male runners for each event
  • Chip timed race (net chip times sent directly to your mobile after the race)
  • Water & aid station
  • Marshalled course
  • Free car parking for runners
Raceday Logistics

Schedule

08:30 Ultra Marathon Begins

09:00 Marathon Begins

10:00 Half Marathon Begins

10:30 10km Begins

5 minutes before the start of each race there will be a mandatory race briefing and the start is a 5 minute (0.5 mi) walk from the Bewl Water Visitor Centre so please allow plenty of time to arrive at the start.

There will be no official registration on the day but there will be a registration desk (for enquiries/help on the day).

*Race packs and bibs will be posted within 2 weeks of the race date.

Kit List
  • Trail running shoes as the trail can get muddy
  • Hydration pack
  • Gels and food
  • Warm clothing as some of the route is exposed
Spectators

Spectators are welcome, but it is urged that you keep spectators to a minimum due to the current situation and to ensure the safety of our runners.

Parking for spectators not travelling with their runners will be £5.00 per car.

Volunteers

If you would like to get in touch with the race organiser about volunteering, please contact: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I access my race time?
The results will be hosted by the Race Director Chip Timing, you will be sent a text of your provisional net time after the race, directly to your mobile number which you provided when registering.
Will the trail remain open to the public?
The trail is open to the public so please watch out for and be respectful of any walkers, cyclists or dog walkers you encounter.
Are earphones permitted for the Bewl Water Half Marathon Marathon Ultra & 10K?
If you have to use music players (MP3 Players / iPod’s) please ensure that these are the Aftershokz over-ear bone conducting earphones, not in-ear earphones. It is also asked that you are able to hear the marshals instructions and that you are courteous of all other trail users.
Are there cut-off times for this event?
Yes, the cut-off times are as follows; 10k cut-off is 2.5 hours; Half Marathon cut-off time is 6 hours; Marathon cut-off time is 7.15 hours; and Ultra cut-off time is 8 hours.
Is there an age requirement to participate?
Yes, participants must be 16+ for the 10k, 17+ for the Half-Marathon, and 18+ for the Ultra and Marathon events.

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Organised Race Events In Surrey & Kent. These include the Thames Meander (Kingston-upon-Thames) Surrey, Magna Carta (Runnymede) Surrey, North Downs Way (Reigate) Surrey and the Bewl Water (Lamberhurst) Kent. All of the races are geared up towards both the novice runner, as well as the more experienced veteran runners.

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