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A running event dedicated to crisps sounds pretty awesome, right? Give the Crispathon a try this spring to see how far you can run on this out and back course in 6 hours. With plenty of crisps at the aid stations enjoy chomping as you run and claim your special crisp themed medal.
10k, Half Marathon, Marathon, and 1 more
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Sun, 26 Mar 2023
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Dover, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Samphire Hoe, Samphire Rd, Dover CT17 9FL, UK
Start times
Sunday, 26 Mar 2023
8:30 am |
Half Marathon:
8:30 am |
8:30 am |
8:30 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Crispathon
Half Marathon
Route information
The 3.28 mile course will be within the Samphire Hoe nature reserve and along the sea wall. You'll go out and back along this route, returning to base camp after 3.28 miles. The terrain will be mostly smooth paths and pavement with a few pebbles to look out for.
You can complete as many or as few laps as you can within the 6 hours.
Please remember that Samphire Hoe will be open to the public and you will be sharing the paths with the public, that includes dog walkers, fishermen, ramblers and cyclists so you will need to be aware of your surroundings.
  • Half Marathon - 4 laps
  • Marathon - 8 laps
  • Ultra - 9+ laps
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Finisher's Goody Bag
  • Well stocked base camp
  • Toilets
How to get there
Samphire Hoe, Samphire Rd, Dover CT17 9FL, UK
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There is a car park on-site. Charges are: up to 30 mins 50p, 30 mins - 2 hours £1.00, Over 2 hours £2.00. Disabled badge holders and motorcycles are free.
Event day logistics
07:00 Samphire Hoe opens to the public
08:20 Mandatory race briefing
08:30 6 Hour Challenge starts
14:30 6 Hour Challenge finishes
Race Numbers
You'll pick up your race number on the morning of the event from the registration desk at the race base camp.
Age Requirements
Children over the age of 11 are permitted to take part in this event so long as they are accompanied by an adult at all times and do not exceed the following distances.
  • Aged 11-12 can run a maximum of 5k
  • Aged 13-14 can run a maximum of 6k
  • Aged 15 can run a maximum of 10k
  • Aged 16 can run a maximum of 15k
  • Aged 17 can run a maximum of 25k
Aid Station
You'll visit the aid station after every 3.28 mile lap. This will be fully stocked by the event organiser but you are welcome to leave your own on the table for runner's supplies.
On-site Facilities
There will be toilets available from 07:00 by the car park close to the start/finish area.
Headphones and Earphones
You will be able to use headphones and earphones during the 6 Hour Challenge. Please have the volume low and be aware of others you are sharing the space with.
Spectator Info
Samphire Hoe is open to the public from 07:00 till dusk. It is a great location for spectators to take a walk and support the runners.
Do I have to run for the whole 6 hours of the Crispathon?
Not at all! You can run as many or as little laps as you can or want to. You will have to complete a minimum of 1 lap in order to get a bespoke finisher's medal.
Is there somewhere to park for the Crispathon?
Yes, there is a car park on-site. The cost to park for 2+ hours is £2.
What kind of shoes will I need to wear for the Crispathon?
Road shoes should be fine for this course. The majority of the route will be along perfect surfaces bar a few pebbles.
Will there be toilets at the Crispathon?
Yes, there are toilets close to the start/finish area.
Will there be a bag drop at the Crispathon?
No, there won't be an official bag drop area but you are welcome to leave your bag at the start/finish area. Someone will always be around however all items are left at their own risk.
When will I get my race number for the Crispathon?
All race numbers will be picked up on the day from the race base camp.
Can I listen to music whilst I run the Crispathon?
Yes. Please keep the volume low so you're aware of your surroundings as the space is shared with the public.
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