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The PodPlus Kent Spring Marathon & Half Marathon

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Whether you’re an experienced marathoner or a first-timer seeking your first marathon adventure, this race will have an option to suit your needs.
C-19 Plan
Nice Work has confirmed that this event will be going ahead as planned on Saturday 10th Apr 2021 in accordance with the COVID-19 safety measures. Learn more

Review summary

4.7
45 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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T.Logan
"Well organised and an predominately flat course so good for PBs. Despite..."

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David J
"Thanks to all at Nice Work for organising this event - it was great to be back..."

D

David J
"After such a long break, it was just great to be racing again. All credit to..."
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How to enter the The PodPlus Kent Spring Marathon & Half Marathon

  1. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    £30–£32
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  2. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    £22–£24
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The PodPlus Kent Spring Marathon & Half Marathon routes

This will be a looped course, with marathon runners completing it twice and half marathon runners once.

The event will take place around the quiet Kent country-roads, however, they will not be closed for the race so please remain vigilant of any vehicles on the course.

In parts, the route will be run on mixed-terrain tracks, with a small section joining the Pilgrims Way. The course is naturally undulating - get set for a fast finish with the last 1.5KM being downhill.

In 2019, this event was a Top 10 Finalist of the Best Marathon in the UK at the Let's Do This Challenge Awards.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Chip timing
  • Cash prizes
  • Refreshment stations
  • Course marshalled
  • First aid on-site
Raceday Logistics

Schedule

08:00: Start Line Opens

10:00: Start Line Closes

Participants will be set off in 5-minute slots, beginning at 08:00 all the way up until 10:00. There will be a maximum of 12 people per time slot.

Kit List

Race numbers must be worn on the front of your shirt and not on your legs or back. Make sure to not damage the timing chip.

Spectators

Due to the current situation, spectators are encouraged not to attend. If they must, it is asked that they congregate at the start/finish area.

Volunteers

For more information about volunteering please contact: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be toilets?
Yes, there will be toilets at the start/finish area but it is asked that you take care washing your hands and sanitise regularly.
Will my race number be sent to me or do I need to pick it up on race day?
If you have entered the race in good time then it will be sent to you in the post. If you entered close to race day then you will need to collect your race number on the day of the event. Entries are not available on the day.
Are there on-site changing facilities or a bag drop?
No, due to the current situation there will be no baggage drop or changing facilities for use at the event.
Is there an age requirement to participate?
Participants must be 17 years of age and over to enter the Half Marathon and 18 years of age and over to enter the Marathon event.
When will results be available?
Results and race awards will be available approximately 3 days after the event. Race medals will be available for pick-up upon finishing the race, and a small momento will be sent out in the post after the event for race winners.

Meet the organiser

We are a specialist race management company, organising more than 140 races across the UK each year. We offer everything from small community events to larger races organised on behalf of running clubs, charities, local authorities and private companies.

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The PodPlus Kent Spring Marathon & Half Marathon reviews (45)

4.7 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
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    T

    Did the Half Marathon in 2020

    Well organised and an predominately flat course so good for PBs. Despite covid-19 measures and staggered starts, still a good atmosphere and some very supportive and cheerful volunteers!
  • D

    David J

    Did the Half Marathon in 2020

    Thanks to all at Nice Work for organising this event - it was great to be back racing again !Special credit for the organisation. It is never easy arranging two concurrent races at the same time (Full and Half Marathon) and must be especially difficult at present. The race was slickly organised in a COVID secure way from beginning to end and many thanks to all the marshalls who stood in the pouring rain for hours and were always positive and encouraging. Great course too - challenging with plenty of variety.
  • D

    David J

    Did the Half Marathon in 2020

    After such a long break, it was just great to be racing again. All credit to everyone from Nice Work in doing a superb job of organising two concurrent races (Half and Full Marathon) in a COVID secure way. Special thanks to all the marshalls who stood in the rain for four plus hours and were unfailingly encouraging and supportive. Sincere thanks to you all for a great event. The course is also a real test with plenty of variety
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    Isla s

    Did the Marathon in 2020

    Organisers were fantastic - a challenging hilly marathon not a PB course but Marshalls were great - I would do it again!!
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    LindaJ D

    Did the Marathon in 2020

    Fantastically well organised. Amazing all the additional hard work that must have gone into making the race Covid compliant too. Marshals were awesome and just loved the whole atmosphere. Absolutely loved the race, course was challenging but not overly so!!
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    Michael D

    Did the Half Marathon in 2020

    Very well organised and a nice course. The marshals were very helpful and encouraging. I would recommend the race to runners of all standards.
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    Warren M

    Did the Marathon in 2020

    Well done to everyone who arranged this Covid Secure Marathon, it's my 2nd time taking part in this event, the course is very tough and the rained added to that challenge. well organised and safe event, well done to everyone involved in allowing to us to get racing again!
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    Alison W

    Did the Half Marathon in 2020

    An undulating course with a small amount of trail thrown in for good measure makes this a challenging run, but one that takes in the lovely countryside scenery and makes for an enjoyable event. Such a well organised race HQ to maintain social distancing and provide a safe and supportive atmosphere. Tough but fun!
  • Z

    Zoe F

    Did the Marathon in 2020

    Very well organised marathon in a covid secure format by the Nice Work team. Lovely medal and optional reasonably priced technical t shirt, friendly smiling marshals. 2 lap course - undulating with a reasonable hill around mile 13, had me wondering if it would be a hard day at the office! Thankfully there are some cruisey downhills to balance out the slightly sapping climbs. Nice rural scenery, mainly on quiet lanes with a short section on trail.
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    Neil S

    Did the Half Marathon in 2020

    Weather fantastic, course challenging and fun, competitors having fun and Marshalls top hat – great enthusiasm, energy and guidance. Kent Countryside views as well ... what more is needed!
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