The PodPlus Kent Spring Marathon & Half Marathon

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Take on either a half or full marathon this spring through the Kent villages of Charing and Westwell. This friendly event is open to all abilities, whether this is your very first event, or your 50th. Everyone who crosses the finish will receive a bespoke finisher's medal to mark their achievement.
Half Marathon, and Marathon
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Sun, 10 Apr 2022
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Sandyacres Sports & Social Club, Sandyhurst Ln, Ashford TN25 4PE, UK
Start times
Sun, 10 Apr 2022
9:00am |
Half Marathon:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The PodPlus Kent Spring Marathon & Half Marathon
£34.00 - £36.00
Half Marathon
£23.00 - £25.00
Route information
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 1.5k 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.
What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Chip timing
  • Prizes for top finishers
  • Refreshment stations
  • Course marshalled
  • First aid on-site
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Finisher's Medal
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How to get there
Sandyacres Sports & Social Club, Sandyhurst Ln, Ashford TN25 4PE, UK
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There will be parking available at race headquarters (Sandyacres Sports Club).
By Train
The closest railway station is Charing, which is served by trains from Ashford International. It is just a short half-mile walk from the station to the race HQ.
Event day logistics
09:00 Both races start
*Participants are advised to arrive at least 45 minutes before the race start time to allow enough time to drop your bag, register, attach your race number and warm up.
Age Restrictions
Entrants must be aged 17 and over to enter the Half Marathon, and 18 and over to enter the Marathon.
Race Packs
Entrants who have entered in good time will have their race packs sent in the post 10 days before event day.
Those who have entered in the 10 days before race day will collect their race pack at registration on the day of the event.
If your race pack hasn't arrived, head to the registration desk at race HQ and you can be issued with a new one.
A full set of race instructions will be sent via email before the event.
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Nice Work
Nice Work are an event organiser based out of Rye in Sussex, who offer one of the most comprehensive inventory of running events in the UK. From coastal 10ks, to trail marathons, to inner-city fun runs, these events have an ever-growing and loyal community of runners who are in it for the love of the sport. If you’ve ever sat on the fence or been unsure about taking on your first running event, then checking out Nice Work’s offering is the perfect place to start.
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Kit List
Race numbers must be worn on the front of your shirt and not on your legs or back.
Will there be toilets at The Kent Spring Marathon & Half Marathon event?
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 for The Kent Spring Marathon & Half Marathon?
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 at The Kent Spring Marathon & Half Marathon event?
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 in The Kent Spring Marathon & Half Marathon races?
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 for The Kent Spring Marathon & Half Marathon?
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.
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