The PodPlus Kent Spring Marathon & Half Marathon

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Booked 6 times in the last week
£23.00 - £34.00

4.8

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About
Come and take on this Marathon or Half Marathon through the quiet lanes surrounding Ashford in Kent this spring. Whether it's your first or 100th running event, there is a challenge for eveyone. Soar over the finish line and get your hands on the bespoke finisher's medal.
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Elevation

5 to 20m elevation gain per km

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Where and when
Location
Sandyacres Sports & Social Club, Sandyhurst Ln, Ashford TN25 4PE, UK
Start times
Sun, 16 Apr 2023
Marathon:
9:00am |
Half Marathon:
9:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The PodPlus Kent Spring Marathon & Half Marathon
Marathon
Distance
26.2mi
£32.00 - £34.00
Half Marathon
Distance
13.1mi
£23.00 - £25.00
Route information
Terrain Multi-terrain
Elevation Undulating
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.
It's worth noting that in 2019, this event was a Top 10 Finalist of the Best Marathon in the UK at the Let's Do This Challenge Awards!
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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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Parking
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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Race numbers must be worn on the front of your shirt and not on your legs or back.
FAQs
Will there be toilets at The PlodPlus 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.
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Will my race number be sent to me or do I need to pick it up on race day for The PlodPlus 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.
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Are there on-site changing facilities or a bag drop at The PlodPlus 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.
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Is there an age requirement to participate in The PlodPlus 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.
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When will results be available for The PlodPlus 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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Reviews
4.8
99 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
CrowdsIncredible crowds
paul
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4.7
Did the race in 2022
Great race, scenic alsmot traffic free course, friendly marshalls!
clare
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
This is my favourite half marathon event. It is very well organised, lovely scenic location with a mixture of mainly road and a little trail running along the Pilgrims Way.
pankaj
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
1st half marathon amazing atmosphere. Good track Marshall were very helpful. great fun.
sarah
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4.7
Did the race in 2022
Very good aid stations
rachel
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4.3
Did the race in 2022
Atmosphere was only marked lower as there was not many people racing because of Brighton, so it was quite quick that you felt on your own on the lanes. For me, that felt more like a training run than a race. Still enjoyed it though and will definitely do it again.
sinead
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Fantastic day, well organised, friendly marshals, good distribution of water stations and fabulous munchies at the finish line!
paul
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Extremely well organised, challenging but picturesque course
jennifer
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Beautiful course, very friendly organisers and lovely atmosphere
jacqueline
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Not really, I feel knackered now :)
hayley
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4.7
Did the race in 2022
Beautiful route, well organised and friendly bunch
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Recent Questions
Constantine Louloudis
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Are there prizes for the top finishers? I did another Nice Work event last year and they awarded bottles of wine to the top 3 men & women which was a lovely touch. Also are there medals for every finisher?
patricia suarez
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Minimum age
Stephy Dennis
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Hi there. The minimum age for the half marathon is 17 and for the full marathon it is 18
patricia suarez
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Stephy Dennis
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Hi there. The minimum age for the half marathon is 17 and for the full marathon it is 18
Sarah Sharp
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Can bone conductor headphones be used ?
Stephy Dennis
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Hi there. Just to let you know that you are permitted to wear bone conductor headphones at the race.
Rosie
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What time does the run actually kick off is it 9am or is that just the meeting time? Also can we listen our music on the run? I feel this is motivation for me to keep me running.
Stephy Dennis
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The race itself starts at 9am so you will want to make sure that you get there with plenty of time to warm up and get yourself sorted! I would recommend getting there at 8am so you have enough time :) I'm afraid you cannot run with headphones due to safety reasons. I completely agree with you that music really helps so it is a shame that they don't let you!
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