Run Whitstable & Herne Bay 5k, 10k and Half Marathon - Spring

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Run Whitstable & Herne Bay 5k, 10k and Half Marathon - Spring
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Soak in seaside views as you run from Herne Bay to Whistable in Kent, completing a 5k, 10k or half marathon. The perfect Spring race to ease yourself back into running, this event is open to all abilities. Come along to enjoy the scenery of the Kent coastline and earn your finisher's medal.
Half Marathon, 5k and 10k
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Sun, 24 Mar 2024
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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Hampton Pier Recreation Ground, Herne Bay, UK
Start times
Sunday, 24 Mar 2024
Half Marathon: 9:00 am5k: 10:00 am10k: 10:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Run Whitstable & Herne Bay 5k, 10k and Half Marathon - Spring
Half Marathon
Route information
Experience the stunning coastline of Herne Bay and the traditional seaside town of Whitstable in Kent by running 5k, 10k or a half marathon. Beginning and ending at Hampton Pier in Herne Bay, the out-and-back course is fast and flat, heading along the waterfront and treating runners to amazing views. Highlights include Studd Hill Beach, the Long Rock nature reserve and Tankerton Beach, with its colourful bathing huts.
The 5k consists of an initial 2.5k run stretch before runners turn back, racing along the beachfront to the start point. The 10k is a similar 5k out-and-back route. Half marathon runners will complete an initial 1.1k out and back section towards Hampton before coming back past the start line to do the full 10k section twice.
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What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Chip-timed results
  • Marshalled course
  • Water stations
  • Aid stations
  • Bag drop
How to get there
Hampton Pier Recreation Ground, Herne Bay, UK
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The event hub is based at Herne Bay. Please note the car park at Swalecliffe Avenue (directly opposite the event hub) is limited in space so try and park on Hampton Pier Avenue to help avoid congestion.
By Train
Herne Bay Railway Station is a 10-15 minute walk from the event hub. High-speed trains from St Pancras Station take around 1 hour 20 minutes to reach Herne Bay.
Event day logistics
08:00 Registration open
09:00 Half marathon starts
09:50 Registration closes
10:00 5k and 10k start
Race Pack
You will receive an email in advance of the race with your race number and details. You will then collect your race pack at registration. The chip will be on the race number which must be placed on an outer garment.
Bag Drop
There will be a bag drop at the event village where you may leave your belongings while you run.
Age Restrictions
All runners in the Half Marathon must be 17 or older on the day of the event. The 5k and 10k races are open to all ages - children are welcome as long as they are supervised by a parent/guardian throughout the event. It is up to the discretion of the parent/guardian to decide if their child is capable of running the distance.
Will I receive my race pack in the post for the Run Whistable & Herne Bay 5k, 10k and Half Marathon - Spring?
No, you will not receive anything in the post. You must collect your race pack on the morning of the event from the registration desk.
What is the closest train station to the start location for the Run Whistable & Herne Bay 5k, 10k and Half Marathon - Spring?
Herne Bay station is the closest train station, taking around 10-15 minutes to walk.
Will the Run Whistable & Herne Bay 5k, 10k and Half Marathon - Spring be chip timed?
Yes, all races will be timed with chip timing.
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