Smileathon

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About
Take part in the smiliest run of your life. An event created in celebration of the mighty smiley Paul Commons, whose ever famous catchphrase, "When your miling you're smiling" has encouraged many to love running. So get yourself down to Ranscombe this May to enjoy the bluebell woods and wild trails.
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Ultra, 10k, Half Marathon , and 1 more
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Mon, 2 May 2022
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Cuxton, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Ranscombe Farm Nature Reserve, 7 Ranscombe Farm Cottages, Cuxton, Rochester ME2 1LA, UK
Start times
Monday, 2 May 2022
Ultra:
8:00 am |
10k:
8:00 am |
Half Marathon :
8:00 am |
Marathon :
8:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Smileathon
Ultra
Distance
480min
£39.95
10k
Distance
10km
£39.95
Half Marathon
Distance
13.1mi
£39.95
Marathon
Distance
26.2mi
£39.95
Route information
There are several variants for each course. The following courses are the base routes but they may adjust slightly on the day to account for the conditions and ranger requests.
This looped route is 3.7-4.4 miles in length. 95% of this course will be made up of trails.
The course follows the trails and footpaths of the Ranscombe Farm Reserve, offering a variety of single track woodland trails, open fields and rolling grassland. There is an ancient avenue lined on each side with large hornbeam trees. On a spring day of May there will be an abundance of flora and fauna to look out for.
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What's included
  • Bespoke marathon themed Finisher's Medal
  • Goody bag at finish
  • Well stocked base camp & aid station
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets
Train
How to get there
Ranscombe Farm Nature Reserve, 7 Ranscombe Farm Cottages, Cuxton, Rochester ME2 1LA, UK
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By Train
Cuxton station is the closest train station to the start location, situated 1.3 miles away, which should take roughly 30 minutes to walk. Alternatively, ride the number 151 bus (towards Chatham) from the stop 'The White Hart', alighting at 'Ranscombe Farm'.
By Car
Ranscombe Farm is located just off Junction 2 of the M2 on Sundridge Hill, Cuxton.
Parking
  1. Entrance parking - there are ten spaces right by the entrance of Ranscombe Farm.
  2. Base camp parking - There is a lovely new car park with around 30 spaces.
  3. Field parking - If 1& 2 gets full then this is also an option to park in the field.
Event day logistics
07:00 Location opens
07:15 Registration opens
07:50 Race Briefing
08:00 Races start
Race Number
You will collect your race number up on race day morning from 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.
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.
Cupless Event
In order to reduce their impact on the environment, this organiser's events are all cupless. This means that it is important to please bring your own bottle, cup, mug or "something" to hold liquids as the organiser will only have water available in jugs and water containers.
You can leave them at the aid station in wire baskets. It is useful to label your bottle with your name so it is easily identifiable.
FAQs
Will there be a bag drop at the Smileathon event?
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.
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When will I get my race number for the Smileathon event?
All race numbers will be picked up on the day from the race base camp.
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Do I have to run for the whole 8 hours of the Smileathon event?
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.
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Can I listen to music whilst I run the Smileathon?
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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