The Betteshanger 10 & 5 Mile

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This 121 hectare site that is Betteshanger Park is perfect for all types of runners. With a gently undulating, traffic-free course, this brand new event is sure to deliver.
Participants
5 Mile, and 10 Mile
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Calendar
Sun 16th May 2021
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Deal, United Kingdom
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Elevation

5 to 20m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Location
Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Rd, Deal CT14 0BF, UK
Start times
Sun 16th May 2021
10 Mile:
8:30am |
5 Mile:
8:30am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Betteshanger 10 & 5 Mile
5 Mile
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5mi
£16.00 - £18.00
10 Mile
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10mi
£20.00 - £22.00
Route information
This 121 hectare site and totally self-contained venue is perfect for a COVID-secure event. Betteshanger Park is the site of former Betteshanger colliery in east Kent, and the tarmac cycle paths means this venue is traffic free.
Both 5 and 10 mile courses are gently undulating and are perfect for first-time or experienced runners alike.
What's included
  • Prizes for age category winners and race winners in the 10 mile
  • Chip-timing
  • Prizes for leading winner in the 5 mile
  • Marshalled course
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How to get there
Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Rd, Deal CT14 0BF, UK
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The Event Site
The park is accessible by foot via two entrances. The main entrance is off the main roundabout at Shodlen on the A258 Deal to Sandwich Road. The rear gate entrance is a 15 minute walk from Southwall Road, Deal.
By Car
There is ample parking available at the Race HQ. The park is located just off the A258 approximately 2 miles from Deal, Kent. It is within 10 miles of the A2 at Whitfield.
Please note that there is a charge for the car park (£3 per day); however, it gives you a full day's parking, so it is encouraged to make the most of the visit and take a look around the country park.
By Public Transport
The closest railway stations are Deal and Sandwich. You will then need to get a taxi or cycle to the event.
Event day logistics
Schedule
08:30 Start line opens
10:00 Start line closes
*A full set of race instructions will be sent to entrants prior to the event.
Start Waves
The event will operate on a start wave system, with a maximum of 12 runners being set off in 3-minute slots. The first start time is 8:30am and the last is 10am.
Entrants will be allocated their start times which is decided from their estimated finish time.
Age Requirements
Entrants must be 15 and older to enter the 5 mile event and 16 and older to enter the 10 mile.
Race Packs
Race packs will be sent out to entrants who have entered in good time. If you entered close to the race date, you will need to pick up your race pack on the day.
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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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Spectator Info
Unfortunately due to the current situation spectators are encouraged not to attend.
FAQ's
Will my race number be sent to me or do I need to pick it up on race day for The Betteshanger 10 & 5 Mile?
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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Will there be toilets at The Betteshanger 10 & 5 Mile?
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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Is there an age requirement to participate in The Betteshanger 10 & 5 Mile?
Participants must be 15 years of age and over to enter the 5 mile, and 16 years and older to enter the 10 mile.
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Recent Questions
Libby Parsons
10/25/2020
Are runners given medals?
Steph Ede
11/10/2020
Hey Libby. This event has sadly been cancelled due to COVID-19 but all runners do normally receive a medal for completing this event
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