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The Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon

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Take on the great half marathon event on the south coast. Great for beginner and veteran runners alike, the course is relatively flat and makes it way along the promenade. Come for the chance to record a PB or for the finisher's medal.
C-19 Plan
Nice Work has confirmed that this event will be going ahead as planned on Saturday 18th Sep 2021 in accordance with the COVID-19 safety measures. Learn more

Review summary

4.7
19 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Andrew T
"Very well organised. Felt it was a safer environment than my local supermarkets..."

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Michael GB
"The weather conditions on the day were challenging, that is what a coastal..."

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Michael D
"The half marathon was very well organised; and the marshals were plentiful,..."
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How to enter the The Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    £3–£36
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The Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon route

The course starts on the Leas, down at steep hill onto the Road of Remembrance and through the coastal park before an out and back section to Hythe and back again.

The race does not have exclusive use of the promenade, so runners are asked to please be aware of any other promenade users.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Medal to Every Finisher
  • Refreshment Station
  • Aid Station
  • Chip Timed Event
  • Marshalled Course
  • Changing Facilities
  • Bag Drop
Raceday Logistics

08:00 Start Line Opens

10:00 Start Line Closes

*If you have entered the race in good time, your race number will be sent to you in the post.

Please ensure that you arrive at least 45 minutes before the start of the race in order to drop your bag and complete the registration process.

Kit List
Race numbers must be worn on the front of your shirt and not on your legs or back.

Please arrive ready to run.
Spectators

Spectators are more than welcome. The best vantage point will be near the start/finish area.

Volunteers

For more information please contact: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I wear headphones?
For safety reasons, headphones are strictly prohibited. However, bone conduction headphones are acceptable.
What time does the race begin?
The race will begin at 10:00.
Where can I find my results?
Results will be posted as soon as possible after the event on Nice Work's website. Please visit https://www.nice-work.org.uk/races/results
Is there a minimum age requirement?
Runners must be 17 years and older to run in the Half Marathon.

Meet the organiser

We are a specialist race management company, organising more than 140 races across the UK each year. We offer everything from small community events to larger races organised on behalf of running clubs, charities, local authorities and private companies.

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The Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon reviews (19)

4.7 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
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    Michael GB

    Did the Half Marathon in 2020

    The weather conditions on the day were challenging, that is what a coastal course can give you. This is my first Covid-19 race, the race organisers and marshalls did a very good job on the day. Thank you. Runners also respected the officials and social distancing measures.
  • M

    Michael D

    Did the Half Marathon in 2020

    The half marathon was very well organised; and the marshals were plentiful, most helpful and encouraging.
  • M

    Michael D

    Did the Half Marathon in 2020

    The organisation was excellent, particularly the arrangements for the start. The course was well marked, and the marshals were outstandingly cheerful and supportive. Given the weather conditions, the event was most enjoyable.
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    Andrew P

    Did the Half Marathon in 2020

    Due to Covid, this was not run at its normal time of year and had staggered start times - so not the normal mass event in sunshine. However the organisers were out in force and hats off to the many helpful marshalls all around the course standing in the wind and rain. All helpful and cheerful despite the extra long day due to the staggered starts. Well organised and run.
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    Ian H

    Did the Half Marathon in 2020

    Considering the atrocious weather the marshalling was brilliant. The COVID-19 protocols were carried out thoroughly and professionally. Roll on Bedgebury in early November!
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    Jake P

    Did the Half Marathon in 2020

    Just wanted to thank everybody who helped organise the race on Sunday. It was the under challenging circumstances but absolutely safe with not a hint of any issues. Really enjoyable course along the seaside, until you get to the big hill towards the end. Will be back again next year, fingers crossed for a more "normal" race!
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    Nanda Krishna G

    Did the Half Marathon in 2020

    This was my first half marathon and I absolutely loved it ! Weather was a stinker as it never stopped raining and the winds were so strong. I was really impressed with the cheerful volunteers and organisation of the event. Would have loved to get the medal immediately after the race but thanks Covid-19 ! Over all the course is really good which is mainly flat and no public interference. Atmosphere was quiet because of the bad weather but I was very happy with the way Nice Work has organised this event especially during Covid time. Would recommend this for beginners and people who want to record their PB !
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    Richard

    Did the Half Marathon in 2020

    It was fantastic to get racing again, and thanks to the great course, solid organisation and helpful volunteers I smashed a PB out of it, despite the dreadful weather. It serves as a reminder that it is still possible to organise an event like this in these difficult times thanks to the dedication of everyone involved.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2020

    Very well organised. Felt it was a safer environment than my local supermarkets in these difficult times. Iv done a couple of virtual half marathons during the pandemic but was nice to have other runners and words of encouragement on the way round. Will definitely be doing another event. My wife is in the high risk category so I would not run if I didn't think it's safe. 10 out of 10 in these difficult times.
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    Margaret C

    Did the Half Marathon in 2020

    Such a well organised and welcoming event. top class team , nothing was too much trouble for them.Very helpful. Very covid secure even had our temperture checked .
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