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The Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon

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£3.00 - £24.00Free injury protection
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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.

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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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What's included

Featured swag
2018 bib and medal
  • Medal to Every Finisher
  • Refreshment Station
  • Aid Station
  • Chip Timed Event
  • Marshalled Course
  • Changing Facilities
  • Bag Drop

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Tickets available until Thu Sep 16 2021

Half Marathon
10:00am Sun 19th Sep 2021

Run 13.1mi

£3.00 - £24.00
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4.7
19 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
FamilyFamily friendly
Michael GB
Star
4.3
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. … read more
Michael D
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2020
The half marathon was very well organised; and the marshals were plentiful, most helpful and encouraging. … read more
Michael D
Star
5.0
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.… read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Can I wear headphones?
For safety reasons, headphones are strictly prohibited. However, bone conduction headphones are acceptable.… read more
FAQ
What time does the race begin?
The race will begin at 10:00. … read more
FAQ
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… read more
Route description
Route description

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.

Michael GB
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4.3
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.
Michael D
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2020
The half marathon was very well organised; and the marshals were plentiful, most helpful and encouraging.
Michael D
Star
5.0
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.
Andrew P
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5.0
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.
Ian H
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5.0
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!
Jake P
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4.7
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!
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 !
Richard
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4.7
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.
Andrew
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4.3
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.
Margaret C
Star
4.3
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 .
Sue L
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2020
Very well organised covid safe event. Weather a little unpleasant but a great race and very friendly and encouraging marshals. Would definitely do this again next year
Ellie D
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2020
Great route, nice and flat with just one big hill at the end. Amazingly organised event, with really friendly and helpful marshals. Look forward to it again next year!
Kay H
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
In horrific weather conditions, the volunteers were upbeat, friendly and helpful. The race was well organised and the last minute change of route part way through was smooth and still gave an accurate distance. Well done and thank you to everyone involved - you are all superstars!
Rob M
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4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
First timer for a half marathon. Weather was atrocious but it didn't stop us all going for it! Some great scenario on a very rough autumn day. Well organised, easy to get to and great atmosphere. Same again next year!
Jean R
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4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
We are french and we spend very nice time.Peoples were very friendly, organisation is top.The race was a real challenge this year, very windy and lot of rain but we had lot of fun.By the way, we enjoy our weekend in Folkestone city, many nice restaurants and nice bars.
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
The first time I've run this event, I will be back. This weekend the weather did it's best to spoil things but the support and organisation from Nice Work and Folkestone & Hythe Rotary Clubs was superb, on a dry day I'm sure there would be more supporters on the course but those who braved the elements were brilliant. The uphill finish is a tad mean but overall a fantastic day. Well done everyone involved
Josh B
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4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
There’s a lot of corners with marshals on them, but would have been better if they verbally instructed ‘left’ or ‘right’ etc. because I kept going the wrong way.Weather was awful otherwise course would have been quite good. Goodie bag was rubbish, no free t shirt or option as add on. I love a t-shirt as memorabilia!
H Hayley
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
My second half marathon here. This year even though the weather was against us the help and encouragement still shone through. Great organisation, great communication. Thank you!
Ben
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3.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Well organised. The only slight criticism would be the inaccuracy of the mile marker boards - some were about 1.5 miles apart, others (between miles 8 and 9) less than half a mile.
4.7
19 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
FamilyFamily friendly
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Logistics and schedule

10:00 Event starts

*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.

Spectators

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

How to get there

The Grand, The Leas, Folkestone CT20 2XL, UK

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Address: The Grand, The Leas, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2XL

The Race Headquarters will be within the Grand Hotel and will be clearly signposted. The start/finish area will be on The Leas immediately outside the HQ and signs will be clearly posted to direct you.

Parking

There is parking at the Leas Cliff Hall car park approximately half a mile from the HQ.

By Train

The closest railway station is Folkestone West but trains are very limited on Sundays.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Can I wear headphones?
For safety reasons, headphones are strictly prohibited. However, bone conduction headphones are acceptable.
FAQ
What time does the race begin?
The race will begin at 10:00.
FAQ
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
FAQ
Is there a minimum age requirement?
Runners must be 17 years and older to run in the Half Marathon.
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Half Marathon
10:00am Sun 19th Sep 2021
£3.00 - £24.00

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