The Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon

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Whether you're a beginner or veteran, the ever popular Folkestone Half Marathon promises to be a fantastic day of running. With fantastic coastal views, this relatively flat promenade run offers real PB potential. Come for the finisher's medal and buzzing atmosphere.
Participants
Half Marathon and Children's Race
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Calendar
Sun, 24 Sept 2023
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
The Grand, The Leas, Folkestone CT20 2XL, UK
Start times
Sun, 24 Sept 2023
Half Marathon:
10:00am |
Children's Race:
9:30am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon
Half Marathon
Distance
13.1mi
£22.00 - £24.00
Children's Race
Distance
1km
£3.00
Route information
Terrain Road / Paths
Elevation Mostly flat
This accurately-measured course starting 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. There will be mile markers along the route and it will be fully marshalled. Lead cyclists will precede the first runner and follow the last runner.
The race does not have exclusive use of the promenade, so runners are asked to please be aware of any other promenade users.
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What's included
  • Bespoke Finisher's Medal and goodies
  • Refreshment Station
  • Aid Station
  • Chip-timed results
  • Marked and marshalled course
  • Changing facilities and toilets
  • Bag Drop
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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
Race HQ will be located within the Grand Hotel. It will be clearly signposted and the start/finish area will be on The Leas immediately outside the HQ.
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.
Event day logistics
Schedule
09:30 Children's race starts
10:00 Half Marathon starts
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.
Age Requirements
Entrants must be 17 and older to enter the Half Marathon. There is no age requirement to enter the Children's Race.
Race Packs
Entrants who have entered in good time will have their race packs sent in the post 10 days before event day.
Those who have entered in the 10 days before race day will collect their race pack at registration on the day of the event.
If your race pack hasn’t arrived, head to the registration desk at race HQ and you can be issued with a new one.
A full set of race instructions will be sent via email before the event.
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Nice Work
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
Spectators are more than welcome. The best vantage point will be near the start/finish area.
FAQs
Can I wear headphones at the Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon?
For safety reasons, headphones are strictly prohibited. However, bone conduction headphones are acceptable.
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Where can I find my results from the Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon?
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
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Is there a minimum age requirement to enter the Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon?
Runners must be 17 years and older to run in the Half Marathon. There is no age requirement to enter the Children's Race.
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Reviews
4.8
80 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
CrowdsIncredible crowds
rose
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4.0
Did the race in 2022
Beautiful course along the seafront. Mostly flat but save some energy for the hill at the end!
dominic
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Well organised, brilliant course, love that most of the course is flat and along the sea front, also love the big hill at the end!
celia
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Brilliantly organised and well marshalled, great location and fabulous atmosphere! Nice loud finish and a good medal, bought a T-shirt too. Very good day, look forward to next year!
melwyn james
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4.7
Did the race in 2022
All the loos at the start ran out of toilet paper
jax
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Great event - loads of friendly marshals at essential and other points. Engaging commentary, lovely vibe.
james
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Really enjoyed it. Good event, Lots of spectators & great atmosphere. Tough finish to course!!
tim
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Was a fun day loads of people out cheering on all runners and children standing handing out high fives
karla
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
My first half marathon, and on my own. Communication and organisation all very good. I'd run it again.
rachel
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4.7
Did the race in 2022
Really nice route,, good marshaling
victoria
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
The course was really good.. Really good and very well organised was really good.. Atmosphere was amazing so many people and families cheering everyone on.The volunteers and helpers did an amazing job worked really well..
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