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The Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon

Run 13.1mi

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Stunning scenery

Friendly atmosphere

Incredible crowds

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Always the one to attend. Great event and feedback - everything you expect and more from a top class event. The race is organised by Folkestone Rotary Club (Charity no: 266883) in support of local and international charities. Medals and finish line goodies are on offer for all finishers plus there are prizes for the leading runners.

Review summary

4.5
7 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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H Hayley B
"My second half marathon here. This year even though the weather was against us..."

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Jean R
"We are french and we spend very nice time.<br />Peoples were very friendly,..."

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Kay H
"In horrific weather conditions, the volunteers were upbeat, friendly and..."
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How to enter the The Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    £25
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The Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon route

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 marshaled. Lead cyclists will precede the first runner and follow the last runner. Please be aware of any other promenade users as we do not have exclusive use.

Event Details

What’s Included

Medals and finish line goodies are on offer for all finishers plus there are prizes for the leading runners.
Souvenir Technical t-shirts available to pre-order.

FAQs

Facilities:

  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • Baggage Drop Off
  • Changing Facilities
  • Massage
  • Refreshments

First Aid
St John Ambulance or an alternative medical provider will be in attendance on the day and the course will be marshalled to provide assistance. There will also be a sweep marshal following the race to ensure that nobody is left behind and that all runners are accounted for.

Please note: Headphones are strictly prohibited (bone conduction headphones are acceptable)

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The Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon weather forecast

Rain in the morning and afternoon.

19°C
Predicted highs
14°C
Predicted lows
IconHigh chance of rain
IconModerate wind possible, up to 27mph

The Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon reviews (7)

4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

Reasons people recommend this event

Stunning scenery

Friendly atmosphere

Incredible crowds

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    Kay H

    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!
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    Rob M

    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!
  • J

    Jean R

    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.
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    Samantha SJ

    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
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    Josh B

    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!

  • 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!
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  • 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.