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The Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon

Run 13.1mi
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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.

Review summary

7 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


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


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


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
    Entry Closed

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

The race begins at 1000.

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


If you would like to volunteer, there are a variety of roles available from marshalling to helping with event set-up. Volunteers are offered free entry to a future Nice Work race and, in some cases, expenses are available. If interested, 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

The Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon weather forecast

Possible drizzle in the afternoon.

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Icon80% chance of rain
IconModerate wind possible, up to 27mph

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The Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon reviews (7)

4.5 out of 5 stars

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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!
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    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!
  • 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.
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