The Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon

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Booked 17 times in the last week
£3.00 - £24.00
About
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.
Participants
Children's Race, and Half Marathon
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Calendar
Sun, 25 Sept 2022
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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4.7
(19 Reviews)
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Where and when
Location
The Grand, The Leas, Folkestone CT20 2XL, UK
Start times
Sun, 25 Sept 2022
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
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13.1mi
£22.00 - £24.00
Children's Race
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1km
£3.00
Route information
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.
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What's included
  • Bespoke Finisher's Medal
  • Refreshment Station
  • Aid Station
  • Chip-timed results
  • Marked and marshalled course
  • Changing facilities and toilets
  • Bag Drop
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2018 bib and medal
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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
Located within the Grand Hotel will be Race HQ. 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
09:30 Children's race starts
10:00 Half Marathon 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.
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.
FAQ's
Can I wear headphones at the Folkestone 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 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 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
4.7
19 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
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CrowdsIncredible crowds
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
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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!
Nanda Krishna G
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5.0
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.
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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
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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 .
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