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Event summary

Satisfy all your trail running desires in the striking Blean Woods. Great for experienced and newbie runners alike, the route carves through the National Nature Reserve, taking you on a series of stunning trails. Come for the magical surroundings or for your first taste of the sport.

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What's included:

  • Free Parking
  • Clearly marked courses and Marshalled
  • Timed event
  • Official Photography
  • Food & Drink Available
  • Bag Drop Area
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Freedom Brew
Long
Sat 17th Apr 2021

Run 21km

Middle
Sat 17th Apr 2021

Run 10km

Short
Sat 17th Apr 2021

Run 5km

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What people think
4.7
80 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
FamilyFamily friendly
BicepFlexChallenging course
Aidan
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2021
Awesome event. Really well organised by Maverick and felt very safe and secure with their waved starts / touch free aid stations. The course itself was stunning and really well sign-posted. Definitely a tough 23km route though with some tough hill climbs, which meant for just under 500 metres of elevation by the end. Would really recommend for anyone looking to do a great trail run near to London - it was around a 30 minute train from Victoria to the nearest station, Meopham.… read more
PC
Star
4.0
Did the Long in 2019
Really enjoy running with Maverick. This route had some lovely woodland stretches, but was let down by sections on busy roads. Lovely atmosphere at the start/finish, and well organised - apart from crazy lack of toilets (resulting in the race bring delayed and loads of people trying to find space to pee in private in amongst the brambles). Compared with the other Maverick routes I've done, this is the first that I wouldn't do again.… read more
Kerry G
Star
3.0
Did the Long in 2019
There was quite a few spots at the beginning where you had to wait and running with dogs at the beginning was tricky at times. I would suggest you have people running in groups rather than all at once. We also took a wrong turn a did an extra km or so! - but that’s probably our fault for following people and missing a turn!… read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Where can I access my results?
Maverick will post timings from the event on their website after the race.… read more
FAQ
Why do I need a re-usable cup or bottle?
Maverick have pledged themselves to protecting that great British outdoors. By doing so, they're on a quest to make the up and coming season 100% plastic free. Hydrapak speed cups will be available to buy on the day.… read more
FAQ
Are dogs welcome?
This is a dog-friendly event so feel free to bring along your canine companion, for a small extra fee of £3.00.… read more
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Route description
Route description

The course takes you through the expansive RSPB Blean Woods, now a designated National Nature Reserve. The route snakes through the classic coppice woodlands and towering forests, revealing the great British outdoors in all its grandeur.

While the course is largely well trodden and hard underfoot, there is still a strong chance of mud. The long route will take you into open farmland, and given the time of year, wet under-foot conditions are likely.

All events will have at least three refreshment stations along the course, where you can grab some quick sustenance before heading back out on the trail.

Aidan
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2021
Awesome event. Really well organised by Maverick and felt very safe and secure with their waved starts / touch free aid stations. The course itself was stunning and really well sign-posted. Definitely a tough 23km route though with some tough hill climbs, which meant for just under 500 metres of elevation by the end. Would really recommend for anyone looking to do a great trail run near to London - it was around a 30 minute train from Victoria to the nearest station, Meopham.
PC
Star
4.0
Did the Long in 2019
Really enjoy running with Maverick. This route had some lovely woodland stretches, but was let down by sections on busy roads. Lovely atmosphere at the start/finish, and well organised - apart from crazy lack of toilets (resulting in the race bring delayed and loads of people trying to find space to pee in private in amongst the brambles). Compared with the other Maverick routes I've done, this is the first that I wouldn't do again.
Kerry G
Star
3.0
Did the Long in 2019
There was quite a few spots at the beginning where you had to wait and running with dogs at the beginning was tricky at times. I would suggest you have people running in groups rather than all at once. We also took a wrong turn a did an extra km or so! - but that’s probably our fault for following people and missing a turn!
Caz W
Star
4.3
Did the Short in 2019
I love the Mavericks but my health has not been good. I entered the middle distance but dropped to the short as not feeling my best...fab that Mavericks allow this. My only negative for the course was that there was a bit too much tarmac at the beginning and end.
Steve H
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
What a great event !!! Well organised, challenging route, friendly atmosphere, great medal and beer at the finish line !!!
John D
Star
5.0
Did the Middle in 2019
I’m new to trail running and this was my first race. It was well organised and the course was really good with a mixture of surfaces to deal with.Great atmosphere and I will definitely be entering more Maverick events in 2020.
Dominic G
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
First time doing a Maverick race and it did not disappoint. Some congestion problems getting through country gates in the first couple of miles but other than that it was a great course and well organised. I will be back for more Maverick races next in 2020.
Lucy B
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
Attended my first ever Trail event in my own. Everyone very friendly and helpful. Course was extremely muddy but beautiful. Good time of year to do a run through the woods as autumn colours were stunning. Course very well signed with helpful ribbons to reassure you that you were on track. Gorgeous medal and a beer at the end! Adequate toilets and food and drink stalls.
Hayley
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
Fab race, great atmosphere, well organised.Free photos and a finders beer! One negative - everyone gets the same medal no matter what distance
Elaine g
Star
4.7
Did the Middle in 2019
Loved this trail run, a little muddy underfoot, which only add to the experience, the only piece of advice I would offer for further events , would be to stagger the start as the amount of people + dogs running caused a few bottle necks in the first couple of kms
Mike
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
Muddy but fun and sufficiently challenging. Good course, perfect signage, well marshalled ... All that you would expect from a Maverick event
Josey C
Star
4.3
Did the Middle in 2019
Really good, and better organised than other Maverick events I've attended - the chief reason for this being you actually (just about) had enough toilets on-site this time around. The addition of Pizza was also most welcome. I wouldn't say the scenery was 'stunning' as there weren't any amazing views BUT it was a perfect time of year for amazing Autumn colours!
Mark B
Star
4.7
Did the Middle in 2019
Slight shame about the bottlenecks within the first 1-1.5k, apart from that, great course, great staff and great facilities!
Lidia
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
I live in Canterbury and Blean Woods is my local place where i go almost everyday with my dog. By doing the Maverick race it made me discover many new places that are local to me as well that i have never explore before. Whoever organised the route made an amazing effort finding those little paths which gave in my eyes 10/10 for overall organisation. I will definitely do it again! Loved it!
Phill M
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
We love running the Maverick trail events as a family, including the dog. The courses are amazing, it's very friendly, and the organisation is great. Looking forward to the next one!
Phill M
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
We love running Maverick trail events as a family, dog included. The courses are always stunning and a challenge, it is well organised and very friendly. Looking forward to the next one - thank you!
L.K.
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
Amazing autumn scenery and vibes! As long as you are a lover of MUD this will be a perfect Saturday morning ;)
Sophie C
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
Great course, well organised and lots of fun! This was my first trail run event and I really enjoyed it. Thank you to all the volunteers.
A Hall
Star
5.0
Did the Middle in 2019
The only bad thing was not enough toilets, which was demonstrated by the massive que before the start of the race which was the length of the field.
Rachel G
Star
5.0
Did the Middle in 2019
Great organisation a usual. Lovely scenery on the middle distance with lots of interesting woodland. Good for those new to trail running (not too technical or hilly) or experienced trail runners looking for a PB.
Cheryl
Star
4.3
Did the Middle in 2019
All good. My only complaint was the bottle necks for the first part of the course. This may have been because there was a tree down or because it led into single track very early in the race. I love single track (and would love to see more not less) but this could have caused a problem early on.
Jo U
Star
4.3
Did the Middle in 2019
Absolutely loved it and would have awarded 5* all round but for mini bus issues, and long toilet queues. It was really cold so fire pits would be good.Totally love these events though. Thank you for making them happen!!
Yamina b
Star
4.0
Did the Long in 2019
Great experience for a first trail Great organisationTrail shoes are definitely needed- without it is much harder and slowerNot the best for a PB
Gill Brown
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
A great event in a beautiful setting. The course was challenging and fun, the organisation terrific.
Gill Brown
Star
4.7
Did the Long in 2019
Wendy and I love the maverick and have done a number of them around the Southern counties. They are always fun with loads of friendly people and always great courses in beautiful surroundings. What a way to spend a Saturday!!
Did the Long in 2019
Course was ok - one of your less scenic routes and too easy (flat and not technical). My wife runs the shorter routes and finds the dog runners really irritating - they seem to think they have a right-of-way. They should start a few minutes after everyone else to avoid creating chaos in the opening kilometre.
Claire
Star
4.7
Did the Short in 2019
We enjoyed the event, in a lovely area. Excellent and clear pre race info. Thank you to everyone who helped set up and ran the event.
Stuart HR
Star
5.0
Did the Middle in 2019
This was my first ever run, my first ever sporting event and I got my first ever medal, so I may be biased but here I am and I loved it and I can’t wait to do the next maverick run.
Darren
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
Cannot recommend Maverick enough. The best trail tuning experience to date and already looking forward to many more in 2020
Carrie C
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
Another fantastically organised race. Lovely country views and beauty route. Nice and easy to get to from London.
VS
Star
5.0
Did the Short in 2019
Excellent event - such beautiful scenery and so well organised. I'd definitely do this race again, it was fab!
GB
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
This was my first trail run and second half marathon distance race.The course was hard enough specially with the muddy trails, but super fun as well. The setting was amazing and the team and volunteers were excellent. I'll be back next year if I can!
Siobhan KB
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
The race was great, really well organised, a fantastic atmosphere. I would definitely recommend for new or experienced trail runners.
Alexis G
Star
4.7
Did the Long in 2019
As always with Maverick, great event in a friendly atmosphere. The course was good, really flat and fast, with the second half very picturesque in the woods.
Stuart R
Star
5.0
Did the Middle in 2019
Was my first trail run and found it quite tough, but thoroughly enjoyable. It had gates and hills, mud, compacted paths, bottlenecks and more mud! I'll have to come back next year!
Leigh
Star
5.0
Did the Middle in 2019
At certain points it was a very peaceful run through the woodland parts on the route. Unfortunately I didn't pick up on any bird songs whilst running in the woods but there are many species to listen out for.
Steve O
Star
4.7
Did the Long in 2019
Great trail run lovely location- very muddy , slippery and wet was hard work - especially with an injury !!! Refreshments were a little early on in - maybe Hslf way and near the end . Medal great - t shirt sorry but really naff !
Tom G
Star
4.3
Did the Long in 2019
Love your events. The only problem with this one was the bottleneck after 2k which us held up for 2-3 mins while we waited to cross a style. Maybe you could slow the start down to spread people out more.
Sheila
Star
4.7
Did the Long in 2019
This was up there as one of the best days of my life! Challenging but everyone seemed so happy and it was such a fun atmosphere. Very unkind hill at mile 12 though, you meanies!! Fab day - thanks to all!
Did the Long in 2019
The people with dogs should have started later as the queues at the start made it dangerous with the dogs on leads
Anne K
Star
4.7
Did the Long in 2019
As always a brilliantly friendly and well organised race by the Maverick team! The course gave us a bit of everything, hard trails, muddy fields, great autumnal forest single track, and a little bit of road. The start could have been planned a little better, there was quite a bottle neck over the first 2km, but then it opened up and we were all off. Always recommend Maverick races for canicrossers, we are made to feel so welcome x
P.Hammond
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
Great event, would like to see an option to do 2 laps for a full marathon. T shirt was a disappointment, cheap & tacky thought it would be supplied by the sponsor inov8. Photos were good and photographers well placed. So well done everyone let's have some more on Kent...
P. Hammond
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
Great event, would of been nice to have the option to do 2 laps,. T shirt was a big disappointment, cheap and tacky could of done better
Shane B
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
The T shirt was of poor quality as was the printing at £15 per t shirt im gkad i didn't order one.. Also vue for money on the course ? Bewl water 15 mile is cheaper and had more water / food stations etc..and a superb goody bag and a very needed free masage ....... The course is good on the Maverick.but goody bag and t shirt needs looking at......
Lauren
Star
5.0
Did the Middle in 2019
Another amazing event from Maverick! Great course and well organised as usual. Looking forward to more in 2020!
Neil c
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
Great location with plenty of parking available. Brilliant trail run with excellent course markings
Gemma D
Star
4.7
Did the Long in 2019
Always set in beautiful places, really friendly runners and organisers, catering for all abilities and distances. Run ‘village’ is always small but perfectly formed with great post foods and drinks.
Did the Long in 2019
I had a wonderful time at Maverick Kent. Well organised, ability to try watches and shoes is great. Coffee cake and pizza available was the best and the medal is beautiful!
Claire
Star
2.0
Did the Middle in 2019
You need to stagger the start as we waited 10 minutes on one bottle neck and 7 on the second we got cold
Lee s
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
I love Maverick events, the races are always in great areas with fantastic views, great courses,easy check in, friendly staff, chilled atmosphere, i can't say a bad word about them, i will definitely be running Maverick events in the near future
Duncan S
Star
4.3
Did the Long in 2019
Bit of a bottle neck at the beginning but once past that course was great. A little more road than usual events but made up for it with the superb course in the second 10k
Tracy S
Star
4.7
Did the Long in 2019
Always brilliant events with Maverick. First half of course not as good as second half - very overgrown, narrow paths and first 2-3km was bit bottlenecked. The second half was beautiful and showed the best of the area
Andrew J
Star
5.0
Did the Middle in 2019
Maverick is perfect for everyone.Those that want to compete, those that want to challenge themselves and those that just want to move.
Ian B
Star
4.3
Did the Long in 2019
Good race well organised and really nice low key atmosphere which was very inclusive. Nice beer and good facilities and food afterwards. Good transport to and from the station. Dog friendly
Angela W
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
I really enjoyed this race. I love trail running. Hope to do more in 2020 and look forward to seeing the Maverick back in Kent next year
Annabel M
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
I took on the Maverick Long route in Kent for my first ever trail run and loved every second! The route was really lovely and as a local to the area is was brilliant to discover trails I didn't know I could run. The atmosphere was brilliant and everyone taking part was friendly and very welcoming
Stephen G
Star
4.3
Did the Long in 2019
The organisation and atmosphere at all the maverick races I have attended has been brilliant. I recently did the new Kent course and found it quite dull but would be a great introduction to a beginner.
Kay M
Star
3.3
Did the Long in 2019
This was my 1st ever Maverick race. I thought there needed to be more portaloos, perhaps if cost is the issue a urinal for the gents might alleviate the queues.There was a bottleneck at approx 1 mile where we waited for 4-5 mins (seems there was a fallen tree and foliage causing a blockage) Only 2 not 3 aid stations at weird intervals of 2.5 and 9 miles.Course was well marked, good volunteers.Medal was good, but “goody bag” a bit stingy.Appreciate this was 1st running of event. Would do Maverick trail again but at different location.
Dave S
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
A great course, well run for a small event with fabulous marshals and an esprit de corps amongst the runners that makes you want to come back!
George
Star
3.7
Did the Middle in 2019
Very muddy course which made for slow times but good fun, marshals great as ever, beautiful scenery just outside Canterbury but there was one section where there was a massive pileup due to a small track: we were standing in a boggy field for 15 minutes while this cleared.
Ks
Star
4.0
Did the Long in 2019
Enjoyed the Half Marathon but 3 Bottlenecks spoilt the 1st 3k. I started at the back with a friend who was Canicrossing, I think perhaps if the start was staggered this could of been avoided.
Claire j
Star
4.7
Did the Long in 2019
I enjoyed the event good communication well marked out course challenging long course not for beginners....
Phil G
Star
3.7
Did the Long in 2019
Solid Maverick event. Good organisation and a nice medal at the end. Overall the course was good, enjoyed the mud and variety in terrain. One criticism was the bottleneck at 2km caused by a single file path through brambles - 3 or 4 minutes of standing around having just got started wasn't ideal.
GD
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
This was my first race with Maverick and it definitely won't be my last. The Kent course had a little bit of everything—roads, fields, woodland sections—and the event more generally was really well-organised and supported. It was everything a running event should be, basically.
Emma G
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
Brilliant event- looking forward to doing it again next year, I live in Canterbury but it’s so nice to do some trails that I don’t usually do! It was very well organised and the marshals were great - the route so easy to follow with the ribbons hanging on the trees....which ever distance you choose to do, it’s a great run definitely recommend it
Sophie G
Star
5.0
Did the Middle in 2019
The race was beautiful. Lovely course. Friendly marshals. Set up was fantastic. Parking right by the start like. Pizza stall for after the race. A beer and an iced coffee for finishers. Great medal.
T Robinson
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
My second year running with Maverick, I really do love the fun, friendly atmosphere that comes with your events. This run in particular I got chatting to a few random people on course and just thoroughly enjoyed myself. Two things I have been thinking you could do in future: 1. Put on a quick 'kids run' at the beginning. This could start at 9.30am for example and be a quick 2km look (similar to Junior Park Run) and would also serve as a warm up for the mums/dads that are attending with their kids. 2. Organise a cyclocross (or mtb) and running duathlon type event. Appreciate this entails a fair bit more logistical planning but I'm sure it'd be popular. Could even be a bolt on to a normal running event eg. cyclists set off on bike route, then when they've done that they link into the main trail running route.
Darren R
Star
4.3
Did the Long in 2019
This is the second time I ran a Maverick race and they are great. Challenging, which is great. Would highly recommend the races and really looking forward to nexts years races!
David H
Star
4.0
Did the Long in 2019
As always the Maverick races are well organised. The course was fast and a good beginner route. My only negative is that the course itself was not nearly as pretty or well trodden as other routes. It has potential if some of the road sections could be cut shorter and the over grown areas cut back (I have cuts all over me). If it was prettier and clearer trail it would be a great hook to attract beginners to the scene. Anyway I love your runs and I know this was the first Kent Maverick, so the only way is up next year.
Jo W
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
Such a great run - well organised - super route, beautiful surroundings and great marshalls. Loved the festival vibe and the pizza !!
Jonathan
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
Maverick events are the perfect way to get involved with the trail community. This race isn’t too technical but has the classic Maverick mud, which is awesome.
Jennie T
Star
5.0
Did the Middle in 2019
This was my second Maverick run and it did not disappoint! Well organised and friendly and good choice of distance, providing runs for beginner to seasoned runner. So glad you’ll be coming to Kent in 2020!
Kevin
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
A beautiful course, without any significant climbs. Some extended periods of hardish surface contrasted by, on the day, some serious mud. Could do without the canicross, but hey. As always, great Maverick organisation and start/finish facilities
Ben
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
Brilliant race brilliantly organised just superb have told all my running pals about you would recommend to anyone to try you out whether it be first or last trail run cos you’re brilliant
Amy T
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2019
Maverick are now my favourite event organiser as I’ve done several of their races and every one has been so well organised, with easy parking, quick registration, ample food/drinks at the start/finish, great volunteers and amazing trail routes. They do a range of distances and cater for newbies and pros, and I love their plastic free rule! Couldn’t recommend them more.
Did the Long in 2019
Amazing Darling! what a way to spend a Saturday! muddy, Beer, Pizza, Coffee! and epic atmosphere! simply the best event I have done in while! I am Trail hooked..
Leon Y
Star
5.0
Did the Short in 2018
Put simply, the best race organisation and series in the country, and a completely brilliant team and set of volunteers.
Becky R
Star
5.0
Did the Middle in 2018
So well organised, friendly marshals, great healthy and delicious food and even welcoming to dogs! The three distance options were great to cater for all of my friends that also came to run with me.
Paul
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2018
What a beautiful race. Challenging and so enjoyable. Can’t think of a race that has been organised better. Just superb!
C Spencer
Star
5.0
Did the Long in 2018
Favourite race series ! Start / finish line vibes are second to none. Really well organised and a fantastic route with great course marking
4.7
80 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
FamilyFamily friendly
BicepFlexChallenging course
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Spectators

Runners will be advised that their contact number will be used to support Track and Trace, and as such they are responsible for all spectators who attend the event with them.

Spectators must remain 2m apart.

How to get there

Vigo Park, Andover SP10 1JA, UK

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Address: Bleangate Brewery, Braggs Lane, Herne, Kent, CT6 7NP

Car: There is free parking available on-site - please message runners via the Maverick website if you are looking to car share.

Train: Trains run from London St Pancras to Herne Bay at a cost of £12.70. Maverick offers a transfer service to and from the station, simple get in touch to book at [email protected]

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Where can I access my results?
Maverick will post timings from the event on their website after the race.
FAQ
Why do I need a re-usable cup or bottle?
Maverick have pledged themselves to protecting that great British outdoors. By doing so, they're on a quest to make the up and coming season 100% plastic free. Hydrapak speed cups will be available to buy on the day.
FAQ
Are dogs welcome?
This is a dog-friendly event so feel free to bring along your canine companion, for a small extra fee of £3.00.
FAQ
Will there be toilets at the event?
Yes, there will be toilets spread out in either one or multiple locations, with markers to keep social distancing while queuing.
FAQ
Will there be food available at the event?
Yes, for purchase. All food and drinks will be takeaway only.
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Long
Sat 17th Apr 2021
Middle
Sat 17th Apr 2021
Short
Sat 17th Apr 2021
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