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The Maverick inov-8 Original Kent

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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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4.7
79 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Mike S
"Muddy but fun and sufficiently challenging. Good course, perfect signage, well..."

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Caz W
"I love the Mavericks but my health has not been good. I entered the middle..."

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PC
"Really enjoy running with Maverick. This route had some lovely woodland..."
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The Maverick inov-8 Original Kent routes

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.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Free Parking
  • Clearly marked courses
  • Timed event
  • Official Photography
  • Food & Drink Available
  • Bag Drop Area
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Freedom Brew
Raceday Logistics

Schedule:

0800 - Gates open
0830 - Registration
1000 - Race starts

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the start of the race to ensure a smooth registration process.

Kit List
  • Good quality trail shoes
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Fully charged mobile phone
  • Snacks and refreshments to last the race
  • A re-usable cup or bottle
Spectators

Spectators are more than encouraged to come on down to Blean Woods and experience the Nature Reserve for themselves.

With plenty of on-site parking, supporters can help create an enthralling atmosphere at the event HQ.

Volunteers

As one of the best Trail Running company's in the UK, Maverick Races rely on the help of great volunteers.

Whether you're a trail running aficionado or simply enjoy event organisation, this could be a great opportunity for you. If you would like to find out more then follow the link here: http://www.maverick-race.com/volunteer

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I access my results?
Maverick will post timings from the event on their website after the race.
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.
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.

The Maverick inov-8 Original Kent weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

21°C
Predicted highs
13°C
Predicted lows
IconModerate breeze possible, up to 11mph

Meet the organiser

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Here at Maverick Race we’re all about celebrating the beauty of the British countryside. That’s why we’ve chosen some of the most iconic areas that Blighty has to offer for our trail running series. We’re not elitist though which is why we’ve made them accessible to runners of all levels. With multiple route lengths to choose from in every location, you decide on the challenge! Our main objective is to get people off the roads and enjoying being outside in the countryside. We just love to run and we hope you will too after experiencing life on the trails. Having experienced many types of events, from 5km club runs through to Ultra Marathons and Ironman Triathlons, we're dedicated to understanding what’s important to you – the runners.

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The Maverick inov-8 Original Kent reviews (79)

4.7 out of 5 stars

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  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
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    PC

    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.
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    Kerry G

    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!
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    Caz W

    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.
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    Steve H

    Did the Long in 2019

    What a great event !!! Well organised, challenging route, friendly atmosphere, great medal and beer at the finish line !!!
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    John D

    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.
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    Dominic G

    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.
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    Lucy B

    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.
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    Hayley

    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
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    Elaine g

    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
  • 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
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