Three Castles 50k

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Three Castles 50k
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The Three Castles 50k is a breathtaking point to point run from Rochester all the way to Tonbridge. You'll pass through idyllic villages, picturesque countryside and 3 medieval castles, to show off the best that Kent has to offer. Come for the views and unrivalled sense of achievement.
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Sat, 1 Jun 2024
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Masonic Hall, Gundulph House, Gundulph Rd, Rochester ME1 1QD, UK
Start times
Saturday, 1 Jun 2024
50k Ultra: 9:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Three Castles 50k
50k Ultra
£65 - £67
Route information
Starting in Rochester, you will set off along the River Medway for approximately 16k through a series of charming villages. Once you reach Allington Lock, you will be able to enjoy the first aid station and take a short breather, while keeping your eyes peeled for the second castle.
From here, you will follow the towpath for another 8k through the vibrant town of Maidstone and quaint village of East Farleigh. After another 7k you will arrive at the riverside town of Yalding and the second aid station.
After a brief road section, you'll cross the river bridge at Yalding and follow the towpath on hard-packed trail for 11km. As you pass several locks, Tonbridge and the final aid station come into view. With only 8km left to go, you'll soon cross the high street, pass the final castle, and embark on the last leg of your journey.
This final 5km section takes you away from the River Medway and towards the Tonbridge athletics track, where a celebratory 400m lap awaits. Get ready to experience the beauty of the Medway Valley Walk like never before.
What's included
  • Finishers medal
  • Tree planted by Ecologi
  • Marked course
  • Live race tracking
  • Medical support throughout the race
  • Three fully stocked aid stations
  • Epic track finish
  • Bag transfer
  • Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male & Female
How to get there
Masonic Hall, Gundulph House, Gundulph Rd, Rochester ME1 1QD, UK
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By Car
The race registration and start are located at the Rochester Masonic Hall, Gundulph Square, Rochester, Kent ME1 1QD. There are many paid parking spaces along the Esplanade or in car parks located within a 5-minute walk.
The finish line is on the athletics track at the Tonbridge School Centre, London Road, Tonbridge, TN10 3AD. There is parking available on the campus or alternatively there are local roads and paid car parks within a 10-minute walk.
By Rail
Start: The nearest railway station to the start line is Rochester, which is a 5-minute walk from the Rochester Masonic Hall, where the registration takes place. Rochester is a main trainline station with direct services to London and Dover.
Finish: The nearest train station to the finish line is Tonbridge, which is a 15-minute walk from the Tonbridge School Centre. Trains from Tonbridge run directly to London and Dover. Indirect trains to Rochester run frequently and take around an hour.
Event day logistics
07:35 - 08:45 Registration
09:00 50k starts
Age Requirements
All runners must be aged 20 or older on the day of the event. UKA affiliated athletes must be aged 21 or older on the day.
Race Registration
All runners must attend registration on race day. Here you will receive your race number, GPS tracer and drop bag luggage label. You must ensure your personal information is written on the back of your race number and leave your drop bag (with attached label) in the designated baggage area.
Aid Stations
There will be three aid stations on the course approximately 15k apart. They will be fully stocked with food, drinks and goodies to keep you going.
Event Rules
- To participate in this event, runners must be at least 20 years old on race day.
- Bibs must be visible and secure on the front of your body throughout the entire race.
- Stay on course - any intentional shortcuts will result in disqualification from this and future events.
- The challenge is to complete the race on foot - any use of other transportation will result in disqualification from current and future events.
- No storage of supplies or kit is permitted along the race route.
- Only registered runners are allowed to participate - support crew and pacers are not permitted in this race.
- Runners must check in at all aid stations. Any missed aid stations will result in disqualification.
- Each aid station has a cut off time limit. If a runner has not departed by the cut off time they must hand their race bib to the aid station volunteer and will no longer eligible for an official time or medal.
- Participants must inform the race director via the official phone number if they decide to withdraw from the race.
- Runners who withdraw from the race must check in at the closest aid station, return their race number and tracker as soon as possible.
- Dogs are not allowed to run with participants on the course. Breaking this rule will result in disqualification.
- This race has a zero tolerance policy for littering. Any runner found breaking this rule will be disqualified from the race.
- For your safety and enjoyment throughout, please comply with instructions given by the race director, management team and volunteers.
Mandatory Kit
- Fully charged mobile phone with the race directors number saved
- Drinks bottles with capacity to hold 1 litre of fluids
This is also a cup less event. Runners may choose to carry a reusable plastic cup for aid stations in addition to their mandatory drinks bottles.
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