Usual Suspects Challenge

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Usual Suspects Challenge
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This 6-hour running challenge is the perfect platform to test your endurance. Run as little or as far as you like around 3.28-mile trailed route. Complete at least one lap to earn a huge, carefully designed event medal. You be well-supported with an aid station fully stocked with tasty treats.
Ultra, Marathon, 10k, and 1 more
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Sat, 17 Dec 2022
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Dover, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Samphire Hoe, Samphire Rd, Dover CT17 9FL, UK
Start times
Saturday, 17 Dec 2022
Ultra: 8:30 amMarathon: 8:30 am10k: 8:30 amHalf Marathon: 8:30 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Usual Suspects Challenge
Half Marathon
Route information
The 3.28-mile course will be within the Samphire Hoe nature reserve and along the sea wall. You'll go out and back along this route, returning to base camp after 3.28 miles. The terrain will be mostly smooth paths and pavement with a few pebbles to look out for.
You can complete as many or as few laps as you can within 6 hours.
Please remember that Samphire Hoe will be open to the public and you will be sharing the paths with the public, which includes dog walkers, fishermen, ramblers and cyclists so you will need to be aware of your surroundings.
  • Half Marathon - 4 laps
  • Marathon - 8 laps
  • Ultra - 9+ laps
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Finisher's Goody Bag
  • Well-stocked base camp
  • Toilets
How to get there
Samphire Hoe, Samphire Rd, Dover CT17 9FL, UK
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There is a car park on-site. Charges are: up to 30 mins 50p, 30 mins - 2 hours £1.00, Over 2 hours £2.00. Disabled badge holders and motorcycles are free.
By Car
Access via the Dover to Folkestone carriageway of the A20 is signposted by the brown tourist signs. You access Samphire Hoe through a traffic light controlled tunnel in the cliff. The access tunnel is 4.8m tall.
Event day logistics
07:00 Toilets open
07:45 Samphire Hoe opens to the public
08:20 Mandatory race briefing
08:30 6 Hour Challenge starts
14:30 6 Hour Challenge finishes
Race Numbers
You'll pick up your race number on the morning of the event from the registration desk at the race base camp.
Age Requirements
Children over the age of 11 are permitted to take part in this event so long as they are accompanied by an adult at all times and do not exceed the following distances.
  • Aged 11-12 can run a maximum of 5k
  • Aged 13-14 can run a maximum of 6k
  • Aged 15 can run a maximum of 10k
  • Aged 16 can run a maximum of 15k
  • Aged 17 can run a maximum of 25k
Bag Drop
There is no official bag drop at this event, however, participants are welcome to leave their bags at the start/finish area. Though there will always be someone around, there is no guaranteed security, so you'll be leaving them there at your own risk. For this reason, it is asked to pack light, leaving any valuables at home.
Aid Station
You'll visit the aid station after every 3.28-mile lap. This will be fully stocked by the event organiser but you are welcome to leave your own on the table for runner's supplies.
On-site Facilities
There will be toilets available from 07:00 by the car park close to the start/finish area.
Headphones and Earphones
You will be able to use headphones and earphones during the 6 Hour Challenge. Please have the volume low and be aware of others you are sharing the space with.
How long is the route for the Usual Suspects Challenge?
One lap of the route will be 3.28 miles in distance.
Can I wear headphones/earphones during the Usual Suspects Challenge?
You will be able to use headphones and earphones during the 6 Hour Challenge. Please have the volume low and be aware of others you are sharing the space with.
When will I get my race number for the Usual Suspects Challenge?
All race numbers will be picked up on the day from the race base camp.
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