Valentines Day Challenge

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Spend Valentines Day with your one true love - running! It doesn't matter if running is a new flame or a long-time love, just complete as many 4.37 mile laps as you can within the 6 hour time limit and earn your very own Valentine's themed finisher's medal.
Ultra, 10k, Half Marathon, and 1 more
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Sun, 13 Feb 2022
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Deal, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Rd, Deal CT14 0BF, UK
Start times
Sunday, 13 Feb 2022
9:15 am |
9:15 am |
Half Marathon:
9:15 am |
9:15 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Valentines Day Challenge
Half Marathon
Route information
The 4.37 mile course will be entirely along the leisure paths within Betteshanger Country Park. The paths are high quality gravel with some muddy spots, making for some pretty fast times. There will be some gentle slopes rather than hills on the course, reaching a maximum elevation of 60 feet.
You can complete as many or as little laps as you can within the 6 hours.
Please remember that Betteshanger Country Park will be open to the public and you will be sharing the paths with the public, that includes dog walkers, ramblers and cyclists so you will need to be aware of your surroundings.
  • Half marathon - 3 laps
  • Marathon - 6 laps
  • Ultra - 7+ laps
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What's included
  • Bespoke Valentines themed Finisher's Medal
  • Goody bag at finish with Valentine's chocolates
  • Well stocked base camp & aid station
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets
How to get there
Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Rd, Deal CT14 0BF, UK
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There's plenty of Pay & Display parking at Betteshanger Park costing £3 for an all day ticket.
By Car
Betteshanger Park is about 2 miles from Deal in Kent along the A258.
Event day logistics
09:15 - 09:45 All races start
15:15 All races finish
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
Aid Station
You'll visit the aid station after every 4.37 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 close to the start/finish area which will will be open from 09:30 - 17:00.
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.
Can I listen to music whilst I run the Valentines Day Challenge?
Yes. Please keep the volume low so you're aware of your surroundings as the space is shared with the public.
What kind of shoes will I need to wear for the Valentines Day Challenge?
Road and trail shoes will be fine for this course. The majority of the route will be along gravel paths.
Will there be toilets at the Valentines Day Challenge?
Yes, there are toilets close to the start/finish area.
Will there be a bag drop at the Valentines Day Challenge?
No, there won't be an official bag drop area but you are welcome to leave your bag at the start/finish area. Someone will always be around however all items are left at their own risk.
When will I get my race number for the Valentines Day Challenge?
All race numbers will be picked up on the day from the race base camp.
Is there somewhere to park for the Valentines Day Challenge?
Yes, there is a car park on-site. The cost of an all-day ticket is £3.
Do I have to run for the whole 6 hours of the Valentines Day Challenge?
Not at all! You can run as many or as little laps as you can or want to. You will have to complete a minimum of 1 lap in order to get a bespoke finisher's medal.
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