VE Day Challenge
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What better way to celebrate victory than a patriotic run on the trails around the Cyclopark Complex in Gravesend. Come along with friends and family to run and support runners in celebration of the 77th Anniversary of the end of World War 2. Wear colours of red, white and blue to show your support.
Ultra, 10k , Half Marathon, and 1 more
9:00am Sun 8th May 2022
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Cyclopark, The Tollgate, Watling St, Gravesend, Istead Rise, Gravesend DA11 7NP, UK
9:00am Sun 8th May 2022
10k :9:00am |
Half Marathon:9:00am |
Here's what races are available for VE Day Challenge
This lapped route is 3.28 miles in distance. It is fairly flat and made up mostly of wide tarmac bike paths and grassy paths. You can run as many or a few laps as you wish. However, you must run at least one lap in order to earn your finisher's medal.
Please be aware that this course is open to the public, including a network of local footpaths and trails and is shared with ramblers, dog-walkers, horse-riders and cyclists. Therefore, please be mindful of other users of these pathways and keep left where possible.
- Bespoke marathon themed Finisher's Medal
- Goody bag at finish
- Well stocked base camp & aid station
How to get there
Cyclopark, The Tollgate, Watling St, Gravesend, Istead Rise, Gravesend DA11 7NP, UKGet full directions
The Gravesend Cyclopark is reachable off the A2 (watch out for older Sat Navs as this bit of road is quite new) but from the London direction, you will follow this exit: Gravesend (C), Wrotham & Services A227.
There are two car parks at Cyclopark: the Main Car Park and the Overflow Parking area. Please note parking is Pay & Display no matter where you are parked, currently costing £3.60 for all day.
Gravesend station is the closest station to the start location, situated 2 miles away.
Event day logistics
07:00 Location opens
07:15 Registration opens
07:50 Race Briefing
08:00 Races start
You will collect your race number up on race day morning from the race base camp.
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
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.
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.
In order to reduce their impact on the environment, this organiser's events are all cupless. This means that it is important to please bring your own bottle, cup, mug or "something" to hold liquids as the organiser will only have water available in jugs and water containers.
You can leave them at the aid station in wire baskets. It is useful to label your bottle with your name so it is easily identifiable.
Will there be a bag drop at the VE 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.
Will there be toilets at the VE Day Challenge?
Yes, there are toilets available at the cafe of the Cyclopark, which is typically open between 09:00am and 18:00pm.
Do I have to run for the whole 6 hours of the VE 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.
Is there any specified kit required for the VE Day Challenge?
There isn't any required kit; however, it is strongly encouraged to dress in thematic colours of red, white and blue.
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