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    The Kent Golden Mile
    Wed 19th Jun
    £5 - £16
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    The Kent Golden Mile

    Dymchurch, Romney Marsh TN29, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us for the return of the Kent Golden Mile. The races should appeal to sprinters of all ages, sizes and abilities. Test yourself against the best on this pancake flat, point to point, accurately measured 1 mile course.

    And if you've enough energy left, why not try your luck in the Kent Golden 5k that follows this race? A fast and flat out and back dash along the promenade that would suit runners of all standards, including beginners.

    There are plenty of prizes up for grabs, including cash prizes for the first three in the Senior Golden Mile! Plus 150 cash prizes available to teams from both Clubs or Schools in the Junior Golden Mile.

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    The Rye 10 Mile
    Sun 26th May
    £16 - £18
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    The Rye 10 Mile

    Rye TN31 6YD, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Organised in conjunction with the Peasmarsh Memorial Hall Committee to help raise funds for the Village Hall, this scenic, Sussex race is run over an accurately measured course.

    The race is held as part of the Sussex Grand Prix.

    This challenging 10 Mile road race - the only 10 Mile road race in Sussex - covers the quiet lanes through the stunning countryside outside Rye. The race begins and finishes in Peasmarsh, just outside Rye on the A268.

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    Bridge 5K
    Sun 28th Apr
    £12 - £14
    1 review
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    Bridge 5K

    8 Conyngham Ln, Bridge, Canterbury CT4 5JX, UKView event
    1 review
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Bridge 5k is a great 5k multi-terrain run. This is your chance to get active on the day many people will be running in London! EVERY Finisher gets a specially designed medal made by the Oak & Rope Company. The route is on and off road and covers some really lovely countryside on the south edge of Canterbury. It will be fully licensed by run Britain. This great run is easy to get to being just 2 minutes off the A2. A chance to discover some of the less known countrysides on the edge of Canterbury. A friendly race with our usual great atmosphere.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2017

      I ran this race in 2017 at the last minute - attracted by a very unique wooden medal advertised by the organisers! A lovely little village 5k, through the woods and fields around the village of Bridge. It starts with a fairly hefty incline, which takes you up into the woods - mind the tree roots! Well marshalled, with volunteers in key areas to direct and advise you of trip hazards. We were lucky enough to have a lovely sunny day for the race, and it was a great atmosphere between entrants, lots of mutual support. The race finishes with a lap of the field before crossing the finish, where we received the unique medal, and a goody bag including a technical t-shirt. A great little off-road race, would be great to have a 10k option too!
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    Race for Life 5K & 10K – Folkestone
    Sun 9th Jun
    £10 - £14.99
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    Race for Life 5K & 10K – Folkestone

    The Leas, Folkestone CT20, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This race is suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research.

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    Race for Life 5K & 10K – Herne Bay
    Sun 23rd Jun
    £10 - £14.99
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    Race for Life 5K & 10K – Herne Bay

    126A High St, Herne Bay CT6 5JY, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This race is suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. This is beating cancer.

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    Run Whitstable Summer 5k and 10k
    Sun 30th Jun
    £8 - £19
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    Run Whitstable Summer 5k and 10k

    Swalecliffe Ave, Herne Bay CT6 8EJ, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Get together with friends, family or colleagues and be part of this event along the stunning Whitstable coastline.

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    The Tenterden 10k & 5k
    Sun 9th Jun
    £12 - £18
    1 review
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    The Tenterden 10k & 5k

    Swain Rd, Tenterden TN30 6SH, UKView event
    1 review
    About the event
    From the organiser

    A lovely countryside race starting in Tenterden. This event offers a choice of 5k or 10k distance starting at St. Michael's Primary School. The route uses some of the country lanes around the area before returning to the school for the finish. This is a great new event with loads of activities for the whole family too.

    Kids fun runs and activities, food, drinks, refreshments, bouncy castle and local craft stalls - it's the event that's also like a Summer fete!!!

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      I signed up online with ease and you can view full race instructions from the website.I read the instructions the night before and noted that there were two different parking locations listed that were quite far from St Michaels School where the race registration was. We drove to both locations and they were both quite far considering we had two young children in tow. We ended up parking in a side road not far from st Michaels School.Upon arrival at the school on race day I was guided to the main hall for registration and bib/chip collection. I was about 50 minutes before race start time and I was expecting a big queue but was pleasantly surprised when there was no queue and I was handed bib/chip straightaway - done. In the school ground there was a small fete type thinking going on. It’s a smallish primary school so not massive grounds but they had some PTA type stalls and the kids were kept busy on the tombolla, lucky dip and bouncy castle etc. Before the 5 and 10k started they did a children’s 1k race (7 laps of School field). I thought this was a great idea, £3 per child and entry on day only and they all got a medal.It was a short walk to start line which was on a residential road. The 5 and 10k started at the same time. The route was fairly quiet residential roads and then country lanes 5k ran out 2.5k then turned and returned to the finish I believe. 10k we carried on past the 5k turn point to a water only station (bottles) at the 5k halfway point, ran a loop around the vineyard and headed back the way we came. The course was pretty hilly and was a humid day so probably not a PB course (not for me anyway
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    Race for Life 5K & 10K – Margate
    Sun 21st Jul
    £10 - £14.99
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    Race for Life 5K & 10K – Margate

    Palm Bay Ave, Margate CT9, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Lace up your trainers and prepare to take on the Race for Life 10km and 5km. We will be there to support you every step of the way.

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    Chilham Castle Challenge Runs
    Sun 29th Sep
    £16 - £20
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    Chilham Castle Challenge Runs

    A252, Canterbury CT4 8DD, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    For the 8th year, runners get the chance to stretch their legs in the beautiful surroundings of Chilham Castle, with the Chilham Castle Challenge 5K and 10K.

    The run events start at 8:00 am - why not have a Sunday morning blast and then rest in the afternoon?

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    Chilham Castle Trail Runs
    Sun 29th Sep
    £16 - £20
    12 reviews
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    Chilham Castle Trail Runs

    A252, Canterbury CT4 8DD, UKView event
    12 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    For the 6th year, runners get the chance to run, jog or walk in the stunning surroundings of Chilham Castle, with the Chilham Castle 5K & 10K runs.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      First time at this event, Weather was perfect, course was dry, tough 5 k with a couple of short hills, Bike route is on a popular time trial route through the attractive Kent countryside.
    • Did the event in 2018

      My first duathlon, absolutely loved it. The runs are challenging however the routes are beautiful. so you get a real sense of achievement.The bike route was very easy to navigate and not much traffic.Incredibly well organised and lovely friendly organisers.
    • Did the event in 2017

      Amazing!! Totally beautiful XC course for the run and a fab bike course. The venue is stunning and the marshalls/officials were fantastic - really friendly and helpful. The run was tough but on a sunny autumn day was breathtaking! Bike was windy but well signed and a great ride.goodie bag was great and I was lucky enough to come 2nd lady so got an awesome slate trophy. My one gripe was that on the run course the volunteers weren’t great at handing out refreshments - nothing major as they were there.
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    Kings Head Canter 5K
    Mon 26th Aug
    £11 - £13
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    Kings Head Canter 5K

    Rock Channel, Rye TN31 7HJ, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    A friendly rural road race, over a point, to point course, starting in one East Sussex village and finishing in the neighboring village.

    This year will be the 21st running of the Kings Head Canter 5K. Each year on the August Bank Holiday Monday around 240 runners enjoy the great atmosphere of this well-organized event, complete with barbeque and drinks at the finish.

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    The 14th Rye Summer Classic Series 5K Race Three – September
    Fri 6th Sep
    £8 - £10
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    The 14th Rye Summer Classic Series 5K Race Three – September

    Unnamed Road, Rye TN31 7TX, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Rye Summer Classic Series is a popular series of three Friday evening events and in 2018 returns for a 14th year. Featuring two 10k races and a season-ending final 5k. Tonight's race is a fast and flat 10k.

    The route is a traffic free road, out and back course through the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. The course is accurately measured, fast and flat and, if the weather is fine, a perfect opportunity for a PB.

    Suitable for experienced runners and beginners alike, the event also includes a Children's Race.

    This accurately-measured course is a fast and flat, out and back route along the paved paths of the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. When conditions are favourable, it can make for some fast times - but, be prepared, it can be windy!

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    £16 - £27
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    Brett Rapid Runs

    10 Jurys Gap Rd, Lydd, Romney Marsh TN29 9BD, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    For the first time year, runners get the chance to stretch their legs at our new venue at Lydd. For the Brett Rapid runs in the beautiful surroundings of Brett site. With 5K and 10K runs on offer.

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    Viking 100 Endurance Run
    Sat 30th May
    £38
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    Viking 100 Endurance Run

    1 Brook Ln, Reculver, Herne Bay CT6 6SY, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    We've been very fortunate to have been granted permission to hold a 100 mile ultra event out of Brooks Farm, Reculver Kent. The kind farmers there allow us to use their land and facilities to hold a running event and 98% of the route is on their land which does make for some lovely running! (And a huge barn makes a brilliant base camp!) The main event will be a 100 mile endurance run of 15 times 6.67 mile loops. In addition we'll hold a 24 hour Challenge Event, a 6 hour timed challenge on both the Saturday and Sunday and a Pacer Challenge to complete as many 6.67 mile loops as possible in the time limit chosen.

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