The race will start on the main road adjacent to the Banks Sports Club in Dennes Lane - to be found just off the High Street. Participants will head out to the north of the town and cover a rural out and back route through the quiet lanes surrounding the town before making their way back to the Lydd and the finish at the Sports Club. A flat, fast course on quiet lanes to the north of the Town.
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The Kent Spring Marathon & Half Marathon are ideal for those who prefer an alternative to the big city, mass participation spring marathons. This rural marathon and half marathon uses the quiet lanes surrounding Ashford, Westwell and Charing with a section along the Pilgrims Way. The marathon is a two-lap scenic multi-terrain course with half marathon runners covering a single lap. The race is suitable for both experienced and first-time marathon or half marathon runners.
This race is perfect for Spring marathon training. It's perfect too for those looking to run the distance for the first time or for those looking to post a fast time.
The race is on a pancake-flat course through the lanes surrounding the Marsh town of Lydd. Runners of all standards are welcome and race profits are donated to the Mayor of Lydd's Charity Fund.
The race will, once again, enjoy the sponsorship of Brett, the UK's largest independent construction and building materials company.
New event in the heart of Kent this 24 hour ultra run is sure to test you and your friends. Race as a solo, in pairs or teams. Your goal is to complete as many laps as you can in 24 hours from Midday Saturday until Midday Sunday. Held in the beautiful 2,500 acres of private estate at Hole Park, with flame-lit key sections overnight.
Plus Day & Night 10k
Zenith24 starts at 12pm on Saturday plus the Day 10K. The night 10K starts at 10pm.
Welcome to the Dymchurch 10k Charity Fun Run. You can expect the usual great atmosphere and a mix of all ability runners. There will be medals for all and trophies for the top 3 male and female runners. We hope to see you come along and set a new PB, the run has been organised to allow all abilities of runners to get involved and enjoy the day.
This is going to be the first event on a new route for us at Ramsgate, using a stretch of the Viking Coastal path and a bit of park and not much sea wall ,which might be a welcome break for some runners! There is a bit of a hill, well, a cliff, to run through, yes through (there is a tunnel) and it'll be a little bit convoluted to get the distance right, but it will be well signed and its on nice wide tarmac paths in the main. The course is 100% good surfaces with perhaps about 500' of climb for a marathon distance run, so slightly hillier than our usual coastal routes but nothing too severe. 4.42 mile loops.
The reality of long distance running though means that the scene changes from year to year, runners come in, runners slow down, do less events, others do more, some move to ultras, some get injured, some lose motivation and I recall well all the people I ran a lot with three or four years ago who we don't see so much these days, if at all. Which is sad, as there is little to remember them by.
What we thought would be great is if we had one event a year where these usual suspects are identified and immortalised! How you ask?
Well, we're going to make the medal unique, very unique in that all the runners names are going to be on it! Actually inscribed on the medal and we feel that would be a lovely way to commemorate the "Class of 2018" so to speak. So basically all the entrants will be on the medal and in years to come you'd be able to look back at this and remember all the folks who in that year were the "usual suspects" and perhaps over the years to come they'll be a changing scene and the names will change, but the spirit will remain.
The medal therefore will be awesome, because basically it's made by the runners! It'll be huge, unique and brilliant! Ah, you're thinking, what about if I'm injured and can't run? Well firstly its a challenge event, just one lap earns you the medal, but in this case as the medal is personalised and so unique, if you don't run for some reason, we'll still get the medal to you, one way or another. As its as much a souvenir of the scene in 2018 as it is of this particular run.
A high quality trail run on the Kent Coast between Thanet and Sandwich lays a big bay called Pegwell Bay which is famous for two reasons, firstly because of the nationally important Sandwich and Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve and secondly for the Viking Ship, The Hugin, that rests there in all its recently restored glory. We've been fortunate enough to have been given permission to hold an event on part of this area known as the Pegwell Bay Country Park.
The Hugin holds a special fondness for myself as it was one of the favourite places that my late father would take me to as a child, in the dim and distant past you could climb on the ship, eat your ice cream and be a Viking! Sadly these days clamboring over such things isn't allowed, but it has been nicely restored in the last decade or so and is well worth a look, a good few times in fact as the route will go past it twice on each lap! The event will have a six hour time limit for you to run as many, or as few laps as you wish. With a timed event, as long as you complete one lap, then you are an official finisher!
A marathon at the lovely seaside town of Ramsgate
The coastal path known as the Viking Coastal Trail runs around Thanet and a section runs along the seafront at Ramsgate which forms part of a popular route that we have here.
The route is 4.37 miles and runs both along the top and bottom of the cliffs on gentle slopes, don't worry the cliff isn't too high! The upper and lower sections are joined by a little "grotto" which meanders through the cliff.
This will be a marathon only event for the lovely Viking Coastal Marathon medal. Six laps will make up the 26.2 mile course!
Returning in 2018 the Owler Marathon, Half marathon and 10K on Sunday 25th November 2018, runners get the chance to test their legs again with this new two lap multi-terrain run, set in the great surroundings of Conningbrook Lakes Country Park while taking in the quiet roads of Brook. This event also includes the Owler Half marathon and 10K.
This long-established festive cracker of an event is the perfect way to celebrate the Christmas holiday season. Come dressed in appropriate Christmas dress to make Santa really proud!
This accurately measured, two-lap 5 Mile race takes place in the traffic-free setting of Betteshanger Country Park, incorporating the flat surface of the tarmac purpose-built cycling track to ensure a fast time.
There are Christmas puds and other festive goodies on offer, plus a special festive medal and a glass of warming mulled wine will also be waiting for you at the finish.
The race features chip timing and is suitable for experienced runners and beginners alike. There is also a Children's Race and a 2 Mile Fun Run.
30th November is St Andrews day and although we're in one of the furthest possible points of the UK from Scotland and we're about as Scottish as something that's really not very Scottish at all I do like shortbread and we do have a number of Scottish exiles who run with us quite often and would be rude not to mark the date as we have an event on it!