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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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    Canterbury Half Marathon
    Mon 26th Aug
    £4 - £24
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    Canterbury Half Marathon

    Merton Lodge, Merton Ln, Canterbury CT4 7BA, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    A popular part of the Kent sporting calendar, the Canterbury Half Marathon returns again in 2019. Organised to support Pilgrims Hospices by Nice Work, the race attracts a large Bank Holiday Monday entry to confirm its position as one of Kent's favourite half marathons.

    The course is challenging and covers the quiet country lanes on the outskirts of the city.

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    Rye Ancient Trails 30k & 15k
    Sun 8th Sep
    £18 - £27
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    Rye Ancient Trails 30k & 15k

    5 The Grove, Rye TN31 7ND, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    After a successful debut in 2018 when over 250 runners completed this multi-terrain race through the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in East Sussex, the race returns again in 2019.

    Starting and finishing in the medieval town of Rye, this challenging circular route winds its way through ancient woodland and farmland on trails, footpaths and quiet country lanes, linking the Norman churches of Rye, Iden, Beckley, Northiam and Peasmarsh - a true steeplechase!

    The undulating multi-terrain route includes 1,500ft of climb, with numerous gates and stiles to be negotiated, but the stunning scenery will keep you going to the finish.

    Not up for the full 30K? There is a 15K option on the same route, turning at Peasmarsh. The Rye Ancient Trails 15k/30K is organised jointly by Nice Work and Rye Runners, raising money for the Oliver Curd Trust.

    The race will be looking to attract runners of all abilities, from experienced athletes to those new to running.

    Prizes/trophies are available for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Male and Female; 1st in age categories from Vet 1 to Vet 8; 1st Male & Female affiliated team (3 to count).

    Medals will be on offer for all finishers.

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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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    The Sandwich 10k
    Sun 30th Jun
    £16 - £18
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    The Sandwich 10k

    86 Dover Rd, Sandwich CT13, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    We made lots of changes for 2017 and you all loved it, so it will be more of the same, with some improvements thrown in! The revised route was a great success, so that's back again as well. The 10k starts on the edge of the ancient town of Sandwich and also uses the lanes around the village of Worth. For the first time, the event will be officially measured by UK Athletics representatives. The route is flat and mostly fast and so good times are possible. The route is suitable for all types of runner from beginner to elite.

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    East Kent Road Relay Series – Round 2
    Tue 28th May
    Birchington, United Kingdom
    Free
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    East Kent Road Relay Series – Round 2

    Promenade, Birchington CT7 9UN, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The East Kent Road Relay Series dates have now been announced. The home leg will be on 28th May (at Minnis Bay) once again well need a few marshals and helpers, so please let the skippers know if you can help.

    We have a very good record in this in recent years, but although the competition is fierce at the sharp end of the field the road relays have a lot more to offer. This series of races has always been a popular way to sharpen up and get in some speed work for the summer whilst enjoying the fun of being in a team and the company of club-mates, not to mention the traditional (and now much copied) nosh up after the final race while waiting for the overall series results to be confirmed.

    Come along, support your club and have some fun!

    Nice Work will be managing the chip timing etc. for these races.

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    Kent 50 Mile Endurance Run
    Sat 15th Jun
    £55
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    Kent 50 Mile Endurance Run

    Seasalter Shellfish - Whitstable Limited, The Hatchery, The Old Roman Oyster Beds, Reculver, Herne Bay CT6 6SX, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This event is the successor to the Challenge Hub's Kent 50 Challenge event run for many years by the ultra running legend that is Mike Inkster and to keep the spirit of that event alive we'll also be holding several other Challenge events very much keeping with the ethos that Mike created about being inclusive, runner friendly and making events achievable for as many people as possible. This will be the 19th running of this event.

    We've been very fortunate to have been granted permission to hold a the 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!)

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    Harbour Wallbanger
    Sat 22nd Jun
    $12 - $14
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    Harbour Wallbanger

    18 Harbour St, Broadstairs CT10 1EU, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    A 7 kilometre race along the beach from Broadstairs Harbour (Viking Bay) to the wall at the far end of Ramsgate Main Sands and back following the same route.

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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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    East Kent Road Relay Series – Round 5
    Tue 9th Jul
    Free
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    East Kent Road Relay Series – Round 5

    98 Knight Ave, Canterbury CT2 8PY, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The East Kent Road Relay Series dates have now been announced, kicking off on Tuesday with a trip to Folkestone, with events every fortnight up to the grand finale at Canterburys track on 9th July.

    We have a very good record in this in recent years, but although the competition is fierce at the sharp end of the field the road relays have a lot more to offer. This series of races has always been a popular way to sharpen up and get in some speed work for the summer whilst enjoying the fun of being in a team and the company of club-mates, not to mention the traditional (and now much copied) nosh up after the final race while waiting for the overall series results to be confirmed.

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    The Brett Lydd - 20 Mile & Half Marathon
    Sun 8th Mar
    Romney Marsh, South East, United Kingdom
    £3 - £26
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    The Brett Lydd - 20 Mile & Half Marathon

    Dennes Ln, Romney Marsh TN29, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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.

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    Charing 10k
    Fri 7th Jun
    £15 - £17
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    Charing 10k

    18 School Rd, Charing, Ashford TN27 0JN, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This Friday evening race through the pretty Kent village of Charing is run along quiet country lanes with a stretch along the Pilgrims Way. The event includes a barbecue and family activities that follow after the race. All race profits go to Charing School.

    Medals are awarded for all finishers plus there are refreshments, including home made cakes on sale to runners and spectators. The race is suitable for experienced runners and beginners alike, plus the race features chip timing. Prizes will be awarded to the leading runners and age category winners.

    In addition to the main 10k race, there will be races over various distances for children and younger runners.

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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 Running Outlet Herne Bay 10K Les Golding Memorial
    Sun 7th Jul
    £18 - £20
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    The Running Outlet Herne Bay 10K Les Golding Memorial

    Beacon Hill Lodge, 18 Beacon Hill, Herne Bay CT6 6BA, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Herne Bay 10K Les Golding Memorial is a well established race in the calendar. The coastal route is almost entirely flat so PBs are often attainable. The race raises significant charitable funds. Team & Individual Prizes and Medals for all runners. The race has chip timing and there is 1500m U15 children race aswell.

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

    Swain Rd, Tenterden TN30 6SH, UKView event
    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!!!

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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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    The 9th Romney Marsh 10K
    Sun 28th Jul
    £15 - £17
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    The 9th Romney Marsh 10K

    St Martins, Fairfield Rd, New Romney TN28 8HN, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This popular 10k race returns for the ninth year and is organised by Nice Work on behalf of the Romney Marsh Rotary Club.

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    The 32nd Wingham 10K & 5K
    Sun 8th Sep
    £12 - £18
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    The 32nd Wingham 10K & 5K

    Wingham Industrial Estate, Goodnestone Rd, Wingham, Canterbury CT3 1AR, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This ever popular event is back for another year! This is the only race in the world with clay medals made by Canterbury Pottery!! This race sold out in 2016 and 2017, so act fast to guarantee your space!

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    Brett Owler Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K – Summer
    Sun 11th Aug
    £20 - £33
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    Brett Owler Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K – Summer

    Julie Rose Stadium, 1864a Willesborough Rd, Kennington, Ashford TN24 9QX, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Owler Marathon, Half marathon and 10K returns in 2019! 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.

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    Black Hugin Challenge
    Sat 31st Aug
    £40
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    Black Hugin Challenge

    101 Sandwich Rd, Cliffsend, Ramsgate CT12 5JA, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Between Thanet and Sandwich lays Pegwell Bay, famous for the Viking Ship, The Hugin, that rests there in all its recently restored glory. This event will have a 6 hour time limit for you to run as many, or as few laps as you wish. We're going to be flexible with the route, mainly as it will depend on conditions on the day. Loops of 3.75 miles miles and will be a mixture of terrain. Sundown is 7.30pm so you'll be partially in light, then twilight and then finally deep night, all being well on a lovely early Autumnal evening.

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    The Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon
    Sun 29th Sep
    £25
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    The Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon

    The Lodge the Grand, Folkestone CT20 2LR, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Always the one to attend. Great event and feedback - everything you expect and more from a top class event. The race is organised by Folkestone Rotary Club (Charity no: 266883) in support of local and international charities. Medals and finish line goodies are on offer for all finishers plus there are prizes for the leading runners.

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    The 13th Rye Summer Classic Series 10K Race One – July
    Fri 5th Jul
    £3 - £16
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    The 13th Rye Summer Classic Series 10K Race One – July

    5 Harbour Road, Rye TN31 7HX, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Rye Summer Classic Series is a popular series of three Friday evening events. Featuring two 10k races and a season-ending final 5k. This race is a fast and flat 10k..

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    RBLI Zenith24
    Sat 22nd Jun
    £15 - £400
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    RBLI Zenith24

    Hole Park, Benenden Rd, Rolvenden, Cranbrook TN17 4JA, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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.

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    Rye Summer Classic Series 10K July
    Fri 5th Jul
    £2 - £36
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    Rye Summer Classic Series 10K July

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

    The Rye Summer Classic Series is a popular series of three Friday evening events and in 2019 returns for a 14th year. Featuring two 10k races and a season-ending final 5k.

    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.

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    The Mount Ephraim 10K
    Sun 18th Aug
    £15 - £17
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    The Mount Ephraim 10K

    1 Staplestreet Rd, Faversham ME13 9TZ, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Mount Ephraim 10k is a well organized and popular race.

    Your entry into the race will also secure you free family admission to Mount Ephraim Gardens - the beautiful country estate that has been owned by the Dawes family for over 300 years.

    Visitors to the Edwardian Gardens will enjoy a captivating experience with breathtaking views of the Kent countryside.

    All proceeds will help Porchlight, a Kent charity which helps rough sleepers and the homeless in Kent - please visit their website here.

    The Mount Ephraim 10k is kindly sponsored by Shepherd Neame.

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    Halloween Challenge Samphire Hoe
    £39.50
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    Halloween Challenge Samphire Hoe

    Samphire Hoe, Samphire Rd, Dover CT17 9FL, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    We've been given permission to hold the Halloween Challenge at Samphire Hoe! We'll start in the daylight and then watch the sun go down and the ghosts and ghouls come out as the night comes in. Did we ever mention all the shipwrecks along the English Channel?

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    Rye Summer Classic Series 10K August
    Fri 2nd Aug
    £2 - £36
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    Rye Summer Classic Series 10K August

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

    The Rye Summer Classic Series is a popular series of three Friday evening events and in 2019 returns for a 14th year. Featuring two 10k races and a season-ending final 5k. Tonight's race is a fast and flat 10k.

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

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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
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    Chilham Castle Trail Runs

    A252, Canterbury CT4 8DD, UKView event
    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.

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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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    Cystic Fibrosis Faversham 10K
    Sun 22nd Sep
    £16 - £18
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    Cystic Fibrosis Faversham 10K

    The Faversham Enterprise Centre, London Rd, Faversham ME13 8RZ, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Faversham 10km route is set in the beautiful countryside of Kent and is the perfect event for runners of all abilities - elite or first time runner, all runners are equally welcome. Starting at the Abbey School in Faversham, this road race takes you through picturesque countryside and is set to be an event you won't forget, for all the right reasons. Don't train alone this year; have a fantastic day out with the whole family with our 1km Fun Run open to everyone to make sure that everyone can go home with a finisher's meal!

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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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    Leeds Castle 10K Run
    Sun 1st Sep
    £22
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    Leeds Castle 10K Run

    Leeds Castle, Maidstone ME17 1PL, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us for the Leeds Castle 10k run. The route will take you across the wider estate, with some stunning views of the historic Castle from the parkland as you run!

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    Ragnar White Cliffs
    Sat 21st Sep
    Sittingbourne, South East, United Kingdom
    £625 - £1,050
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    Ragnar White Cliffs

    Scc, The Community College, Sittingbourne, Sittingbourne ME10 4NL, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    At Reebok Ragnar White Cliffs your team will tackle a 170(ish) mile course that snakes through picturesque towns, rolling fields, and the most beautiful collection of white cliffs you've ever seen. Entering this unique, overnight relay means night-time runs, turning a spacious van into a temporary home, and a bond-strengthening experience like no other. Trust us, your Ragnar van will develop your own unique language, ecosystem, and culture by the end of the race!

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    Rother Valley 10K
    Sun 15th Sep
    £15 - £17
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    Rother Valley 10K

    The Oast, Station Rd, Rye TN31 6QT, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Rother Valley 10k is an accurately measured road race. It starts at Northiam Railway Station (on the Kent & East Sussex Steam Railway) and finishes in the scenic grounds of Bodiam Castle (National Trust). Apart from a short section on the A28 at the start, the route follows the country lanes between Northiam and Bodiam which pass through the village of Ewhurst Green.

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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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    Owler Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K – Winter
    Sun 24th Nov
    £20 - £33
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    Owler Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K – Winter

    Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford, Kennington, Ashford TN24 0LU, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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.

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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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    Centurion Track 100
    Sat 7th Sep
    Details

    Centurion Track 100

    Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford, Kennington, Ashford TN24 0LU, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    he Centurion Track 100 is an elite level event, designed for runners to compete under the fastest possible conditions and with a focus on record setting.

    The race is for the 100 mile distance only and a 17 hour cut off will be in place for all runners.

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    Thetford Iceni Marathon
    Sun 8th Sep
    Details

    Thetford Iceni Marathon

    Guildhall, Market Pl, Faversham ME13 7AG, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Come and join us for an interesting and historical marathon crossing over two counties Suffolk and Norfolk in one day.

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