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For the 5th year, runners get the chance to stretch their legs in the beautiful surroundings of Chilham Castle, with the Chilham Castle 5K & 10K runs.
This is a multi-terrain run and the surface you will be covering during the run will be grass, country fields and woods in places i.e., uneven ground for all of the run. Wear off-road shoes.

Chilham Castle Challenge sees runners compete in a demanding 5K or 10K race on the grounds of a 17th-century manor house. The course includes challenging hills and off road track as well as more ambient aspects such as a 500-year-old avenue of trees plus views of sculptured gardens, horticulture, rare flowers, and Jacobean and Norman architecture.

Doggy dash wave starting at 9.15am. All doggy dash to be registered by 9am for smooth running of all events.

Chilham Castle Trail Runs

Canterbury, GB
Chilham Castle Trail Runs

This Summer evening series takes place in the unique setting of Samphire Hoe - a nationally important and protected landscape in the shadow of the iconic White Cliffs of Dover. Samphire Hoe is one of the few places that you can truly appreciate the drama of the White Cliffs. The series comprises four fast and flat 5km races, which suit runners of all standards including beginners.

There will be a memento and finish line goodies for all finishers, plus prizes will be awarded to the leading runners and age category winners. You can enter a single race in the series or save money by purchasing a series ticket for all four races, or a three race season ticket. The races all feature chip timing.

The Samphire Hoe 5K Series Race Four August

Dover, Kent, GB
The Samphire Hoe 5K Series Race Four August

The ever popular Wingham 10k & 5k road races are the only races in the World with clay medals made by Canterbury Pottery! A particularly scenic route around the beautiful East Kent countryside. Starting out at the Recreation Ground in Wingham, the route follows quiet country roads taking in some of the prettiest villages in Kent. This officially measured course is undulating and has in the past produced some quick times, so PBs really are possible!

Wingham 10k & 5k

Wingham, Kent, GB
Wingham 10k & 5k

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.

Why not have a Sunday morning blast and then rest in the afternoon with the run events starting at 8am.

Chilham Castle Challenge sees runners compete in a demanding 5K or 10K race on the grounds of a 17th-century manor house. The course includes challenging hills and off road track as well as more ambient aspects such as a 500-year-old avenue of trees plus views of sculptured gardens, horticulture, rare flowers, and Jacobean and Norman architecture.

Chilham Castle Challenge Runs

Canterbury, GB
Chilham Castle Challenge Runs

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!

The Hugin Challenge

Cliffsend, Kent, GB
The Hugin Challenge

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