The PodPlus Kent Spring Marathon

09:00 Sunday 11 April 2021

DistanceMarathon
SurfaceRoad
Course profileundulating
Is accurate?Yes
Accuracy detailshttp://coursemeasurement.org.uk/detail.php?area=South&no=2015160
LicencePending Regional Panel Approval
Water stationsYes
Awards/MementoesYes
Venue facilitiesParking
Race limit500 (100 entrants previouly)
Event listingEvent listing at Run Britain
This race will have new Covid safety measures in place and therefore please note the changes below. Start line opens – 8.00 am Start line closes – 10.00 am We are delighted to announce that Kent Spring Marathon and Half Marathon will go return in 2021 Sunday 11th April under the new Covid -Safe Guidelines. We have successfully developed a number of new procedures which are designed to ensure our races will be Covid-secure and ensure the safety of our runners, staff and the general public. The first change you will notice is the start time. Rather than a single start time for all runners, we are operating a pre-booking system with start times available in 5-minute slots, beginning at 8.00am through to 10.00am. A maximum of twelve people will be able to begin the race in each slot – and each of those people will be allocated a place on the start line according to their anticipated finish time, with the fastest runner lining up on the front of the start line. The race will also have a restricted entry limit. Marathon runners will start between 8 and 9 with half marathon runners starting between 9 and 10 If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 as outlined by the NHS or have been unwell in the last 14 days please do not travel to the event and email us and we can let you know deferral options available. Current NHS advice on coronavirus/Covid-19 can be found here https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-Covid-19/ The PodPlus Kent Spring Marathon & Half Marathon is the same rural undulating route that we all know and love. The 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. All finishers will receive a bespoke medal and there are cash prizes for first man and lady in both races plus trophies for the leading runners and age category winners. Entering the event If you have entered the race in good time, your race number will be sent to you in the post. If you have entered the race close to the race date, you will need to collect your race number on the morning of the event. If you proceed to the registration table, a race official will write down your name and advise you of your race number – and you will be asked to sanitise your hands and, if you wish, put on gloves, before collecting your number from a storage box on the desk. Please remember to social distance from the race official and anybody else who is collecting a number. A race official will manage any queues to ensure everybody remains socially distanced. Please note that you will not be able to enter on the day due to the new guidelines. Entries are available online until midnight before the event. Race numbers must be worn on the front of your shirt and not on your legs or back. If you do so you may not receive an accurate time. Make sure you do not damage the chip. Please make sure you complete the medical information on the reverse of your number. Remember race numbers are non-transferable. This is particularly imperative at this time as it is now more important than ever that we know who is taking part in the event.

Further information may be found at:
http://www.nice-work.org.uk

Online entry:
Enter online at Run Britain (entries close 10/04/2021)

Location map link:
Charing School, School Road, Charing, Kent, TN27 0JN