Kent Spring Marathon & Half Marathon
07 April 2019
If you like pastoral landscapes and rural backcountry lanes, then the Kent Spring Marathon & Half Marathon is the race for you. With a course made of up quiet Ashford, Westwell, and Charing roads, this event will provide you with the perfect escape from your usual diet of urban, mass participation marathons.
Included with your race fee:ToiletsChanging FacilitiesRefreshmentsOn Site ParkingYour individual time and position will be recorded by your electronic chip.A unique finisher's medalBaggage DropAwards will be given to the top finishers in each race.
The course winds its way in an undulating loop around Ashford, Westwell, and Charing. The terrain is pleasantly varied and there is a segment that runs on the Pilgrim’s Way. One loop is enough for a half marathon, and a second will complete the full 42 km.
Starting Line: Charing SchoolEach race will begin at 9:00 am
The event will take place at Charing School, School Road, Charing, Kent, TN27 0JN, about an hour and a half's drive from central London. If you choose to take the train, there is a Southeastern service that will take you to Charing Station, conveniently only about a ten minute walk from the school itself.Parking:If you drive to the race, we will have some parking available in the school lot. We advise carpooling if possible as parking is somewhat limited.
First AidSt John Ambulance or an alternative medical provider will be in attendance on the day and the course will be marshalled to provide assistance. There will also be a sweep marshal following the race to ensure that nobody is left behind and that all runners are accounted for.Entries are limited to 500 participants in each race.Remember that even though most of the course takes place on extremely quiet roads, they are not closed, so watch out for cars as you go.