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2017 Kent Roadrunner Marathon

Entries for the 2017 Kent Roadrunner Marathon (Saturday 27th May 2017) are now OPEN.  Entries are going fast for our Kent Coyote Marathon on September 2016 - enter soon before that one sells out!


The annual Kent Roadrunner Marathon takes place at the multi-million pound Cyclopark venue in north-west Kent. Our course makes use of a perfectly smooth 1.29mi private tarmac circuit - absolutely no traffic, no pedestrians and no dogs! Although gently undulating, the course has consistently delivered a huge percentage of PBs for our entrants.


Our 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 races all sold out in advance, with record numbers enjoying the breath taking onsite facilities, free professional race photography, CLIF Bar nutrition... and the coolest marathon finishers' medal in Europe!

We're delighted that our race is so popular, having been recognised as one of the top-ten marathons in the UK for four years (2012-2015) by Runner's World magazine.

The looped nature of the course makes it an ideal location for spectators (all are welcome!) as well as an easy event to judge your pacing to perfection.

Key Facts

Race Date:  Race Date:  Saturday 27th May 2017. Race starts at 09:00am. Race registration will be open from 07:00-08:30am. Please allow yourself plenty of time to collect your race number and timing chip.

Distance: Distance: Classic marathon distance of 42.195km (26.2mi) covered using twenty laps of 1.29mi (plus an initial loop of 0.5mi). Course accuracy certified by AUKCM measurer. Course measurement certificate 16/141.

Maximum entries: Maximum entries: 550. You must be 18 years or older on the day of the race.

Time Limit: 6 hours

Prizes: There will be prizes available for top three males and females as well as all age-category winners, and our famous showboating contest winners!

Permit: Race permit issued by UK Athletics (UKA/runbritain). UKA Race Licence: 2016-20221. Race awarded a GOLD Race Grade by the British Association of Road Races. Recognised by the 100 Marathon Club. Certified as both a London and Boston Marathon qualification event.

The race will be conducted under UKA/runbritain road race rules.

Facilities: Café, toilets, showers, baggage store, free Wi-Fi, post-race massage, on-site car parking (£1 per car per day). Water and electrolyte drinks will be available each lap (1.29 mi).  CLIF SHOT BLOKS chewable energy cubes, jelly babies and other snacks also available each lap.

 

The event, like the participants, run like clockwork, round the track. Cracking Day.