Lower Sandgate Road, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1PS
- Distance26.2 miles
out and back
- Water stations
- Traffic free
- Wheelchair accessible
- Size of field100
- Event website
- Online entry availableYes
Date 15 February 2019
Location Lower Sandgate Road, Folkestone, CT20 1PS
Entry £29.95 online entry only, no OTD
Course 8.74 mile out and backs
The flattest marathon you may ever find!
In our quest to bring you even more flat and mud free marathons we have found another example of a flat, fast, traffic free marathon course on the Saxon Shore Way. This runs partly on the promenade, the coastal path and the sea defence walls heading towards several Martello Towers between Folkestone and Hythe and includes running past Sandgate Castle.
The route is an approximately 8.74 mile out and back that you'll complete three times on near dead flat tarmac and concrete (and possibly a tiny piece of shingle, depending on any winter storms), the total elevation gain is I calculate, or more correctly my Garmin calculates as under 50 feet. In total, not per out and back!
Having completed lots of marathons we believe we know what it takes to put on an enjoyable marathon for the fit, the dedicated and the hardcore long distance runners. And for those, like myself, who fit none of those categories, we'll do our best to get you round!
Come and join us for a bit of a run along the Kent Coast, we'll have a well stocked aid station, nice custom made medals and goody bags that actually contain goodies!
Start a new forum discussion about Martello Marathon