This is something a bit different. If you love trail running or want to give it a go then this is for you. Runnergise, The Trail Running Event, offering a great atmosphere with a mini-festival feel. There is a choice of a 5.5, 10 or 20 mile run, with live music, a great event village with good food and space to relax with friends and family. Every finisher will get a medal and a t-shirt. The start is open in style, so you can start anytime between 10 and 11 - so you can choose to run with your friends, family or group and set off together to explore our route.
This event gives you the chance to explore a whole series of trails, starting from St. Edmund's School in Canterbury. As part of the event you will receive a GPX file to download to your smartwatch or fitness device and a route map which will guide you around the route. The route will be way marked too, and there will be two checkpoints and an enhanced aid station around half way. There's a whole mixture of surfaces in open countryside and woodland - it's going to be great.
St. Edmund's School provides the base for the Event HQ and Event Village. This is a spectacular setting overlooking the cathedral city of Canterbury. The school was founded on its present site in the mid 19th Century. We will have a great range of hot food and refreshments, space to relax before and after the event, and live music.
The 20 mile route is two loops of the 10 mile route. The 5.5 mile route is a shortcut version of the 10 mile route.
We will be providing a live feed onto our website for results - so cross the line and your result goes live!
Facilities at venue:
Toilets and changing facilities. Full refreshments in the Event Village. Free Parking.
5.5 Miles (Shortcut version of the 10 Mile route)
Advanced entries: £22 affiliated club members, £24 unaffiliated
On-the-day (subject to space): £30 until 9:30am
Advanced entries: £28 affiliated club members, £30 unaffiliated
On-the-day (subject to space): £35, until 9:30am
20 Miles (2 loops of the 10 Mile route)
Advanced entries: £32 affiliated club members, £34 unaffiliated
On-the-day (subject to space): £40, until 9:30am
Under UK Athletics rules the minimum age for the 5.5 miles is 15 years on the day, 10 miles is 17 years on the day, for the 20 miles is 18 years on the day.
For great tips about nutrition, training and hydration for training and on race day we recommend visiting https://www.verywellfit.com/hydration-and-running-2911541.