Now in its 6th year, this event is proving popular and has sold out each year. Join us for the Saxon Shore Half Marathon along the lovely seafronts of Whitstable and Herne Bay. We have a great Event HQ, with an Event Village. We also have enhanced aid stations this year, every 5k along the route. The live music is also back in 2023. The Event Village is a great place for family and friends to relax and enjoy the atmosphere and is in easy reach of some great viewing points along the course.
**For 2023 we are adding the Saxon Shore 10k to the event. Using the same route as the Half Marathon - just a shorter distance. Same great views, same lovely Whitstable coastline.**
The majority of the route is along the seafront from Whitstable to Herne Bay and back and in most part is fairly flat and fast, making it ideal for beginners or those looking for a quick time.
As with all of our events we organise, we will be using the very latest electronic chip timing. The event is fully licensed and certified with all results being submitted to runbritain rankings and the Power of 10.
There are prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female,1st male and female VET40, 50 and 60.
Half Marathon Advanced entries: £26 affiliated club members, £28 unaffiliated
On-the-day (subject to space): £35
10k Advanced entries: £20 affiliated club members, £22 unaffiliated
On-the-day (subject to space): £25
Advanced entries close the Monday before the event at 1pm. On the day entries may be available subject to space on the day until 9am.
Under UK Athletics rules the minimum age for running in the Half Marathont is 17 years on the day. For the 10k the minimum age is 15 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.