A ghost marathon?!
The 2013- 2016 Kent Roadrunner Marathons each had one off medals that were brilliant, and it just so happens that we've secured the left over stock from TZ Runs!
So we're going to have this Ghost of Roadrunner/Coyote Marathon to use up the medals!.
We'll have a reduced entry fee and please bear in mind that the medals will have the wrong date on them but they're still brilliant, big and colourful and you can choose any of the years we have available (subject to any being left for any particular year) when you finish! (And we have some of the 2016 Kent Coyote medals too so if you'd prefer one of those we'll bring those along too,)
The event will be a marathon only event based out of the Cyclopark Complex at Gravesend (although the routes won't actually be in the Cyclopark area we're just using their facilities and parking.) We'll aim to use the 5.25 "177" route which is essentially all tarmac bike paths and whilst not flat isn't too hilly either and we've had some fast runs on this track.
It's our aim that this event makes an impactful difference to the Cyclopark charity in a positive fashion and as such £5 from each entry fee will be donated directly to the Cyclopark Trust to aid them in maintaining this environment and facility.
Please explore the race and consider joining us!
This event forms part of a five event Cyclopark series.
Wednesday 30th January 2019 - Unusual Suspects Challenge
Thursday 31st January 2019 - Ghost of Coyote Marathon
Friday 1st February 2019 - Saxons Challenge
Tuesday 2nd February 2019 - Vikings Challenge
Wednesday 3rd February 2019 - Normans Challenge
Enter all 5 days at once here...
We have several variants for each course but we may adjust slightly on the day to account for the conditions, especially if its been subject to heavy rain. The loops however will be between 3.74 & 5.25 miles. Our A plan though for this event is the 5.25 mile "177" course.
This route is the flattest of the courses we have mapped out at this location (though not flat, will be about 1000' climb for a marathon) and is mostly on tarmac cycle paths.
View the route here on MapMyRun
The loop is 5.25 miles long, five laps will make up a marathon distance which is the only option at this event.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I get?
You each event will receive
1) A really special finishers medal, custom made and designed, not a generic one.
2) A goody bag at the finish, which has goodies in, not a bunch of adverts. There will be nothing healthy in our goody bags, things they contain for example, chocolate, crisps..
3) A well stocked base camp/aid stations with plenty of nibbles and refreshments for during and post race replenishment, including the legendary Rachel's Rocky Road!
Where do I park? How do I get there?
Please refer to our Cyclopark information page
When do I get my race number?
You'll pick this up on race day morning from the race base camp.
Are there time limits?
A soft six hours. (i.e. 6:20 and nobody is worried, 8:20 and we'll all have gone home!)
Do you have secure baggage facilities
No. But you're free to leave bags at the start/finish. There will always be someone around but we can't guarantee their security, in the event of rain we can't guarantee things won't get wet.
Trail shoes? Road Shoes?
Road shoes should be fine in any weather conditions.
Is the course closed to the public?
No. We are using a network of local footpaths and trails and is shared with ramblers, dogwalkers, horseriders and cyclists. Runners do not have the right of way and need to be considerate of other users of the land. Please don't litter, we'll have a bin at the base camp and there are bins at various places along the routes.
Can I leave personal drinks at the drinks station?
Yes, you may want to label it and we will not be responsible for folks drinking the wrong drinks!
Can I use an ipod or mp3 player on the course?
Yes. Though please be aware that you are running on public footpaths with the general public so make sure that you pay attention to farm vehicles, cyclists, people, dogs, horseriders, wildlife and so on. On a couple of the routes there are road crossings to be aware of too although there is no actual running along roads involved.
The entry fee is a little more than normal – why is that?
We are holding this event by kind permission of the Cyclopark Trust. We are paying a fee/donation for use of the facilities over the four days. Cyclopark is a charity and parking fees and profits from the cafe etc all go towards the upkeep of this lovely venue so please support them by paying the parking each day (It's only £1) and buying a cake or coffee in the cafe.
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