Race Date Tue 26th Dec 2023
Race Status ProvisionalLast Raced: 26th Dec 2021
|Race Start Time:||09:30||Entry On Day:||No|
|Running Surface:||Mixed||Race Cut Off Time:||6:00 hours|
|Route Undulation:||Hilly||Race Town:||Deal|
|Timing Method:||Race Location:||Kent|
|Number Collection:||Collect||Race Entry Cost:||£29.95|
|Distance Markers:||Race Status:||Provisional|
|Road Status:||Unknown||Use Headphones:||Unknown|
|Max Number:||100||Race Format:|
|Race Start Time:||09:30|
|Entry On Day:||No|
|Race Cut Off Time:||6:00 hours|
|Race Entry Cost:||£29.95|
Where is the race?
The race is located in Deal, United Kingdom.
Can I wear headphones at the Saxon Shore Marathon?
Is the race still going ahead?
Change is always possible, please contact the race organiser to confirm this at: [email protected]
What is the maximum allowed time to complete the race?
The maximum time allowed is 6:00 hours
Race Entry Information
Saxon Shore Marathon Race Entry
The website organising the Saxon Shore Marathon is http://www.saxon-shore.com/
Betteshanger Country Park, near Deal in East Kent hosts it's annual Christmas marathon. It has a two mile tarmac cycle track, with leisure paths for cycling and walking through established woodlands, wetlands and reed beds full of unusual wildlife and a wide gently undulating (more of a slope) trail around the edge. The course is traffic free and ideal for a gentle trail run.
The race isn't totally flat but more 'sloping undulations' with some lovely woods to run through, grasslands, wetlands and ponds.
If its wet it might be a little muddy but the trails are high quality and drain well.
Depending on the weather on the day there is either a 4.37 mile loop or a 5.25 mile loop making it 6 or 5 for the marathon distance. Both versions are based on this route. (The 5.25 mile version has a simple out and back add on towards the entrance on a wide tarmac pavement).
The route is suitable for both road and trail shoes.