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Race Date Tue 28th Dec 2021

Race Status Provisional
Race Start Time: 09:30
Running Surface: Mixed
Route Undulation: Hilly
Timing Method:
Number Collection: Collect On Day
Distance Markers:
Max Number: 100
Race Goodies:
Entry On Day: No
Race Cut Off Time: 6:00 hours
Use Headphones: Unknown
Race Location: Kent
Race Entry Cost: £29.95
Race Status: Provisional
Race Format:
Entry Cost

Unaffiliated: £29.95
Affiliated: £27.95

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

Race Description:

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.

Course Information

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.