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The Looker Folkestone Half Marathon






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The Folkestone Rotary Club will be holding their annual half marathon on the 27th September 2015. This year is extra special as it is the 10th anniversary of the event. To celebrate this, special commemorative medals will be given to all finishers as well as specially-priced souvenir T-shirts. Once again the race will be passing under the Step Short WWI Memorial Arch.
The winning man and lady will receive £100.00 each sponsored by Independent Insurance Services. In addition there will be prizes and medals for various categories.
Again we shall be holding a children’s race, so everyone can join in.
Ray Johnson, Race Director, comments:
“This year we are incorporating chip timing for the first time which will mean fast, accurate results on the day. The main charities that this year’s event will be supporting are Kent Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre and The Folkestone Rotary Club ‘Folkestone Project’ and runners will also have the opportunity to raise money for their chosen charity. It is possible to enter online at www.nice-work.org.uk or turn up on the day, although pre-registration is recommended.
“Last year we raised over £35,000 for good causes and we are hoping to exceed this amount this year
“We encourage early registrations, which you can access through the website. Runners are able to enter on the day at The Grand from 8:30am to 9:30am. We welcome the public to spectate and support the runners.”
The course has been measured to comply with UK Athletics rules and will commence on The Leas, go through some of Folkestone town centre, down the Road of Remembrance and will follow the seafront to Hythe. There is a loop near The Green and back up Albert Road then back along the seafront to Folkestone, before returning up the hill – Road of Remembrance (‘the sting in the tail’) at around 12.15 miles to finish up outside The Grand.