North Downs Run 2017

North Downs Run

Sunday 25 June at 10.30 starting from Cascades Leisure Centre, Gravesend, Kent

Are your running or spectating on 25 June?  All the information you need to know can be found in the Runners Information Sheet.

Runners Information Sheet 2017 updated 8 june

Join us for this challenging multi-terrain event of approximately 30K using established tracks and lanes over the beautiful North Downs. Chip Timing, Technical T-shirt, Medal and Goody Bag for all finishers.

The route of the North Downs Run passes through some of the finest scenery in Southern England. Starting at Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane, Gravesend, Kent DA12 4LG runners thread their way across farmland to Shorne village before descending gently southwards through Cobham Park into the Cuxton Valley and the steep drop down to Lower Bush. Then begins the relentless climb to Holly Hill, followed by a welcome descent into Great Buckland.
The route crosses the fields to Luddesdown Court and over picturesque “Cricket Pitch Hill” (often with an incredible spread of poppies during May/June). There follows an 800 metre road section at Henley Street taking you past ‘The Cock’ pub.

Leaving Henley Street, the course passes through Kent apple and pear orchards to reach the historic village of Cobham.

Crossing Cobham High Street, into Jeskyns Nature Reserve & Ashenbank Wood and then through scenic Shorne Wood Country Park for a seriously challenging uphill section before emerging onto the Shorne Ifield Road and the path back across the fields to Cascades Leisure Centre for the FINISH.


To enter using Run Britain click here.

To enter via Runners World click here.

Download a paper form – ndr entry form 2017

We are always looking for marshalls and helpers for this race.   If you are available, please email

Thank you to our Sponsors for 2017


Click here for results from the 2016 race.