North Downs Run


We regret to inform you that we have been instructed by Gravesham Borough Council that we cannot go ahead with the North Downs Run this year due to the Corona Virus outbreak.  The committee have already put a tremendous amount of time and energy into this year’s race and are extremely disappointed but understand the reasons behind the decision.

 It would help us greatly in this current climate if you would transfer your place to next year’s race (27 June 2021).  Alternatively, we can issue a refund.  Either way we will be contacting all runners who have booked the race by email in the next few weeks.  Please bear with us whilst we process this.  We really hope that we will see you all next year.


Prior to its cancellation, the North Downs Run Committee put a lot of effort into looking at the environmental impact of the run.  We still feel it is worth sharing our plans, which will of course now be carried over to next year’s event.  This is an update on the steps we plan.


The results for the 36th North Downs Run (2019) are available here

Fun Run Results

The North Downs Run also hosted the BMAF Multi-Terrain Championships and the results are available here

Well done if you completed the North Downs Run.

Talented local photographer Dawn Granger was out on the course and took lots of photos!

Club member Colin Blackman also produced this amazing video of the event –

Thank you so much to all our supporters, helpers and marshals for your help in putting on this event.

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.

The time limit of 4 Hours 30 Minutes will be strictly enforced this year.

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

Headphones are not allowed on the North Downs Run (with the exception of Bone Conducting type).

The course is unsuitable for Wheelchairs.

Runners are not permitted to take dogs on the course.

British Masters

Since 2016 The North Downs Run has hosted the British Masters Multi-Terrain Championship.  For more information about BMAF, visit their website.

Result for 2018:  NDR Results 2018.

Results for 2017: NDR Results 2017

Results for 2016: Results 2016

Results for 2015: Results 2015

 Results for 2014 Results 2014

Results for 2013 Results 2013

Results for 2012 Results 2012

Results for 2011 Results 2011

Results for 2010 Results 2010

Results for 2009 Results 2009

Results for 2008 Results 2008

Results for 2007 Results 2007

Results for 2006 Results 2006