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Listed in 1st place in the Other Distances category by Runners World, who said "The scenery alone is worth the modest entry fee.  You're presented with a varied hilly trail that's a gift to the mountain goats among you.”  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, 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.  

ENTRY FEE:

£22 Affiliated / £24 Unattached / £2 Discount for Senior Citizens & Full time Students

 

RACE START/FINISH:

Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane, Gravesend, DA12 4LG.  

 

Cascades can offer full changing facilities, showers, car park, bar, post-race BBQ and snacks.

 

OTHER INFORMATION:

 Time Limit: 4 Hours 30 Minutes

 The course is unsuitable for Wheelchairs

 A Children’s Fun Run will take place once the main race has started.  Entry form included in race pack or at www.isteadandifield.org

 

TROPHIES/PRIZES AWARDED TO:

 First 5 Male & First 5 Female finishers

 First Veteran:   Men 40/50/60/70  Ladies 35/45/55/65

 Teams: Men First 3 to score. Ladies First 3 to score

 

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