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
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.
£22 Affiliated / £24 Unattached / £2 Discount for Senior Citizens & Full time Students
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane, Gravesend, DA12 4LG.
Cascades can offer full changing facilities, showers, car park, bar, post-race BBQ
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