Runners ready for Kent Coastal Marathon
Runners ready for Kent Coastal Marathon

Places are going fast for The Kent Coastal Marathon & Half Marathon which takes place in September.

The Kent Coastal Marathon & Half Marathon sponsored by County Solicitors, is one of the most prestigious running events in the South East, taking either 13 or 26 miles of the most stunning and picturesque sights and landscapes through Ramsgate, Margate, Broadstairs and Westgate-on-Sea.

The race organised by Thanet Roadrunners AC is considered to be one of the friendliest marathons to take part in and will see a large number of serious athletes as well as charity runners. The event starts at 9.30am on Sunday 3rd September 2017, beginning and finishing at Palm Bay School, Cliftonville.

As well as being a popular marathon/half marathon, every year is virtually a sell out, the event also provides great value for money. Included in the entry price (affiliated entry £22/23 and unaffiliated entry £24/25) is a finishers medal, technical T-shirt and goody bag, Chip timing, pacers at 1hr 45mins, 2hrs or 2hrs 15mins for the half marathon, baggage storage and a FREE professional finisher photo by Jodi Hanagan photography . £1 from every entry will be donated to the race’s official charity, Kent, Surrey, Sussex Air Ambulance.

The course will start with a loop around Palm Bay before following a largely coastal route through Broadstairs towards Ramsgate, heading back to complete the half marathon at Cliftonville. Those running the marathon then continue through Margate, again largely along the coast, before turning at Minnis Bay and heading back to finish at Palm Bay School.

There will be regular water stations along the route including gels at two stations in the second half for marathon runners. Prize money and commemorative towels are also given to the race winners.

Jon Holl, Race Director said,’ The Kent coastal marathon is always a great event and we welcome the public to get out and give the runners a cheer when they pass them on the route. The half marathon has been rated by Women’s Running and Men’s Running Magazine as one of their top 100 races in the UK for the last 5 years. The event is suitable for all abilities and allows you to see some of the beautiful coastline in Thanet.’

For more details about the race and how to enter, visit: where you can download an old fashioned entry form.

Alternatively you can enter via the ‘Run Britain’ website at: