You walnut believe this, but this is our penultimate run at Jeskyns Community Woodland. As much as we love the location, rising location costs have simply made it nonviable to carry on coming here. So here it is, with your chance to get your hands on the last of these totally Nutty Nuts medals from SVN. We'll hopefully cashew there!
As you can imagine there will be a nut theme, with all manner of nutty treats at the aid station and in your goody bag!
This event will have a six hour time limit for you to run as many, or as few laps as you wish. With a timed event, as long as you complete one lap, then you are an official finisher! As with all our challenges events as long as you are out one second before the cut off, so in this case 5 hours 59 mins and 59 seconds you are free to complete a final lap of the course.
The route will be 3.27 miles taking in the beautiful sights of Jeskyns.
Date :- Saturday 9th March 2024
Start :- 9am
Location :- Jeskyns Community Woodland, Henhurst Rd, Gravesend, DA12 3AN
Entry :- £39.95
Course :-3.27 mile loops
Event :- 6 hour challenge event
Changes :- The cut off date for requests to change entries will be 2nd of March 2024
What do I get?
You will receive...
1) A really special finishers medal, custom made and designed, not a generic one.
2) A nice sized goody bag!
3) A well stocked base camp with plenty of nibbles and refreshments for post race replenishment.
Where do I park?
There is a Pay and Display car park very close to the start/finish as indicated below, at the time of writing the cost is £3.60 per day, there are 80+ spaces though we're using the overflow car park as below which can house maybe 200 cars so should be plenty of parking. Post code for Sat Navs is DA12 3AN (Google Map) - Please be aware that the postcode takes you to the "general area" so well worth a 10 second study of the Google Map if driving - it's really close to the A2 but if get off at the wrong exit at a roundabout will be a struggle to find!
When do I get my race number?
You'll pick this up on race day morning from the race base camp.
Are there time limits?
Yes, six hours to run as many laps as you can, Only complete laps within the 6 hours will be recorded or you must have left the aid station for your last lap by 5.59.59 (even if you finish that final lap after the six hours it'll count, you just have to have left for the final lap before the cut off).
How are laps counted?
At race registration you'll be handed a small laminated lap counting card, attach this to yourself with a safety pin or cable tie. At the end of each loop get this punched through by one of the hole puncher people. So basically at the end of each lap, get your card punched, or ring the bell!
You'll have to tell us when you're finished, not the other way around. As it's a timed event, if you wish you can stop, have a rest and continue, eat cake, go have a cup of tea in the cafe or you can just stop!
We'll have an “official finishers bell” for this purpose, when you're done for the day, ring the bell and the goodies will be yours!
Do I have to run for the whole time?
No! You can stop at any time you wish, just as long as you complete one lap you are an official finisher, ring the finishers bell and you're done.
Do you have secure baggage facilities
No. But you're free to leave bags at the start/finish. There will always be someone around but we can't guarantee their security, in the event of rain we can't guarantee things won't get wet.
Trail shoes? Road Shoes?
Road shoes. Its 70% on decent "bike path" surfaces, 30% on decent trail.
Is the course closed to the public?
No. We are using the Jeskyns Community Woodland which is open to the public though hopefully will be fairly quiet. Runners do not have the right of way and need to be considerate of other users of the land, especially near the start/finish area which is a popular area for people walking their dogs, so beware of animals and leads. Please don't litter. We'll have a bin at the base camp.
What on course facilities do you provide?
Water, squash, nibbles, starter, timekeeper and encouragement every lap! Base station will be well stocked for all runners.
Are there any facilities at the start/finish area?
Aside from base camp, no. There is a cafe and toilets on the site however.
Can I use an ipod or mp3 player on the course?
Yes. Though please be aware that you are running on public footpaths with the general public so make sure that you pay attention to cyclists, people, children on bikes, wildlife and so on.
Gravesend is the nearest train station which is about 3 miles away.
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