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The Kent Christmas Cracker

Location: Betteshanger Country Park, Sholden Near Deal, Kent, CT14 0AR
Date: Sunday 17th December 2017
Time: 10:30

This long-established festive cracker of an event is the perfect way to celebrate the Christmas holiday season. Come dressed in appropriate Christmas dress to make Santa really proud!

This accurately measured, two-lap 5 mile race takes place in the traffic-free setting of Betteshanger Country Park, incorporating the flat surface of the tarmac purpose-built cycling track to ensure a fast time.

There are Christmas Puds and other Festive goodies on offer, plus a special festive medal and a glass of warming mulled wine will also be waiting for you at the finish. 

The race features chip timing and is suitable for experienced runners and beginners alike. There is also a Children's Race and a 2 mile fun run.

 
  • On Site Parking
  • Toilets
  • Limited Showering Facilities
  • Baggage Drop Off
  • Refreshments
The Course
The 5 mile race takes in a two lap course along the tarmac paths within Betteshanger Country Park. Run along the purpose-built cycling track, this route is free of traffic, flat and fast.


First Aid
St John Ambulance will be in attendance on the day and the course will be marshalled to provide assistance. There will also be a sweep marshal following the race to ensure that nobody is left behind and that all runners are accounted for.
Your individual time and position will be recorded by your electronic chip. We will endeavour to display results as they come into the race centre. Presentations will take place approximately 45 minutes after the first finisher.

Results will be uploaded to www.nice-work.org.uk as soon as possible after the race. All entrants that have supplied a valid and legible email address will receive a copy of the results as soon as possible after the race.
Race HQ: Betteshanger Country Park (formerly Fowlmead Country Park), Sholden, Deal, Kent CT14 0BF 

The Kent Christmas Cracker takes place at Betteshanger Country Park (formerly Fowlmead) and is accessible by car, rail - and, of course, on foot and by bike.

The park is accessible by foot via two entrances. The main entrance is off the main roundabout at Shodlen on the A258 Deal to Sandwich Road. The rear gate entrance is a 15 minute walk from Southwall Road, Deal.

For those who wish to drive to the event there is ample parking available at the Race HQ. The park is located just off the A258 approximately 2 miles from Deal, Kent. It is within 10 miles of the A2 at Whitfield. Please note that there is a charge for the car park (£2 per day); however, it gives you a full day's parking, so we encourage runners and spectators to make the most of the visit and take a look around the country park.

The closest railway stations are Deal and Sandwich. You will then need to get a taxi or cycle to the event.

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Testimonials

"Perfect running conditions, weather and track. Well organized and friendly race with a Santa medal and Christmas pud. Thanks to all the marshals, organizers and the 1000s of miners who put all the stuff there for us to run on! Definitely one for my diary next year. Merry Christmas all."

- The Kent Christmas Cracker 5