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The Gravesend Cyclopark Santa Dash

Location: Cyclopark, The Tollgate, Watling Street, Gravesend, DA11 7NP
Date: Sunday 16th December 2018
Time: 10:30

Join one of Kent's BIGGEST Santa Dash events yet on Sunday, 16th December!

Choose from a 5k or 10k route, bring your friends and family and help raise money for charity or just run for fun, the choice is yours!

This festive dash will be perfect to get you in the holiday spirit. Santa costumes will be provided for all runners at no extra cost so get into the festive spirit and sign up and collect your special Christmas themed medal.

The event is organised on behalf of Martin Tolhurst Solicitors to help raise funds and awareness for North Kent MIND a mental health charity working across North Kent.

The self contained course also incorporates plenty of car parking, great spectator viewing and refreshment facilities. Toilets, showers and changing facilities are available. 
  • Toilets
  • Baggage Drop Off/Lockers
  • Refreshments
  • Changing
  • Showers
  • Parking - £1 per car
The Course

The course uses the fast tarmac cycle circuit. The 10k event will cover four laps and the 5k two laps. The route will be clearly marked using directional cones to guide you around the course.

The route is an undulating but fast course with a couple of inclines to contend with, along with a long downhill section and covers the tarmac roads using the outer circuit of the Cyclopark. 

First Aid

St John Ambulance or an alternative medical provider will be in attendance on the day and the course will be marshalled to provide assistance. There will also be a sweep runner 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. 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.
Getting there on foot and by bicycle
The main pedestrian entrance to the Cyclopark is either (from the north of park) accessible from the A227 Wrotham Road at Tollgate, just north of the A2 junction, or (from the south of the park) accessible via Downs Road, and the Ifield Court (Weald Way) and Church Road footbridges.

If you are travelling to the event by bicycle the National Cycle Route 177 runs the length of the Cyclopark and is a short ride from Gravesend Station or Ebbsfleet International.

Getting there by car
For those who wish to drive to the event there is ample parking available at the Cyclopark. Please note there is a £1 charge for using the car park and this must be paid before leaving the event.

The Cyclopark is located close to the A2 to the south of Gravesend. Take the A227 junction, (Gravesend Central) and follow the brown signs for Cyclopark.

For those using a Sat Nav the postcode for the event is DA11 7NP.

Getting there by bus
The nearest bus stop to the Cyclopark is the Tollgate bus stop on the A227 Wrotham Road. You can catch either the Arriva 306 or 308 bus services which both serve Wrotham Road and Coldharbour Road which are both a short walk to the Cyclopark. The bus services run at the frequency of one per hour.

Getting there by train
There are number of stations all within 5km of the Cyclopark which all have regular services from London and the South East. If you do get the train to the event you will then need to find transport from the station to the Cyclopark.
Stations close to the Cyclopark are
  • Ebbsfleet International Station
  • Gravesend Railway Station
  • Meopham Railway Station
  • Northfleet Railway Station

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