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The Hawkhurst 10k & 5k

Join Nice Work for this brand new Kent race.

Start line opens: 09:45
Start line closes:  10:30

Originally scheduled to take place for the first time in 2020, the Hawkhurst 10k & 5k is set to prove a popular addition to the race calendar.
You have a choice of 10k or 5k, both races using an undulating multi-terrain route along the picturesque trails and footpaths surrounding Hawkhurst. 10k runners will complete two laps and 5k runners a single loop.

Whilst, the event is open to runners of all abilities, we will also be offering an option to walk the 5k route starting at 9.30 am. For younger runners, there will be a free 1k run around the Moor, open to children and families and starting at 9.35 am – if you have children taking part you’ll be able to watch them before starting your 10k or 5k.

The event is looking to raise funds for the Hawkhurst Community Trust, for the building of a new community centre for the village.

Why take part?

  •  UK Athletics licenced event
  • High quality bespoke medal

  • Prizes for winners and age category winners in the 10k

  • Prizes for leading runners in the 5k

  • Chip timing

Plus, of course, the support of our friendly, supportive Nice Work team to cheer you round the course.

Important race update

Due to the government announcement on Monday 14th June, that Covid restrictions must remain in place for at least four more weeks, this event will now adopt our Covid 19 race protocols. All entrants will be emailed with details of the protocols that have been put in place. The main affect of these is the need for rolling or wave starts and we will, therefore be operating open start lines.

Full details will be emailed to you but you can view our Covid protocols here.

A copy of our Participants Code of Conduct can be viewed here.

A copy of our Spectators Code of Conduct can be viewed here.

  • Parking
  • Toilets 
  • Baggage Drop Off
  • Refreshments provided by Hawkhurst WI 

The Course

The course is an undulating and picturesque route around the fields, trails and roads surrounding Hawkhurst. There will be sections through orchards and footpaths as well as sections on road. Depending on conditions road shoes will be fine for the event.

The 10k runners will complete two large laps and 5k runners will complete two smaller laps.

A course map will be provided shortly.

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. Results should be available on our website www.nice-work.org.uk as soon as you cross the finish line. Provisional results will be published as soon as possible after the race has finished and final results will be published as soon as is practical on the day after the race.

Trophies and awards will be sent in the post after the event.

All entrants that have supplied a valid and legible email address will receive a copy of the results by email as soon as possible on the first working day after the race.

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