A challenging, rural course taking in the lanes in and around the villages of Boughton Monchelsea, Loose and East Farleigh. The route uses a single loop for the half marathon with the marathon runners completing a second loop. There are distance markers at every mile and frequent water stations.
The route will be clearly marked using large route arrows, as well as being marshalled throughout. Please note that the roads will not be closed for the event and, although they are quiet lanes, there is a chance you may meet a vehicle on the route. Due to the race taking place on open roads, headphones are banned for this event and anyone seen wearing headphones during the race will be disqualified.
The marathon has a cut off time of 6 hours. We regret that this course is unsuitable for wheelchair and disabled athletes.
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 marshal following the race to ensure that nobody is left behind and that all runners are accounted for.
Race HQ: Cornwallis Academy, Hubbards Lane, Linton, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 4HX
The Cornwallis Academy is best accessed by road and there is on-site parking available. The nearest train stations are Maidstone East and Staplehurst. There are also bus services available to Linton Corner, which is around a half a mile walk from the Race HQ.