Folkestone Running Club was desperately sorry to cancel last year after 36 continuous years but we are confident that the changes to the race day we have implemented will allow it to go ahead in 2021.
We’re learning from other local events which have restarted, and have spent a lot of thought on safety precautions and risk assessments. There will be no mass start, each runner will be allocated a start time. We will maintain social distancing at the start allowing each runner to start individually.
As Kent is currently in Tier 3 Covid restrictions, we can only accept entries from people living in Kent to follow government and England Athletics regulations. We will relax this restriction if conditions allow later.
With microchips timing your exact start and finish time, you will get an accurate result. We will avoid all contact at the start and finish, posting out numbers, chips and start times in advance.
You need to change in your car, we will provide portaloos, you can then warm-up on The Green and approach the start time at your allocated time.
We will not be using the school hall or providing refreshments, and so we do not encourage spectators. Out on the course, there will be overtaking and runners passing in the opposite direction, so we ask everyone to give as wide a berth as possible for this brief time.
At the finish, you will be able to pick up your drink and medal from a collection table and return to your car. Prizes will still be allocated for the various categories, but sent out in the post afterwards.
We also guarantee a refund, should we have to cancel again. If you entered last year and took up the option when it was offered to transfer to 2021, please do not enter again, we will be sending you a separate email.
Check out last year’s results!
Take a look at the results of the Folkestone 10 Race from each year since 2003.