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Maidstone Riverside Run

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Date 28 May 2017 10:00
Length 8.6km
HQ David Lloyd Health Club, Barker Road, Maidstone, Kent ME16 8LW map
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Beginning with a train ride, this unique trail run starts from Wateringbury Marina, goes under some bridges, over others, crossing walkways and through "kissing " gates, finishing outside David Lloyd Health club in Maidstone Town Centre. More info: How many races have you been to that begin with a train ride ? Probably none ! Thats why this unique trail run had such excellent feedback last year [2014], as 130 runners boarded a train at Maidstone West station and took the 8 minute journey up to Wateringbury where everyone disembarked and made their way to the Marina where the start is. [We hope very much that the rail people will not this year choose to repair their track on race day and send us by coach.] At the sound of the horn they set off down the path which never leaves the side of the River and goes under some bridges, over others, crossing walkways and through "kissing" gates. Anyone over 6ft 2in is strongly advised to DUCK at the Barming road bridge where the tunnel underneath is particularly low ! The run finishes outside the David Lloyd club in Maidstone Town Centre where last year spectators lined the footbridge to give support to the finishers. The distance covered is approx 9k. We are now fully supported by the David Lloyd Club in Maidstone who are providing us with changing and WC facilities as well as a wide range of prizes and offers , the Mayor of Maidstone will be on hand to present trophies to the winners. All proceeds from this event are going to BREAST CANCER RESEARCH. Entry on the day is £20, cash only please.