5.25 mile loops
The course runs along a stretch of the Saxon Shore Way between Kingsdown and Deal and the aid station/start/finish just towards the end of the loop, by the car park and toilets
You can view the route on MapMyRun here
The total elevation gain is probably sub 100' for the entire marathon. Navigation is simple, always hold on the path nearest the sea (there are several parallel paths so you'd end up on the same route, but would be slightly cutting the course short.)
The first turn around is right opposite Walmer Castle, we'll have that marked, you'll then run along the whole length of Deal sea front, along the promenade past Deal Castle, Deal Pier, the newly renovated sea defences before finally turning around at Sandown Castle (though you'll be forgiven for missing this one as it was turned in to part of the defences long ago).
Toilets on Route
The on course toilets are behind the outdoor swimming pool There are also toilets in the car park near the start/finish/base camp.
There are also toilets in the car park at the start/finish and also down King Street in Deal (about 75 yards down) quite close to the pier.