Underneath and on top of the White Cliffs of Dover!
The Battle of Britain raged over the skies of England from July to October 1940 and on a sunny day standing in Dover you probably would have had a very different view from that you see today.All is peaceful now at Samphire Hoe but once it was very different. This event is designed to bring you a little bit of the experience of that time and to commemorate those who fought so that we might enjoy the freedoms we have today.
This will be a challenging event as you'll be running both under the White Cliffs of Dover, and then ascend through them to run along the top of them also! Each 6.55 mile loop will have around 650' of ascent, on the plus side, also 650' of descent! The course will be a figure of 8 loop with a small loop around the trails of Samphire Hoe (no sea wall!) and a larger loop along the North Downs Way and Cycle Way 2.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. The event will be a six hour timed challenge event. Complete as many loops as you wish within the time limit.
The medal will reflect that, it will be of our usual high standards, based on our previous Battle of Britain Challenge event, along with our usual goody bag of the essential "C" requirements of runners. Chocolate, cookies, crisps, cheddars and cider (or beer!).
There is some wildlife to keep an eye out for, you'll be able to see what's going on at both Dover and Folkestone Harbours, there will no doubt be some ships to see and some trains to spot too for good measure not to mention a little bit of fun at the turnaround on the cliffs which is a sound mirror!
We put on marathons run exactly the way we wish they were all run. Low key, friendly and with most of the entry fee being spent on the runners. Please consider joining us on the Kent Coast!
It's our aim that this event makes an impactful difference to Samphire Hoe in a positive fashion and as such £5 from each entry fee will be donated directly to the nature reserve to aid them in maintaining this lovely environment.