A gentle cake themed run at Samphire Hoe!
Following the huge sucess of our Cakeathon runs we are now having to expand to a third Cakeathon to cope with the demand! What better way to spend the day than eating a bit of cake and running around at the lovely Samphire Hoe on a Bank Holiday Monday!
The course is a mix of very high quality gently rolling trail and a nice dead flat sea wall, quite literally all within the shadow of the famous White Cliffs of Dover, there is some wild life 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!
A modest sized bit of cake we are thinking per lap! The event will have a six hour time limit for you to run as many, or as few laps as you wish. With a timed event, as long as you complete one lap, you are an official finisher!
There will be cake, and we encourage participants to bring their own cake creations. There will be a prizes for the best cakes of the day!
These will be
1) Best cake
2) Best cake featuring marzipan
3) Best marzipan creation
4) Best cookie/brownie
5) Best vegan cake/creation
The RD is the sole judge and arbitor, just as a hint, I like marzipan and fruit in cakes is just wrong! Or anything green. Or French (unless you know what the almond croissants taste like from the bakery near Utah Beach in Normandy, they were nice!) Except for the vegan cakes, I'll have a vegan chap or girl test those out!
Cakes and Fancy Dress encouraged!
As usual we'll have a well stocked aid station which you'll pass every 3.85 miles, which will have more cakes than usual, a unique custom made medal and a goody bag that actually contains goodies which will make the undulations and any mud more than worth it. There is also an on site cafe, a look out tower and all in all a nice place to visit!
It's our aim that this event makes an impactful difference to the Sampire Hoe Nature Reserve in a positive fashion and as such £5 from each entry fee will be donated directly to the Park to aid them in maintaining this lovely environment.
Please explore the race and consider joining us!