Four Challenges, Four Themes, Four Routes, One Venue.
In August 2017 we'll be having long weekend of running events! All four events (one marathon and three challenge events) will be based out of the Gravesend Cyclopark to make use of their excellent facilities there (and there are three hotels within easy walking, hobbling or staggering distance) but none of the runs will be wholly inside the facility, we'll just that as the base.
Thursday August 10th 2017 - Ghost of Coyote Marathon
The 2016 Kent Coyote Run had a one off medal that was brilliant, and it just so happens that we've secured the left over stock from TZ Runs to use up!
So we're going to have this Ghost of Coyote marathon to use up the medals.
We'll have a reduced entry fee and please bear in mind that the medals will have the wrong date on them but they're still brilliant, big and colourful! (And we have some of the matching 2016 Kent RoadRunner medals too so if you'd prefer one of those we'll bring those along too,)
Friday August 11th 2017 - Darnley Challenge
This challenge is something of a change for an SVN event in that the loop is 13.1 miles or so and will pass through Jeskyns Woodland, the Darnley Estate and Ranscombe Wildflower Reserve. It will require a little bit of navigation and will be a bit more LDWA instruction/map reading than normal totally obvious/marked routes. However the route is largely out and back and its pretty straightforward and we'll have a long time limit as there are three pubs and an ice cream shop on the route in case you need to "pop in for directions"...
Saturday 12th August 2017 - Music Legends Challenge - Elvis Presley
Forty years ago the King of Rock n' Roll sadly died but his music lives on and this Music Legends Challenge will celebrate the life and music of "The King.". Fancy dress is most certainly encouraged! We'll have some little prizes for the best dressed Elvis! So put on your blue suede shoes and off we go!
Sunday 13th August 2017 - Punk Run
After the huge success of this event in 2016 this will return again in 2017. How did it get to be over 40 years since the Sex Pistols first were launched on the scene? It was brilliant because nobody else liked the stuff. Couldn't understand it, but because nobody else approved it became my genre of choice growing up till I was old enough to get away with a bit of a mohican, been many years since I've been able to have one of those I will confess but thought it was time to mark the passage of time and the bling is brilliant... fancy dress (or regular weekend wear!) is most certainly encouraged!
All four routes for each of the events are different and will be a mixture of trail, bike paths and tarmac and none of them are flat, although none of them feature a great deal of elevation gain either. The hilliest is the Darnley Challenge route but even that is only around 750' per lap. (And that's a 13.1 mile lap before you panic!)
These last three events are all Challenge events and have a 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! Ghost of Coyote however is "just" a marathon distance run.
Please explore the races and consider joining us for one or all of them!