A Challenge Event at Jeskyns Community Woodland
We're super fortunate to have been given permission from the Forestry Commission to hold an event at Jeskyns Community Woodland. (A minute from the A2 just south of Gravesend in Kent - Google Map) Jeskyns was until recently a farm which was purchased by the Forestry Commission in 2005 with the purpose of returning the land to its original environment including traditional orchards of apples, cherries and cobnuts, open parkland, grass, wildflower meadows, and native woodlands. In recent years over 150,000 trees have been planted, along with orchards, ponds and meadows. The area is classified as both a "Special Landscape Area" and "North Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty."
The route is all on good surfaces, a mixture of high quality trail (about 90% of the route) and the rest of the trail is pretty decent too! In late spring should be a really nice run, weather permitting and we'll start off nice and early to beat any potentially hot weather.
The event will be a six hour timed challenge event. Complete as many loops as you wish within the time limit. Run one lap, a half marathon, a marathon, an ultra! It's not a flat course by any means but shouldn't be super tough, each loop has about 160' of climb so about 1000' for a marathon distance run.
Jeskyns Challenge Medal... about 140mm across.
It's our aim that this event makes an impactful difference to the Jeskyns Community Woodland in a positive fashion and as such £5 from each entry fee will be donated directly to the Woodland to aid them in maintaining this lovely environment.
Please explore the race and consider joining us!