Summer Ranscombe & Teddy Bears Picnic!
In 2020 we think we've got the best weekend for the poppies and summer flowers at Ranscombe, the last weekend of June...
On the Saturday we'll have our Summer Challenge and on the Sunday we'll have The Teddy Bears Picnic. On Saturday we'll have the Classic "Green Route", the hillier of the two and this will feature the first of the new Ranscombe medal series! The Sunday will be the "Red Route" slightly flatter, but it's all relative and definately still quite hilly!
For the Teddy Bears Picnic on the Sunday there will be a prize or two for the best teddy!
The Ranscombe Summer Challenges don't quite fit in with our quest to bring you even flatter or even more mud free courses but when you experience running round this beautiful rural reserve on rolling chalk downland trail amidst an array of wildflowers, wildlife and views over North Kent and the Medway (it's a minute from the M2 Google Map) you'll understand why we couldn't resist the detour from our norm!
One of the Ranscombe Medals for 2020
The Four Seasons of Ranscombe Medal Set for 2020 & 2021
(2021 will be slightly different colours)
There are hills, the North Downs Way crosses part of the reserve, and being totally on trail there is the chance of a bit of mud if its wet but the well stocked aid station, a unique custom made medal for each event and a goody bag (and if you do both events you'll get two of course) that actually contains goodies will make the undulations and any mud more than worth it. (But it is on chalk downlands so does drain pretty well!)
For this race we're the guests of the Ranscombe Farm Reserve, who exist to maintain this corner of England as a haven for wild flowers to flourish in. They are the flagship reserve for the charity Plantlife International, speaking up for wild plants!
It's our aim that this event makes an impactful difference to the Trust in a positive fashion and as such £5 from each entry fee will be donated directly to the Trust to aid them in maintaining this lovely environment.
Please explore the race and consider joining us!