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Come celebrate Tolkien Week with us!

We've been very fortunate to have been granted permission to hold an event at Samphire Hoe. A nature reserve created from 4.9 million cubic metres of chalk marl from the Channel Tunnel excavations. This has been left to mature in to a rolling nature reserve with an abundance of wildlife and for us runners, some lovely trails and a long wide dead flat sea wall to enclose it all.

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.

We do these things not because they are easy but because they are hard. The event will be a six hour timed challenge event. Complete as many loops as you wish within the time limit.

Why the Tolkien Run I hear you ask? Well, I am a bit of a Tolkien geek (down to naming my daughter after a flower in Lothlorien!) and I've got an idea for some fantastic race bling and so have created an event basically so I can share my idea with runners! Now being Tolkien themed and the event date falling so close to several famous hobbit's birthdays there will be a somewhat "foodie" theme, so of course there will be breakfast, second breakfast, elevensis, lunch and perhaps even a spot of afternoon tea!

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!


Detail on the 2017 Medal - 2018 will be different...

We put on events and challenge runs exactly the way we wish they were all organised. Low key, friendly and with most of the entry fee being spent on the runners. Please consider joining us on the Kent Coast in September on a special day!

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