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What's a Caucus Race?

“What IS a Caucus-race? said Alice; not that she wanted much to know, but the Dodo had paused as if it thought that SOMEBODY ought to speak, and no one else seemed inclined to say anything.

"Why", said the Dodo," the best way to explain it is to do it."

2015 marked the 150th Anniversary of the initial publishing of one of the world's best loved books, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and to celebrate this we're holding a variation of the Caucus Race as was first mentioned in the famous book 150 years ago! Our 2015 event was such an overwhelming success that it returned in 2016 & 2017 and is now an annual fixture!

The principle being that you can run as far as you like, and everyone is a winner! Sounds rather like a concept for a timed challenge event, with a Wonderland theme! Fancy dress is encouraged and of course there will be something of a "Mad Hatter's Tea Party" theme for the aid station!

Fancy dress is encouraged and there will course be a bit of a Mad Hatter's Tea Party at the aid station! The event will be a six hour timed challenge event. Complete as many loops as you wish within the time limit. Complete one loop and you'l be an official finisher and receive a very special bespoke "Wonderland" medal and our usual goody bag of the essential "C" requirents of runners. Chocolate, cookies, crisps, cheddars and cider (or beer!).

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.

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!

We put on events exactly the way we wish they were all run. Low key, friendly and with most of the entry fee being spent on the runners. Please consider joining us on the Kent Coast!

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