Race start will be 1400 hours Wednesday 3 September on Marine Parade Whitstable CT5 2BB. The finish is nearby at Beach Walk Whitstable CT5 2BP. Competitors will be directed to dedicated parking in the public car park in Tankerton Road junction with Pier Avenue Whitstable CT5 2HQ.
The course is an ‘out and back’ course predominately on promenades turning at Herne Bay. The area represents a typical Kent coastal scene and runners should enjoy the view, the beach and the seafront atmosphere. Weather permitting race times should be fast, with a flat accurately measured course mainly away from public roads.
Competitors requiring accommodation must report to Rutherford College Reception, University of Kent at Canterbury CT2 7NZ. Reception will be open between 1200 hours – 2200 hours on Tuesday 2nd September 2008 and 1600 hours to 1930 hours on Wednesday 3rd September. Any late arrivals or problems must be reported to Roger Newson on 07989-992477.
Canterbury has two mainline railway stations served by frequent trains to and from London Victoria and Charing Cross. Whitstable and Herne Bay are on a direct line from London Victoria. A ‘shuttle bus’ service will be operating to/from the Canterbury stations as well as to/from the University of Kent to the start/finish, less than 6 miles distant.
Prize giving, dinner and post race will be at Eliot College, University of Kent at Canterbury CT2 7NZ commencing at 1900 hours. Live entertainment and disco will follow a presentation and 3-course dinner.
Dress code for the evening is lounge suit for gentlemen and equivalent for the ladies.
Costs associated with this event breakdown as follows:
Race Entry – per competitor £11.00
Accommodation – Bed and Breakfast per person per night £23.50
Celebration Dinner – per person £32.00
Appropriate payment is required prior to the event – cheque payable to ‘KPRA’, posted with completed application form to:
Kent Police Tactical Operations
Further information will follow, please provide the return from your force as soon as possible, no later than 15 August 2008.
Entry Form (Word Document)