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Kent Christmas Cracker 5 & 10 Mile

Betteshanger Country Park, Sholden, Kent

Betteshanger Country Park, Sholden Near Deal, Kent, CT14 0BF

Sun 20th December 2020

Starting at 11:30

3 races

£7.00 - £22.00


If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 as outlined by the NHS or have been unwell in the last 14 days please do not travel to the event and email us and we can let you know deferral options available.
Current NHS advice on coronavirus/Covid-19 can be found here

Nice Work has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

The Christmas Cracker is a long-established festive cracker of an event and it’s the perfect way to celebrate the Christmas holiday season. Dig out your festive running gear and enjoy the great Christmas race atmosphere.

The route takes place in the traffic-free setting of Betteshanger Country Park, incorporating the flat surface of the tarmac purpose-built cycling track to ensure a fast time. This accurately measured course will cover two laps for the 5 Mile and four laps for the 10 mile race. Also 2 mile fun run.

This year’s Kent Christmas Cracker race will go ahead under the new Covid-Safe Guidelines. The self-contained course is the ideal venue for a Covid-safe event.


  • 10 Mile

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £22.00 CLOSED
  • 5 Mile

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £18.00 CLOSED
  • 2 Mile Fun Run
    £7.00 CLOSED


  • 10 Mile

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £22.00 CLOSED
  • 5 Mile

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £18.00 CLOSED
  • 2 Mile Fun Run
    £7.00 CLOSED
What's Included

All finishers will receive a bespoke medal

Trophies for the leading runners and age category winners

Chip timed

On site parking


First Aid

Sweep marshal


Start line opens – 8.30 am
Start line closes – 10.30 am

Rather than a single start time for all, start times will be at 5 minute intervals. Runners will be allocated a place on the start line according to their anticipated finish time.

Entering The Event

If you have entered the race in good time, your race number will be sent to you in the post.

If you have entered the race close to the race date, you will need to collect your race number on the morning of the event. If you proceed to the registration table, a race official will write down your name and advise you of your race number – and you will be asked to sanitise your hands and, if you wish, put on gloves, before collecting your number from a storage box on the desk. Please remember to social distance from the race official and anybody else who is collecting a number. A race official will manage any queues to ensure everybody remains socially distanced.

Please note that you will not be able to enter on the day due to the new guidelines. Entries are available online until midnight the night before the event.

Race numbers must be worn on the front of your shirt and not on your legs or back. If you do so you may not receive an accurate time. Make sure you do not damage the chip. Please make sure you complete the medical information on the reverse of your number. Remember race numbers are non-transferable. This is particularly imperative at this time as it is now more important than ever that we know who is taking part in the event.


Your individual time and position will be recorded by your electronic chip. Results will be uploaded to as soon as possible after the race. All entrants that have supplied a valid and legible email address will receive a copy of the results as soon as possible after the race.


Betteshanger Country Park (formerly Fowlmead Country Park), Sholden, Deal, Kent CT14 0BF

How To Get There

The venue is accessible by car, rail, on foot and by bike.

The park is accessible by foot via two entrances. The main entrance is off the main roundabout at Shodlen on the A258 Deal to Sandwich Road. The rear gate entrance is a 15 minute walk from Southwall Road, Deal.

For those who wish to drive to the event there is ample parking available at the Race HQ. The park is located just off the A258 approximately 2 miles from Deal, Kent. It is within 10 miles of the A2 at Whitfield. Please note that there is a charge for the car park (£3 per day); however, it gives you a full day's parking, so we encourage runners and spectators to make the most of the visit and take a look around the Park.

The closest railway stations are Deal and Sandwich. You will then need to get a taxi or cycle to the event.

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Betteshanger Country Park, Sholden, Kent