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World Series of Running - Canada
Gravesend, KentThe Tollgate, Wrotham Rd, Gravesend, Kent DA11 7NP
Thu 1st September 2022
Starting at 09:00
There will be a finisher shirt too... which we'll order after the event is complete.
We're holding it over three weekends and the Bank Holiday Monday and in the summer school holidays so those who are limited on holiday can take as few days as possible off work.... also for 2022 we're going to mix up the routes too, three routes over the fifteen events.
The individual days will be as follows :-
Saturday August 20th - Scotland - 3.28 Mile " Lightning Bolt" Route (parkrun option)
Sunday August 21st - Northern Ireland - 5.25 Mile "177 Route"
Monday August 22nd - France - 5.25 Mile "177 Route"
Tuesday August 23rd - USA - 3.74 Mile "Trail" Route
Wednesday August 24th - Australia - 3.74 Mile "Trail" Route
Thursday August 25th - South Africa - 3.74 Mile "Trail" Route
Friday August 26th - Brazil - 3.28 Mile "Lightning Bolt" Route
Saturday August 27th - Ireland - 3.28 Mile "Lightning Bolt" Route (parkrun option)
Sunday August 28th - India - 5.25 Mile "177 Route"
Monday August 29th - Pride - 5.25 Mile "177 Route"
Tuesday August 30th - Wales - 5.25 Mile "177 Route"
Wednesday August 31st - Belgium - 3.74 Mile "Trail" Route
Thursday September 1st - Canada - 3.74 Mile "Trail" Route
Friday September 2nd - Germany - 3.28 Mile "Lightning Bolt" Route
Saturday September 3rd - England - 3.28 Mile "Lightning Bolt" Route (parkrun option)
There are three hotels within walking distance and a brand new Travelodge within crawling distance! So things should be as simple as possible, aside from the running of course, and that is up to you! Each day will be a six hour challenge event, what distance you run each day is totally up to you...
We're making these events a little lower cost than usual, again to try to make them accessible as possible. We're also trying to make them as logistically straightforward as possible for both the runners and SVN! we're not going to have goody bags for these events, but certainly the usual standard of SVN welcome, support and friendliness!
Please explore the races and consider joining us for one or all of them!
- Finisher's Medal
- Aid station
- Bespoke Medal
How to Get There
This 3.74-mile lapped course is comprised mostly of tarmac and grassy paths which are fairly flat. To reach the marathon distance you will have to do 7 laps. Four laps for the Half Marathon.
When do I get my race number?
You'll pick this up on race day morning from the race base camp. If you're taking part in more than one day then please keep your number to use on other days.
Are there time limits?
Yes, six hours to run as many laps as you can. You can finish at any time within the time limit and your final distance will be recorded along with your finishing time. Only complete laps within the 6 hours will be recorded or you must have left the aid station for your last lap by 5:59:59 after the start. Any runner completing 26.2 miles will have completed marathon distance and will count as a marathon finish for the purposes of the 100 Marathon Club, if you complete over 27 miles then you've completed an ultra.
As long as you finish one lap of a challenge event then you'll receive an official finish time and medal. With timed events there are no DNFs as long as you complete one loop.
Do you have secure baggage facilities
No. We 100% suggest that people leave their belongings in their cars which will be parked just a few yards off the running line. If you don't have a vehicle then we'll have an area around base camp to leave a bag.
Trail shoes? Road Shoes?
Road shoes, its 95% or so on decent surfaces.
Is the course closed to the public?
No. We are using a network of local footpaths and trails and is shared with ramblers, dogwalkers, horseriders and cyclists. Runners do not have the right of way and need to be considerate of other users of the land. Please don't litter, we'll have a bin at the base camp and there are bins at various places along the routes.
Can I use an ipod or mp3 player on the course?
Yes. Though please be aware that you are running on public footpaths with the general public so make sure that you pay attention to farm vehicles, cyclists, people, dogs, horseriders, wildlife and so on. On a couple of the routes there are road crossings to be aware of too although there is no actual running along roads involved.
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