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Folkestone 3k 2024

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Folkestone 3k

Sunday 9 Jun 2024

£14.99 Aged 16 and over | £10.00 Children, under 6s free
Minimum fundraising target: £50

Date: Sunday 9 Jun 2024

Time: 10:30

Venue: The Leas

Life is worth Racing for. Enter Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life and raise money for life-saving cancer research.

About the 3k event

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At just over 2 miles, 3k is ideal for families or groups having a go at their first Race for Life. It's a fun, achievable event for everyone – and an unforgettable day out. There's no pressure to finish in a certain time. Walk, jog or run or make your way around the course however suits you and help fund life-saving cancer research.

Location

Venue
The Leas, Outside The Grand, Folkestone, CT20 2XL View map

Course information

The start and finish is located on the path along The Leas directly opposite The Grand Hotel. 

The Folkestone course boasts beautiful sea views along the top of The Leas. This flat course is perfect for everyone and there are plenty of viewing locations along the route.

There will not be any water refill stations along the course so if you require water during the event, please remember to bring your own reusable water bottle already filled up. A Scottish Power water refill station will be available to use at the finish.

Please arrive 30 to 45mins before your start time so that you are prepared and ready to go on time.

Our courses have been measured with a measuring wheel. This is the most accurate measurement method and may not always match up with fitbits, Strava and Apple watches. Remember to follow the route carefully and don't cut corners as that will alter the distance you cover!

Join forces or go solo

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You can take part in any Race for Life event as an individual or a group to raise money for life-saving research. Walk, jog or run together in a group or go solo at your own pace, or lead the way as a Group Leader and get family, friends and colleagues involved! However you choose to get muddy, you’re helping to beat cancer.
 
 

Warm up with other Race for Lifers

Shake off any pre-Race nerves and get moving with our fun warm-up session just before your event.
 

Supporters and spectators welcome

Bring along as many supporters as you like to cheer you on! We’ve got things for everyone to do, check out the Location section above to see what’s happening on the day.
 

Soak up the atmosphere

After you've completed the course, stay on and celebrate with other participants, friends and family with a picnic in the park.

Your entry fee covers the cost of your event, but your fundraising helps us save and improve lives. Join the celebration, join the family, and join the thousands helping to raise the money we need to power Cancer Research UK’s biggest discoveries.

Event details

Once you sign up for your Race for Life event, you'll receive an email with all the need-to-know details to help you feel fully prepared for the day.

Meeting point

The start is on The Leas, outside The Grand, Folkestone, CT20 2XL.

If using what3words, enter ///standards.standing.next in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

Pedestrians: You can access the event site from any direction of The Leas as it is an open area with no specific entrance point. If you head towards The Grand hotel the event site is directly in front.

General Event Parking: There isn’t any specific parking for this event. Please use public transport where possible. Please also be aware that road closures will affect Cliff Road, Dixwell Road, Metropole Road West, Metropole Road East and The Leas from 10:00am- 1:00pm.

Blue Badge Parking: There will be a number of blue badge spaces allocated in front of The Grand hotel along The Leas. Please inform our stewards on arrival and they will direct you.

Drop Offs: There is no specific drop off area for this event. 

Bus: The 10A bus drops at the top of Metrpole East.

Train: Folkestone West and Folkestone Central are both 1 mile (20 min walk) to the event site.

Electric Charging points: Best Western Hotel CT20 2HR 0.2 miles from event site. Civic Centre CT20 2QY 0.8 miles from event site.

Cycling & Bike Racks: Unfortunately there are no specific bike racks available along The Leas.

Dogs allowed
Suitable for pushchairs
Wheelchair accessible
Toilets
No bag drop
Refreshments
No showers
No parking

This course is deemed wheelchair accessible with assistance. If you require any further information on the accessibility of a Race for Life event, or wish to bring a carer/assistant to accompany you or if you need to bring a guide runner, please contact our Supporter Hotline on 0300 123 0770 and press 1 when prompted (Opening hours are 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday) or email us at raceforlife@cancer.org.uk (standard).

If you feel you might need extra help at the event please do pick up a badge at the Blue Enquires Marquee so that our crew and volunteers can look out for you and check you are OK.

Our team of Event Managers are proud to be Dementia Friends.

Bring a water bottle
We’re trying to reduce single-use plastic at Race for Life. Please bring your own reusable water bottle, already filled. We'll provide an ecofriendly water-refill station at the finish that uses as little single-use plastic as possible.

Have the right kit
It’s a good idea to check the weather before your event and dress accordingly. Think breathable sports gear (leggings and shorts are ideal) and well-fitting trainers. For Pretty Muddy, wear something you don’t mind getting dirty.
Check out the latest range of Race for Life clothing and accessories in our online shop.

Be sun smart
Stay sun safe by finding shade when you’re not on the course and covering up with clothes, a hat and sunglasses. On parts you can’t cover, use sunscreen with at least SPF15 and a 4 or 5 star rating. Find out more about being sun smart.

Your back sign and race number
Remember to bring your back sign and Race number which will be sent to you in the post – don’t forget safety pins so you can attach them to you.

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