Western Heights Trail Races


Type:Sporting Event

Farthingloe Barn, Folkestone Road, Folkestone Road, Dover, Kent, CT15 7AA
Western Heights Trail Races


The first of these brand-new, annual running events, the races are set around the hills of the UK's largest Fortress, built to protect our coastline against foreign invasion. Over the years, Dover's rugged coastline has been the scene of many battles and now this is your chance to challenge yourself around this historic landscape.

On the day, there will be multiple distances to challenge aspiring trail runners, as well as experienced, all starting from Dover's Farthingloe Barn.

Mighty mile (100% off road) starts at 8.50am

1 mile - age limit 4-13 years

2 miles - age limit 10-15 years

Half marathon (77% off road; 23% road) start time tbc

age limit 16 years and over

Marathon (79% off road; 21% road) start time tbc

age limit 18 years and over

50k ultra (80% off road; 20% road) start time 8.45am

age limit 18 years and over

What's included:

Fully waymarked routes

Plenty of volunteer marshals to cheer you on

Up to 6 water stations depending on distance

Emergency medical responders - St Johns Ambulance

Awards for the fastest male, female and non binary athletes

Bespoke medal for all finishers

Event timing

Bag drop

A choice of booking platforms (Let's Do This) (SI Entries)

Free post-race refreshments

Free onsite parking

Spectators are welcome all day at Farthingloe Barn where there will be food and drink on sale.

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