19th Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon

Sunday September 29th 2024
Race Start 10am
Children’s Race 9.30am
Outside The Grand, Folkestone (on the Leas - CT20 2XL)

Access to Road of Remembrance

We are aware of issues relating to the Road of Remembrance following the landslips there and are liaising with the appropriate authorities. If we cannot secure our existing route in good time before race day, we have an alternative route prepared as a contingency. The race will take place either way. As such, please do not hesitate to register to enter the race as normal. Further updates will follow as we receive them.

Help us raise money for local good causes. This year we are supporting Touchbase Care - more information is available by clicking the link below:

Touchbase Care Logo

This is our main fundraising event of the year, organised by Rotarian Ray Johnson.

We welcome fundraising support from runners, so why not ask your family, friends and contacts to make a donation. We have set up a special page for this event via this link (www.justgiving.com/campaign/folkestone-half-marathon-24). We appreciate any help you can give.

Download 2023 race report (PDF) Race Results for 2023 (via Nice Work)

To celebrate the ever-growing popularity of this event, we have produced a souvenir T-shirt available for purchase.

Our main sponsos are Alcaline (www.alcaline.uk.com), Holiday Extras (www.holidayextras.com) and The Roger de Haan Charitable Trust (rdhct.org.uk/

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Holiday Extras Logo

Roger de Haan Charitable Trust Logo

How to enter

Please note: Headphones are strictly prohibited (bone conduction headphones are acceptable)

For postal applications, please send:

  1. One large self-addressed envelope with stamp
  2. Cheque for entry fee(s) made out to 'Folkestone Rotary Club'

to: Folkestone Half Marathon
c/o Nice Work, Office 3, Rye Wharf, Harbour Road, Rye East Sussex TN31 7TE


  • Start: 10:00
  • Entry:
    • Attached: £22.00
    • Unattached: £24.00
    • Late entries: £26.00


  • Start: 9:30
  • Entry: £3.00

The closing date for postal entries is September 19th 2024. Entries after that date to be collected on the day. Race numbers will be sent around two weeks before race day.


  • Distance: 13.1 miles (21.1 km)
  • Location: Folkestone to Hythe (and back again)
  • Terrain: Mainly flat promenade, mostly free of road traffic


  • Chip Timing
  • Changing Facilities TBC
  • Refreshments
  • Massage
  • Shop


  • Cash prizes and trophies for race winners — various categories
  • £100 to both first male and first lady home
  • Medals are awarded to all finishers
  • Spot prizes will be handed out on the day

Course Records

Category Held By Official Time Year
Male Phil Anthony 1:08:00 2011
Female Tina Oldershaw (Paddock Wood AC) 1:21:05 2010

Check out these and other course records for this race.


Year Results Report Photos
2023 Race Results for 2023 (via Nice Work) Race Report for 2023 (PDF)
2022 Race Results for 2022 (via Nice Work) Race Report for 2022 (PDF)
2021 Race Results for 2021 (via Nice Work) Race Report for 2021 (PDF)
2020 Race Results for 2020 (via Nice Work) Race Report for 2020 (PDF)
2019 Race Results for 2019 (via Nice Work) Race Report for 2019 (PDF) Available on Dropbox
2018 Race Results for 2018 (via Nice Work) Race Report for 2018 (PDF) Available on Dropbox
2017 Race Results for 2017 (PDF) Race Report for 2017 (PDF) Available on Dropbox
2016 Race Results for 2016 (PDF) Race Report for 2016 (PDF) Available on Dropbox
2015 Race Results for 2015 (PDF) Race Report for 2015 (PDF)
+ more photos available from Grant Burton
2014 Race Results for 2014 (PDF) Race Report for 2014 (PDF)
+ more photos available from Grant Burton
2013 Race Results for 2013 (PDF) Race Report for 2013 (PDF)
2012 Race Results for 2012 (PDF) Race Report for 2012 (PDF)
2011 Race Results for 2011 (PDF) Race Report for 2011 (PDF)
2010 Race Results for 2010 (PDF) Race Report for 2010 (PDF)
2009 Race Results for 2009 (PDF) Race Report for 2009 (PDF)
2008 Race Results for 2008 (PDF) -
2007 Race Results for 2007 (PDF) -
2006 Race Results for 2006 (PDF) -

Need help?

Should you need assistance or have any questions, please contact:

  • Race and Entry Management: Nice Work
  • All other enquiries: Ray Johnson, Race Director — mobile: 07968 290352