Welcome to the official website for the
Folkestone Coastal 10k
We look forward to the 2024 race which will be held in Folkestone and will include a virtual option to run along with the popular Childrens race.
Here is an overview of the 2023 race:
We were joined by a wonderful community of runners along a sun-drenched promenade in Folkestone for this sell-out race. Standing tall against a clear blue sky, the start flag danced about in the breeze, announcing that the hotly anticipated Folkestone Coastal 10k had now finally arrived. The air was thick with racing revelry and delight as runners began to file into place. And then at the sound of the klaxon more than 850 runners spilled across the starting mats to cheers and applause.
They were magnificent, each one putting in a stupendous performance, the result of steely determination and many long hours of training. This wonderful race is a highlight in the racing calendar, raising valuable funds for local charities.
The first male and female runners to come home across the mats were Marshall Smith (Ashford AC) and Imogen Amos (Tonbridge AC) finishing in spectacular time at 00:32:04 & 00:37:38 respectively. As each racer poured themselves across the finish line, there were celebratory hi-fives and hugs, whoops of delight and tears of joy and relief; it was an incredible display of endurance and finish-line emotion. A spectacular day of racing was had by all.
With entries from as far as Birmingham and over 38 running clubs participating from all over the country along with many fun runners, all enjoyed a welcome competitive race.
In addition, we had two SAGA cruise ships enjoying the virtual option with over 100 participants, both crew and guests raising funds for the Channel Rotary Million Mile challenge.
We enjoyed support from our title sponsor SAGA and many other companies. Our ever-reliant marshal teams from the various Rotary and running clubs along with many volunteers certainly did the event proud. In addition, the local business community entered many teams including SAGA, Jenner Construction, Church & Dwight and Folkestone College. They along with many individuals are raising funds for many good causes.