About Folkestone

How To Get Here

  • From the M20 heading South or A20 from Dover, turn off at junction 13 and follow the signs for Folkestone Harbour, it’s as easy as that! The site postcode is CT20 1PX and can easily be found on a satnav.
  • Travel to the Folkestone Central Station. You can take a taxi or walk/jog to the Harbour which will take about 20 minutes.
  • Eurotunnel (shuttle service for cars with passengers, Calais-Folkestone, 35 minutes).
    Eurostar international train services from many cities (via Ashford International).
    By air, Lydd Air (Le Touquet-London Airport Lydd).
    By ferry (via services to Dover from Calais, Dunkerque; to Ramsgate from Ostend).

Where To Stay

  • Foy House Bed & Breakfast
    Website
    01303 249 277
  • The Burlington Hotel
    Website
    01303 255 301

About Folkestone

Folkestone is the principal town in the Shepway District of Kent. It’s easy to get to by most forms of transport, particularly running there!

It has lots of great restaurants, cafes and bars, a fabulous harbour with an attractive sandy beach. You can enjoy a walk in the Coastal Park and let the kids let off steam within the popular play area.

The area includes the popular Folkestone Artworks, a fabulous array of outside exhibits – one of which is used to start the race! – and the Creative Quarter, where we would recommend you check out the many shops on The Old High Street and Tontine Street.

The town includes major retailers and you can enjoy spectacular views of the English Channel from the famous Leas area.

During the race you will run along some historical pathways and maybe see France. After the run, why not go for an ice cream or maybe enjoy some fresh seafood within the inner Harbour area, or even a bag of chips!

The race will commence at the eastern entrance of the coastal park on the promenade. At this area will be the new registration area and facilities within the carpark which is closed for our use. This is near to the bottom of the Leas Cliff Lift. Plenty of signs will direct you to this area and do park within the harbour or Leas Cliff Hall walk up to the start, which will be at 10:00 prompt – don’t be late! (If COVID restrictions are still in place, the race may commence earlier and we will update you)

There is normally a children’s race for under 15s which is held shortly before the main race at 9:30am and we are very hopeful this will be available for the next race. There is a wide range of prizes and we encourage corporate teams to enter, as it’s a great opportunity to engage with employees and get them involved not only in fitness but perhaps raise some money for your chosen causes.

Folkestone Coastal 10K Sponsors

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