Event Information

The 'Western Heights Trail Half Marathon' is a brand new running event 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.

What's included:

  • Fully waymarked routes
  • Plenty of volunteer marshals to cheer you on
  • 4 water stations (This event is cupless)
  • Emergency Medical Responders
  • Awards for the fastest Male & Female athletes
  • Bespoke medal for all finishers
  • Event Timing
  • Bag drop
  • Free post-race refreshments
  • Free onsite parking


Spectators are welcome all day at Farthingloe Barn where there will be a selection of food and drink vendors for all to enjoy.

Date: March 17th 2024

Start Time: 10:00

Time Limit: 7 Hours
Distance: 14.4 miles /23.1 km

Ascent: 1860 Feet / 567 Metres

Terrain: Off Road 77% Road 23%

Age Limits 16 years & over

Entry Fee: £35.00

Mandatory Kit: 


Trail shoes

Nutrition (you will need to carry your required nutrition with you from the start.)

Bottle or cup


Recommended Kit:


Mobile phone with What 3 Words installed

Mobile Phone with emergency and non-emergency telephone numbers stored in the contact list

An additional layer of warm layer of

A waterproof jack (If the forecast is dry this can be replaced with a warm layer of clothing.)

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