Event Information

The 'Western Heights Trail 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.

This race starts and finishes at the Farthingloe Barn.


What's included:

  • Fully waymarked routes
  • Plenty of volunteer marshals to cheer you on
  • 8 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: 09:00

Time Limit: 8 Hours

Distance: 26.3 miles /  42.4 km

Ascent: 3530 Feet / 1076 Metres

Terrain: Off Road 79% Road 21%

Age Limits 18 years & over

Entry Fee: £45.00



Mandatory Kit:

  • Fully charged mobile phone with What Three Words installed and both emergency and non-emergency telephone numbers stored in the contact list.
  • Trail shoes
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Water bottle, bladder or cup
  • Nutrition

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