16th Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon

Sunday September 19th 2021
(Brought forward due to London Marathon Training)
Race Start 10am (possibly earlier waves)
Children’s Race - TBC
The Grand, Folkestone (on the Leas)

IMPORTANT NOTICE, January 7th 2021

Subject to restrictions the event may take place under Covid-19 safety measures and therefore please note changes may apply which can be found via the registration team Nice Work.

We are working hard with our race partners Nice Work to assist us with following the advice issued by England Athletics and the Government. You can find further details via the respective websites:

Help us raise money for local good causes. This is our main fundraising event of the year, organised by Rotarian Ray Johnson.

Download 2020 race report (PDF) Race Results for 2020 (via Nice Work)

To celebrate the ever-growing popularity of this event, we have produced a souvenir T-shirt which may be ordered for £12 to be paid for in advance via Nice Work.

Our official photographer R&R Photography have photos of the event available to purchase and in doing so will support the Rotary club.

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, Teviot, Malthouse Lane, Peasmarsh, East Sussex TN31 6TA


  • Start: 10:00 TBC
  • Entry:
    • Attached: £22.00
    • Unattached: £24.00
    • Late entries: £30.00


  • Start: 9:30 TBC
  • Entry: £3.00

The closing date for postal entries is one week prior to race day. Race numbers will be sent around ten days before race day.

Please note that entries may not be able to be made on the day this year.


  • 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 TBC
  • Massage TBC
  • Shop TBC


  • Cash prizes and trophies for race winners — various categories
  • £100 to both first male and first lady home
  • £100 bonus for course record broken
  • 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
2020 Race Results for 2020 (via Nice Work) Race Report for 2020 (PDF) Coming Soon
2019 Race Results for 2019 (via Nice Work) Race Report for 2019 (PDF) Now available on Dropbox
2018 Race Results for 2018 (via Nice Work) Race Report for 2018 (PDF) Now available on Dropbox
2017 Race Results for 2017 (PDF) Race Report for 2017 (PDF) Now available on Dropbox
2016 Race Results for 2016 (PDF) Race Report for 2016 (PDF) Now 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