Wiggle Hellfire Corner Sportive U16
Starting from Folkestone Racecourse, area that have some historical WW2 relics, is just near from the M20. There are 3 routes to choose from, Epic 82 miles, Standard 54 miles and Short 24 miles, all configured with the late season date in mind.
Fun Runs and Kids Events in 2020
As the name suggests a fun run is a non competitive and in many cases are designed for children to take part in, though there are also plenty for adults to enjoy too. Because no one is keeping score, these races have a much more relaxed attitude and as such many will have a theme or element to them that makes them very unique compared to usual races.
You may see many fun races where people dress up in costume and run the entire race that way – it’s all part of what makes these runs fun! More recently Colour Runs such as the Wiggle Color Vibe have become very popular amongst first time runners as they offer short distances whilst keeping things relaxed and fun.
Training for a fun running can vary a lot depending on what elements the race has to it – as such you should find out all the info you can well in advance and then tailor your training to what you need to do on the day. As mentioned though many of these races are designed with kids in mine so you may just wish to go down to one and have a great family day out at an event such as the Big Fun Run
Kids Fun Run
These types of event are fantastic for children and alot of providers offer reduced entry prices for them too. Look out for ones that allow fancy dress, they will always appeal more to children if they can run as their favorite super hero or cartoon character!
Fun Runs for Charity
There are plenty of runs where you can also raise money for a charity, you can use our charity filter in the left search to find charities that support events. They will normally set you a fundraising amound and even give you sponsorship forms to help track any money raised.
The name for this Sportive comes from WW2 when this Southern part of Kent was within range of the Axis Air Force and guns. It had a tough time so you can also expect a challenging late season ride too!
The event is based from Folkestone Racecourse, just a stone’s throw from the M20 and with good facilities and with easy access to quiet roads it is an ideal starting point to explore this area which is dotted with WW2 relics.
The route has two very distinct parts, the first section is out through the quiet, flat lanes of this area where the Short riders split at Newchurch and head north to re-join the main route at Ruckinge before a slightly more energetic section to finish with.
The Epic and Standard riders carry on around the Kent coast to experience the shifting pebbles and emptiness of the Romney Marshes and the golden sands of Camber before skirting the historic Cinque Port of Rye.
Now heading north to Appledore following the old Military Canal, where the Standard riders split to re-join the main route at Kenardington, the terrain becomes a bit more testing with a long climb up to Tenterdon before heading further north exploring the lanes and villages which abound in this area. Keep an eye out for Oasthouses and windmills too.
Once through the village of Hamstreet all routes head north again with a steady climb up to Stone Cross before heading back to the venue where medals, refreshments and massages await all. A great late season event around an area that is packed full of history.
Please Note: Children under 16 must ride with paying adult, valid ID is required.