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The Hercules Virtual Marathon

Date and time

12:00 am

11:59 pm

Event Enquiries

Tel.: 01797 229955

Event Location

This is a 'Virtual Run' - complete it anywhere.

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Event Description

Hercules Medal

Full steam ahead for the Hercules Virtual Marathon

Supporting the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Light Railway – Kent’s Mainline in Miniature

Race dates: 1st December 2020 – 21st February 2021

The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway faces a major loss of income this year due to the Corona Virus pandemic. This means there are challenging times ahead but... challenges are there to be met head on and the railway intends to do just this.

You can be part of this effort by joining us for the Hercules Virtual Marathon, running for over two months from the beginning of December. All event profits will be donated directly to the Railway to help support their fundraising.

Why Hercules?

One of the most famous steam locomotives to work on the line is Hercules. A British locomotive, built to Henry Greenlys design, Hercules hauled the inaugural train on the line in July 1927 and has been in service ever since. Your reward for completing the Marathon will be a stunning medal featuring the loco.

About the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Light Railway

The Railway opened in 1927 and operates between Hythe and Dungeness on the Kent Coast – a distance of 13.5 miles. Your marathon distance is, therefore, equivalent to a return journey on the railway.

Why not book a journey to enjoy the distance in comfort and admire the world’s smallest public railway?

How does the Hercules  Virtual Marathon work?

Once signed up, we will send you a step by step guide on how to take part, it couldn’t be easier! You can walk or run the 27 miles on your own or within socially distanced small groups. The distance can be completed indoors or outdoors and either in one session or divided into smaller sessions.

You can also help the appeal by fundraising via the Just Giving page where you can also upload your efforts via Strava for your supporters to see

Involve the whole family

You can walk or run the distance as a family, combining your distances, and we have special Family tickets available.

The Railway is really keen to encourage everyone – whatever their age or ability - to get out and support the railway.

Whilst we can’t promise the crowds to spur you on and the excitement of race day competition, we can however recreate the sense of running community and challenge in our unique results platform and selfie gallery.

So, why not sign up, lace up and it's ‘all aboard’!!

This event closes in:

on 21/02/2021 at 11:59pm
(*subject to change without warning)

Event Terms

Please enter me for this virtual challenge. I accept that the organiser will not be liable for any loss, damage, action, claim, cost or expenses which may arise in the consequence of my participation. I declare that I will not take part unless I am in good health and accept that I do so at my own risk. Once my entry is accepted, I understand that my entry fee is NOT REFUNDABLE under any circumstances - even if I do not or cannot complete the challenge. Throughout the challenge I will observe the current government guidelines in force with regards to social distancing and time restrictions on exercising outside of the home.

Event Options

**NOTE: Prices shown below include booking fees. Nothing extra will be added at the checkout.**

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Date 31/01/2021 Number of people registered via BookitZone (includes offline count) - 211

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Further information from the Organiser

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