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Sunday 17th March 2024

Entries Open
Sunday 7th January 2024
Entries Close
Thursday 14th March 2024 at 22:00
Races
Mighty Miles - 1 mile; Mighty Miles - 2 miles; Western Heights Half; Western Heights Marathon; Western Heights 50k
Entry Fees

Western Heights Trail Races 

All entries are subject to a booking fee

Members of the following organisations are entitled to a £2 discount per entry:
ARC - Association Of Running Clubs
UKA - UK Athletics
TRA - The Trail Running Association
HELL - Hellfire Flyers https://www.facebook.com/Hellfireflyers/

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Run around the largest fortress in the UK

Western Heights Trail Races

March 17th 2024

The races are 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. 

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

Races available 

  1. Mighty Mile 1
  2. Mighty Mile 2
  3. Half Marathon
  4. Marathon
  5. 50k Ultra Marathon

WESTERN HEIGHTS TRAIL 50k ULTRA MARATHON

 

Distance: 31.5 Miles - 50.7 Kilometres

Ascent: 4740 Feet - 1445 Metres

Start Time: 09:00

Cut Offs:

  • Citadel Water Station at 16:00 - Mile 26.7
  • Underpass Water Station at 16:45 - Mile 29.5
  • Finishing Line Cut Off at 17:00 - Mile 31.5

Mandatory Kit: 

  • Trail shoes
  • Nutrition (you will need to carry your required nutrition with you from the start.)
  • Bottle or cup
  • Mobile phone with What 3 Words installed
  • Mobile Phone with emergency and non-emergency telephone numbers stored in the contact list
  • A waterproof jacket

What's included:

  • Fully waymarked routes
  • Plenty of volunteer marshals to cheer you on
  • Up to 9 water stations depending on distance 
  • Emergency Medical Responders
  • Awards for the fastest Male & Female athletes
  • Bespoke medal for all finishers
  • Event Timing
  • Bag drop ( Start/Finish line only)
  • Free post-race refreshments
  • Free onsite parking

WESTERN HEIGHTS TRAIL MARATHON

 

Distance: 26.3 Miles - 42.4 Kilometres

Ascent: 3530 Feet - 1076 Metres

Start Time: 09:00

Cut Offs:

  • Citadel Water Station at 16:00 - Mile 19.3
  • Underpass Water Station at 16:45 - Mile 24.4
  • Finishing Line Cut Off at 17:00 - Mile 26.3

Mandatory Kit: 

  • Trail shoes
  • Nutrition (you will need to carry your required nutrition with you from the start.)
  • Bottle or cup
  • Mobile phone with What 3 Words installed
  • Mobile Phone with emergency and non-emergency telephone numbers stored in the contact list
  • A waterproof jacket (If the forecast is dry this can be replaced with a warm layer of clothing.) 

What's included:

  • Fully waymarked routes
  • Plenty of volunteer marshals to cheer you on
  • Up to 8 water stations depending on distance 
  • Emergency Medical Responders 
  • Awards for the fastest Male & Female 
  • Bespoke medal for all finishers
  • Event Timing
  • Bag drop ( Start/Finish line only)
  • Free post-race refreshments
  • Free onsite parking

 

WESTERN HEIGHTS TRAIL HALF MARATHON

 

Distance: 14.4 Miles - 23.2 Kilometres

Ascent: 1860 Feet - 567 Metres

Start Time: 10:00

Cut Offs:

  • Citadel Water Station at 16:00 - Mile 7.3
  • Underpass Water Station at 16:45 - Mile 12.4
  • Finishing Line Cut Off at 17:00 - Mile 14.4

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

What's included:

  • Fully waymarked routes
  • Plenty of volunteer marshals to cheer you on
  • Up to 4 water stations depending on distance 
  • Emergency Medical Responders 
  • Awards for the fastest Male & Female athletes
  • Bespoke medal for all finishers
  • Event Timing
  • Bag drop ( Start/Finish line only)
  • Free post-race refreshments
  • Free onsite parking

WESTERN HEIGHTS MIGHTY MILE 1 & 2

 

Distance: 1 & 2 Miles 

Start Time: 09:15

Ages:

  • 1 Mile 4 - 13 years old
  • 2 Miles 10 -15 years old

Cut Offs:

  • Finishing Line Cut Off at 09:45

Mandatory Kit: 

  • A can do attitude
  • A warm layer to wear post race

Recommended Kit:

  • Trail Shoes
  • A bottle or cut

What's included:

  • Fully waymarked routes
  • Plenty of volunteer marshals to cheer you on 
  • Emergency Medical Responders
  • Bespoke medal for all finishers
  • Event Timing
  • Bag drop ( Start/Finish line only)
  • Free post-race refreshments
  • Free onsite parking (Adult Only)

Key Information

  • Race Day Registration opens at 08:00.  Please arrive at least 40 minutes before your start time to allow enough time for the registration process.
  • The 2024 Western Heights races are set to start at the following times on the 17th of March 2024: 

50k Ultra & Marathon 09:00

Mighty Miles 09:15

Half Marathon 10:00 

  • Registration will be located within Great Barn at Farthingloe Barn, Folkestone Road, Dover, CT15 7AA 
    There are public toilets available at the registration point.
  • Free parking on site – please follow any directional signage and information from marshals. Please do not park inconsiderately.
  • There is a bus stop outside the Farthingloe Barn for anyone arriving by public transport.
  • The nearest train station is Dover Priory, which is 1.4 miles from the Barn.
  • Race safety briefings will be e-mailed to you.
  • Presentation of prizes for the winners and finishers will take place as soon as possible after each race.

Random kit checks will take place at registration and at some points on the course. Additional items of the kit may be added based on expected weather conditions. If necessary, we will advise you via social media in the days leading up to the event. If you haven't already, can you please follow us on Instagram and/or Facebook.

Event Disclaimer

  • Upon signing up for any Hellfire Events Ltd events, all runners agree to our terms and conditions.  
  • ​All participants entering our events do so at their own risk. Hellfire Events Ltd are NOT responsible for any injury caused while participating in any of our events, nor are we responsible for any loss or damage of personal property. 
  • Hellfire Events Ltd will do all we can to make our events as safe and as enjoyable as possible.
  • All our events are fully covered by Public Liability Insurance.  A copy of this document can be provided upon request to info@hellfireevents.com.

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This event offers the option to purchase XCover, so that participants may be able to get a refund if they are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.

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Event Location
Farthingloe Barn, Folkestone Road, Dover, Kent, CT17 9DR