Grand-prix 2020: Race calendar and how to enter.

Although the 2019 grand-prix runs until 30 November (you can still score points), it’s time to prepare for 2020.

The 2020 season begins on 26 December with the traditional Saltwood Boxing Day run, and concludes on 30 November 2020.

There are some changes to grand-prix rules this year, including the addition of cross-country.

This post details the full 2020 grand-prix calendar, as well as how to enter.

Calendar

The 2020 calendar is the same as the 2019 calendar, with the following exceptions:

  • New Romney 10k has been removed
  • Mount Ephram 10k, held during August, has been added
  • a season long ‘best individual 10k time’ event has been added.

Events

There are 10 scheduled races events though out the year and 4 ‘best-time’ events:

  • Folkestone parkrun
  • any 10k
  • any half-marathon
  • any marathon.

Your score is the total of your best 6 events…you don’t need to run all of them, or even most of them.

There are bonus points available for volunteering at the Folkestone 10 Mile and Hythe Round The Houses, and for representing the club during the 2019/20 cross country season.

Full 2020 calendar

Some dates are still to be confirmed (TBC).

December 14 – Kent Cross Country League event 4 (men and juniors only)

December 26 – Saltwood Boxing Day Run
Book online

January 4 – Kent Cross Country Championship

January 26 – Canterbury 10 mile
Book onlineThis sold out very quickly last year so book early!

February 2 – Ashford and District 10k
Book online

February 8 – Kent Cross Country League event 5

April 10 – Folkestone 10 mile (volunteering event)

May 31 – Folkestone 10k
Book online

May TBC – Hythe Round The Houses (volunteering event)

July TBC – Summer Handicap
Learn more about the summer handicap

August 23 – Mount Ephram 10K

September 1 – The Don Thompson Mile
Learn more about the Don Thompson Mile

September 27 – Folkestone Half-Marathon

October 11 – Ashford ‘Givaudan’ 10K

November TBC – Deal Castle 5 Mile

How to enter

Ready to sign up for the 2020 grand-prix?
Heres what you need to do:

I am in the grand-prix 2019, and wish to enter again in 2020.”
Do nothing! You’re automatically reentered.

“I am not in the 2019 grand-prix, but I wish to enter this year”
Complete this very quick online entry form by 30 November.

“I am in the 2019 grand-prix but wish to not take part this year”
No problem, just email grandprix@folkestonerunning.club to tell the co-ordinator.

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