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  • Date

    Sat 15th May, 2021

  • Time

    09:45 run start | Trains at 08:57

  • Distance

    19.1km / 11.8 miles

  • Start/finish

    Rochester → Rochester

  • Trains

    Kings Cross St Pancras → Rochester (36mins)

  • Average pace

    6:00min/km (9:40min/mile)

  • Elevation

    Undulating (350m)

  • Group size


  • Bag drop

    No, only bring what you can run with!

  • Dogs allowed


The first half of the run is a nice flat stretch passing Rochester Castle and running along the river.

At 7.5km, we turn inland and join the North Downs Way for a short section before and after venturing into Bridge Woods.

The total distance for the route is 19.1km with 350m of elevation gain.

If you would like to download the route to your watch or app use the files below.


This run has a pacing level of Medium.

  • Average pace

    6:00min/km (9:40min/mile)

During our medium paced runs the lead runner will average 6:00min/km (9:40min/mile)*.

For these runs it's important you have some experience running off road and are confident completing the distance at this pace.

*This pace will vary dependent on the terrain/elevation, so there are times when we go faster, slower & hike.

2 / 5

This run has a difficulty level of 2.

  • Elevation

    350 metres

Level 2 runs are a mixture of flat and undulating sections on runnable terrain.

Our difficulty level reflects the amount of elevation you will encounter on the route and a measure of how tough/technical the terrain is.

Please note: This itinerary assumes you are travelling via train from central London however we welcome runners from anywhere!

If you're driving, see below for parking details.

Meeting points

Kings Cross St Pancras

In order to avoid a gathering either at the station or on the train, please make your way directly onto the train.

Route start

If you are meeting us directly at Rochester, meet us outside the station by Beezoo Coffee Specialists.

Please meet the Runaway team at the meeting point 15-20mins prior to departure.

If you are driving please park at Corporation Street Car Park which is right next to the train station.

There is plenty of green space to close to the castle, so we will make a base in the sun (weather permitting!) and relax with some refreshments from a local cafe or shop.

If we can reserve an area we will, however we don’t formally book a table as this often requires a deposit/exact numbers. If the chosen pub/cafe is full or busy we will try somewhere else.

Chris Bradley

Event Director and trail guide.

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Caitlin Jones

Caitlin is an integral part of the Runaway team and an experienced trail and ultra runner.

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Trail running shoes

Wear appropriate shoes for uneven terrain & muddy conditions!


Carry at least 500ml of water with you.


You're unlikely to forget this but please remember to fully charge it.


Bring an energy gel, bar or some sugar to help refuel during the run.

Running pack or bag

You'll need something like this to carry everything in.


A sun hat for warm weather or a warm hat for cold weather.


In cold or wet conditions please bring gloves.


Carry a small amount of cash, you never know when it will be useful.

Water reistant jacket

Always bring an extra layer or two in case the weather turns nasty.

If you have a question prior to the event please email Chris or message us through our Facebook page.

If you need to contact us on the event day itself, please call or text Chris on the number below.