Sat 15th May, 2021
09:45 run start | Trains at 08:57
19.1km / 11.8 miles
Rochester → Rochester
Kings Cross St Pancras → Rochester (36mins)
No, only bring what you can run with!
Maps & route info
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.
Pacing & difficulty
This run has a pacing level of Medium.
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.
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.
Itinerary & meeting points
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.
In order to avoid a gathering either at the station or on the train, please make your way directly onto the train.
If you are meeting us directly at Rochester, meet us outside the station by Beezoo Coffee Specialists.
Trains & tickets
Please meet the Runaway team at the meeting point 15-20mins prior to departure.
Driving & parking
If you are driving please park at Corporation Street Car Park which is right next to the train station.
Post run refreshments
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.
What to bring
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.