The Whitstable & Herne Bay 1.5k, 5k, 10k & Half Marathon MoRun
Saturday at 09:30am4th November, 2023
Hampton PierRecreation Ground, Herne Bay, CT6 8EJ.
YOU are MORUNNING! This November is your time to shine, to run with us, to run for the love of the Mo, to run in style, to run for yourself, for others and to be part of the largest running event series that supports Movember and Men's Health.
Super earlybird entries available until the 1st May 2023. Take advantage of these amazing offers today.
About this event
MoRunning brings everyday people together with our focus being to inspire you, your family, your kids and your friends to have the best time running! When you MoRun you will be inspired to acheive your goals, you will run with a smile on your face, you will meet incredible people and in turn help us raise awareness and fundraising for our partner charity Movember.
Take on our 5k MoRun, 10k MoRun or step up the challenge and give our Half Marathon a go! Let's not forget the kids as they can now take on our fully race chipped 1.5k Mini MoRun.
Let's MOVE for Movember and make this November the biggest ever month that MoBro's, MoSista's and Mini MoRunners come together across the country. It's time to CREATE MEMORIES!
- Awesome MoRunning Medal to add to your collection
- MoRunning Headband
- Full race chip timed event
- Drinks, treats and more at your MoRun
- Bonus medals for fastest MoBro and MoSista, best dressed, best Mo and more spot prizes for Legends of MoRunning
- Reward points for use against future events
- Entry into our prize draws to win goodies from us just for being a MoRunner
- Motivational videos in your profile page along with training advice and support
MINI MORUNNERS RECEIVE
- Awesome Mini Mo Medal
- Full race chip timing
- MoRunning headband
- Winning Mo Medal for first Mini Mo boy and girl
- Drinks & sweets
- Multiple Mini Mo shoutouts, many Mini Mo laughs and full support from our marvellous Mo marshals
MoRunning - Supporting Movember
MoRunning proudly supports Movember - the only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale, year round. Movember raises funds & awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. When registering you can help support the charity by making a donation or please set up a fundraising page once you complete your entry.
"We have one goal: to stop men dying too young. Your donation will help us to continue what we’ve started and fund world class programmes that are saving and improving the lives of men. Thank you – together we are changing the face of men's health.” Movember
Get ready Whitstable to MoRun along the stunning sea front! Course details: Please note this course is predominantly a hard surface along the sea front apart from the village hub which is grass - The route is dog friendly - ok for buggy running but some sections can be narrow - Please follow signs and marshals and stay on the left unless otherwise guided - The 5k turns at the 2.5k marshalled section and the 10k continues on turning at 5k - The Half Marathon does a 1.1k section before doing the 10k out and back twice
Event Day Information
The 5k and 10k Whitstable & Herne Bay MoRun and Mini MoRun
Grow it, flow it and sculpt the most aerodynamic mo you can, and get limber in some 70’s funky track threads. Mo Sista’s (ladies who support their men, or just love Mo’s) we need you too! You can draw on a Mo if you like, or just get suited up in some fancy dress and jog it out to change the face of men’s health. We look forward to seeing you for lots of fun and laughs along the way, and remember there will be prizes for craziest costume, fastest Mo, and more!
The postcode is CT6 8EJ - Hampton Pier Recreation Ground, Herne Bay. Please note parking will be limited within the park so please try and park before coming in and make sure you check all options to ensure you arrive with plenty of time to spare.
There is parking in and around the park. Once on Hampton Pier Avenue, you will see children’s play area and the free public car park ( spaces are limited to 200 cars ) on Swalecliffe Avenue which is directly opposite the event hub. Please ensure you plan your journey to arrive with plenty of time to spare.
Half Marathon MoRun 9.30am - 5k and 10k MoRun 10am - Mini MoRun 11.30am
Registration will be open from 8am and will close 10 minutes before the start of each race so please arrive nice and early.
Arrival and Registration
It is very important we run to time so please ensure you arrive nice and early to collect your race pack. Make sure you either print off your race number confirmation or have this to display on your mobile device when you arrive at registration. At registration you will receive your race number and chip, safety pins and dedicated headband.
Registration will be set by race number so please make sure you queue in the correct section. You will be using our Chip on Bib race numbers and it is important these are displayed on your outer garment to ensure 1) We can see your race number when running 2) To help with the timing system to read your time and 3) To help our photographers identify you!
Will be located in our event hub.
This is located next to our registration tents. Please note space is extremely limited so travel as lightly as possible. Bag storage is under gazebos which are manned. However, we do not recommend bringing anything of great value to the event.
We will have some funky tunes played and we will have a fun warm.
Fancy Dress Competition
The fancy dress competition will take place at 915am. If you want to be in the Fancy dress showdown make sure you line up between the fancy dress flags by 915am. There will also be spot prizes for best dressed Mini MoRunners when they cross the finish line.
Please note placings are based on Gun time. So if you are in it to win it aim to get to the front for the start. Gun time is from when the race starts i.e. 10am. You will receive both your gun time and net time - your net time is your actual run time from when you cross the starting mats to when you cross the finish line.
Please take care when running around the course as this is public land and local residents will be out and about. Please always stay on the left unless otherwise guided. There will be marshals around the course to support and encourage you.
After the Event
Everyone will receive a very cool MoRunning medal and there are also a few special Mo Medals up for grabs for best dressed, fastest Mo, legends of MoRunning and many more.
You will be able to check out your instant race results and these also go live to our website and will show within your profile page as well.
Water available for all runners.
Sweets will also be available at the finish line.
MoRunning supporting Men's Health
We are proud to support Men's Health, Movember and related charities. Through your participation we are able to raise awareness and fundraising for these incredible causes, so a huge thank you goes out to you!
Travel - How to get to the venue and find the event hub
The event hub is based at Herne Bay and parking is available as below. Please note the carpark is limited in space so try and park on Hampton Pier Avenue to help avoid congestion.
Follow signs for Herne Bay and then follow directions to street address shown above. Once on Hampton Pier Avenue, you will see children’s play area and the free public car park ( spaces are limited to 200 cars ) on Swalecliffe Avenue which is directly opposite the event hub.
Herne Bay raliway station is the closest and around a 10-15 minute walk
Below are our general FAQ's. Please note these apply to most events but not all. Certain questions may only relate to either running, triathlon or cycling events.
How do I know I am registered?
As soon as you register you will receive an email confirming your entry. You need a unique email address for everyone you register, so that each entrant receives confirmation and details on how to login to their profile. On the confirmation email there will be a link to create your online profile. Please keep an eye on your inbox and in your profile in the lead up to your event as we will send regular newsletters with race day info, race number details and everything you need to know for race day. Your race number will be listed on your profile the week of the event. If you entered via Find a Race or Lets Do This you will receive a confirmation email from them and then another one from us when your entry has been transferred over to our system.
Will I receive race information in the lead up to my event?
Yes we send out email updates prior to your event and you can view all event details, news and offers by logging in to your user profile.
Will I be chipped timed?
Yes all our events (unless otherwise stated) are chip timed!! Your race chip will be on your race number bib which you receive on race day and which must be secured to your outer garment to ensure the chip works correctly.
What happens if I don't receive my race email?
If you don’t receive your race emails it may be because the wrong email address was inputted or the race email went in to your junk mail so please do check your junk mail carefully! All your race information is stored in your online profile and your race number will also be listed here the week of the event. Please login to check all your information. If you have forgotten your password, login with the email you used to sign up with and then request a new password. All race day information will also be on the event page of the website and a race listing with your race number will be online the week of the event.
Can I cancel/transfer/get a refund if I can't take part?
The Fix Events cancellation/refund policy is: Up to 14 days before the event you can cancel and receive a 60% refund on your entry fees. After this point we can not offer any refunds. Up to 7 days before the event you can (i) transfer to another event or (ii) receive the equivalent amount of voucher points onto your profile for use against a future Fix event. Up to event day you can (i) transfer your place to someone else you may know who wishes to take part or (ii) do the event virtually at any time and receive your medal in the post. To do so you must email email@example.com ahead of event day. Unfortunately we cannot give refunds within 14 days of the event or transfer your entry to another event within 7 days of the event as costs have been incurred for your registration and your entry fee goes towards covering these fees.
Do you have any age restrictions / can children take part?
Absolutely! We typically allow children of all ages to take part in all our events (unless specific information is given for a set event). Please note that children remain the responsibility of their parents/guardian throughout our events. If the parent/guardian is satisfied the child/children can confidently run 5k or 10k unaccompanied they may do so, with a parent/guardian remaining onsite at all times.
What do I get for taking part?
Full race chip timing with instant results at the event, a cool medal, drinks, snacks, trophies or special medal for winners and an all round highly professional and fun event to be part of.
Can I Enter a team?
Absolutely! Get as many friends, family or colleagues together and run as a team. You are not required to run together and each person will receive their own time however it's just fun to run under a team name.
Can I run with a buggy?
Yes this is typically ok for most locations however please check the run route course as some locations can be a mix of path, trail, grass so not always suitable for running with a buggy. Also please try and stay to the left as much as possible to give room for other runners. (this is allowed at running events but not triathlon, please see last faq for more info)
Can I volunteer to marshal at the event?
Absolutely! If you miss out on a place or just want to help out on the day and marshal that would be great. We need as much help as possible to ensure we can give runners the best experience possible and that includes plenty of marshals on the course, helping with registration, bag storage, water stations, handing out medals and general event support. Typical volunteer hours are from 8am until around 12pm and all volunteers will get drinks, snacks and a free entry to any Fix Event!! Please get in touch by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would welcome you to join our team.
Can I walk / do you have a cut off time to complete the event in?
We typically have a cut off time of 1.5 hours to complete the 5k/10k races from when the event starts. 3 hours for half marathons. Walking part of a 5k event is typically fine but the 10k races are mostly for running (with a bit of walking/jogging if necessary!). If doing a virtual run you have the luxury of completing your event anytime, anywhere and for however long throughout the given event period!
Can I run with my dog/are you canicross friendly
Yes, we love too see dogs running with their owners! Please ensure your dog is on a short lead/harness and that you are careful on the course and respect other runners and park users.
Can I wear headphones?
Yes we do allow this but please note it is your responsibility to make sure you can hear what's going on around you when running, including marshals and general public. Please keep the volume at a level whereby you can hear any important announcements that may be made. (this is allowed at running events but not triathlon, please see last faq for more info)
Do I have to fundraise for the charity you are supporting?
You are not required to fundraise but if you choose to that would make a huge difference to the charity, whatever amount you raise. You can fundraise for any charity of your choice.
How do I view my race day photos?
A few teaser photos will be posted on our Facebook page the day or the day after the event: https://www.facebook.com/thefixevents Approx 1 or 2 days post event all photographs will be available to purchase here: www.wildman-media.com You can search by name or race number and purchase individual photos or as a photo bundle containing all of your race images. You can also save even more money by pre-ordering a bundle of all your race photographs prior to the event. For full details visit: https://www.wildman-media.com and / or contact email@example.com.
When do online entries close/can I register on the day?
Unless the event sells out, we typically close online entries 5 days ahead of event day. We generally have on the day entries available. These are allocated on a first come, first served basis. To secure a place aim to be with us at least 45-60 minutes ahead of the first race starting. Please come to the On The Day Registration gazebo and we will get you signed up there. It is typically £20 for the 5k and £25 for the 10k in cash on the day.
MoRunning proudly supports Movember - the only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale, year round. We have one goal: to stop men dying too young. Create a fundraising page at the end of your entry registration or make a donation when registering and you will help us to continue what we’ve started and fund world class programmes that are saving and improving the lives of men.
Thank you – together we are changing the face of men's health.
Movember raises funds & awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
Total Raised: £0.00
Past Event Photos
Event Merchandise - Get the look!
Available to buy during checkout.
- Hydr8Arm Mo£19.95(discounted price)
- MoRunning Unisex T-Shirts 2022£16.00(discounted price)
- KIDS MoRunning T-Shirts 2022£10.00(discounted price)
- MoRun Beanie Black 2022£10.00(discounted price)