25 Jan

Reach for the Zenith in Kent's newest 24-hour trail race

RBLI Zenith24 Hole Park image

Free parking and camping; free showers; a bar, expo and food stalls plus flame lit sections on the 10k course through the stunning grounds of Hole Park in Rolvenden are just some of the attractions lined up for Kent's brand new 24-hour ultra trail race on 22/23 June 2019.

RBLI Zenith24 has just been launched in support of Royal British Legion Industries' centenary celebrations. RBLI emerged from the battlefields of the First World War to help support many of the 55,000 soldiers who were discharged in 1919 suffering from tuberculosis. An industrial village was established at Preston Hall, Aylesford and for 100 years RBLI has been providing vital support to Britain's ex-Forces personnel and their families.
     
The event is at the glorious 2,500 acre private estate at Hole Park, where four generations of the Barham family have created an award winning 16-acre garden within a magical parkland setting, with far reaching views over the picturesque Kentish High Weald AONB. It truly is a hidden gem in the heart of the Garden of England. 
 
RBLI Zenith24 will be run over a 10k lap and you can run, jog or even walk your laps as a solo, or in teams of two, three to five or six to eight, depending on how many friends you can bring along. You do as many or as few laps as you like. There are no limits, so don’t feel you have to be super fit to come along and join in the fun.
 
As well as the 24-hour event there will be a 10k day and 10k night race. The night course has sections which will be flame-lit, creating a truly spectacular and dramatic backdrop for your fundraising efforts. Participants can choose to raise money for RBLI or their preferred charity.
 
Corporate teams will be entered into a specific category to encourage competition between local and national rivals. The workplace gauntlet can be well and truly thrown down here.
 
Naturally there will be a fabulous medal, based on the event logo below, to mark your efforts and to add to your collection, so if you want to be part of Kent's newest 24-hour trail race visit the RBLI Zenith24 website now for entry details. 
 
Entry fees range from £18 for either 10k race to as little as £40 per runner for a 'mini-team' of five in the 24-hour challenge.  There is also a special Corporate Package for teams of five runners, which includes comfortable Tipi accommodation. All 24-hour competitors will receive the unique RBLI Zenith24 T-shirt and all events feature chip timing with live results.
 
Images courtesy RBLI Zenith24
RBLI Zenith24 logo