Kent marathon idea considered as county council seeks ways to tackle devastation caused by coronavirus pandemic on tourism
Runners from across the UK and abroad could come to Kent for its own brand new marathon, if new recommendations are accepted.
The idea of an international marathon held in the county is to be suggested at a Kent County Council (KCC) meeting tomorrow.
Thousands of fitness fanatics ran their own marathons around their home towns yesterday after Covid-19 restrictions meant only the elite runners could do the London Marathon in the capital.
But under these new recommendations, runners in Kent could have somewhere closer to home to complete a 26.2-mile course.
The recommendation in KCC’s visitor economy report said: “KCC should promote the establishment of a regularly-occurring international marathon which involves neighbouring countries across the Channel.
“This event would cement international relationships and provide an additional platform to advertise Kent, as well as promoting the benefits of