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Showboaters are winners

Here at tzruns we do love a dose of old-school showboating! So much so that we're positively encouraging runners to jump, skip and smile their way to a prize! Whether your favourite pose is the Lightning Bolt, the Mo-Bot or something from S-Club7's back-catalogue, we want to see you strut your stuff!

Our own original showboating contest is famous, and it's bigger and even better in 2016 :-)

Once again our good friends at 2:09 Events are supporting us and the very best showboater this year will win free entry to the 2016 Kent Coyote Marathon, and a complimentary race entry to any 2:09 Events race in the UK. Will also offer runners-up prizes of complimentary race entries to any 2:09 Events race in the UK.

NEW for 2016 is our HORSING AROUND contest - you're never pasture prime, now is the time to harness your creativity . The theme is anything horse-related... and the finest equine impersonators will win their own prizes!! Be imaginative and make us laugh – dress as a panto horse, a cowboy/cowgirl, a or whatever horse-related tomfoolery you can dream up! The top-two from the herd will win a very special Horsing Around vest/shirt, custom made just for you. There will be just three of these vest/shirts in the world (the RD reserves the right to strut around in his too!). The garment will be made to your size, in your choice of vest/shirt plus whatever other Horsing Around prizes we can rein on for you.

What's more... one lucky runner will be the cover star of the printed running magazine, RunABC South (formerly Southern Running Guide). Last year Jenny Cass was our cover star - what we need is happy, smiley, people who love running! No need for any craziness, just happiness!!

Looking for inspiration?

Our 2013 showboating winners can be seen here

Our 2014 showboating winners can be seen here

Many, many more brilliant moves can be seen in our Flickr gallery.

The Showboat Zone will be indicated by the above “X marks the spot” signs, with a duct taped X on the ground for optimum photographic capture!! The zone will be clearly marked when it is open – approximately 10:00am-10:40am (so you get a couple of laps to show off!). Once closed the signs will be removed so you know when to stop!! Both the Showboating and Horsing Around contests will be judged on photos only taken during this period.

Participation in the showboating and Horsing Around contests is entirely optional – if you wish to run straight past the photographer ignoring all these antics then you're very welcome to do so… there is no obligation whatsoever to take part and if you're racing hard then you're as welcome as anybody!

We have teamed up with   Stuart March Photography   to offer all runners   FREE professional race photographs at the 2016 Kent Roadrunner Marathon.

Yes, every entrant will receive their race photos free of charge – there are no catches, no hidden extras – we have paid the bill so you don't have to.

For more information about Stuart March Photography at the Kent Roadrunner Marathon please click here.