Chilham Chase 2018


The Chilham Chase will take place on Monday 28th May 2018 at 13.00 in the grounds of Chilham Castle – gates will open at 11.00


In 1616 Sir Dudley Digges built Chilham Castle.  He left money in his Will for a race to be run in memory on his birthday - his Will reads as follows:


A race run between teams of 'Gentlemen and Maidens’ of good character from Chilham and surrounding parishes'


This is our interpretation of that race.


The Chase is approximately two and a half miles and will follow a marked course through Chilham Park with wonderful views of the Kent countryside – it can be as serious or as leisurely as you wish!  It is a fun run or walk with some interesting obstacles and competitions.


‘Fancy Dress’ is encouraged (but optional)!


The winning team will receive £100 in £1 coins.


There will also be many other categories of prizes in keeping with the spirit of the event – please follow the link for details:


Race Information:


A team can consist of any number of entrants from two up.

There is no age restriction on team members.

While there will be medical support on hand, competitors enter entirely of their own free will and should be aware of any medical conditions they may have that could restrict them from taking part.


For further information and the Entry Form please follow the undermentioned:



Information and Terms and Condition for Competitors


Entry Form



Entry Form


If you intend to enter the Chilham Chase you MUST complete an Entry Form and submit it to the Chilham Chase organisers or send it to the address on the Entry Form.


Please forward your completed Entry Form to ensure we have time to prepare your bespoke ‘Running Bib’ and ‘Certificate. Or you may complete the form on the day.


Entrance Fee


The entrance fee to Chilham Castle grounds includes the fee for the Chase


Adult (age 15 and over) £5

Child (age 14 and below) £2

Family (up to 2 adults + 3 or more children) £15


The above entrance fee is payable on entry to the grounds of Chilham Castle and covers all activities and entertainment unless otherwise stated.  It is payable on the gate only.




11.00                  Gates open

12.30                  Chilham Chase registration closes

13.00 - 15.00      Chilham Chase

15.00                  Prize giving


Past Events


A video of the Chase in 2013 and 2016 can be found below or you can read more about the history of the Castle by following the link: