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Blackpool Festival of Running

Quick facts

Location Blackpool, United Kingdom

Distance Marathon

Date 28 Apr 2019

About Blackpool Festival of Running

Join the thousands of runners on the new Promenade of the UKs no 1 Holiday Resort. This event is ideal for all the family and Blackpool is always a great weekend away! As always the event is run on Blackpool’s Promenade passing all the great landmarks and tourist spots. The race is a fast and relatively flat, two lap course on the seafront with great PB potential. It starts in Blackpool, taking runners along the Blackpool seafront past the many sights, including Golden Mile, St Annes and Lytham. Didn’t get into the London Marathon? Come and join the only alternative, join us here in Blackpool.

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Distances

Festival 2K

  • 2km

Festival 5K

  • 5km

Festival 10K

  • 10km

Festival Marathon

  • 42.195km

Festival Half Marathon

  • 21.097km

Practicalities

Age Limit

MARATHON: MINIMUM AGE FOR COMPETITION IS 18 AND OVER ON DAY OF RACE. HALF MARATHON: MINIMUM AGE FOR COMPETITION IS 17 AND OVER ON DAY OF RACE.

Aid Stations

Race facilities include bottled water stations approximately every 3 miles, toilets located at regular intervals.

Award Medals

All finishers receive a race t-shirt and commemorative medal.

Maximum Time

A time limit of 7 hours is enforced on this event due to restrictions on the road closure order.

Timing

Chip timing available.

Blackpool Festival of Running Route Map

Blackpool Festival of Running Route Map

Start:

Hilton Hotel, North Promenade, Blackpool FY1 2JQ.

Blackpool,gb

Highlights

As always the event is run on Blackpool's Promenade's passing all the great landmarks and tourist spots. This event is ideal for all the family and Blackpool is always a great weekend away! Didn't get into the London Marathon? Come and join the only alternative, join us here at the seaside.

    Overview

    The race is often described as a flat and fast coastal marathon. The race starts in Blackpool. From there runners head south to Lytham st Annes where they turn and run back towards Cleveleys before turning south again. Marathon runners repeat the route.

    The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.